Crime

Two men charged in connection with escape from youth detention center

Two men involved in an escape from a juvenile detention center last month in Durango were charged Thursday in District Court. Antonio Kolessar, 21, was charged with five counts of aiding escape, a...

DATE: May 17, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman pleads not guilty to 100-plus counts of animal cruelty

A La Plata County woman pleaded not guilty Tuesday to 114 counts of animal cruelty that were filed after a massive seizure of animals on her property in November. Elizabeth Miera, who also goes by...

DATE: May 15, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Haycamp murder case is scheduled for trial

A trial date has been set in the first-degree murder case against Kevin Wade Folsom. Folsom has pleaded not guilty, said District Attorney Will Furse. During an arraignment on Thursday, District...

DATE: May 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

One of three sexual assault suspects pleads guilty

One of three men accused of sexually assaulting a woman in October pleaded guilty Friday to one count of felony assault with a deadly weapon and two counts of attempted sexual assault. A second man...

DATE: May 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trial moved for couple accused of attempting to kill cattle

Two Durango environmentalists who face charges for supposedly trying to kill cattle by closing a corral gate will have their trials moved to a new venue after a judge ruled they wouldn’t receive a...

DATE: May 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Barrel fire spreads to grass, torches shed north of Bayfield

A citation was issued Monday to a La Plata County resident who burned trash in a barrel during a countywide fire ban, according to the Upper Pine River Fire Protection District. The burn barrel...

DATE: May 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Former Pagosa Springs man pleads guilty to tax fraud involving hot springs

A former resident of Pagosa Springs with connections to the Springs Resort & Spa has pleaded guilty to filing a false tax return. William Marvin “Bill” Whittington, 68, of Scottsdale, Arizona,...

DATE: May 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Film Academy expels Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski

LOS ANGELES – The governing body of the film academy has voted to expel Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski from its membership. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Thursday that its...

DATE: May 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Man suspected of aiding escape at youth detention center identified

A 21-year-old man who allegedly orchestrated a break out at a juvenile detention center in Durango last week faces possible charges of aiding escape, a felony. According to an arrest affidavit,...

DATE: April 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man arrested at homeless camp on suspicion of assault

A 35-year-old man was arrested on first-degree assault charges after hitting another man in the back of the head with the butt of a pellet gun at the homeless camp behind the Durango Tech Center,...

DATE: April 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma sheriff seizes 18 ‘emaciated’ horses north of Cortez

Eighteen “emaciated” horses on a property north of Cortez have been seized by the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office and transported to a sanctuary for rehabilitation. On April 11, agriculture...

DATE: April 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man pleads ‘not guilty’ in animal cruelty case

A La Plata County man charged with 115 counts of animal cruelty in connection with a massive animal seizure in November pleaded not guilty Tuesday. Jeffery Jackson, 48, is scheduled for a jury...

DATE: April 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News