Jonathan Romeo

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Suspect in DUI, indecency case allegedly left signature in Durango theater

A Bayfield man was arrested Jan. 10 after allegedly urinating the first initial of his name on a wall in a movie theater at Allen Theatres’ Durango Stadium 9. Around 11 p.m. Friday, the Durango...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Mountain lion, too close for comfort, captured and sent to rehab

A 6-month-old mountain lion getting a little too close for comfort to homes and people around Vallecito was captured last weekend and sent to a rehabilitation center after wildlife officers...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 16 hours ago | CATEGORY: News

Mistrial declared for man accused of killing one in U.S. Highway 160 crash

A mistrial was declared Monday in the trial of a Bloomfield man accused of crossing the centerline on U.S. Highway 160 west of Hesperus, killing a 56-year-old woman and injuring her husband and...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 16 hours ago | CATEGORY: News

A ‘soft opening’ could familiarize residents with Durango Mesa Park

While long-term funding is sought for a pricey new multi-event center and fairgrounds at Durango Mesa Park, local officials are looking for ways to get smaller projects started in the next few...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Investigation fails to find cause of double-fatal crash on Hwy. 550

An investigation has turned up empty as to why a longtime Durango man crossed the center line of U.S. Highway 550 in August, causing a head-on crash that killed him and a mother of two. On Aug. 23,...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Clerk & Recorder’s Office receives $350,000 grant for upgrades

La Plata County has received a $350,000 grant from the state to update and improve its recording technology at the Clerk & Recorder’s Office. The grant was awarded Dec. 9 by the Colorado State...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Durango men suspected of armed robbery, assault remain at-large

Two Durango men suspected of an armed robbery and assault last Thursday remain at-large and are still considered armed and dangerous, according to Durango Police. Cmdr. Jacob Dunlop said the two...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Texas family loses way from Durango to Norwood, kicks off search mission

A Texas family relying on a GPS route to get to Norwood from Durango ended up lost on a snowpacked mountain road, spending the night in wintry conditions in the San Juan Mountains and kicking off a...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

After avalanche destroys home, Hinsdale County sheriff resigns

On the morning of March 12, an avalanche tumbled down a mountainside outside Lake City, obliterating the home of Hinsdale County Sheriff Justin Casey while he and his two daughters were inside...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata County asks: Should new development pay its own way?

Should developers be required to pay a fee to help offset the impact new homes and businesses have on roads? That’s what La Plata County is considering through the implementation of a...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Durango mother’s agonizing search for a diagnosis leads to Lyme disease

Tasha Rayburn gave birth nearly a year ago and was embracing life as a new mother when her health started to deteriorate fast – and to make matters worse, no one knew why. About three weeks after...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Trash transfer stations in Bayfield and Marvel to remain open

La Plata County will not close trash transfer stations in Bayfield and Marvel after all. In August, La Plata County commissioners questioned what role, if any, the county should play in funding ...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

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