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Mental Health Mardi Gras to celebrate life, prevent suicide

The community will remember Escalante Middle School student Cody Ledford at a multifaceted event Wednesday, the one-year anniversary of his death by suicide. The gathering will feature a vigil for...

DATE: May 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas High students aim to end teen isolation

Bullying and feelings of isolation can follow teenagers home from school through social media, and students across La Plata County want that to end. “Some kids experience (post-traumatic stress...

DATE: April 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Suicide-prevention speaker will appear tonight via livestream

A suicide survivor who jumped off the Golden Gate Bridge was scheduled to speak in person Monday night at Fort Lewis College but will instead appear via livestream. Kevin Hines was unable to make...

DATE: March 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Archuleta County Sheriff’s Office investigating murder-suicide

The Archuleta County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a murder-suicide in the Pagosa Lakes subdivision, about six miles north U.S. Highway 160 as it runs through Pagosa Springs. The Sheriff’s...

DATE: March 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Suicide survivor Kevin Hines to share his story with Durango

A suicide survivor who jumped off the Golden Gate Bridge will share his story in Durango next week. Kevin Hines jumped in 2000 after he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. It was a decision he...

DATE: March 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Share the Light’ program raises money for suicide prevention

Durango High School senior Brooke Buccowich wants everyone to know that there is a light at the end of the tunnel, no matter how long or dark it might seem. To help raise money for suicide...

DATE: March 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Family, friends recall victims of suicide in ‘Survivors’ film

Friends and family of suicide victims share memories of their loved ones, the grief they feel and thoughts about suicide prevention in a recently released film called “Survivors, The Ones Left...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Body found near McPhee Reservoir is identified

A body discovered Friday in the Sage Hen area has been identified as Erick Hurley, 31, who had been missing since March 2017, reports Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin. The cause of death was...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio man found dead from gunshot wound

An 80-year-old Ignacio man was found dead last week from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, said La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith. Clyde Leonard McFarlin was found dead by his wife around 12 p.m....

DATE: Feb. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Elderly man, former Fort Lewis College student found dead in separate incidents

Two suicides were reported in Durango over a 24-hour period last week, according to La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith. Paul John Erickson, 85, was found dead around noon Jan. 30 by his wife at his...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man found dead from self-inflicted gunshot wound identified

A man found dead Tuesday from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in a wooded area in the 3000 block of County Road 126, about 13 miles southwest of Durango, was identified Thursday as 39-year-old Sean...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

High suicide rate, spike in Safe2Tell reports prompt youth study in La Plata County

La Plata County will have more information to better prevent youth suicides next year after a study that will be funded by the Attorney General’s Office. La Plata, Pueblo, El Paso and Mesa counties...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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