Jonathan Romeo

Position: Herald staff writer

Walmart sues 31 Colorado counties in attempt to shrink tax bills

Walmart has sued just about every county in Colorado where the corporate giant has a store location, an aggressive legal tactic many big-box retailers are taking in an attempt to shrink their...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango police report 3 burglaries in less than 24 hours

Three burglaries were reported in Durango in less than 24 hours, according to police. Durango police Cmdr. Rita Warfield said the first incident occurred at Albertsons, 311 West College Drive,...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Amid national violence, La Plata County looks to increase security

La Plata County is proposing to beef up its security. As part of the draft 2020 budget, officials have called for four new security-guard positions to patrol county offices and facilities. The...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Car goes hundreds of feet off Wolf Creek Pass after driver falls asleep

The occupants of a car that went an estimated 300 to 400 feet off Wolf Creek Pass after the driver fell asleep are expected to survive – thanks to seat belts. Colorado State Patrol Sgt. Blake White...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez man dies after head-on crash on Highway 160

A 27-year-old Cortez man died Sunday morning on U.S. Highway 160 after hitting a semitrailer head-on. Colorado State Patrol Sgt. Blake White said authorities were alerted to the crash around 7:30...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Prosecutors will retry Pagosa Springs man accused of child sex assault

Prosecutors will retry a Pagosa Springs man who is accused of sexually assaulting a child last year in Bayfield after jurors last week could not come to a unanimous decision about guilt or...

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

Letters sent to Durango residents warning of potential radioactive waste

Residents who potentially have radioactive waste on their property may receive a letter from the state health department in the coming days, alerting them of the possible contamination and health...

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

Man who killed moose fined; can still hunt in Colorado

A Farmington man who shot and killed a moose that he mistook for an elk near Silverton last year has been fined $1,000 as a result of the incident, but state wildlife officials decided not to ban...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 14 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County man arrested for allegedly exposing himself to Mercy nurse

A 54-year-old La Plata County man was arrested Friday after allegedly exposing himself to a nurse at Mercy Regional Medical Center. According to an arrest affidavit filed by the Durango Police...

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

Mistrial declared in child sex assault case

A mistrial was declared Thursday in the trial of a Pagosa Springs man suspected of sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl last year in Bayfield. The trial for Rodney Keller, 53, began last week. ...

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

Front Range needs to stop taking Western Slope’s water, politicians say

The availability of water faces an uncertain future in Colorado, but people along the Front Range – where most of the state’s residents live – should not be looking to the Western Slope – where...

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

Did your county road make the list for 2020 improvements?

It looks like it’s going to be a relatively quiet year in 2020 for road improvement projects around the unincorporated parts of La Plata County. According to the county’s Public Works Director Jim...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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