Bret Hauff

Position: Herald Staff Writer

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

Police save man suspected of opioid overdose

A Durango Police Department officer is being credited with saving a man experiencing an opioid overdose late Tuesday or early Wednesday. The driver of a white station wagon drove off the road and...

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

Ska Brewing gets a new malt silo

Ska Brewing Co. has a new silo at its brewery, one that is filled with malted grains from Proximity Malt, a Milwaukee-based malt producer with a plant in Monte Vista. The green storage tank, which...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

San Juan Mountain Association breaks fundraising record

The San Juan Mountain Association raised a record amount of money this year selling Christmas trees, collecting about $30,000 in a month, volunteers say. More than 100 people volunteered with the...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Water, sewer rates to rise again in Durango

The Durango City Council unanimously approved another water and sewer rate increase at its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday, a continuance of decades of rate hikes that have exacerbated the cost...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Businesses may not be able to put signs on sidewalks

Businesses may not be allowed to put out temporary signs in the public right-of-way because of safety issues, the Durango City Council and Planning Commission agreed Tuesday. Councilors and...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College graduates to embrace the unknown

Sabra Artichoker doesn’t know what she’s going to do with her degree in anthropology and sociology. Neither does Zachary Scurrah, who graduated from Fort Lewis College on Saturday with a degree in...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Homelessness report casts critical light on Durango

The American Civil Liberties Union and National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty blasted the city of Durango in a report released last week that found the city has attempted to enforce its...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Six malnourished horses seized north of Durango

Six horses were seized Thursday from property north of Hermosa in a case of suspected animal cruelty, a situation animal protection officers have been monitoring and investigating for about eight...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio man acquitted of privacy invasion charges

Jaime Flores-Carbajal, a man accused of taking video up the skirt of a woman at Walmart, has been found not guilty by a six-person jury. Flores-Carbajal lost his job as a janitor with the Ignacio...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trial for Mark Redwine postponed until mid-2019

The jury trial that was to take place in February for Mark Redwine, the Vallecito man charged with killing his 13-year-old son, Dylan, has been vacated and will be rescheduled at a later date,...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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