Jonathan Romeo

Position: Herald staff writer

Rain may help curb human-bear conflicts

Bear activity in La Plata County has been quiet so far this year, but weather conditions over the next couple of weeks will play a major role in whether enough food is available during the animals’...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 6 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Subway in west Durango closes for good

The Subway location on U.S. Highway 160 in west Durango has closed permanently after financial struggles brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, co-owner Steve Redding said Monday. Redding, who has...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Business

Manure dumped in middle of Durango neighborhood raises alarm

An excavation and concrete company operating without a permit was told to stop after residents raised concerns over noise, dust and the smell of manure throughout a neighborhood in southeast...

DATE: July 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango church youth leader arrested in connection with sexual assaults

A youth leader at the First Baptist Church of Durango has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting multiple victims over the course of several years. The Durango Police Department arrested...

DATE: July 31, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA proposes permanent mine waste dump site north of Silverton

It appears the Environmental Protection Agency has found a place for long-term storage of mine waste near Silverton. The EPA announced this week it is proposing a waste repository for the Bonita...

DATE: July 30, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 12 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango group requires rescue after boat capsizes on Navajo Lake

A group from Durango required rescue at Navajo Lake on Monday after a boat capsized from a 6-foot wave during a storm. Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokesman Joe Lewandowski said park rangers...

DATE: July 29, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Release of Durango officer-involved shooting video could be weeks away

Body cam footage of a fatal officer-involved shooting earlier this month in Durango is expected to be released in the coming weeks, said Durango Police Department Chief Bob Brammer. “We are an open...

DATE: July 29, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman arrested for attempted murder, domestic violence

A 41-year-old Durango woman was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, domestic violence and second-degree assault after an incident last week at a local motel. According to an arrest...

DATE: July 28, 2020 | UPDATED: 5 days 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

What regions pose biggest COVID-19 threat to Southwest Colorado?

Through new technology, local health experts are able to better pinpoint what outside regions pose the biggest risk to Southwest Colorado for COVID-19, and the results boil down to two of Durango’s...

DATE: July 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Longtime downtown Durango restaurant to close for good

Another mainstay restaurant in downtown Durango has announced it will close. “After 23 years, we are closing,” The Palace Restaurant announced on social media . “Pandemic, no trains pulling out of...

DATE: July 27, 2020 | UPDATED: 4 days 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Red Mountain Pass reopens after mudslides

U.S. Highway 550’s Red Mountain Pass between Silverton and Ouray has reopened as of 4:45 p.m. after debris and mudslides closed the highway for a short time Monday. Lisa Schwantes, spokeswoman for...

DATE: July 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

54-year-old man arrested after sex sting

A 54-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of internet sexual exploitation of a child and internet luring of a child after an undercover operation. According to an arrest affidavit, the Durango...

DATE: July 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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