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3 killed in Denver-area shooting, including officer, suspect

ARVADA, Colo. (AP) — A gunman is believed to have shot and killed an officer and another person in a shopping district in a Denver suburb Monday before being fatally shot by police, authorities said.

Polis signs three gun control bills inspired by Boulder King Soopers shooting

New laws make this legislative session significant in terms of firearm regulations

Colorado court rejects animal cruelty measure opposed by farmers, ranchers

Initiative 16 heads back to the title board and its proponents for change

The Blotter

Durango Police Department Monday 12:01 a.m. A man in the detox unit had a lighter and threatened to start a fire in the 1100 block of Three Springs Boulevard. Sunday 12:08 ...

Police: 1 killed in gunfire at Denver area Juneteenth party

AURORA – Police believe multiple people fired guns during a Juneteenth celebration near Denver in shootings that killed one man and injured four others early Sunday. Investigators have colle...

Kayaker killed in treacherous water in western Colorado

ASPEN – The body of a kayaker who disappeared in a treacherous section of the Crystal River in western Colorado was found Saturday after two days of searching, authorities said. Chason P. Ru...

Weekly planner for June 21-25

Information and agendas about local meetings: City of Durango: www.durangogov.org or call 375-5000. La Plata County: www.co.laplata.co.us or call 382-6210. Town of Bayfield...

Colorado governor signs 3 gun bills into law

DENVER – Colorado Gov. Jared Polis on Saturday signed three of six gun bills passed in the latest legislative session into law. The Denver Post reported the bills were all announced ...

Western heat wave threatens health in vulnerable communities

PHOENIX – Extreme temperatures like the ones blistering the American West this week aren’t just annoying, they’re deadly. The record-breaking temperatures this week are a weather emergenc...

The Blotter

La Plata County Sheriff’s Office Wednesday 8:58 a.m. Someone crashed a vehicle into a pole and suffered injuries in the area of mile marker 29 on U.S. Highway 550. 4:39 p.m. A ...

Search underway for missing kayaker in western Colorado

ASPEN – A search is underway for a kayaker who got caught in a treacherous section of the Crystal River in western Colorado. The Aspen Times reports the man, a member of Mountain Resc...

Navajo Nation reports 11 new cases of COVID-19, no deaths

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – The Navajo Nation reported 11 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday and no additional deaths. The sprawling reservation that stretches into New Mexico, Arizona and Utah has s...