Durango church leader accused of molesting young men avoids jail

A former Durango church youth leader who pleaded guilty to sexually molesting four young adults avoided jail time Tuesday and was instead given four years’ probation, sending a court hearing into...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Breakdown in communication’ blamed for low bail amount leading up to killing

Prosecutors did not ask that a higher bail be set for Damon Lamont Mathews, who is suspected of killing his wife, after he was arrested in November for domestic violence, according to court...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

As expected, trial postponed for La Plata County man suspected of killing son

Once again, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the trial for Mark Redwine has been delayed, this time until the spring, which means the Vallecito man accused of killing his son could be in jail...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man who hit pedestrian in City Market parking lot is sentenced

A Durango man who hit a pedestrian in the parking lot of south City Market this summer was given a deferred judgment, according to court records. Robert Morris, 87, was cited with careless driving...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

CJ’s Diner wants lawsuit thrown out, says regulations are unconstitutional

Attorneys for CJ’s Diner have filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit against the restaurant for opening to indoor dining when it was prohibited because of the COVID-19 pandemic, arguing public health...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Judge orders mental health treatment for woman who abused animals

A La Plata County woman charged in a massive animal abuse case who violated the terms of her probation by possessing animals won’t face any new penalties, but must undergo more extensive mental...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman who crashed onto Park Elementary grounds sentenced

A Durango woman who crashed through a fence and onto the grounds at Park Elementary School while drunken driving in 2019 was sentenced Tuesday to two years of probation and 10 days in jail. The...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man who exposed himself given deferred sentence

A Durango man accused of exposing himself to a woman at a gas station in June 2019 pleaded guilty to indecent exposure and was given a deferred sentence that carries two years’ probation. Kyle...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango burglar chooses prison over halfway house

A man known to be living homeless in Durango was sentenced Friday to six years in prison after allegedly entering numerous homes, including the room of a 14-year-old girl, during summer 2019. Chad...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County man suspected of possessing, distributing child pornography

A 22-year-old La Plata County man who was wanted in New Mexico for “criminal sexual penetration” has been arrested in Durango on suspicion of possessing and distributing child pornography. Anthony...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Former Durango police officer receives diversion agreement in domestic violence case

A former Durango Police Department officer accused of domestic violence signed a diversion agreement that calls for domestic violence treatment and an order to not contact the victim. Justin Moore...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trial accusing Durango railroad of starting 416 Fire to take place in Denver

A federal judge has ruled that a trial in which the U.S. government seeks to recover an estimated $25 million from the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad for fighting the 416 Fire will take...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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