Jonathan Romeo

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Abandoned boat found crashed on road north of Vallecito Reservoir

An abandoned boat was found in the middle of the road Saturday night just north of Vallecito Reservoir. The marooned vessel was reported on County Road 501 near the intersection with Mushroom Lane,...

DATE: July 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Hunter's Run Golf Course closes after 25 years

Hunter's Run Golf Course, after nearly 25 years in business, has closed while the longtime owners try to find a buyer to take over operations in Oxford. Owner Robert Hardaway has owned the...

DATE: July 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Issues at Treasurer's Office increase costs to county

La Plata County will have to spend more money for financial audits until at least 2019 because lingering issues in the Treasurer's Office identified last year have not been fixed and are putting...

DATE: June 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Allison Aichele wins primary for La Plata County treasurer

Incumbent La Plata County Treasurer Allison Aichele won Tuesday's Democratic primary, beating challenger Tim Walsworth. La Plata County Clerk & Recorder Tiffany Parker said Tuesday evening that the...

DATE: June 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata County treasurer faces $66,500 fine for late financial disclosures

La Plata County Treasurer Allison Aichele faces a $66,500 fine from the state of Colorado for failing to properly file financial disclosures that date back to her 2014 campaign. The Secretary of...

DATE: June 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata County will remain in Stage 3 restrictions

La Plata County will not downgrade its fire restrictions because weather conditions and fire danger have not changed to justify the move, commissioners said on Thursday. Commissioners unanimously...

DATE: June 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

BLM, San Juan National Forest to reopen lands Thursday

Despite the continued extreme drought conditions in Southwest Colorado, the U.S. Forest Service announced it will reopen the San Juan National Forest Thursday, which was closed last week because of...

DATE: June 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Crow causes power outage

3 p.m. update: As an example of how wildlife can impact electricity transmission, the cause of the power outage this afternoon, which affected the 46kV transmission line supplying La Plata Electric...

DATE: June 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Evacuation orders lifted for all remaining residents

The last of the evacuation orders issued because of the 416 Fire were lifted Tuesday. Residents in the Falls Creek Ranch and High Meadows subdivisions can return home starting at 11 a.m., according...

DATE: June 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

416 Fire smolders and creeps; crews focus on Falls Creek area

The front line of battle on the 416 Fire will move to the fire's southern edge Monday, where more than 200 firefighters will work to protect homes in the Falls Creek and Junction Creek areas. Rain...

DATE: June 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Durango train faces tough questions going forward

Not since the Missionary Ridge Fire in 2002 has the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad been out of service for so long over the summer months. The raging wildfire 16 years ago closed the...

DATE: June 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Gov. Hickenlooper pledges help to Durango and Silverton in wake of 416 Fire

Local government and business officials pleaded with Gov. John Hickenlooper and Colorado congressmen Friday to do everything they can to help secure emergency funds to help ailing businesses and...

DATE: June 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

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