Bret Hauff

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Man arrested for dragging dog behind truck in Durango

An Arizona man has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving and dragging a pit bull behind his truck on north Main Avenue in Durango. The incident was reported about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday by...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango City Council drafts job evaluations for top officials

Durango’s city manager may soon be under a more watchful eye as the City Council mulls dozens of evaluation criteria for the municipality’s top administrator. Five city councilors identified more...

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

Ethics complaint filed after Durango city manager’s real estate deal made public

An ethics complaint has been filed with the city of Durango, but the details of the complaint have not yet been made public. The City Clerk’s Office received the complaint via mail Friday. Deputy...

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

Durango’s population ebbs and flows, putting strain on resources

Durango has a pulse. Much like a heart, the city acts as a hub for people all over La Plata, Montezuma, Archuleta and San Juan (Colorado and New Mexico) counties. People flood the city by day and...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man who murdered wife is sentenced to life in prison

A Durango man who strangled his wife was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison without the possibility for parole after being convicted of first-degree murder. Silvino Martinez-Perez appeared Tuesday...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango city manager lists house for sale with councilor’s firm

Durango City Manager Ron LeBlanc has his house listed for sale with Durango Land and Homes, a real estate brokerage owned and managed by City Councilor Chris Bettin. City ethics forbid supervisors...

DATE: July 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Redwine trial date called into question after defense attorney’s arrest

Mark Redwine’s trial may be delayed or moved in coming weeks after the arrest of one of his public defenders on suspicion of assault and domestic violence. Public defender Justin Bogan said...

DATE: July 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man stabbed in Durango park; suspect remains at large, police say

A man stabbed another man Saturday evening in Schneider Park and fled the scene, according to the Durango Police Department. Law enforcement across the Four Corners was looking for the suspect...

DATE: July 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Girl found dead after apparent ATV crash near Lemon Reservoir

Emergency services found a local 16-year-old girl dead Friday about 4½ miles up a bumpy Forest Service road high above Lemon Reservoir, La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith said Saturday. It took...

DATE: July 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man pleads guilty to burglarizing Humane Society Thrift Store

A man who police say broke into the La Plata County Humane Society Thrift Store and stole a safe faces two to six years in prison after pleading guilty this week to felony burglary. Calob Harris, a...

DATE: July 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man charged with attempted murder denied bond reduction again

The third time in court wasn’t a charm for Anthony Pappas, a Durango native whose $100,000 bond on an attempted-murder charge was again upheld by a judge. District Court Judge Todd Norvell on...

DATE: July 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Judge allows canine evidence in Redwine case

Prosecutors who say Mark Redwine killed his son, Dylan, in 2012 will be allowed to present cadaver dog evidence at a trial in September, a judge has ruled. Two handlers of German shepherds trained...

DATE: July 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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