Bret Hauff

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Denver cannabis recall reaches Durango

At least four Durango cannabis companies may have pulled dried flower product from their shelves this week after a cultivator recalled “dry marijuana plant material” found with “elevated yeast or...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman killed, man injured Friday evening in Archuleta County explosion and fire

An explosion and fire Friday evening in Archuleta County killed a woman, injured a man, destroyed a detached garage and damaged an adjacent home, according to law enforcement. Archuleta County...

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

Sexual assault case dismissed against Durango man

Prosecutors have dropped a case against a Durango man accused of participating in a gang rape-style sexual assault – the second suspect to have charges dropped. Assistant District Attorney Sean...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Inmate escapes La Plata County Jail; fugitive and 2 family members arrested

A Durango man who law enforcement says scaled a fence topped with barbed wire and escaped the La Plata County Jail weeks ago is back in custody, this time with his mother and brother, who are...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man dies ‘messing around’ with Colt .45

A Durango man died by a self-inflicted gunshot to the head early Thursday in Durango while using a weapon he believed to be unloaded, according to the La Plata County coroner. Steve Torres, 21, was...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango ends contract with City Manager Ron LeBlanc

Durango City Council decided Tuesday to terminate City Manager Ron LeBlanc’s contract, ending his 12-year tenure, and appointed Assistant City Manager Amber Blake to serve in the interim position....

DATE: Sept. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango robbery suspect cleared of wrongdoing

A Durango man arrested in March was released from La Plata County Jail in late August after prosecutors sought to dismiss his case “based on problems associated with the investigation,” court...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Colorado is getting hotter, experts say

Southwest Colorado is hotter than it once was, and experts say they have data and anecdotal evidence to prove it. Global average temperatures peaked worldwide in July, making it the hottest July...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango broker donated proceeds to avoid ‘an appearance of a conflict of interest’

Former Mayor and local real estate broker Christina Rinderle said Saturday that she decided to donate almost $20,000 in commission from the sale of City Manager Ron LeBlanc’s private home without...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Rosie the Riveter memorialized in Durango

Shelly Hartney was in sixth grade in 1945 when the United States and Allied powers defeated Nazi-occupied Germany, imperial Japan and the Axis powers. She grew up in a wealthy neighborhood and felt...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Democratic U.S. Senate hopefuls start long campaign in SW Colorado

Some may consider the Front Range a mecca for Colorado state and federal politics. Durango and the Western Slope can often feel shortchanged. But that changed for a few hours Saturday afternoon at...

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

Ethics board to investigate complaint against Durango city manager

Durango’s Board of Ethics opened an inquiry Wednesday into whether City Manager Ron LeBlanc violated ethics rules when he sold his house with a brokerage co-owned by a city councilor. A complaint...

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

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