La Plata County

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2013

    Dylan Redwine investigation: Latest search of dad's house leads to more speculation

    For the better part of a year, we've been covering the sad story of Dylan Redwine, a thirteen year old whose remains were found in June, many months after he went missing. Since then, much attention has focused on Mark Redwine, Dylan's dad, who the teen had been visiting -- and while he's never off ... More >>

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    June 26, 2013

    James Buchanan home site of double murder: Presumed gunman kills himself after chase

    When we think of murder-suicides, we typically imagine grisly scenes in which the killer takes his or her own life immediately after gunning down victims. But that wasn't the case in the double homicide that took place in the El Paso County town of Peyton, east of Colorado Springs. Yes, the presum ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2013

    Marijuana: Could medical marijuana grow become major recreational supplier?

    A Durango-area medical marijuana grow operation is finally legal, two years after getting a temporary okay from the county to cultivate cannabis. The La Plata County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a permanent land-use permit last week for Hesperus Mountain Healers (HMH). The operation w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2012

    Dylan Redwine disappearance: Dad surfaces as investigators conclude boy didn't run away

    Update: Dylan Redwine, who vanished on November 19 during a court-ordered visit to his father's home in the Vallecito Lake area, continues to be the subject of a massive search. And while clues about his whereabouts remain elusive (see earlier coverage below), new developments have surfaced in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2012

    Out of fourteen illegal voters banned after Scott Gessler's campaign, how many voted? Zero

    Update: Yesterday, we reported that a total of fourteen people were removed from Colorado voting rolls following an extensive effort by Secretary of State Scott Gessler to potentially illegal voters; see our original post in its entirety below. Since sharing these results, we checked with Gessler's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2012

    Five biggest fakers in recent Colorado history

    Former stolen valor arrestee Rick Strandlof has been many people in his life...two of whom were completely fabricated. But he has never been formally charged with profiting from his personalities -- nor is he the only person to have spun tall tales to change his life. Click through for stories from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2012

    Margaret Decker's will leads to double-murder/suicide in La Plata County?

    Did a dispute over a will left by Margaret Decker, seen here, lead to a double murder and a suicide involving members of her family? That's the working theory of La Plata County authorities looking into the deaths of Billie Decker, Robert "Duke" Decker and Wiilliam Klatt Decker, with William suspec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2012

    James Bradley, charged in hammer attack on cop, likely paralyzed

    Big photo below.​The Denver District Attorney's Office has now formally charged James Bradley, 32, with attempted first-degree assault for a bizarre incident involving a hammer attack on a police officer back on December 4. Why such a delay? No doubt due to Bradley's condition. The officer sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    Carmelo Anthony trade: Are Nuggets trying to convince Melo and LaLa Vazquez to stay?

    Carmelo.​OMG! We're late with these Denver blog posts. Thanks for waiting. Denver Stiffs' Andrew Feinstein links to an NBA Fanhouse post about Nugs exec Masai Ujiri pitching both Melo and LaLa on that contract extension. Good luck, Masai. Big Media's Jason Salzman summarizes a journalism pan ... More >>

  • News

    September 9, 2004

    Pranks for the Memories

    What they did on your summer vacation.

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    July 11, 2002

    Divorced From Reality

    A Colorado Supreme Court commission says this state's justice system could do more to help families -- starting with the parents.

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    October 25, 2001

    Big Game, Big Money

    Damage done by Colorado's wild pets costs the state close to a million bucks a year.

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    August 2, 2001

    Risk-Ski Business

    Can Aaron Brill's single lift save Silverton and earn salvation for the sport?

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    September 14, 2000

    Off Limits

    Roll over and play dead.

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    March 23, 2000

    Off Limits

    The son also rises...

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    November 18, 1999

    Off Limits

    Tempest in a teepee...

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    September 16, 1999

    Home Is Where the Hurt Is

    Colorado’s Make My Day law was designed to protect homeowners who were forced to kill in self-defense. Here’s who it’s really helped.

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    May 13, 1999

    This State for Sale: A Special Report

    The state's oil and gas industry proves that the squeaky wheel gets the grease.

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    November 12, 1998

    Look Out Below!

    When a Denver gas company started drilling wells in Las Animas County, it brought bad feelings to the surface.

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    March 12, 1998

    He's a Real Pistol

    Is that a banana in your pocket, or was Bob Silva elected sheriff?

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    January 1, 1998
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    April 17, 1997

    Teen Anger

    After young Joe Gallegos was let back into society, all hell broke loose.

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    February 20, 1997

    What Hit Us?

    Long Before "Asteroid," moviemakers made their mark on Colorado. A guide to some high and low points.

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    August 1, 1996

    Stealing Time

    As its inmate population ages, the Colorado prison system discovers there's no con like an old con.

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    August 2, 1995