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Bret Hauff

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Snow expected in Southwest Colorado high country

A late winter storm is expected to drop moisture in Southwest Colorado on Friday, but snow and freezing conditions likely will be limited to the high country, according to the National Weather...

DATE: March 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango considers e-bikes on natural-surface trails

E-bikes are allowed on some hard-surface trails around Durango, but taking a pedal-assist bicycle on a mountain bike path remains illegal. A group of residents is working to change that. More than...

DATE: March 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

First bear of season is sighted north of Bayfield

An early spring may have arrived in Southwest Colorado, evident by the region’s first bear sighting this week a few miles north of Bayfield. Bear expert Lyle Willmarth spotted a large male bear...

DATE: March 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango police need help solving 2018 murder

Local law enforcement still does not know who may have killed Dylan Douglas, a Durango man living homeless and believed murdered almost two years ago – and now a local nonprofit is raising money...

DATE: March 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dry conditions prime for wildfires in southwestern La Plata County

A fire sparked by an ember from a burn barrel torched about an acre of property Thursday in southwestern La Plata County, a reminder for residents to take care with embers and controlled burns,...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Three Durango men arrested in online sex sting

Three local men were arrested this month after planning sexual contact with a fake 14-year-old persona created online by the Durango Police Department. The Durango Police Department for about a...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Body found in Arizona thought to be missing Farmington woman

Law enforcement recovered a body in Arizona on Friday matching the description of a 27-year-old Farmington woman who went missing more than a month ago, according to a news release from San Juan...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lockers for homeless built and ready to ship to Durango

Six lockers more than 7 feet tall are scheduled for installation next week at the Durango Transit Center, a pilot project funded, in part, by the city to give people living homeless a secure place...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango adopts homeless strategic plan, which calls for center directing people to services

A shift in attitude toward homelessness became tangible, at least in part, on Tuesday when Durango City Council adopted a plan with concrete goals and spending priorities to help people living...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Silverton opens Blair Street to Skijoring

SILVERTON – There’s not a whole lot of difference between skiers and cowboys, Tarah O’Connor said in Silverton. Both enjoy string music and drinking in the wilderness, she said; “We just wear...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Texas man hits tree, dies at Purgatory

A Texas man hit a tree and died Saturday while skiing at Purgatory, according to the La Plata County Coroner’s Office. A 70-year-old man from Dallas hit a tree around 1:15 p.m. somewhere between...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Arizona driver who dragged dog to death is sentenced

A Colorado judge sentenced an Arizona man to probation Friday after he spent months in jail for killing a dog that jumped from the bed of his truck while he was driving drunk. Nathan Begay, 41, of...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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