Bret Hauff

Position: Herald Staff Writer

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

Three arrested in connection with stabbing, gunshot at Iron Horse Inn

Three people have been arrested in connection with a stabbing and gunshot that occurred earlier this year at the Iron Horse Inn in north Durango. Brandy Carl, 27, Ian Taylor, 26, and Christopher...

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

Three arrested in connection with stabbing at Iron Horse Inn

Durango police have arrested three people in connection with a stabbing at the Iron Horse Inn after receiving false information from two individuals about a potential suspect, who remains at large,...

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

City of Durango code enforcement buried in snow complaints

Durango’s Code Enforcement department has received so many complaints this month about sidewalks covered in snow or cars abandoned in snowbanks that it can’t keep up with them, according to city...

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

Durango recognized for solar accessibility

The city of Durango has made it easier for residents to obtain permits and install solar panels, and it has earned the municipality national recognition as a solar electricity-friendly community....

DATE: Jan. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango Natural Foods Co-op to stay open, for now

Durango Natural Foods Co-op is not closing its doors, at least not yet. A previously scheduled vote to decide whether to dissolve the nonprofit grocery store was vacated Thursday after a...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man kicked in face, arrested in alleged home burglary

A man suspected of trying to break into a home by crawling through a dog door was kicked in the face and later arrested, police said Tuesday in a Facebook post. The incident occurred Saturday in...

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

Durango man takes city to small claims court

Ron Cornelius came home thirsty late one night in 2016. He went to the faucet, turned the knob and put a cup under the spout. Nothing came out. “It turns out they had shut the water off, and they...

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

Durango man sentenced for leading police on 2-hour car chase

A man who led police on a two-hour, high-speed car chase last year was sentenced Friday to two years in prison. Christopher Sowder, 25, received 18 months for the car chase and six months for...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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