Jonathan Romeo

Position: Herald staff writer

Wilderness Study Areas frozen in time in Southwest Colorado

Wilderness Study Areas have been a hot topic lately – some politicians are trying to do away with them, while others are trying to protect them. But what exactly is a Wilderness Study Area? The...

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

Missing woman’s body recovered from high-alpine waterway

The search for a missing Louisiana woman who was swept away in a high-alpine mountain stream outside Silverton more than a month ago came to an end last week. Authorities announced late Tuesday...

DATE: July 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man dies in shooting south of Durango, near state line

A man was shot and killed early Wednesday, prompting the closure of U.S. Highway 550 near the Colorado-New Mexico line as authorities searched for the suspected shooter. La Plata County Sheriff’s...

DATE: July 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Farmington woman flown to hospital after U.S. 160 crash

A Farmington woman whose car went off U.S. Highway 160, west of Durango, required helicopter transport Wednesday morning after suffering injuries that left her in critical condition. Colorado State...

DATE: July 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico man charged with letting dog kill fawn

A New Mexico man whose dog mauled and killed a deer fawn in southern Colorado was charged with several wildlife crimes and could lose the right to hunt and fish in the state, Colorado Parks and...

DATE: July 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man dies after vehicle rolls off road outside Silverton

An 83-year-old New Mexico man died this weekend after his vehicle went off a mountainous road outside Silverton. Colorado State Patrol Capt. Adrian Driscoll identified the deceased man as Roland...

DATE: July 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Help has arrived for deteriorating Ice Lakes Trail

SILVERTON On any given day in the summer, more than 100 people set out on the Ice Lakes Trail in the San Juan Mountains, just outside the town of Silverton. The impact from these crowds, officials...

DATE: July 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

60-year-old man rescued from Weminuche Wilderness

A 60-year-old man required a helicopter rescue Thursday after falling and injuring his head on a hike in the Weminuche Wilderness. La Plata County Search and Rescue President Ron Corkish said the...

DATE: July 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two bears euthanized after man attacked while camping near Pagosa Springs

Two bears were euthanized earlier this month after a man was attacked at a campground south of Pagosa Springs. Matt Thorpe, wildlife manager for Colorado Parks and Wildlife, said a man from out of...

DATE: July 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Can trees grow on mine waste rock piles?

SILVERTON – What happens when you plant trees in a pile of mine waste? We’re about to find out. The U.S. Forest Service has embarked on a bit of a science experiment this summer, to see if trees,...

DATE: July 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County to pay $125,000 in sexual harassment lawsuit

La Plata County has agreed to pay $125,000 to a former employee who claimed county staff ignored complaints of sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace. Bayfield resident Melissa...

DATE: July 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man who drove Jeep into Dolores River likely won’t be charged

A Dove Creek man who tried and failed to cross the Dolores River in a Jeep at high water last month will likely not face any charges or citations, according to the Bureau of Land Management. Rodney...

DATE: July 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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