Bret Hauff

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Man pleads guilty to burglarizing Humane Society Thrift Store

A man who police say broke into the La Plata County Humane Society Thrift Store and stole a safe faces two to six years in prison after pleading guilty this week to felony burglary. Calob Harris, a...

DATE: July 18, 2019 | UPDATED: 19 hours 13 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Man charged with attempted murder denied bond reduction again

The third time in court wasn’t a charm for Anthony Pappas, a Durango native whose $100,000 bond on an attempted-murder charge was again upheld by a judge. District Court Judge Todd Norvell on...

DATE: July 18, 2019 | UPDATED: 19 hours 12 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Judge allows canine evidence in Redwine case

Prosecutors who say Mark Redwine killed his son, Dylan, in 2012 will be allowed to present cadaver dog evidence at a trial in September, a judge has ruled. Two handlers of German shepherds trained...

DATE: July 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 19 hours 13 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County officials pitch new location for possible homeless camp

La Plata County officials have identified a place for the homeless to legally sleep. The only problem: It happens to be on city property, and Durango city officials have so far been reluctant to...

DATE: July 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

City of Durango worker wages too low, report finds

Durango doesn’t pay its workers enough, and if the municipality doesn’t start paying more soon, residents may see a decline in services, according to a study on city employee compensation. Employee...

DATE: July 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman loses foot in motorcycle crash

A passenger on a motorcycle lost her foot Saturday after a collision with a dually truck in south Durango, police said. A man driving a Dodge pickup northbound in the 400 block of Camino del Rio...

DATE: July 13, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Self-described ‘prowler’ charged in connection with break-ins

A Bayfield man who police say habitually broke into Durango homes for at least a year was charged Friday with at least two counts of trespassing and three counts of possession of a controlled...

DATE: July 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Attacker stabbed in melee is sentenced

A Durango man admitted Thursday to threatening another man with a deadly weapon before being stabbed in the leg with a knife. Ian Taylor, 27, threatened Brian Picard with a makeshift cane in the...

DATE: July 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Horse falls, injures girl and dies near Hesperus

A full-grown horse wandered into a mobile-home park near Hesperus and mysteriously died Tuesday, at one point falling on and injuring a girl, according to La Plata County Animal Protection. Animal...

DATE: July 11, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 16 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Outlook weary for young La Plata farmer

Tom Markle said there’s no future for farming in La Plata County. But the 27-year-old farmer has no plans to quit growing produce in the Animas Valley any time soon: “I’ve got a life sentence,” he...

DATE: July 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gas station employees in Durango stop robbery suspect

Police credit four people with stopping a man and a woman from stealing a money bag worth $1,750 from a Durango gas station Wednesday. The robbery was reported about 11 a.m. at the Exxon Mobile...

DATE: July 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Official cause of 416 Fire ‘corroborates’ allegations in local lawsuit, attorney says

A government lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court “corroborated” what dozens of Durango-area residents and businesses allege in a lawsuit of their own: that the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge...

DATE: July 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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