Crime web

Durango Police are hoping to cast a wider net on the net. This week, the Durango Police Department unveiled its new online reporting system. Available at DurangoGov.org/Police, the system provides a fast and efficient way for residents to report low-priority incidents, including: abandoned vehicles; barking dogs; code enforcement issues; damage to vehicles; graffiti; lost property; phone scams; suspicious activity (not in progress); theft (not in progress); trespassing (not in progress); and vehicle entered (nothing taken.)

The new online reporting system is meant to improve efficiency and reduce costs and response time for the department.

Once filed, an officer will review the report and determine if follow-up is needed. Also – we hope this would be obvious – online reporting does not take the place of calling 911 in an emergency. If life or property is in imminent danger, pick up the phone and speak to an actual person and not a robocop.

Top Stories

Standing tall
02/20/2020
Standing tall
By Ken Wright

It’s a Main Avenue landmark. For the past 75 years, when most people drive past the squat, grey-stone building along the shore of the Animas River, they recognize it as “the VFW.” What most people don’t see, though – unless they’re a veteran or family of a veteran – is the multi-generational legacy of camaraderie, caring and community that thrives inside. Or the efforts under way to keep that legacy alive for a new and growing generation of veterans.

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Reining in short-term rentals
02/20/2020
Reining in short-term rentals
By Bente Birkeland, Colorado Public Radio

A third of Summit County homes are at least occasionally used as Airbnb-style short-term rentals, according to county commissioner Thomas Davidson. As with elsewhere in the state, that brings disagreements between neighbors, landlords and guests.

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Suffragette city
02/13/2020
Suffragette city
By Tracy Chamberlin

All they wanted was a ballot. A century ago, women marched in towns and cities across the nation – many risking everything – just to have a voice and a vote.

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Don't call it a comeback, yet
02/06/2020
Don't call it a comeback, yet
By Hayley Sanchez, Colorado Public Radio
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The Pole

Blades of glory
02/20/2020

Sometimes in the throes of ski season, it’s easy to forget about Durango’s other winter sport. No, not road riding – ice hockey. 

Tricky Rick
02/20/2020

Well, it’s taken more than 10 years, but the Telegraph finally got Rickrolled.

Bernie gets high
02/13/2020
Want to feel and see the Bern? Jump in the car and head to the Mile High City this weekend,
where the Vermont senator will be paying a visit.
Hot moves
02/13/2020
This Valentine’s Day green is the new sexy, so why not impress that special
someone by showing your more environmentally sensitive side?
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