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Bret Hauff

Position: Herald Staff Writer

State seeks suggestions for DeNier property

The state of Colorado hasn’t figured out what to do with its more than 15,000-square-foot Robert E. DeNier Youth Services Center, and the Colorado Department of Human Services wants local ideas...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango woman who ran over cousin sentenced to prison

A 6th Judicial District Court judge sentenced a La Plata County woman to 10 years in prison Thursday after she admitted to running over her cousin with a truck, almost killing him. Katrina Baker,...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Final defendant sentenced in large-scale animal abuse case

A La Plata County man accused of mistreating more than 100 animals has been barred by court order from owning another animal for three years. Law enforcement accused Jeffery Jackson of 115 counts...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Snow expected Sunday, slick conditions possible

A winter storm predicted for Sunday is expected to drop snow in the San Juan Mountains and pour rain in the valleys followed by cold temperatures that could make Monday morning’s commute slick,...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango police officer accused of domestic violence appears in court

Issues over money and an alleged extramarital affair led to an altercation that resulted in a Durango Police Department officer’s arrest earlier this week on suspicion of domestic violence,...

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

Durango police officer arrested on suspicion of domestic violence

A Durango Police Department officer was arrested Tuesday morning in the Denver area on suspicion of domestic violence, according to a news release from the city of Durango. Law enforcement booked...

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

As demand spikes, Durango Food Bank barely keeps pace with needs

Margaret Brooks doesn’t know what to say to her great-niece and nephew when they ask her why she’s not eating with them at the dinner table. “They know the food is not there,” she said – so she...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Purgatory Resort opens with snow in the air, more in the forecast

PURGATORY – There’s no way Romeo Wilson was going to wait long to get on the mountain. The 10-year-old has been practicing his 1080 spins all summer. So he, his friend Ashby Drake, 9, and father,...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Justice for Dylan Redwine: seven years and waiting

Dylan Redwine disappeared seven years ago Tuesday in La Plata County, an event that prompted a yearslong investigation that led to the arrest of the boy’s father on suspicion of murder. Dylan’s...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Powwow at Durango High School highlights Native American Heritage Month

Ceriss Blackwood knows what it’s like to miss her home, but not quite the same way Rhiannon Yazzie understands it. Blackwood grew up in Ignacio and, after graduating from high school in the early...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hesperus man has been cutting wood for 30 years, and he can’t stop

HESPERUS – Five thousand, two hundred sixty and counting. That’s how many cords of wood Tom Fischer says he’s cut and sold in almost 30 years. That’s more than 660,000 cubic feet of wood – enough...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two cabins destroyed by fire northeast of Durango

Two cabins were destroyed by a fire Tuesday afternoon near the Aspen Trails subdivision northeast of Durango, a fire that spread into the surrounding wildlands. The fire was reported shortly before...

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

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