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DA Eyes Staffing Levels in New Term

On Tuesday, with little fanfare, District Attorney Dan Hotsenpiller was formally sworn in to his second elected term, then got back to work. There’s a lot of that — and a shortage of hands to get it done, although Hotsenpiller is making gains. “One of the things we need to [...]

Sentence Modification Denied For Trever Rawson’s Killer

After apologizing to the family of Trever Rawson for yet another court hearing, Judge Keri Yoder denied a modification in the six-year prison sentence handed to the man responsible for the death of their son and brother in 2013. Mark Valdez and a friend, Kevin Keener, were hunting just south of [...]

Yager To Be Retried; DA Adds First Degree Murder Charges

In late 2016, the Colorado Court of Appeals overturned the conviction of Nathan Yager, who is serving a prison sentence for the murder of his estranged wife, Melinda, in Paonia in 2011. Yager pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity, but the insanity plea was taken off the table just [...]


Montrose Office

1140 N. Grand Ave #200
Montrose, CO 81401
(970) 252-4260


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550 Columbia Street #1
Delta, CO 81416
(970) 874-2085


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200 E. Virginia Avenue
Gunnison, CO 81230
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305 West Colorado
Telluride, CO 81435
(970) 728-4381