Bret Hauff

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Prosecutors weigh murder charges in Ignacio death

Prosecutors said they are confident Robert Rose killed Mark Wayman almost two weeks ago in Ignacio, but they are unsure if he planned it. The La Plata County Sheriff’s Office arrested Rose, 50,...

DATE: May 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango gives initial OK for $3.9 million land purchase at airport

Durango City Council offered preliminary support Tuesday for a lease-to-own purchasing mechanism authorizing the Durango-La Plata County Airport to buy about 12.5 acres of land with two buildings...

DATE: May 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man killed in Georgia, law enforcement says

A Durango man died last week northeast of Atlanta, where he spent almost two weeks in an intensive care unit after law enforcement said he was beaten by a woman more than 20 years his senior. James...

DATE: May 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman who shot at fleeing man is sentenced

A Durango woman accused by law enforcement of shooting at a man with the intent to kill him has been sentenced to 90 days in jail and three years of probation after entering a plea agreement with...

DATE: May 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man found dead in La Plata County Jail

Sheriff’s deputies found a man dead in the La Plata County Jail on Sunday, prompting an investigation by the Durango Police Department, the county coroner said. A 21-year-old inmate died by...

DATE: May 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Great Dane fatally shot by neighbor in Bayfield

A Bayfield man fatally shot a family’s Great Dane with an air-powered pellet gun last week as two young girls played nearby, law enforcement said. Bayfield Marshal Joseph McIntyre cited Wesley...

DATE: May 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Conviction overturned in gang rape case

A judge ordered the release of a Durango man from a six-year prison sentence this week after the alleged victim testified in the trial of a co-defendant that the sexual contact between her and the...

DATE: May 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man suspected of possessing child pornography

A Durango man found in possession of thousands of images and hundreds of videos of suspected child pornography is being held at the La Plata County Jail. La Plata County Sheriff’s Office...

DATE: May 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Judge allows dog sniffing evidence at Redwine trial, for now

A judge overseeing the trial of Mark Redwine, a Vallecito man accused of killing his 13-year-old son, Dylan, upheld a decision this week to allow evidence obtained by sniffing dogs at trial,...

DATE: May 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Details emerge in shooting death near Ignacio

A Cortez man who police say killed his Ignacio marijuana dealer earlier this month may have been trying to leave the area for good before he was arrested at a Starbucks in Durango earlier this...

DATE: May 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango youth detention center remains closed, with uncertain future

La Plata County Sheriff’s Office deputies have become de facto babysitters and chauffeurs for children who break the law ever since a local juvenile detention center closed nine months ago, said...

DATE: May 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Compañeros to host driver’s license information session tonight for immigrants

A new law providing more locations in Colorado for people in the country illegally to obtain a driver’s license will make roads safer for everyone, said Matt Karkut, executive director of local...

DATE: May 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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