Bret Hauff

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Snow expected Sunday, slick conditions possible

A winter storm predicted for Sunday is expected to drop snow in the San Juan Mountains and pour rain in the valleys followed by cold temperatures that could make Monday morning’s commute slick,...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango police officer accused of domestic violence appears in court

Issues over money and an alleged extramarital affair led to an altercation that resulted in a Durango Police Department officer’s arrest earlier this week on suspicion of domestic violence,...

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

Durango police officer arrested on suspicion of domestic violence

A Durango Police Department officer was arrested Tuesday morning in the Denver area on suspicion of domestic violence, according to a news release from the city of Durango. Law enforcement booked...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

As demand spikes, Durango Food Bank barely keeps pace with needs

Margaret Brooks doesn’t know what to say to her great-niece and nephew when they ask her why she’s not eating with them at the dinner table. “They know the food is not there,” she said – so she...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

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: Local News

Justice for Dylan Redwine: seven years and waiting

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

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

Powwow at Durango High School highlights Native American Heritage Month

Ceriss Blackwood knows what it’s like to miss her home, but not quite the same way Rhiannon Yazzie understands it. Blackwood grew up in Ignacio and, after graduating from high school in the early...

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

Hesperus man has been cutting wood for 30 years, and he can’t stop

HESPERUS – Five thousand, two hundred sixty and counting. That’s how many cords of wood Tom Fischer says he’s cut and sold in almost 30 years. That’s more than 660,000 cubic feet of wood – enough...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two cabins destroyed by fire northeast of Durango

Two cabins were destroyed by a fire Tuesday afternoon near the Aspen Trails subdivision northeast of Durango, a fire that spread into the surrounding wildlands. The fire was reported shortly before...

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

Cold October sets record in Southwest Colorado

A chilly Halloween with overnight temperatures dropping into single digits capped the coldest October on record in Southwest Colorado, according to the National Weather Service in Grand Junction....

DATE: Nov. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wildfire danger is high in Southwest Colorado

Conditions are “ripe” for wildfire in Southwest Colorado, and careless or unconscious behavior could spark “pretty quick fire movement,” said Butch Knowlton, La Plata County director of emergency...

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

Fort Lewis College professor pleads not guilty to arson charges

A Fort Lewis College associate professor pleaded not guilty Thursday to felony arson charges related to a fire at south City Market in the chip aisle that caused tens of thousands of dollars in...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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