Jonathan Romeo

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Report: Tax increase needed to keep La Plata County afloat

With oil and natural gas not expected to bounce back anytime soon, it appears only a tax increase to county residents can save La Plata County's declining operating budget, according to a long-term...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Southwest Colorado to get a permanent weather radar system

It's official: A permanent weather radar system for Southwest Colorado and the Four Corners is on its way. Recently, the Colorado Department of Local Affairs awarded $1.7 million in funding for a...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Shutdown's impacts hit Southwest Colorado

Southwest Colorado is feeling the effects of the partial government shutdown as it enters its 26th day - the longest shutdown in U.S. history. La Plata County commissioners on Tuesday sent a letter...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 9 minutes ago | CATEGORY: News

Fatal avalanche involved students with Silverton Avalanche School

Backcountry skiers caught in an avalanche last weekend, leaving one dead, were taking part in an avalanche safety course with the Silverton Avalanche School, according to the Colorado Avalanche...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

U.S. Highway 160 closed Tuesday in two spots near Bayfield

U.S. Highway 160 reopened between Gem Village and Bayfield as of 12:40 p.m., but remained closed about 5 miles east of town because of a two-vehicle crash. Colorado State Patrol Capt. Adrian...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

So long, 3.2 beer; grocery stores can now sell full-strength brews

It didn't happen in time for New Year's Eve revelers, but after the clock struck midnight Tuesday, grocery stores in Durango and across Colorado began stocking shelves with full-strength beer....

DATE: Jan. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Stolen car suspect leads police on 22-mile chase from Ignacio to Durango

A 21-year-old man from New Mexico was arrested Sunday on suspicion of stealing a car at the Sky Ute Casino Resort and leading law enforcement on a high-speed chase that ended in Durango. Michael...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

More snow expected late Monday, early Tuesday

It's only fitting that the last day of 2018 - which was one of the worst drought years in recorded history - ends on a snowy note. Dennis Phillips, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Take a hike with a Humane Society dog up for adoption

Do you ever feel the need for a canine companion while hiking, but just aren't in a place to have a dog of your own? La Plata County Humane Society has you covered. A little-known program hosted by...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata County adopts $91.1 million budget

La Plata County commissioners on Tuesday unanimously adopted the 2019 budget, which will have an increase in projected revenues for the first time in years as a result of higher natural gas prices...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata County to launch search for new manager in 2019

La Plata County's search for a new county manager will begin in January. In September, current County Manager Joanne Spina announced her retirement , capping a 30-year career in the public sector....

DATE: Dec. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Winter weather advisory in effect until 9 a.m. Friday

Light snowfall arrived Thursday ahead of a weather system that prompted the National Weather Service to issue a winter weather advisory for most of Southwest Colorado. The National Weather Service...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

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