Suicide

Durango man under investigation for vulgar letter found dead from self-inflicted gunshot wound

A 62-year-old Durango man who was under investigation for leaving a vulgar letter on the windshield of a car parked at the Durango Community Recreation Center was found dead from a self-inflicted...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durangoans gather for Survivors of Suicide Loss Day

People who gathered in Durango on Saturday as part of the annual International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day talked about their grief of losing people they know, but most on their mind was: Why is...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Anonymous hotline sees increase in calls from students

More students are making more calls to a statewide anonymous hotline to report concerns about their safety or the safety of others, a trend that educators regard as positive. “Kids are feeling more...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District to screen students for suicide risk factors

High school and middle school students in Durango School District 9-R will be screened for suicide risk factors as the community seeks to bolster prevention efforts. This week, the issue rose to...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Suicide summit focuses on how to talk about problems, feelings

Talking about suicide and asking about suicidal thoughts is hard. So audience members practiced at the Suicide Prevention Community Summit at Montezuma-Cortez High School. “We’re better off having...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Patricia Shadell remembered by friends and family at vigil

More than 100 people gathered Tuesday evening at a candlelight a vigil remembering Patricia “Tricia” Shadell, who died by suicide Monday. Friends and family huddled together at the gazebo in Rotary...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman who jumped off bridge identified as 38-year-old Hesperus resident

Authorities have identified a woman suspected of jumping off a bridge and falling to her death Wednesday night in south Durango as 38-year-old Manda Burger of Hesperus. According to Durango Police...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman dies after jumping off bridge on U.S. Highway 550/160

A woman died Wednesday evening after jumping off the bridge over the Animas River on U.S. Highway 550/160 near the intersection of Colorado Highway 3, commonly referred to as the High Bridge. Cmdr....

DATE: Nov. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Denver-area students organize social media blackout

DENVER (AP) – Littleton students touched by recent teen suicides met this month to eat pancakes, play volleyball and soccer and delete every social media app from their smartphones. En masse on...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Bayfield woman found dead with self-inflicted gunshot wound

A Bayfield woman died earlier this week from what appears to a self-inflicted gunshot wound, said Jann Smith, La Plata County coroner. Jackie Nelson, 49, was found dead inside her house shortly...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

CBI: Sheriff’s deputy likely died from self-inflicted gunshot wound

The Colorado Bureau of Investigation said Thursday that evidence suggests La Plata County Sheriff’s Office deputy Jeremiah Lee, who was found dead inside a burning home, died of a self-inflicted...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

As suicide rates rise, Durangoans use their stories to help others

Thirteen suicides have been reported in La Plata County this year. A study conducted in 2016 by the American Association of Suicidology found suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S.,...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News