Shane Benjamin

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Head-on reroutes traffic on Highway 160

U.S. Highway 160 was closed for more than an hour Thursday west of Gem Village for a two-car crash involving a La Plata County Sheriff's deputy patrol vehicle. The crash occurred at 7:26 a.m. near...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Ignacio man suspected of running over girlfriend goes missing

Police are searching for an Ignacio man suspected of skipping town on $6,000 bail after running over his girlfriend with a car in downtown Bayfield. Case Fields, 31, has been missing for nearly...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Judge knocks 2 years off former exterminator's 21-year prison sentence

Out-going President Barack Obama might be in the mood for issuing pardons and commutations, but Chief District Judge Jeffrey Wilson in Durango is having none of it - at least not in the case of a...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

New Mexico couple arrested after car, foot chase

Two Bloomfield residents were arrested Tuesday on suspicion of motor vehicle theft after a car chase and a three- to four-mile foot pursuit west of Ignacio. Joshua Alcon, 28, and Gabriela Calderon,...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Freezing rain turns area roads into 'sheet of ice'

U.S. Highway 160 was closed for about 30 minutes Monday morning for a crash and icy road conditions west of Durango, from city limits to Hesperus. The Colorado Department of Transportation reopened...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Bail set for man suspected of running over girlfriend

An Ignacio man suspected of running over his girlfriend as an act of domestic violence had his bail set at $6,000 Tuesday in La Plata County Court. Deputy District Attorney Rich Schmittel asked for...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: News

Bail set for man suspected of running over girlfriend

An Ignacio man suspected of running over his girlfriend as an act of domestic violence had his bail set at $6,000 Tuesday in La Plata County Court. Deputy District Attorney Rich Schmittel asked for...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: News

Man suspected of running over girlfriend

A Bayfield woman who was run over Friday by her boyfriend - the same man who nearly strangled her six years ago - said she's going to be stronger this time. "He'll wind up killing me, and I just...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: News

Man suspected of running over girlfriend

An Ignacio man is suspected of running over his girlfriend after an argument Friday morning in Bayfield. Case Fields, 31, was arrested on suspicion of vehicular assault, false imprisonment and...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2016 | CATEGORY: News

Judge tosses lawsuit filed by Mark Redwine

A contentious legal battle between Mark Redwine and Elaine Hall, the parents of a teen boy who went missing nearly four years ago, came to an end Tuesday in a La Plata County courtroom. District...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: News

Former Ignacio town employee sentenced for embezzling

A former Ignacio town administrator who embezzled more than $66,000 and gambled it away was spared a jail sentence Thursday in 6th Judicial District Court. Jacquelyn "Jackie" Mejia, 55, was facing...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: News

Llamas remain on their own in high country

Two llamas remained on the lam Thursday, four days after their two handlers were rescued by helicopter from the Weminuche Wilderness northeast of Vallecito Reservoir. Dawson and Chai should be fine...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: News

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