Jonathan Romeo

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Weather Service issues first winter storm warning of season for Southwest Colorado

The first winter storm warning of the season was issued Monday for Southwest Colorado ahead of a storm that could dump a foot of snow or more in the high country north of Durango. The National...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 hours 4 minutes ago | CATEGORY: News

Car goes hundreds of feet off Wolf Creek Pass after driver falls asleep

The occupants of a car that went an estimated 300 to 400 feet off Wolf Creek Pass after the driver fell asleep are expected to survive – thanks to seat belts. Colorado State Patrol Sgt. Blake...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Man arrested on suspicion of child sex assault in Forest Lakes

A 34-year-old La Plata County man has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a child, according to court records. La Plata County Sheriff’s Office was contacted Oct. 28 about the alleged...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Amid national violence, La Plata County looks to increase security

La Plata County is proposing to beef up its security. As part of the draft 2020 budget, officials have called for four new security-guard positions to patrol county offices and facilities. The...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata County commission candidates file first expense report

One positive of announcing your candidacy early: There’s more time to raise money, and spend money. The first campaign expense filing for the November 2020 election shows La Plata County...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Proposed budget includes funding for new autopsy room

The La Plata County Coroner’s Office space crunch issues might soon be coming to an end. In its proposed 2020 budget, La Plata County proposes to fund a new autopsy room for the Coroner’s Office by...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Fort Lewis College professor arrested in connection with City Market fire

A Fort Lewis College associate professor was arrested on suspicion of arson for setting tortilla chips on fire Saturday at south City Market, forcing the grocery store to close. Cmdr. Ray Shupe...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

No charges filed in Durango man’s death

Authorities will not pursue charges in the death of a 30-year-old Durango man who was shot and killed in August near the Colorado-New Mexico state line. “Upon reviewing the investigation and...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Colorado company faces fines for construction site violations

A Colorado-based construction company likely faces fines for serious violations at a work site near Bayfield, according to state officials. “This is a serious offense,” said Kelly Morgan, an...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Court records: D&SNG started nearly 50 fires leading up to 416 Fire

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad ignited nearly 50 fires in the weeks leading up to the 416 Fire, new court records show. Late last week, a flurry of court filings occurred in a...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

The man who killed Colorado’s last grizzly bear

On this day, 40 years ago, Ed Wiseman killed the last known grizzly bear in Colorado. “It still amazes me the attack fascinates people,” Wiseman told The Durango Herald in an interview over the...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Charly Minkler announces candidacy for La Plata County commissioner

La Plata County has its first contested race for the Board of County Commissioners. Charly Minkler, a longtime La Plata County resident who has also served on the county’s Planning Commission the...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

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