Man arrested for attempted sex assault on a child is sentenced

A 35-year-old man who pleaded guilty to attempted sexual assault on a child was sentenced to eight years in community corrections at Hilltop House after a judge opted for rehabilitation rather than...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Three finalists named to fill La Plata County judge vacancy

Three finalists have been selected to replace La Plata County Judge Dondi Osborne, who will resign effective Oct. 1. It was announced in March that Osborne intended to resign. She was appointed to...

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

Durango man sentenced in connection with child sex sting

A 30-year-old Durango man was sentenced Thursday to 90 days in jail and three years’ probation after pleading guilty to trying to meet with a 14-year-old persona created by the Durango Police...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Second mistrial declared in Bayfield child sex assault case

A mistrial was declared for the second time in a case where a Pagosa Springs man was accused of sexually assaulting a girl in Bayfield in 2018. The trial for Rodney Keller, 54, began last week. The...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Jurors enter deliberation in Bayfield child sex assault case

Jurors began deliberating Tuesday afternoon but did not come to a decision by the end of the day on whether a Pagosa Springs man is guilty of sexually assaulting a girl in Bayfield in 2018. The...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County couple convicted of animal cruelty suspected of probation violation

A La Plata County couple who pleaded guilty to animal cruelty last year faces jail time after authorities found multiple animals at their home – a violation of the terms of their probation. In...

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

La Plata County couple convicted of animal cruelty suspected of probation violation

A La Plata County couple who pleaded guilty to animal cruelty last year faces jail time after authorities found multiple animals at their home – a violation of the terms of their probation. In...

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

First jury trial since COVID-19 pandemic will start next week

La Plata County plans to hold its first jury trial since the novel coronavirus pandemic forced the criminal justice system to postpone trials earlier this year. “It will not feel like normal,” said...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County seeks to recover $337,000 in attorney fees, prevail in lawsuit

La Plata County hopes to recover an estimated $337,000 in attorney fees as part of a four-year legal battle with the state of Colorado – a case the county initially won in trial court, had...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Nominations taken to fill La Plata County judge vacancy

Nominations are being taken to fill the position of La Plata County Court Judge Dondi J. Osborne, who will be retiring. To be eligible, an applicant must be a qualified voter in La Plata County and...

DATE: July 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man shot by Southern Ute police has lawsuit dismissed by appeals court

An Ignacio man who was shot by an officer with the Southern Ute Police Department had his lawsuit tossed last week by the U.S. Court of Appeals. According to court filings, Anthony Martinez invited...

DATE: July 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man who drove into Durango train depot sentenced to 21 days in jail

A 28-year-old Monticello, Utah, man who crashed into the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad depot while driving drunk was sentenced Friday to 21 days in jail and three years’ probation....

DATE: July 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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