Bret Hauff

Position: Herald Staff Writer

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. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: 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. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: 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. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Durango High School veterans honor the fallen

At least eight Durango High School graduates left Southwest Colorado for Vietnam as a member of the United States military, and for all Tom Moreno knows, all eight of his fellow alumni came back. ...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Durango students join global #FridaysForFuture protest

Alexander Allport, 8, wasn’t sure Friday afternoon whether he’d rather be in home school or in front of City Hall. It was nice out – partly cloudy and around 70 degrees Fahrenheit – and the day...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Democratic U.S. Senate hopefuls start long campaign season in Durango

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. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Citizenship question lands in Durango residents’ mailbox

Sue and Jack Eberhart were a bit confused when the U.S. Census Bureau asked if they were citizens. “THIS IS NOT SUPPOSED TO BE ON THIS FORM,” Sue wrote on Page 8, Question 8 of the federal...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

K-9 Jimmy retires from La Plata Sheriff’s Office after 35 (dog) years

The La Plata County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday lost a loyal deputy and his 35 years’ experience to retirement. Dog years, that is. K-9 Jimmy, a 7-year-old German shepherd, became the county’s...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Aztec man charged after chase, crash into sheriff’s vehicle

An Aztec man who allegedly led police on a miles-long high-speed chase and crashed into a sheriff’s deputy earlier this month has been charged with two felonies. Law enforcement say Wade Anderson,...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Roofer who scammed dozens sentenced to prison

A fraudulent roofer who scammed more than a dozen La Plata County residents out of thousands of dollars each was sentenced Thursday in Grand Junction to eight years in prison after being found...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Rollover crash kills two, leaves Ignacio girls orphaned

An Ignacio family crashed an SUV on Interstate 25 just north of Trinidad on Tuesday, killing the parents and leaving two girls orphaned, according to the Colorado State Patrol. Jessica and Leon...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield man pleads guilty to shooting, killing neighbor’s dog

A Bayfield man pleaded guilty this week to shooting a Great Dane with an air-powered pellet gun, inflicting a wound that killed the animal earlier this year, court documents show. Wesley Zufelt,...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

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