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Woman takes plea deal in 2011 murder

Woman takes plea deal in 2011 murder

Staff Writer Following two mistrials, the suspect in a 2011 murder in Archuleta County agreed to a plea deal Monday morning. Elizabeth Blan, 39, of Farmington, N.M., pleaded guilty to…

Pursuit suspect linked to burglaries

Pursuit suspect linked to burglaries

Staff Writer The man arrested earlier this month for eluding Colorado State Patrol (CSP) troopers is now suspected in several burglaries in Archuleta and La Plata counties. Shawn Wester, 35,…

46-year sentence for 1988 murder

46-year sentence  for 1988 murder

Staff Writer Charles Ray Stane, 58, convicted last fall of second degree murder for a 1988 incident, was sentenced to 46 years in the Colorado Department of Corrections on Tuesday…

Authorities continue search for fugitive

Authorities continue search for fugitive

Staff Writer Area law enforcement remains on the lookout for a fugitive who escaped from a Durango correctional facility last Thursday afternoon, Jan. 16. Brandon Vaughn, 26, was serving a…

Authorities seek armed escapee

Authorities seek armed escapee

Area law enforcement are looking for a suspect believed to have escaped from a Durango correctional facility Thursday afternoon. Brandon Vaughn, 26, was serving a community correction sentence of three…

Suspects nabbed following pursuit, search

Suspects nabbed following pursuit, search

Staff Writer Two suspects were apprehended in the last week in connection with a pursuit and search that began Jan. 2. The search for the suspects involved special teams and…

Information sought in burglaries

Staff Writer The Archuleta County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information on three recent burglaries. Two of the burglaries occurred on the same street and are believed to be connected, while…

One in custody, search continues following pursuit

Staff Writer At about 12:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 3, one male suspect was apprehended following a search that began Thursday evening in western Archuleta County. The suspect was found…

Suspects remain at large following Thursday pursuit

Staff Writer One or more suspects remain at large following a vehicular pursuit in western Archuleta County Thursday evening. According to Capt. Adrian Driscoll of the Colorado State Patrol, troopers initiated…

LPEA warns businesses of impersonator

By Indiana Reed Special to The SUN La Plata Electric Association (LPEA) is cautioning its members to not be fooled by an impersonator who has called businesses in Durango claiming…