Jonathan Romeo

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Toddler dies after neck gets stuck in truck window

A 2-year-old Durango girl died Wednesday after her neck became stuck in an automatic car window, according to the La Plata County Sheriff's Office. Authorities have not released the name of victim...

DATE: March 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Police identify children involved in fatal shooting near Arboles

The Archuleta County Sheriff's Office has released the names of the juveniles involved in a shooting last week in Arboles. Archuleta County Undersheriff Tonya Hamilton said the victim is Branden...

DATE: March 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

9-year-old accidentally shot and killed by sibling Friday in Arboles

A 9-year-old was accidentally shot and killed by his juvenile sibling Friday afternoon in Arboles, according to multiple reports. Archuleta County Sheriff Rich Valdez told The Pagosa Springs Sun...

DATE: March 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Police identify suspect in Ignacio shooting

A 25-year-old Bayfield man who is the prime suspect in a shooting that occurred last weekend in Ignacio remained on the loose Tuesday and is considered "armed and dangerous," according to the...

DATE: March 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Winter storm hits Southwest Colorado high country

A winter storm is bringing heavy snow to the high country of Southwest Colorado as expected, with travel restrictions already in place for the mountain passes around Durango. On Coal Bank, Molas...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata County approves 2 new marijuana growing facilities

La Plata County commissioners approved two marijuana-growing facilities on Tuesday. The first project was proposed by Watertowne Properties LLC for a 6,000-square-foot building to house various...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Winter weather advisory in effect for San Juan Mountains

A winter weather advisory is in effect for the San Juan Mountains as a storm approaches that could drop more than a foot of snow in the high country north of Durango. The National Weather Service...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Grass-roots group forms to change La Plata County's draft land-use codes

A contingent of property owners in La Plata County has formally organized a grass-roots group to change the county's proposed draft land-use codes, which they say impose too many regulations and...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Americans for Prosperity ends campaign against La Plata County's land-use code

Americans for Prosperity has ended its campaign against La Plata County's proposed land-use codes, for now, the group's deputy state director Tamra Farah said Monday. Last month, AFP announced it...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Coal Bank, Molas passes open; Red Mountain Pass still closed

Coal Bank and Molas passes have reopened on U.S. Highway 550 north of Durango as of Tuesday morning, but Red Mountain Pass between Silverton and Ouray remained closed as crews perform avalanche...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata County adopts revised ethics policies

La Plata County commissioners formally adopted on Tuesday revised ethics policies that address issues such as lobbying and perceived conflicts of interest. The updates come after some county...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Ignacio man found dead from gunshot wound

An 80-year-old Ignacio man was found dead last week from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, said La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith. Clyde Leonard McFarlin was found dead by his wife around 12 p.m....

DATE: Feb. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

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