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Bret Hauff

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Durango teen arrested with 31-year-old man

The Durango Police Department on Thursday arrested a 31-year-old man found with a local 15-year-old girl who reportedly ran away from home last month. The teen left her mother’s home in Durango and...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez man sentenced to 46 years in prison for Ignacio murder

A Colorado judge sentenced a Cortez man Friday to the near-maximum punishment after he admitted last year to murdering Mark Wayman execution-style near Ignacio. District Court Judge Todd Norvell...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police prepare for thousands at Snowdown Light Parade

Anything that could go wrong will go wrong, according to Murphy’s Law, and the Durango Police Department spent weeks preparing for the worst at the 42nd annual Snowdown Light Parade, said Chief Bob...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pay increase is one piece of hiring push for Durango Police Department

The Durango Police Department hopes higher pay will attract more officers to the department, but after a month into 2020 and an increased pay schedule for city employees, the agency has not yet...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man to be resentenced for 2017 sexual assault

A Durango man serving 10 years in prison for sexual assault involving a shotgun is renegotiating his plea agreement based on new evidence and a legal technicality that deemed his previous sentence...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Single-family home burns in La Plata Canyon

A La Plata County family was left without access to power, water and propane after an attic fire caused significant damage to their La Plata Canyon home Tuesday west of Durango, according to the...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Public defender reappointed to Mark Redwine murder case

The defense team for Mark Redwine, a Vallecito man accused of killing his son, Dylan, grew this week after a Colorado judge allowed an attorney to reenter the case after the dismissal of a criminal...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

At listening session, attendees say racism is rampant in Durango

It’s not easy to live in Durango – but for people of color, it’s frightening. That was the message shared Thursday by community members who met to discuss racism in Durango with the Community...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Glacier Club man convicted of assault, racially taunting sheriff’s deputy

A jury on Thursday convicted a La Plata County man on four criminal charges related to a fight he had with law enforcement last year at the Glacier Club. La Plata County Sheriff’s deputies led...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango to hire new auditing firm to help resolve budget problems

Durango plans to hire a new auditing firm to scrutinize city spending, adding to a growing list of remedies sought to understand and resolve what appears to be a host of accounting irregularities....

DATE: Jan. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Missing infant found safe; mother hospitalized with arrow in buttocks

An infant who went missing last week from Delta County was found safe in Durango a day after the child’s mother was admitted to emergency care with an arrow stuck in her buttocks, according to law...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Donated tents at Purple Cliffs offer warmth to campers

Mikayla Jernigan is still working to insulate her tent. Jernigan lives outside on a hillside near La Posta Road, and she’s had trouble adjusting to the December cold. People have lived at the...

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

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