Jonathan Romeo

Position: Herald staff writer

Birds are dying in dramatic numbers in Southwest Colorado

Migrating birds are dying in staggering and disturbing numbers throughout Southwest Colorado, and researchers are at odds about the reasons why. Reports of widespread bird mortality began in the...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Driver’s license found with missing man at Mesa Verde National Park

Authorities say it appears the human remains found in Mesa Verde National Park do indeed belong to a Texas man who vanished without a trace in 2013 while visiting the park. Montezuma County Coroner...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Mother of Dylan Redwine pushed new law now used in high-profile crimes

Though the pain of losing her son will never heal, Elaine Hall said a law she helped pass, making tampering with a deceased body a felony, offers at least a little respite. “The healing process is...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

End of the mystery? Body at Mesa Verde National Park could solve 2013 missing man case

Search and rescue crews on Thursday found human remains at Mesa Verde National Park, which authorities believe belong to a Texas man who went missing in 2013. Mesa Verde National Park...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Off-road vehicle rolls north of Silverton, sending six to hospital

An off-highway vehicle that rolled 100 yards down a steep embankment Wednesday north of Silverton resulted in one child having to be taken by helicopter to Mercy Regional Medical Center. DeAnne...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County tells Durango to find a homeless camp solution ‘lickety-split’

The future of the homeless camp at Purple Cliffs did not get much clearer Wednesday after a joint meeting between Durango city councilors and La Plata County commissioners. La Plata County...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

After yearslong effort, La Plata County inks new land-use code

It’s official: La Plata County has a new land-use code. La Plata County commissioners Clyde Church, Gwen Lachelt and Julie Westendorff voted unanimously Tuesday in support of adopting sweeping...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 10 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango woman dies in crash west of Delta

A 30-year-old Durango woman died Sunday after driving off U.S. Route 50, west of Delta, according to the Colorado State Patrol. Trooper Josh Lewis said Justine Byrum was driving east on Route 50...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Review of officer-involved shooting nears completion in Durango

A 6th Judicial District Attorney’s Office review of a Durango police officer-involved shooting is about two to three weeks from completion, putting off any potential release of body-cam footage...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Misleading election mailer concerns Colorado officials

Colorado election officials are warning residents to watch out for an informal postcard sent by the U.S. Postal Service that contains misleading information about the upcoming November election....

DATE: Sept. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Red Mountain Pass fully reopens after Monday morning crash

Red Mountain Pass was closed or partially blocked for about three hours Monday for a rollover truck crash north of the summit. The closure occurred about 8:25 a.m. near mile marker 89 on U.S....

DATE: Sept. 14, 2020 | UPDATED: 4 days 14 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Moon tree lands in Durango

The moon tree has landed in Durango. For the unacquainted, Durango is home to Apollo 14 astronaut Stuart Roosa, who died in December 1994 at the age of 61 and now has a park and street bearing his...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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