Bret Hauff

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Skid-steer driver charged with menacing, criminal mischief

A La Plata County man suspected of attacking people and private property with a skid-steer loader last week has been charged with three felonies and seven misdemeanors. John Westlund, 37, was...

DATE: March 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man gets 10 years prison for threatening, attacking deputies

A La Plata County man who punched La Plata County Sheriff’s deputies and threatened them with a knife late last year has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. Jake Williams, 28, shoved, punched and...

DATE: March 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Authorities identify man who died last week near Hermosa

A man found dead last week near an abandoned vehicle died by suicide, investigators said Wednesday. Anthony Kaszowski, 57, worked in La Plata County but did not have a permanent residence here,...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Storm has passed, but snow removal continues in Durango neighborhoods

Durango plow drivers have been working around the clock for a week to clear city roads of ice and snow, city officials said. Last week’s storm dumped 2 to 3 feet of snow in and around Durango ....

DATE: Feb. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘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

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