Jonathan Romeo

Position: Herald staff writer

Silverton’s skijoring race is officially a go

Silverton’s 2020 skijoring race is officially a go. In November, event organizers said they needed to raise about $10,000 by Dec. 15 or there likely wouldn’t be an event this winter. Karen Sites,...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2019 | UPDATED: 18 hours 42 minutes ago | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Durango shows support for Colorado’s proposed methane rules

Durango residents showed up in force Wednesday to support Colorado’s effort to improve air quality and reduce methane emissions from oil and gas facilities. More than 100 people attended a public...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2019 | UPDATED: 21 hours 13 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Large boulder falls onto U.S. Highway 550 near Coal Bank Pass

A “very, very large” boulder fell onto U.S. Highway 550 near Coal Bank Pass on Monday afternoon, and though no one was injured, the Colorado Department of Transportation says it is a good reminder...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Drivers hit cow on U.S. Highway 550

A driver and his passengers escaped injury after hitting a cow Saturday night on U.S. Highway 550 north of Aztec. According to New Mexico State Police, a 2008 GMC pickup, driven by a 76-year-old...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 32 minutes ago | CATEGORY: New Mexico

County commissioner falls off roof, fractures hip and spine

After falling from a roof, La Plata County Commissioner Clyde Church said a fractured hip and spine won’t keep him from fulfilling his duties. Church, who was elected in fall 2018, said he and a...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

New way to monitor snowpack could be critical in the arid West

At a time when monitoring mountain snowpack is crucial for communities throughout the American West, has the next generation of measuring snow depth arrived? Some top researchers seem to think so....

DATE: Dec. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Third suspect arrested in connection with Animas River Trail ambush

A third man has been arrested in connection with a suspected ambush near the Animas River Trail that almost turned deadly. Around 6 p.m. Nov. 24, police were alerted of a fight behind the Speedway...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Is La Posta Road poised to be the next Bodo Industrial Park?

The north end of La Posta Road has long been considered by city and county planners as a prime location to meet the region’s need for more light industrial businesses, but access to water and sewer...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

New owner sheds light on plans for recently purchased Animas Valley property

A prime piece of undeveloped property in the Animas Valley previously owned by the U.S. Forest Service sold for nearly $1.7 million this summer, but don’t expect to see bulldozers and construction...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Investigators zero in on cause of fire at La Plata County Fairgrounds

Fire investigators have homed in on the cause of a fire that caused extensive damage to an unoccupied two-story building at the La Plata County Fairgrounds. The fire was reported about 10:45 p.m....

DATE: Nov. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

After two-year closure, Nordic skiing may return in full to Vallecito Reservoir

The situation is looking a little brighter for people who want to Nordic ski around Vallecito Reservoir but have been prohibited from some popular areas after a dispute over user fees. For years,...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Renewable energy company to buy BP natural gas assets in San Juan Basin

BP American Production Co. has sold its stake in the San Juan Basin natural gas and oil field to a European renewable energy company. In an emailed statement to The Durango Herald on Wednesday, a...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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