Jonathan Romeo

Position: Herald staff writer

River trip on Animas looks to unite veterans

For many veterans, the camaraderie built in the military is the No. 1 thing missed after transitioning into civilian life. That’s why events like this Sunday’s second annual Veterans Float & Picnic...

DATE: June 18, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 minute ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Police arrest drunken man with rifle after brief manhunt

U.S. Highway 160 between Bayfield and Pagosa Springs was temporarily closed Monday morning while authorities attempted to arrest a drunken man walking along the road shooting a firearm. Colorado...

DATE: June 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

To thrive, gardeners need to know their microclimate

It’s not easy gardening in Southwest Colorado – with its erratic temperature fluctuations, whipping winds and snowstorms that could hit pretty much at any time. But people make it happen. “Hell...

DATE: June 13, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Living

Flyovers offer bird’s-eye view for Assessor’s Office, emergency personnel

In 2015, La Plata County started conducting flyovers in an attempt to use aerial photography to better inspect homes and businesses for tax purposes, and by all accounts, it has worked, adding...

DATE: June 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Is EPA protecting mining history around Superfund site?

Colorado’s top office for ensuring historic preservation is concerned about the Environmental Protection Agency’s impacts to mine sites around Silverton as the agency embarks on a massive Superfund...

DATE: June 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Additions to Whitewater Park draw concern, criticism from boaters

As the Animas River approaches peak flow, concerns are being raised that the city of Durango created a hazard when it added two new rapids to the Whitewater Park, resulting in many rafting...

DATE: June 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA to tackle one of most vexing polluters in Animas River basin

The Environmental Protection Agency announced Friday it intends to undergo a major effort this summer to understand one of the most vexing polluters in the upper Animas River watershed. In July,...

DATE: June 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Crews will keep fighting fire Friday on Missionary Ridge

A small fire on Missionary Ridge was expected to be contained Friday, but smoke could linger for days, according to the U.S. Forest Service. The 156 Fire broke out Thursday afternoon , ignited by a...

DATE: June 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM proposes 30 miles of new mountain bike trails in Silverton

Efforts to put Silverton on the map as a mountain biking destination got one step closer Wednesday: The Bureau of Land Management has proposed creating 30 miles of new singletrack trails just...

DATE: June 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trial delayed for Durango man accused of killing 3 in Oklahoma crash

The trial for a Durango man charged with three counts of manslaughter in Oklahoma has been delayed after his attorney withdrew from the case earlier this week. Noah DeDear was scheduled to stand...

DATE: June 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Fish Hatchery rebounds after nerve-wracking drought year

Colorado’s second oldest fish hatchery is finally recovering from last year’s drought conditions. “Last year was a very nervous situation with how low the water levels got,” said Toby Mourning,...

DATE: June 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Temporary radar system installed to help predict 416 Fire flooding

A temporary radar system was installed last week north of Durango to help track storms that might cause flooding from the 416 Fire burn scar. The system is the same equipment that was brought in...

DATE: June 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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