Death and dying

To every thing, a season?

There are things in this world that best ought not be hurried. Many of them lie within the purview of women – birth, the rising of bread, a holy death among them. Of course, any of these can be...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2017 | COLUMN: Thoughts Along The Way

Man killed in shootout with Montezuma County deputies

A suspect involved in a shootout with two Montezuma County sheriff deputies was killed Tuesday evening at a residence west of Pleasant View, according to Sheriff Steve Nowlin. Tyrone Orvy Peabody,...

DATE: July 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango native, restaurateur dies in townhome fire

Kevin Abeyta, a life-long Durango man and co-owner of a Mexican restaurant that opened earlier this year in the Main Mall, died in Wednesday’s apartment complex fire, according to family and...

DATE: June 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sheriff: Evans died of exposure after shooting Cortez man

Charles Oliver Evans, whose body was found southeast of Cortez on May 2, was a suspect in an attempted murder at the time of his death, according to the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office.An autopsy...

DATE: May 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Update: Body, car of Mancos woman found in Summit Lake

A woman found dead Friday morning in Summit Lake has been identified as Madeline Scott, 57, of Mancos. Her 2016 Corolla was found in the lake Friday evening in about 25 feet of water near the boat...

DATE: May 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man found dead south of Denny Lake is identified

The body of a Cortez man identified as Charles Oliver Evans, 26, was discovered Tuesday on private property in Montezuma County south of Denny Lake.Montezuma County sheriff Steve Nowlin said the...

DATE: May 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pagosa Springs Medical Center opts out of aid-in-dying

A third Southwest Colorado hospital has opted out of providing services under the aid-in-dying law, which was approved by Colorado voters by a 2-to-1 margin in November. On Tuesday, the Upper San...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Kids, trauma and justice in a Native border town

“Nearly every child that enters the criminal justice system has faced significant trauma. The kids out here – my god – they are set up from the day they are born to become criminals.” -  Rose...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sheriff, hospital may face $5M suit

The family of a Navajo man who died while in custody at the Montezuma County Detention Center last fall may request $5 million in damages. Harrison M. Begay, 38, of Tonalea, Ariz., died inside a...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Obamacare's repeal could leave Colorado with high Medicaid cost

Thousands of people in Southwest Colorado are enrolled in Medicaid, but the state may not be able to maintain all that coverage if the Affordable Care Act is repealed.President Donald Trump signed...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Family fondly recalls Cortez man who died in crash

A 50-year-old man from Cortez has been identified as the driver who died Sunday after his vehicle collided with a Colorado Department of Transportation snowplow near Dolores. The Colorado State...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rico home explosion still under investigation

The investigation into a propane leak and explosion at a Rico home on Jan. 23 is ongoing, according to fire officials. Lisa Salliby, 42, was killed in the explosion, which leveled the home on...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News