Bret Hauff

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Cold October sets record in Southwest Colorado

A chilly Halloween with overnight temperatures dropping into single digits capped the coldest October on record in Southwest Colorado, according to the National Weather Service in Grand Junction....

DATE: Nov. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wildfire danger is high in Southwest Colorado

Conditions are “ripe” for wildfire in Southwest Colorado, and careless or unconscious behavior could spark “pretty quick fire movement,” said Butch Knowlton, La Plata County director of emergency...

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

Fort Lewis College professor pleads not guilty to arson charges

A Fort Lewis College associate professor pleaded not guilty Thursday to felony arson charges related to a fire at south City Market in the chip aisle that caused tens of thousands of dollars in...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Graffiti incidents on the rise in Durango

Graffiti on property around Durango is “a lot more prevalent right now,” according to the police department – and the task and cost to remove or cover tags within 10 days, as city code requires,...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Farmington man resentenced in 2012 murder of Ignacio resident

A Farmington man who was sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty of murdering an Ignacio man has been resentenced to 24 years behind bars after having his conviction overturned and...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Last train to Silverton for the season

Last winter’s deep snow may have stalled Silverton’s summer, but as the last train from Durango rolled into the old mining town Saturday, it was easy for many to say 2019 has been first-rate. “I...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango police seek balance relying on technology, good old-fashioned policing

The duties of law enforcement haven’t changed much throughout the centuries – protect and serve by stifling crime and fostering a sense of safety. But the means of achieving and maintaining safe...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

FLC professor formally charged in connection with City Market arson

Prosecutors have charged a Fort Lewis College associate professor with trying to destroy a grocery store earlier this month when he allegedly set fire to a bag of tortilla chips in aisle No. 7 of...

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

Several vehicles broken into in Durango West II subdivision

Multiple vehicles were broken into last weekend in the Durango West II subdivision, with several items of value being stolen, and in at least one case, someone attempting to steal a vehicle,...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango suspends, investigates municipal employee

The city of Durango placed an employee on paid administrative leave this week as it investigates “alleged misappropriation of public funds,” according to a Tuesday announcement. City staff alerted...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango school board seeks, hears input about security issues

Residents had an opportunity Tuesday to ask questions of the Durango School District 9-R Board of Education about school security – a chance several complained was missing from a similar session...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield man accused of having child pornography is arrested

A Bayfield man accused of sexual exploitation of a child is being held in the La Plata County Jail on $25,000 bail as prosecutors determine whether to file formal charges. Durango police detective...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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