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Tuesday Jul 22 | TheDenverChannel

Deputies: Heavily-armed vet ended standoff

The La Plata County Sheriff's Office has released its report into a standoff with a heavily-armed, Army veteran who authorities said threatened to kill himself and local deputies.


Mon Jul 21, 2014


High Alpine Lakes of the Weminuche Wilderness, Colorado

The year 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act signed into law on September 3, 1964 by President Lyndon B. Johnson.


Related Topix: Colorado, Durango, CO, Silverton, CO, Highland (Denver, CO), Lake City, CO

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Farmington Daily Times

La Plata County Humane Society raises funds to help pay for medical care for five dogs

A couple driving along Highway 550 in Colorado a few weeks ago watched as a young white dog with a spot over his eye fell from the back of a truck with a New Mexico license plate.


Related Topix: Durango, CO, Ignacio, CO

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Muck and Mire 3 at Durango Mountain Resort on Aug. 9

Get muddy, get crazy at Durango Mountain Resort's third annual First National Bank of Durango Muck and Mire Mud Adventure Race on Saturday, Aug. 9. Get muddy, get crazy at Durango Mountain Resort's third annual First National Bank of Durango Muck and Mire Mud Adventure Race on Saturday, Aug. 9. Durango Mountain Resort announced today that it will ... (more)


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Bayfield, CO, Ignacio, CO, Durango, CO

Cortez Journal News

Sorting out legal marijuana

Several types of marijuana are available from retail dispensaries elsewhere in Colorado.


Related Topix: Marijuana, Colorado, Durango, CO, Telluride, CO

Mon Jul 14, 2014

KOB-TV New Mexico

Some question new La Plata Co. Sheriff armored vehicle

"I think it is over the top for a place like Durango," said Barbera Crowder of La Plata County.


Thu Jul 10, 2014

KRQE Albuquerque

La Plata County receives maximum protection vehicle

The maximum protection vehicle, or Max-Pro-V, was donated to the La Plata County Sheriff's office through the Colorado Department of Defense.


Sun Jul 06, 2014


Wwii P-51 Mustang crashes in Colorado, killing 2

The wreckage of a World War II-vintage P-51 Mustang lies in a field Friday near Durango, Colo., after it crashed while attempting take off from Durango-La Plata County Airport.


Related Topix: Durango, CO, Transportation, US News, Federal Aviation Administration

Fri Jul 04, 2014

Daily Camera

Durango: vintage plane crashes, killing two people

A vintage World War II fighter plane built in 1944 crashed Friday morning killing both people shortly after taking off from the Durango-La Plata County Airport, federal authorities say.


Related Topix: Durango, CO, US News, Federal Aviation Administration

KRQE Albuquerque

2 killed in Durango plane crash

According to La Plata County Sheriff's Office, the small WWII-era P-51 Mustang aircraft crashed just north of the La Plata County airport.


Related Topix: Air Accidents

Tue Jul 01, 2014

Denver Westword

Cody JC Dutton, Colorado escape artist, fails to fool deputies with his neck tattoo

As our recent gallery of the fifteen best face-and-neck-tattoo mug shots proves, alleged criminals and above-the-shoulders ink make a memorable combination.


Related Topix: Archuleta County, CO, Pagosa Springs, CO