Jonathan Romeo

Position: Herald staff writer

Animas River closed in Farmington after raw sewage spill

Farmington has closed the Animas River to recreational use and is warning residents to stay out of the water after raw sewage leaked into the river Wednesday. According to a Facebook post from the...

DATE: April 25, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 hour 4 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Research efforts hone in on Hermosa Creek

Between heavy metal contamination from legacy mines in Silverton, high levels of E. coli from unknown sources, and higher water temperatures that stress aquatic life, the Animas River has its...

DATE: April 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County wants to know: Will voters support a tax increase?

Will La Plata County residents support a property tax increase to help the county’s declining operating budget? That’s the question that will be posed next month to some county residents in a poll...

DATE: April 23, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Kayaker injured at dangerous rapid on Vallecito Creek

A kayaker required rescue Tuesday afternoon after getting injured at a dangerous Class 4 rapid on Vallecito Creek. Bruce Evans, fire chief for Upper Pine River Fire Protection District, said a call...

DATE: April 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Larry Perino, one of the last Sunnyside Gold employees, announces retirement

Larry Perino, a Silverton native and one the last remaining Sunnyside Gold Corp. employees based in the former mining town, announced he will retire at the end of April, capping a nearly 40-year...

DATE: April 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two Durango police officers hurt in separate incidents

It was a busy weekend for the Durango Police Department: An officer was bitten in an altercation, another officer got into a wrestling match with a fleeing suspect and a driverless car crossed U.S....

DATE: April 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College professor tapped for UN study about climate change

A Fort Lewis College professor has been selected to take part in a United Nations report that seeks to assess the impacts of climate change, focusing on how less snow is expected to alter the...

DATE: April 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rasta Stevie, longtime KDUR DJ, talks reggae, upbringing, cancer treatment

Durango has many colorful characters. Rasta Stevie is certainly one of them. Rasta Stevie moved to Durango in 1996, and right away, started his reggae-centric radio show “Heart Beat of Zion” at...

DATE: April 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

CDOT warns about undetonated bombs from avalanche mitigation

If you come across what looks like an explosive device in the San Juan Mountains this summer, don’t touch it. The Colorado Department of Transportation is getting the word out that some explosives...

DATE: April 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

East Animas Road reopens after almost monthlong closure

East Animas Road reopened Wednesday after county crews were able to clear the onslaught of mud and debris slides. The road (County Road 250) closed March 22 in the 2700 block , which has a history...

DATE: April 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Researchers record the stories of communities inundated by Navajo Lake

Not too far in the distant past, hundreds of families were forced to leave their homes and communities to make way for the waters of Navajo Lake. The emotions of those displaced – the anger and...

DATE: April 18, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Protesters gather outside ICE’s Durango headquarters

About 40 protesters demanding an end to the targeting of immigrants in La Plata County stood outside the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s headquarters in Durango on Tuesday morning....

DATE: April 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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