Bret Hauff

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Business sells tons of pinto beans to Durango residents

Basin Towing and Repair didn’t know what to do with tens of thousands of pounds of pinto beans it had from last year. Then a pandemic hit. The local business in the past three days has sold about...

DATE: March 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Trial for Mark Redwine, accused of killing son, Dylan, postponed as pandemic spreads

The trial of Mark Redwine, a Vallecito man accused of killing his 13-year-old son, Dylan, in 2012, has been reset to begin May 26 as the COVID-19 pandemic surges through Colorado and the rest of...

DATE: March 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata County Jail shrinks population to reduce risk of COVID-19 outbreak

La Plata County Jail is crowded, just the kind of environment public health officials and governments have been warning against for almost a week in an effort to prevent the spread of the...

DATE: March 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

COVID-19 test results not yet complete in La Plata County man’s death

Results of a COVID-19 test performed on a La Plata County man after his death had not been completed as of Thursday, according to the Coroner’s Office. The man, identified as a local resident in...

DATE: March 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Man who died in La Plata County being tested for COVID-19

A man in his mid-40s died last week of pneumonia on his second visit to Mercy Regional Medical Center – and now the La Plata County Coroner’s Office says it is awaiting the results of a COVID-19...

DATE: March 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Information expected next week about Sonntag death

Law enforcement officials may take another week before releasing information about how local professional cyclist Benjamin Sonntag died after colliding with a driver last week near Marvel. Law...

DATE: March 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Low turnout at La Plata County caucuses Saturday

Republican and Democratic caucuses around La Plata County had low turnout on Saturday compared with years past – and Super Tuesday, a confusing process and the balmy 60-degree weather may have had...

DATE: March 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata County court judge resigns

La Plata County Judge Dondi Osborne has resigned from her position effective July 6, according to a news release issued Tuesday by the Colorado Judicial Department. Former Gov. John Hickenlooper...

DATE: March 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: 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: 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: 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: News

Durango City Council stalls on cannabis cafe proposal

Marijuana may be allowed in Colorado, but consuming cannabis in public venues remains illegal in Durango. The Durango Marijuana Hospitality Association wants to change that – and it has legal...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

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