Bret Hauff

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Data-informed policing helps Durango deploy limited resources

An uptick in serious crimes this summer may be a product of short staffing at the Durango Police Department, Chief Bob Brammer said. The number of “serious crimes” as defined by the FBI, increased...

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

Durango residents call for 100% renewable energy by 2050

Dozens of area residents are asking Durango City Council to set a goal of powering the city with 100% renewable energy by 2050, even if there isn’t a clear path to achieve the objective. Community...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

La Plata County woman sentenced for animal cruelty

A La Plata County woman who had more than 100 animals seized from her property in 2017 was sentenced Friday to three years’ probation after pleading guilty to five counts of animal cruelty. Eight...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Arizona man ‘deeply, deeply sorry’ after arrest for dragging dog behind truck

An Arizona man who police say dragged his dog on a chain behind his truck while drunken driving, killing the dog, is “deeply, deeply sorry” for the “tragic accident,” his public defender said...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man arrested for dragging dog behind truck in Durango

An Arizona man has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving and dragging a pit bull behind his truck on north Main Avenue in Durango. The incident was reported about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday by...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango City Council drafts job evaluations for top officials

Durango’s city manager may soon be under a more watchful eye as the City Council mulls dozens of evaluation criteria for the municipality’s top administrator. Five city councilors identified more...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ethics complaint filed after Durango city manager’s real estate deal made public

An ethics complaint has been filed with the city of Durango, but the details of the complaint have not yet been made public. The City Clerk’s Office received the complaint via mail Friday. Deputy...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango’s population ebbs and flows, putting strain on resources

Durango has a pulse. Much like a heart, the city acts as a hub for people all over La Plata, Montezuma, Archuleta and San Juan (Colorado and New Mexico) counties. People flood the city by day and...

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

Durango man who murdered wife is sentenced to life in prison

A Durango man who strangled his wife was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison without the possibility for parole after being convicted of first-degree murder. Silvino Martinez-Perez appeared Tuesday...

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

Durango city manager lists house for sale with councilor’s firm

Durango City Manager Ron LeBlanc has his house listed for sale with Durango Land and Homes, a real estate brokerage owned and managed by City Councilor Chris Bettin. City ethics forbid supervisors...

DATE: July 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Redwine trial date called into question after defense attorney’s arrest

Mark Redwine’s trial may be delayed or moved in coming weeks after the arrest of one of his public defenders on suspicion of assault and domestic violence. Public defender Justin Bogan said...

DATE: July 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man stabbed in Durango park; suspect remains at large, police say

A man stabbed another man Saturday evening in Schneider Park and fled the scene, according to the Durango Police Department. Law enforcement across the Four Corners was looking for the suspect...

DATE: July 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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