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Sheriff's deputy resigned days before he was found dead

More details emerged Tuesday surrounding the death of a La Plata County Sheriff's Office deputy who was found dead in a burning house last week with a gunshot wound. According to a news release...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Man found dead Friday was longtime Bayfield resident, La Plata County Sheriff's Office deputy

Authorities have confirmed the man found dead with a gunshot wound inside his burning home early Friday morning is longtime Bayfield resident and La Plata County Sheriff's Office deputy Jeremiah...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata County's draft budget aims to 'live within our means'

La Plata County's proposed 2018 budget is a tale of "living within our means," officials said, as the county adapts to a steady decline in revenues from the oil and gas industry. The most striking...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Mercy Hospice House welcoming patients

After nearly six years in the making, Mercy Hospice House opened on Tuesday. "This is going to be a great alternative for patients," said Tina Gallegos, director of Mercy Hospice House. Mercy...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Construction worker dies after being ejected from lift on Bayfield construction site

A 23-year-old man who was ejected from a man lift at a construction site in Bayfield last week died Saturday. The Trinidad man was working with a construction crew contracted by the town of...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Climber falls near Lemon Reservoir

A 40-year-old rock climber from Durango who fell 100 feet while climbing in an area northeast of Durango on Saturday is expected to recover from his injuries, friends of the man said Sunday. Thad...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Last-minute Durango Rally in Four Corners deemed a success

Trevor Bird, who took over as owner of the Durango Harley-Davidson dealership in June, had only four weeks to throw together a motorcycle rally when it became apparent the longstanding Four Corners...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Fire northwest of Bayfield likely accidental

A fire northwest of Bayfield on Saturday that caused upward of $700,000 in damages is likely to be ruled accidental, Upper Pine River Protection Fire Protection District Chief Bruce Evans said. The...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Upper Pine fire sends assistance to Hurricane Harvey victims

As thousands of relief workers descend on Texas for what's being called the worst natural disaster in the state's history, a small unit from Southwest Colorado will be among the ranks. On Friday,...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Durango Rally in Four Corners ensures bikers have reason to come

Labor Day weekend might be a little quieter without the Four Corners Motorcycle Rally, which was approaching its 25th year until it was canceled because of financial struggles, but that does not...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Loaded firearm found at Durango-La Plata County Airport security checkpoint

A loaded firearm was found at the security checkpoint on Sunday at the Durango-La Plata County Airport, according to the Transportation Security Administration. The TSA said in a news release...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Arizona man spends night clinging to life vest in Vallecito Reservoir

An Arizona man in his early 20s was rescued Tuesday morning from Vallecito Reservoir after spending the night clinging to a life vest. Roy Vreeland, deputy chief with the Upper Pine River Fire...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

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