Bret Hauff

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Judge refuses to toss Ignacio murder case

A Colorado senior judge overseeing a La Plata County homicide retrial denied a motion this week to dismiss the case based on what defense lawyers called “outrageous governmental conduct,” court...

DATE: June 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Third judge tapped to oversee retrial in 2012 murder case

State judicial officials appointed a retired District Court judge from Denver to oversee a La Plata County murder trial – a case that went to trial in 2014 but was reversed late last year after an...

DATE: June 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Forest roads closed for Doe Canyon Fire in Southwest Colorado

The U.S. National Forest Service has barred anyone but firefighters from accessing dozens of miles of roads and trails in Dolores County near a 10-acre forest fire burning in Doe Canyon, according...

DATE: June 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rain doesn’t stop Durango Pride Parade

It’s almost perfect that the sky broke out in rain as the 10th annual pride parade started in Durango, said Jordan Anthony. It almost symbolizes the core principle of celebrating ourselves, he said...

DATE: June 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez man charged with first-degree murder

Prosecutors charged a Cortez man this week with first-degree murder, accusing him of premeditated murder in the shooting death of his Ignacio drug dealer. Robert Dean Rose, 50, also known as Dean...

DATE: June 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango woman receives probation for stabbing

A Durango woman who pleaded guilty earlier this year to stabbing another woman in the neck in 2017 was sentenced Friday to four years’ probation. Ashleigh Noland, 31, appeared before District Court...

DATE: June 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez man who led police on 20-minute chase avoids jail time

A Cortez man who pleaded guilty to leading law enforcement on a high-speed chase north of Durango was sentenced Friday to three years in community corrections. Tyler Smith, 24, pleaded guilty in...

DATE: June 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hillcrest Golf Club sued over tee box placement

A La Plata County woman hit in the face with a golf ball at Hillcrest Golf Club says the corporation that operates the course acted “heedlessly and recklessly, without regard to consequences or of...

DATE: June 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

What happens to food grocery stores can’t sell?

Most of the food that ends up in Durango grocery stores is shipped from all over the world. But not all the food makes it to Southwest Colorado unscathed, and stores are often reluctant, or...

DATE: June 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Jury finds Durango man not guilty of assaulting officer

A jury found a Durango man not guilty this week of assaulting an officer in a case that was initially dismissed because officers “lacked reasonable suspicion” to arrest him, according to court...

DATE: June 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Prosecutors request new sex assault trial in Durango

Prosecutors said Friday they plan to retry a Durango man suspected of sexual assault after jurors failed last month to reach a unanimous decision. Devin Bond, 22, appeared Friday in District Court...

DATE: June 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police identify victim, suspect in downtown Durango shooting

Police arrested a Durango man in connection with an early morning shooting Thursday in downtown Durango. Anthony Pappas, 22, is being held in the La Plata County Jail on suspicion of attempted...

DATE: June 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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