Bret Hauff

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Two fires burn 3 acres each in Upper Pine district, chief says

The Upper Pine River Fire Protection District responded Saturday to two fires that drained resources in the small agency in eastern La Plata County. Both fires were contained by 4 p.m., said Bruce...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: 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. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: 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: 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. 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

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