Bret Hauff

Position: Herald Staff Writer

‘Killdozer’ speaks to current social unrest

“There’s probably a Marv Heemeyer or two in every small community in America,” said Patrick Brower, journalist and author of “Killdozer: The True Story of the Colorado Bulldozer Rampage.” In June...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police: Man tries to run over neighbors in skid-steer loader

A man in a skid-steer loader who allegedly tried to run people over Friday night in northern La Plata County was arrested at gunpoint, police said. John Westlund, 37, allegedly approached two...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

2 Durango residents plead guilty to child abuse

Two Durango residents have pleaded guilty to abusing a child to the point that the child is likely to remain in a persistent vegetative state, according to court records. Andrea Wyne, 35, and...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

People trampled at skijoring event in 2017 file lawsuit

Three people trampled by a horse at a 2017 skijoring event in Silverton have filed a lawsuit blaming the drone operator and event coordinator for their injuries. The plaintiffs, Glenn and Christina...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango approves new sign code

The Durango City Council approved a new sign code Tuesday intended to comply with a U.S. Supreme Court ruling but criticized by some in the local business community for stomping out sidewalk signs....

DATE: Feb. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Body, blood found on County Road 201

A snowplow driver found blood Monday near an abandoned vehicle at the end of Country Road 201, north of Durango, prompting a police investigation that turned up a body, the La Plata County...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police body cameras welcomed in Durango

Sometimes, it can take awhile for national trends to reach Durango: Case in point, body cameras for law enforcement. The Durango Police Department deployed 46 body cameras earlier this year,...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

No charges filed in Durango man’s death

A suspect accused of murdering a Durango man almost a year ago will not be charged with a crime, police said. Michael Bourriague, 51, was found dead April 13, 2018, at his home on Plymouth Drive...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trial postponed for Durango man suspected of sexual assault

A jury trial scheduled to start this week for a Durango man suspected of sexually assaulting a woman has been postponed at the request of his defense team. [image,1:mugshot] The seven-day trial was...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man suspected of attempting to strangle girlfriend

A Durango man is suspected of trying to strangle his girlfriend and threatening to kill her at a motel Tuesday before she escaped and called police. Louis Mitchell, 38, of Durango, was arrested on...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

City of Durango unveils redesigned website

The city of Durango has updated its website to improve navigation and accessibility on mobile devices. CivicPlus, a New York-based municipal website design firm, awarded Durango a website makeover...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Four mountain passes to close Thursday morning for avalanche blasting

The Colorado Department of Transportation is preparing to close mountain passes north and east of Durango to mitigate for avalanches in the high country. Wolf Creek Pass east of Durango and Coal...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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