Bret Hauff

Position: Herald Staff Writer

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

Late winter storms stunt summer produce in La Plata County

Winter 2018-19 brought many benefits to Southwest Colorado. It dumped enough moisture to lift the region from the most threatening drought in the country. It brought snow and cool temperatures that...

DATE: June 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Could cannabis clubs come to Durango?

Durango marijuana enthusiasts have almost a dozen places to buy cannabis, but there aren’t any public venues to consume it. That may change next year, but only if city leaders decide, or are...

DATE: June 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Rifle-proof vests gifted to Durango Police Department

Durango Police Department received a gift this week it hopes to never use. Shield 616 , a nonprofit organization based in Colorado Springs that provides all-day rifle protection for first...

DATE: June 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man suspected of vandalizing homes in east Durango arrested, released

A Durango man accused of drawing racist marks on a window in a construction project at Three Springs subdivision turned himself in to law enforcement Wednesday, only to be released by a judge...

DATE: June 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Traps set for bear suspected in Durango-area burglary

A bear destroyed the interior of a vehicle early Thursday near Vallecito Reservoir. It is at least the second incident in two weeks in which a bruin has broken into a vehicle near the lake...

DATE: June 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police: Durango man exposes himself, leaves phone number

A Durango man who is accused of exposing himself to a woman Sunday was arrested after he left his name and phone number for the victim, information police used to identify him. The Durango Police...

DATE: June 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man charged with six felonies for child pornography

A Durango man suspected of downloading thousands of images of child pornography was formally charged Thursday with six felonies. Lucas Schoepke, 36, faces three counts of possessing a video of...

DATE: May 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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