Bret Hauff

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Durango Fire Protection District retires oldest engine

A firetruck is much more than just six wheels, sirens and a water hose – it “becomes a piece of us,” said retired Durango Fire Department Capt. Pat Kelly. And one piece of Kelly, the 1982 Seagrave...

DATE: April 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hozhoni Days celebrates young and old through dance

Native Americans of all ages from around the nation drummed, sang and danced Saturday at Fort Lewis College’s Hozhoni Days Powwow, a celebration of multigenerational culture. Hundreds of people...

DATE: April 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Spring cleanup: Durango invites residents to toss items large and small

It’s spring, and with the warm weather comes a realization of all the garbage, debris and waste that’s piled up over the winter months. But not to fear. The city of Durango is asking residents to...

DATE: April 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango encourages resident-led redevelopment approach

Durango voters worried about the condition of a neighborhood and how it may affect property values have an avenue through the city to encourage economic redevelopment through private-public...

DATE: April 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Why did Durango voters flip and approve a tax increase?

It took the city of Durango just five months to pivot from a monumental tax-increase defeat to a marginal approval for higher taxes. So what happened? What convinced the voting public that a tax...

DATE: April 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police chief candidates mingle with residents, field questions

All three men vying to be Durango’s next police chief identified community policing as an important tactic for making a city safer. About 50 people – including city councilors, community members...

DATE: April 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man in critical condition after being stabbed at laundromat

A Durango man stabbed another man with a 6-inch blade Monday at College Plaza Laundry, leaving the victim in critical condition at Mercy Regional Medical Center, police said. Police were dispatched...

DATE: April 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Landline, internet problems northeast of Durango

A subdivision northeast of Durango has been experiencing persistent problems with landline and internet service for at least a week now, a nuisance that residents say has been “a real pain.” At...

DATE: March 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

‘Typical spring weather’ coming this weekend to Cortez area

Some “fairly typical spring weather” is on its way to Southwest Colorado, meteorologists say. While most of the nasty weather will stay north of Red Mountain Pass, Cortez and Durango should expect...

DATE: March 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata Electric Association’s future in flux

The future of La Plata Electric Association may not be certain, but change is on the horizon, board members said at a presentation Saturday. About 70 people attended an energy discussion at the...

DATE: March 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southern Ute Tribe awarded grant to assist victims of crime

The federal government awarded the Southern Ute Indian Tribe almost $400,000 to expand direct victim services and trauma-informed personnel support – part of a nationwide effort to improve victim...

DATE: March 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

ICE targets immigrants at La Plata County Courthouse

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is using the La Plata County Courthouse in Durango as a staging ground to arrest people suspected of being in the country illegally, a practice some in the...

DATE: March 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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