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 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: 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: News

Houston, Chicago direct flights land in Durango

Todd Kratz of Houston has been to Durango dozens of times, but none of his trips were quite as “pleasant” as Saturday’s flight, he said. Kratz was one of 54 passengers who flew in a 104-foot long...

DATE: June 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Traps set for bear burglar northeast of Durango

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 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: 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 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: 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 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: 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: 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 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Dylan Redwine’s statements reflect tension with father

Dylan Redwine and his father, Mark, had a tense relationship. It’s a primary reason why prosecutors charged the La Plata County man with second-degree murder of his son. But Mark Redwine downplayed...

DATE: May 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Prosecutors seek to admit Dylan Redwine’s statements at trial

Prosecutors say Mark Redwine killed his 13-year-old son, Dylan, in La Plata County about 6½ years ago. Now, they have provided the court with detailed information about the boy’s statements to...

DATE: May 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Fort Lewis College class of 2019 on its way out

This was a big weekend for the Rodriguez family. Ashley and Analeshia, 22-year-old twins, each earned Bachelor of Science degrees Saturday in organismal biology. Ariel, their 26-year-old big...

DATE: April 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Dylan Redwine homicide trial rescheduled for mid-September

Mark Redwine, the Vallecito father accused of killing his 13-year-old son, Dylan, in 2012, is scheduled to stand trial in September, a three-month delay from previous plans at the request of...

DATE: April 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

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