Bret Hauff

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Man gets prison time for leading police on chase

A New Mexico man who led law enforcement on a chase through central La Plata County in a stolen vehicle from the Navajo Nation was sentenced Thursday to two years in prison. Michael Ahkee, 21,...

DATE: March 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango dismisses campaign finance complaint filed against city

A campaign finance complaint accusing Durango city councilors and the city manager of illegally using taxpayer money to encourage electors to vote for a proposed sales-tax increase has been...

DATE: March 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Coroner rules deaths near Oxford a murder, suicide

A La Plata County man shot and killed his girlfriend, then shot himself, at a home east of Oxford on Sunday, according to the county coroner. Edward Ogden, 57, shot Gloria Casias, 63, multiple...

DATE: March 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Coroner rules deaths near Oxford a murder, suicide

A La Plata County man shot and killed his girlfriend, then shot himself, at a home east of Oxford on Sunday, according to the county coroner. Edward Ogden, 57, shot Gloria Casias, 63, multiple...

DATE: March 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Resident accuses city councilors, manager of violating state law

Durango’s city manager and four of five city councilors are accused of using city resources to advocate for a tax increase when state law forbids the practice. Durango resident John Simpson, who...

DATE: March 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

High-speed chase ends in arrest

One person was arrested Monday evening after leading law enforcement on a high-speed chase in Durango, according to the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff’s deputies attempted to stop a...

DATE: March 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Power outages in La Plata, Archuleta counties

Hundreds of power outages were reported Tuesday morning across La Plata and Archuleta counties as a late-winter storm rolled through the region As of 5 p.m., La Plata Electric Association, reported...

DATE: March 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police take proactive approach to problems at Colorado Pongas

Durango police decided more than a year ago that remedial measures would better address liquor license violations at Colorado Pongas rather than punitive ones. And it seems to be working, city...

DATE: March 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Red Mountain pass may open next week

Red Mountain pass will remain closed through the weekend as state crews work to clear the U.S. Highway 550 of snow and debris from avalanche mitigation done earlier this week. The Colorado...

DATE: March 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

City snow removal adds up – in dollars and pounds

The city of Durango has spent more than half a million dollars and thousands of hours in the past two months clearing city streets of snow that, in February, almost reached record-breaking...

DATE: March 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Iron Horse stabbing suspects charged

Three people arrested in connection with a stabbing at the Iron Horse Inn earlier this year have been charged with felony assault, among other felony charges. Brandy Carl, 27, Ian Taylor, 26, and...

DATE: March 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man flees deputies, crashes in New Mexico

Law enforcement officers are looking for a man who led deputies on a 100-mph chase Wednesday night before crashing his car just south of the New Mexico state line and fleeing on foot. La Plata...

DATE: March 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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