Suicide

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Gunshot victim in Durango West II identified

A 32-year-old Durango man appears to have died by suicide Sunday in the Durango West II subdivision, said La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith. The man was identified as Jason Alan Richards. Richards...

DATE: March 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Two men found dead in separate incidents

Two Durango men were found dead Friday in apparent suicides, said La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith. The first incident was reported around 2 a.m. in the 200 block of East Seventh Avenue in...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Mental health forum draws 50 parents, counselors

Effective suicide prevention is up to each community, therapists and counselors said during a packed mental health forum Monday at Dolores Schools. Colorado has the seventh-highest number of...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Amid suicides, it is our responsibility to reach out

It is true. The holidays can be a hard, stressful time for many. Darkness, cold weather, solitude or forced closeness with relatives, pressures around gift-giving and a myriad other winter...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Nowlin family thankful for community support

We would like to thank everyone for all of the thoughtful outreach of support and help that you have so graciously given to us from meals, messages, cards, letters and visits. Your everyday loving...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Thank you letters

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Community rallies to discuss school bullying

Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin on Thursday told participants in a community meeting that school policies must adjust to the dangers of bullying. Nowlin, whose granddaughter took her own...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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High suicide rate plagues La Plata County

LA PLATA COUNTY – The river gallops past ghost towns and plunges through canyons of quiet before tumbling into the old mining town of Durango. Legend has it that the Spanish christened these waters...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Community grieves after two kids take their own lives

Two juveniles’ deaths in recent weeks, one from Cortez and one from Dolores, are being investigated as probable suicides, according to the Montezuma County sheriff’s office.One death occurred in...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

Voters to decide if terminally ill can choose death

DENVER – Colorado voters in November will decide whether terminally ill people should be allowed to receive prescriptions for drugs to end their own lives. The “Medical Aid in Dying” measure was...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Firearm safety group targets suicide at the source

In the months after her 15-year-old brother-in-law’s suicide in 2010, Meghan Francone could not stop thinking about the details leading up to his death: his increasingly devout religious practices,...

DATE: July 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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In rural Colorado, outreach aims to reduce suicides

MONTROSE – Keith Carey is a gunsmith in Montrose, a town with a frontier flavor set amid the rocky mesas of western Colorado. He’s a staunch, though soft-spoken, defender of the right to bear arms....

DATE: April 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Skate and bike competition on Saturday

A family-friendly bike and skate competition is held Saturday as part of a multi-year suicide awareness campaign. “This competition has grown in leaps and bounds every year,” said event organizer...

DATE: May 28, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local news