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The Blotter

La Plata County Sheriff’s Office

10:02 a.m. Someone’s neighbor made verbal threats over issues with cows in the area of Wildcat Canyon Road (County Road 141).

10:43 a.m. Search and Rescue assisted an injured hiker in the area of County Road 500, north of Vallecito Reservoir.

9:17 p.m. A vehicle crashed into a power pole in the area of County Road 100, in southwest La Plata County.


3:36 a.m. A fallen tree was blocking the road in the area of La Posta Road (County Road 213).

2:07 p.m. A man was reportedly assaulted by his mother in the area of County Road 228, northeast of Elmore’s Corner.


8:45 p.m. An attempted burglary was reported in the area of County Road 501.

10:55 a.m. A woman stole someone’s dog in the area of Florida Road.


3:32 p.m. An assault occurred between a man and a woman in the area of Camino del Rio.

9:19 p.m. A passenger struck a flight attendant at Durango-La Plata Airport.

Durango Fire

Firefighters and medics responded to 73 calls from Friday to Tuesday morning, including 48 emergency medical service calls, a flammable liquid spill, electrical wiring problem, a public service call, two car crashes, a cooking fire, a wildland fire and three smoke scares.

Most items in this column are taken from logs of calls made to authorities. Their accuracy may not have been verified by an investigation.