Bret Hauff

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Great Dane fatally shot by neighbor in Bayfield

A Bayfield man fatally shot a family’s Great Dane with an air-powered pellet gun last week as two young girls played nearby, law enforcement said. Bayfield Marshal Joseph McIntyre cited Wesley...

DATE: May 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Conviction overturned in gang rape case

A judge ordered the release of a Durango man from a six-year prison sentence this week after the alleged victim testified in the trial of a co-defendant that the sexual contact between her and the...

DATE: May 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man suspected of possessing child pornography

A Durango man found in possession of thousands of images and hundreds of videos of suspected child pornography is being held at the La Plata County Jail. La Plata County Sheriff’s Office...

DATE: May 23, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Judge allows dog sniffing evidence at Redwine trial, for now

A judge overseeing the trial of Mark Redwine, a Vallecito man accused of killing his 13-year-old son, Dylan, upheld a decision this week to allow evidence obtained by sniffing dogs at trial,...

DATE: May 22, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Details emerge in shooting death near Ignacio

A Cortez man who police say killed his Ignacio marijuana dealer earlier this month may have been trying to leave the area for good before he was arrested at a Starbucks in Durango earlier this...

DATE: May 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango youth detention center remains closed, with uncertain future

La Plata County Sheriff’s Office deputies have become de facto babysitters and chauffeurs for children who break the law ever since a local juvenile detention center closed nine months ago, said...

DATE: May 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 12 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Compañeros to host driver’s license information session tonight for immigrants

A new law providing more locations in Colorado for people in the country illegally to obtain a driver’s license will make roads safer for everyone, said Matt Karkut, executive director of local...

DATE: May 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 16 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Man suspected of stealing safe from Humane Society thrift store

Police have arrested a man suspected of stealing a safe containing cash, jewelry and electronics Monday from the La Plata County Humane Society Thrift Store. Calob Harris, 23, of Durango was nabbed...

DATE: May 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fallen law enforcement honored in Durango

Law enforcement from around Southwest Colorado honored their fallen in Durango this weekend, recognizing people in the past century who gave their lives in service to their communities. Dozens of...

DATE: May 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ever thought about applying for a patent? Donna Arment can help you with that

Got an idea for an invention but not sure what to do with it? Donna Arment can help. Durango’s patent and trademark resource officer at the public library has been helping local inventors for...

DATE: May 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Living

Visiting SW Colorado, AG shows support for vulnerable residents

Colorado’s top law officer assured Durango residents this weekend that he’s fighting for the state’s most disadvantaged, including people with mental illnesses, drug addictions and illegal...

DATE: May 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

City councilor demands job descriptions, evaluations for top employees

The Durango city manager, city attorney and municipal judge have no established job description, goals and objectives, or recent performance reviews, newly elected City Councilor Kim Baxter has...

DATE: May 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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