Durango’s COVID ‘cowboy’ rounds up spring break scofflaws, lines ’em up for shots

BY: - April 3, 2021

“Durango’s Covid ‘Cowboy’ Rounds Up Spring Break Scofflaws, Lines ’Em Up for Shots” originally appeared at khn.org. Bartenders were pouring Old-Fashioneds at a bar with a bullet hole straight through the wood. Servers in corsets and fishnet stockings roamed the room, passing an old piano that, twice a week, fills the building with ragtime tunes. […]

A pilot program to replace jail with mental health treatment was gaining traction last year. Then funding was cut.

BY: - March 1, 2021

After a young man experiencing homelessness damaged a parked car in 2020 in Durango while in the midst of a mental health crisis, police officers took him to jail before he was quickly released.  “He didn’t steal anything, he just started wrecking stuff because he was disoriented,” said Brian Miller, diversion coordinator for the 6th […]