Jonathan Romeo

Position: Herald Staff Writer

La Plata County, tribe sign new agreement on oil, gas issues

La Plata County and the Southern Ute Indian Tribe have agreed to new terms about the operation of oil and gas production by the tribe on county-owned lands. Because the tribe is a sovereign nation,...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Bear bites hunter after being shot near Pagosa Springs

A Pagosa Springs man was injured by a black bear last week after a hunting trip went awry, according to Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Matt Thorpe, wildlife manager for CPW, told The Durango Herald ...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Climate change impacts on Mesa Verde National Park already apparent, officials say

MESA VERDE NATIONAL PARK – Conversations about the impacts of climate change usually focus on what may or may not happen in the future. But at Mesa Verde National Park, the effects of an...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Overhaul of La Plata County land-use code up for discussion

Wednesday could be a milestone moment for the future of La Plata County’s rewrite of the land-use code. At a work session at 10 a.m., county commissioners are expected to give clear direction about...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Animas River Stakeholders disband after 25 years of cleanup efforts

It’s the end of the Animas River Stakeholders Group. After leading the cleanup of mine waste in the headwaters of the Animas River for more than 25 years, group co-founder Peter Butler announced...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Future of transfer stations in Bayfield and Marvel in question

As La Plata County continues to struggle to provide services amid budget declines, big changes might be coming to the transfer stations in Bayfield and Marvel, where rural residents are now able to...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Nearly 50 properties removed from tax-exempt ag status

La Plata County has removed nearly 50 properties from the agricultural tax status that is intended to give farmers and ranchers a financial break, but is often falsely claimed or misused by...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Durango man sailing on Navajo Lake goes missing

A 78-year-old Durango man has been missing for almost a week after possibly having gone overboard while sailing at Navajo Lake State Park. Christopher Smith, the park superintendent on the New...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Trees brought down in avalanches can be collected for free

After a winter that brought down an onslaught of avalanches, the Bureau of Land Management has come up with a unique way to get it all cleaned up: free firewood collection permits. “It’s a win-win...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

It’s official: Mark Redwine’s September trial is postponed

Mark Redwine’s trial, which was set to begin in September, will be postponed. Redwine, who is accused of killing his 13-year-old son, Dylan, in 2012, was scheduled to go to trial Sept. 17. The...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Judge to decide this week whether to delay Mark Redwine trial

The trial of Mark Redwine is up in the air. Redwine, who is accused of killing his 13-year-old son Dylan in 2012, is scheduled to go to trial Sept. 17. The 57-year-old Bayfield man was arrested in...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

New Mexico man charged for letting dog kill fawn

A New Mexico man who allowed his dog to maul and kill a baby deer in southern Colorado was charged with several wildlife crimes and could lose the right to hunt and fish in the state, Colorado...

DATE: July 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

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