Bret Hauff

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Man kicked in face, arrested in alleged home burglary

A man suspected of trying to break into a home by crawling through a dog door was kicked in the face and later arrested, police said Tuesday in a Facebook post. The incident occurred Saturday in...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2019 | UPDATED: 12 hours 18 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man takes city to small claims court

Ron Cornelius came home thirsty late one night in 2016. He went to the faucet, turned the knob and put a cup under the spout. Nothing came out. “It turns out they had shut the water off, and they...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man sentenced for leading police on 2-hour car chase

A man who led police on a two-hour, high-speed car chase last year was sentenced Friday to two years in prison. Christopher Sowder, 25, received 18 months for the car chase and six months for...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

City of Durango adopts new campaign finance rule

Political committees that raise money to support or oppose ballot issues in the city of Durango will soon be required to report where they got all contributions of more than $20. Durango City...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango plans to add small spur to Animas River Trail

The city of Durango has been given a strip of property to build a small addition to the Animas River Trail behind Natural Grocers in the 1100 block of Camino del Rio. The addition is proposed to...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mary Jane, boat with a story, to dock at Durango train museum

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad will soon get a new exhibit in its museum: a 17-foot boat brought to Durango by rail in 1939. The Mary Jane, named after a person, not a plant, will be...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Planning chairwoman announces run for City Council

It took just two weeks for Kim Baxter to get involved. The year was 2009, and the now 62-year-old had retired from a career in the hotel industry, consulting and small-business ownership. First,...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Who is behind city’s effort to be sustainable, prepare for climate change?

Imogen Ainsworth says she couldn’t do her job alone, which is ironic for the only full-time employee in her division. Ainsworth is in charge of Durango’s sustainability program, one that is tasked...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

New federal magistrate takes over in Durango

James Candelaria graduated from Durango High School in 1982. Now, he’s been bestowed with a new honor in Southwest Colorado: U.S. magistrate judge. The Durango native started representing the...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

You won’t believe where Ska Brewing’s second biggest market is

It took the right timing, the right beer and a little bit of luck for Ska Brewing Co. to find its second biggest market. It seems odd that of all places in the world, Sweden would be such a huge...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango woman sentenced for stealing $500,000 from dental office

A Durango woman was sentenced to four years in prison Friday for stealing more than half a million dollars from her former employer. Robin Bernazzani pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $500,000...

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

416 Fire lawsuit may be put on hold

A lawsuit accusing the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad of starting the 416 Fire that burned more than 54,000 acres this summer may be put on a brief hold, or a stay of proceedings,...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

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