Position: City government & crime reporter

Email: bhauff@durangoherald.com

Phone Number: (970) 375-4561

About: Bret Hauff is a staff writer focusing his reporting on the city, crime and courts.

His professional journalism career began at the Longboat Observer in Sarasota, Florida, where he covered city government and local news and won an Florida Press Association award for enterprise non-investigative reporting.

He graduated from Emerson College in Boston with a degree in journalism. While in Boston, he interned with the New England Center for Investigative Reporting and The Boston Globe.
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Mock trial offers students real-world experience

Alexa Vaughan and Audrey McManus walked into the La Plata County Combined Courthouse on Tuesday evening sure they had a solid case. The Mountain Middle School eighth graders spent weeks preparing...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2020 | UPDATED: 13 hours 2 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango seeks feedback about services, infrastructure and quality of life

It’s easy to complain about city services in private or on social media. But criticism is useless unless city officials know about it. Durango residents, and non-residents, are being asked to weigh...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2020 | UPDATED: 13 hours 3 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Challengers to U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton distinguish themselves in Durango

There’s something special about meeting a political candidate face-to-face, Doug Fults said Saturday after Indivisible Durango hosted three congressional hopefuls at Durango Public Library. “In...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 16 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man to be resentenced for 2017 sexual assault

A Durango man serving 10 years in prison for sexual assault involving a shotgun is renegotiating his plea agreement based on new evidence and a legal technicality that deemed his previous sentence...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2020 | UPDATED: 4 days 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Census Bureau hiring hundreds in Southwest Colorado

The U.S. Census Bureau has hundreds of part-time job openings seeking census workers to help count each person living in Southwest Colorado. Anyone 18 or older could make $16 an hour this spring...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2020 | UPDATED: 5 days 12 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Single-family home burns in La Plata Canyon

A La Plata County family was left without access to power, water and propane after an attic fire caused significant damage to their La Plata Canyon home Tuesday west of Durango, according to the...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2020 | UPDATED: 6 days 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Artist renderings depict $4.1M pedestrian bridge over 32nd Street, Animas River

For anyone imagining what a $4.1 million pedestrian bridge crossing the Animas River and 32nd Street might look like, the city has released a couple of artist renderings previewing the proposed...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango City Council approves parks master plan

Durango City Council on Tuesday approved a 10-year parks and recreation spending plan, a document with more than $300 million in proposed projects. The 2020 Parks, Open Space, Trails & Recreation...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Women’s March in Durango draws hundreds

People in the United States have marched for decades against oppression because it works. But parades are just part of it, said Emily Badgley, a senior at Animas High School. “The next bit is going...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

City councilor given OK to discuss Durango Mesa Park development

The Durango Board of Ethics has cleared the way for City Councilor Kim Baxter to discuss development of land owned by a nonprofit for which her husband serves as a board member. Baxter sought the...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

At listening session, attendees say racism is rampant in Durango

It’s not easy to live in Durango – but for people of color, it’s frightening. That was the message shared Thursday by community members who met to discuss racism in Durango with the Community...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Glacier Club man convicted of assault, racially taunting sheriff’s deputy

A jury on Thursday convicted a La Plata County man on four criminal charges related to a fight he had with law enforcement last year at the Glacier Club. La Plata County Sheriff’s deputies led...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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