La Plata County

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Smoke Advisory Issued For Parts Of La Plata County

State officials have issued a health advisory for portions of eastern La Plata County because of smoke being generated by the Vallecito Fire burning in the San Juan National Forest.


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Utah Man Shot To Death In Southwest Colorado, Suspect Arrested

Authorities say a college student from Utah has been shot to death in the San Juan National Forest in southwest Colorado and a suspect has been arrested.


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LPEA Board Member Patton Named To Colorado PUC

Gov. John Hickenlooper has appointed a board member of the La Plata Electric Association to the Colorado Public Utilities Commission.


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Ranch Inheritance Dispute Blamed For 3 Deaths In La Plata County

A Colorado man unhappy that he was being evicted after his mother died and left her ranch to her 40-year-old grandson apparently killed the grandson and the grandson’s mother before killing himself, Durango police said.


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Authorities ID 3 Relatives Found Dead On Same Day

Authorities have released the names of three relatives whose bodies were found on the same day in southwestern Colorado.


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3 Bodies Found In Single Day In La Plata County

La Plata County sheriff’s officials are investigating the deaths of three people whose bodies were found on the same day.


3rd Suspect Held In Four Corners Shooting Death

A third person has been arrested in connection with the slaying of a man in southwest Colorado.



La Plata County Deputy Dies While Snowboarding

La Plata County sheriff’s deputies are mourning the death of a colleague who perished while snowmobiling on his day off.


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Bodies Of 2 Plane Crash Victims Found In Southwest Colorado

The final two people killed in a plane crash in the southwest Colorado mountains were found Tuesday.


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2 Plane Crash Victims Still Being Sought

Federal investigators arrived Tuesday at the scene of a plane crash in the southwest Colorado mountains as authorities looked for bodies and clues from an accident that killed three bank employees and a fourth person as they traveled to a Christmas party.





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