Jonathan Romeo

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Rain may help curb human-bear conflicts

Bear activity in La Plata County has been quiet so far this year, but weather conditions over the next couple of weeks will play a major role in whether enough food is available during the animals’...

DATE: July 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Durango group requires rescue after boat capsizes on Navajo Lake

A group from Durango required rescue at Navajo Lake on Monday after a boat capsized from a 6-foot wave during a storm. Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokesman Joe Lewandowski said park rangers...

DATE: July 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

What regions pose biggest COVID-19 threat to Southwest Colorado?

Through new technology, local health experts are able to better pinpoint what outside regions pose the biggest risk to Southwest Colorado for COVID-19, and the results boil down to two of Durango’s...

DATE: July 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Durango man’s family: Death made COVID-19 real

As Roland Woody entered his fourth week at Mercy Regional Medical Center battling complications with COVID-19, his family gathered around a video chat to say their final goodbyes. “We told him we...

DATE: July 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

New housing project chips away at senior living needs in Durango

A new 53-unit affordable housing project for low-income senior citizens will soon open its doors, filling a major gap in La Plata County. Construction of the housing project in Three Springs along...

DATE: July 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Independent La Plata County commission candidates turn in signatures

Two independent candidates running for a seat on the La Plata County commission this November handed in signatures Thursday in an attempt to qualify to appear on the ballot. As part of Colorado...

DATE: July 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata County’s new land-use code clears major hurdle

La Plata County’s more than four-year attempt to update its land-use code passed a major hurdle Thursday. The La Plata County Planning Commission, charged with giving county commissioners a...

DATE: July 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

No derby or carnivals, but La Plata County Fair will offer what it can

There won’t be any carnivals or rodeos this summer, but the La Plata County Fair is offering what it can given state health restrictions in place to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. “It’s...

DATE: July 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Man shot by Southern Ute police has lawsuit dismissed by appeals court

An Ignacio man who was shot by an officer with the Southern Ute Police Department had his lawsuit tossed last week by the U.S. Court of Appeals. According to court filings, Anthony Martinez invited...

DATE: July 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

‘Biggest project’ about to break ground in Southwest Colorado

Work on the final phase to connect the “Bridge to Nowhere” to U.S. Highway 550 atop Farmington Hill is scheduled to begin in early August, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation....

DATE: July 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Man who died this week may be La Plata County’s first COVID-19 death

It appears La Plata County has its first confirmed COVID-19 death. San Juan Basin Public Health on Friday reported a patient in his 60s who died this week tested positive for the virus at the time...

DATE: July 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Logging picks up on Middle Mountain near Vallecito

A logging project in full swing north of Vallecito is expected to harvest an estimated 38,000 trees, according to the U.S. Forest Service. Matt Tuten, silviculturist for the Forest Service’s...

DATE: July 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

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