Jonathan Romeo

Position: Herald Staff Writer

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

It's official: Election results finalized 20 days after two close contests

La Plata County Commissioner Brad Blake, who was defeated by 23 votes, will not request a recount of the Nov. 6 election, according to La Plata County Clerk & Recorder Tiffany Parker. Parker said...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Los Pinos Fire employees call for removal of board members

A deputy fire chief with the Los Pinos Fire Protection District says he was fired this week in retaliation for raising ethical and potentially fraudulent concerns involving the chief of the...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

5 things you should know before Election Day

The midterm elections are coming up Tuesday, with a loaded ballot where Colorado voters will decide on a new governor, as well as several other state and locally elected positions. Here is some...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Hunter mistakenly kills moose in Silverton

A hunter from Farmington shot a moose that he mistook for a bull elk last weekend outside of Silverton. Colorado Parks and Wildlife said Thursday that the hunter, Bruce Black, self-reported the...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Treasurer candidate Colton Black says bankruptcy a personal matter

Opponents of Colton Black are questioning his fitness to serve as La Plata County treasurer, pointing to a personal bankruptcy he filed in 2012. But Black says it is a last-minute attempt to smear...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Winner of commissioner race will face shrinking budget, tough land-use issues

Battling La Plata County's continuing budget woes and overhauling the county's much-outdated land-use code are going to be the main issues facing whoever wins the one commissioner seat up for grabs...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Snow reaches Southwest Colorado; Wolf Creek Ski Area to open this weekend

After a summer of drought, fires and above-average temperatures, a welcomed sight has returned to Southwest Colorado: snow. And to top it off, Wolf Creek Ski Area plans to open this weekend. Across...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

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