Jonathan Romeo

Position: Herald staff writer

How much snowpack will make it to reservoirs?

Southwest Colorado’s snowpack is right on track with historic averages, a far cry from last year, but all that potential water may not make it into the region’s needy reservoirs. A number of...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Residents dig out, but more snow is on the way

One of the biggest snowstorms to hit Southwest Colorado this year caused a bit of chaos Friday, and it doesn’t appear winter is about to loosen its grip. Heavy snowfall started Thursday night and...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Two backcountry skiers rescued on Coal Bank Pass

Two backcountry skiers who spent the night outdoors after being caught in Thursday’s storm near Coal Bank Pass were rescued Friday and returned to safety. Ron Corkish with La Plata County Search...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Mitigating avalanches no easy task on San Juan Skyway

On the morning of March 5, 1992, a massive avalanche tumbled down a slide path on Red Mountain Pass just south of Ouray, burying two Colorado Department of Transportation employees. The pair were...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Western Slope leaders call for stricter regulations on oil, gas pollution

A growing number of elected officials on the Western Slope are pushing for regulations on oil and gas pollution to reflect stricter rules currently in place on the Front Range. “Why would we have...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

EPA places Silverton’s Superfund site on fast-track pilot program

The Superfund site made up of mine sites around Silverton contaminating the Animas River has been chosen to be part of a new pilot study that aims to speed up the Environmental Protection Agency’s...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Snowdown brings winter fun, increased crime to Durango

Durango’s Snowdown was originally conceived in 1979 to bring something fun and festive to Colorado’s long winter, and while the annual event still fulfills that mission, it also brings a lot of...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Winter storm warning update: Snow and rain, 50 mph winds

Up to a 16 inches of snow is expected to hit the high mountain passes Sunday in Southwest Colorado. A winter storm warning was in effect from midnight Saturday to 6 p.m. Sunday. “Definitely take...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango airport plans to purchase property for expansion

The city announced Friday that the Durango-La Plata County Airport plans to buy land and two commercial buildings across the street from the airport to expand. The contract includes a $3.9 million...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man who drunkenly ran over two pedestrians given amended sentence

A Durango man sentenced to two years in community corrections and 10 years of probation for running over two pedestrians while driving drunk was given a reduced sentence Thursday, but with a...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man suspected of attempted murder, pulling knife on police

A Durango man is suspected of attempting to strangle a woman and threatening police officers with a knife Thursday, resulting in law enforcement using a K-9 unit and a Taser gun to subdue the...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Annual count finds fewer birds, but reasons why still up in the air

Fewer birds were spotted during this winter’s annual bird count, a possible side effect of drought and the 416 Fire, but researchers say it’s too soon to draw conclusions. “The number of birds were...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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