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Out-of-state poacher fined over $19,000

Out-of-state poacher fined over $19,000

By Avery Martinez Staff Writer An Oklahoma man who pleaded guilty to three counts of failure to dress wildlife, three counts of illegal wildlife possession and two charges of hunting…

‘I just think there’s evidence to be found’: Cases unsolved, but not forgotten

‘I just think there’s evidence to be found’:  Cases unsolved, but not forgotten

Thirty-six years ago, Stewart Eric Simmons rolled into Pagosa Springs with the traveling carnival. The full version of this story is available in the print edition and e-edition of the…

Nystrom sentenced to six years for 2017 shooting death

By Avery Martinez Staff Writer Chad Nystrom, the man convicted of killing Richard “Dick” Isaacs in May of 2017, was sentenced to six years in the Colorado Department of Corrections…

Subaru left with keys inside and unlocked stolen, arrest made

By Avery Martinez Staff Writer An unlucky motorist had their Subaru stolen on Wednesday when the vehicle was left unattended with the keys inside and the doors unlocked. The full…

Businessman pleads guilty to filing a false tax return

William “Bill” Whittington, 68, of Scottsdale, Ariz., formerly of Pagosa Springs, has pleaded guilty to filing a false tax return. The full version of this story is available in the…

Pursuit ends in capture of five escapees, driver

According to the Archuleta County Sheriff’s Department, at approximately 1:20 this afternoon, a notification was sent to local law enforcement agencies attempting to locate a vehicle traveling toward “the Denver…

Nystrom pleads guilty to manslaughter

The sentencing for Chad Nystrom, the man accused of killing Richard “Dick” Isaacs, will be held on May 30. The full version of this story is available in the print…

Multi-agency pursuit reveals cache of weapons, suspected meth and heroin, electronic and financial devices

By Colorado State Patrol Special to The SUN On March 31, just before 6 p.m., two vehicles and their occupants were reported as vandalizing property on Wolf Creek Pass. At…

Benally charges dropped, Nystrom retrial yet to be scheduled

Charges against Charlotte Benally, who was originally charged with being an accessory to first-degree murder in the death of Richard “Dick” Isaacs in the spring of 2017, have been dropped.…

Man gets throat cut, subdues attacker

The Archuleta County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO) arrested a man after he allegedly attacked another man with a knife, giving the victim serious injuries to his neck on March 21. The…