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Bail set at $1 million in homicide west of Mancos

Bond for Debra Gaylyn Riddle, suspected in the July 4 shooting death of her common-law husband, was set at $1 million Wednesday in Cortez. David Mooney, a 60-year-old man from Arizona, was found...

DATE: July 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire burning in Dark Canyon Wilderness

A 15-acre fire is burning in Utah’s Dark Canyon Wilderness, about 45 miles west of Monticello. On Tuesday, smoke was reported in the wilderness area near Brushy Knoll. It has been slow-growing, and...

DATE: July 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Healing music for area’s service members

There’s a lot to be said for music: It can be entertaining; it can immediately transport listeners back to a specific time and place. Music can also be used to heal. On Sunday, Soldier Songs and...

DATE: July 18, 2019 | UPDATED: 13 hours 2 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

New 169-unit storage facility coming to Ignacio

A proposed 169-unit storage facility near Ignacio was given the green light Tuesday. La Plata County commissioners unanimously approved a Class 2 land-use permit for the facility that is expected...

DATE: July 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Man pleads guilty in Humane Society store burglary

A man who police say broke into the La Plata County Humane Society Thrift Store and stole a safe faces two to six years in prison after pleading guilty this week to a felony burglary charge. Calob...

DATE: July 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two arrests made in connection with break-ins at Fort Lewis College

A man and a woman have been charged in connection with breaking into buildings and stealing and eating food at Fort Lewis College. In a Facebook post on June 18, FLC police sought the public’s...

DATE: July 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Aztec woman dies in U.S. Highway 550 crash

A 47-year-old Aztec woman died Wednesday morning after a crash on U.S. Highway 550 near the Colorado-New Mexico state line. New Mexico State Police said in a news release the crash was reported...

DATE: July 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango airport experiences busiest June ever

Durango-La Plata Airport recorded its busiest month ever in June, notching 37,743 departing passengers for the month. “We anticipated an increase in passenger traffic, but these record numbers are...

DATE: July 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Heavy smoke may be visible with 441 Fire ‘burnout’ operations

A small team of firefighters worked Thursday to contain the approximately 50-acre, lightning-caused 441 Fire burning in the Missionary Ridge area between Durango and Lemon Reservoir. Firefighters...

DATE: July 18, 2019 | UPDATED: 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Man charged with attempted murder denied bond reduction again

The third time in court wasn’t a charm for Anthony Pappas, a Durango native whose $100,000 bond on an attempted-murder charge was again upheld by a judge. District Court Judge Todd Norvell on...

DATE: July 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local pickleball players performing well at summer tournaments

Like many middle-aged men in the Cortez area, Dean Palmquist and Joe Strunce live wholesome lives that include families, jobs and numerous recreational activities. Until earlier this summer,...

DATE: July 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Towaoc man found guilty of sex assault charges

A Towaoc man was found guilty Thursday in federal court of two sex assault charges. Ute Mountain Ute tribal member Wambli Mills, 23, used physical force to sexually assault an intoxicated friend at...

DATE: July 18, 2019 | UPDATED: 13 hours 55 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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