Deputy safety

Dear Editor,
Many ask, why do we need a jail? When the old jail flooded in April of 2015, the only recourse left to Sheriff Valdez was to contract with the La Plata County jail in Durango to house any prisoners from Archuleta that needed to be incarcerated, up to a total of 35. That is what we have been doing for the last 29 months.

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This story was posted on October 5, 2017.