Bret Hauff

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Crash closes County Road 234

A vehicle crashed into a tree on County Road 234 on Saturday, closing the road for about an hour and a half as emergency personnel attended to at least one person, according to La Plata County...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

District Attorney Christian Champagne registers for re-election in La Plata County

District Attorney Christian Champagne wants another four years as the top prosecutor for La Plata, Archuleta and San Juan counties. “I really enjoy the job,” he said. “I love the chance to serve my...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: 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: News

Census Bureau hiring hundreds in Southwest Colorado

The U.S. Census Bureau has hundreds of part-time job openings seeking census workers to help count each person living in Southwest Colorado. Anyone 18 or older could make $16 an hour this spring...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: 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: News

Public defender re-appointed 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 re-enter the case after the dismissal of a...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: 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. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata County to crack down on vacation rentals

La Plata County short-term landlords beware: Officials plan a concerted effort in 2020 to ensure vacationers renting private homes pay taxes as they would staying in a hotel. Local destination...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

U.S. Highway 550 interchange work scheduled for spring

Work to connect the “Bridge to Nowhere” to U.S. Highway 550 atop Farmington Hill is scheduled to begin in spring and be completed in up to three years, the Colorado Department of Transportation...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Cortez man admits to Ignacio murder

Cortez resident Robert Dean Rose admitted Friday to shooting and killing Mark Wayman in May at the victim’s Ignacio home, a crime punishable by decades in prison. The 50-year-old pleaded guilty to...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Purgatory Resort opens with snow in the air, more in the forecast

PURGATORY – There’s no way Romeo Wilson was going to wait long to get on the mountain. The 10-year-old has been practicing his 1080 spins all summer. So he, his friend Ashby Drake, 9, and father,...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Tuesday marks seven years since disappearance of Dylan Redwine

Dylan Redwine disappeared seven years ago Tuesday in La Plata County, an event that prompted a yearslong investigation that ultimately led to the arrest of the boy’s father on suspicion of murder....

DATE: Nov. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

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