Jonathan Romeo

Position: Herald staff writer

Durango photographer likely last to view mysterious monolith in Utah

As mysteriously as it arrived, it was gone. A silver monolith was discovered Nov. 18 in the Utah desert, about 11 feet tall and apparently made of stainless steel, which has garnered national and...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Red Mesa Reservoir inches closer to improvement project

Attempts to save a small reservoir in a remote part of Southwest Colorado inched closer to completion after a bid recently went out calling for a final design to improve the existing dam structure....

DATE: Nov. 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

In defiance of health order, Durango restaurant stays open to in-person dining

In defiance of public health orders aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19, a local Durango diner has chosen to remain open to indoor dining, with its owner saying he cannot survive anymore...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2020 | UPDATED: 5 days 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Winter wildlife closures around Durango take effect Dec. 1

It may still be nice outside to go out for a hike, but Colorado wildlife officials are reminding trail users that closures in certain areas take effect Dec. 1 to protect critical winter range for...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango adds teeth to its mask-wearing ordinance

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise and Southwest Colorado’s health care systems appear to be maxing out, Durango City Council on Monday adopted stricter regulations to enforce the mandatory mask...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2020 | UPDATED: 5 days 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango police say juveniles are responsible for breaking Top That’s window

Police said Friday two girls are suspected of breaking a window at Top That Frozen Yogurt. Cmdr. Ray Shupe said the girls are not being identified because they are minors. The case is being turned...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango restaurant closes for good because of COVID-19 financial hardships

Another longtime Durango restaurant has been forced to permanently close as a result of financial struggles brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Starting Friday, restaurants face a second period...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Four new outbreaks reported in La Plata County restaurants, workplaces

Amid a surge in COVID-19 cases, La Plata County has reported four new outbreaks in restaurants and workplaces. An outbreak, according to state guidelines, is two or more cases in a 14-day period....

DATE: Nov. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Former Durango police officer receives deferred agreement in domestic violence case

A former Durango Police Department officer accused of domestic violence signed a diversion agreement that calls for domestic violence treatment and an order to not contact the victim. Justin Moore...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Armed robbery suspect hits another Durango gas station

Gas stations on north Main Avenue beware: An armed man has robbed two stations within a week, and his behavior appears to be growing more aggressive, according to the Durango Police Department....

DATE: Nov. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police say man accused of sexual assault may have used date rape drug

A 25-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of sexual assault after allegedly raping a woman in Durango. Durango Police Department Cmdr. Rita Warfield said Jordan Tyler Benjamin was arrested...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Driver who struck two pedestrians on 32nd Street identified, charged

A 28-year-old Durango driver suspected of hitting two pedestrians crossing 32nd Street last week has been identified and charged. Durango Police Department Cmdr. Ray Shupe said the man, identified...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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