Bret Hauff

Position: Herald Staff Writer

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 | 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

‘Hit by a train’ not just an expression in Durango

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad lures people from all over the world to Southwest Colorado. Its rustic character complements its wild route through the San Juan Mountains. Its whistle...

DATE: July 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Firefighters fuel Doe Canyon Fire

Firefighters in the past three days fueled a twofold growth of what is, in effect, an unintended and unscheduled prescribed burn in Doe Canyon, according to the U.S. Forest Service. “This is a...

DATE: June 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mark Redwine’s defense team receives assistance with cadaver dog evidence

New York City lawyers appeared Thursday in a Durango courtroom to assist Mark Redwine, a Vallecito man accused of killing his son, Dylan, almost seven years ago. M. Chris Fabricant, director of...

DATE: June 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango’s wastewater treatment plant behind schedule

The city of Durango’s most expensive construction project, which has been on time and on budget for almost two years, has fallen behind schedule. But it isn’t for lack of progress; rather, it’s...

DATE: June 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Judge refuses to toss Ignacio murder case

A Colorado senior judge overseeing a La Plata County homicide retrial denied a motion this week to dismiss the case based on what defense lawyers called “outrageous governmental conduct,” court...

DATE: June 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Third judge tapped to oversee retrial in 2012 murder case

State judicial officials appointed a retired District Court judge from Denver to oversee a La Plata County murder trial – a case that went to trial in 2014 but was reversed late last year after an...

DATE: June 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Forest roads closed for Doe Canyon Fire in Southwest Colorado

The U.S. National Forest Service has barred anyone but firefighters from accessing dozens of miles of roads and trails in Dolores County near a 10-acre forest fire burning in Doe Canyon, according...

DATE: June 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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