Suicide

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

Fort Lewis College students get a check-up

Fort Lewis College held its first Fresh Check Day on Wednesday to check-in with students about their wellness. More than 200 students attended the fair, said Kendra Gallegos Reichle, adviser with...

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

Durango man found dead Wednesday from self-inflicted gunshot wound

A 53-year-old Durango man was found dead on Wednesday from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith. Mark Jungen was found at a family cabin near Electra Lake...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Everyone can play a role in suicide prevention

Durango is a caring and compassionate community, and the recent rise in suicides has been especially hard-hitting. Coverage of the increased rate of suicide and the resultant response from...

DATE: Sept. 29, 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: Sept. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Irish Embassy Pub launches suicide awareness campaign

The Irish Embassy Pub is raising awareness about suicide rates in La Plata County through a medium some might not expect: rocks. The “Clovers for Courage” campaign is intended to promote random...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News