Bret Hauff

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Durango takes grease, makes electricity

Fried turkey is often a staple of Thanksgiving meals, but making one produces a pesky byproduct: used oil. Dumping it down the drain can cause all kinds of problems for residents and for the city...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Thursday’s storm in Southwest Colorado the first of many

Stay tuned for more snow – that’s the message from the National Weather Service. Thursday’s storm is just one of many in the forecast for Southwest Colorado in the coming week, said meteorologist...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

City Council gives final OK to e-bikes

Durango City Council has directed staff to revamp a long-standing ban on motorized vehicles on city trails, a rule change that will allow electric bicycles, or e-bikes, on paved trails in the city....

DATE: Nov. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Inmates with mental illnesses await treatment

A Navy veteran charged with resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer was kept in the La Plata County Jail for almost three months after a judge ordered she be transfered to a mental health...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Purgatory opens to one of best snowpacks ever, manager says

Tyler Jasmer was stoked. It was the day before Purgatory Resort opened Saturday, and he and his buddies had a plan to be first on the slopes: camp in the lift line. “This is a first time, but...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Durango rules on homelessness ‘starting a battle’

Durango is starting a battle – at least that’s how Donna Mae Baukat, co-founder and executive director of Community Compassion Outreach Inc., sees it. The city’s adversary: people without homes....

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

Can attorney general-elect help bring Denver TV to Durango?

Phil Weiser, attorney general-elect for Colorado, said he will join La Plata County in its fight to allow DISH and DirecTV to add four major Denver television stations to the programming offerings...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sheriff’s Office evicts dozens of homeless residents west of Durango

About 40 homeless people camping west of Durango were told Wednesday by the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office they have 48 hours to move. Deputies “tagged” camps and informed campers of the eviction...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man attempts to rob Subway in Durango; remains on the loose

A man suspected of attempting to rob a Subway sandwich shop Wednesday evening on north Main Avenue – an incident that sparked an hourslong search in north Durango – remained on the loose Thursday. ...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango plans to leave council of governments, saving $36,000

The city of Durango has plans to leave a council of governments it once helped form, reducing a burden on an already strapped general fund. “I couldn’t justify it,” said Ron LeBlanc, city manager....

DATE: Nov. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Denver news comes to Southwest Colorado via city of Durango station

The city of Durango has found a way to broadcast Denver’s KUSA 9News on its public television station in response to residents clamoring for Colorado news. The city is broadcasting 9News 8½ hours...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Sean Smith wins second term as La Plata County sheriff

La Plata County Sheriff Sean Smith won re-election Tuesday after taking a sizable lead against his Republican opponent, Charles Hamby, according to unofficial election results. “We’re looking...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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