Jonathan Romeo

Position: Herald staff writer

Durango police identify man killed in early morning gunfight

Authorities have identified a 34-year-old Pagosa Springs man as the suspect killed in an officer-involved shooting early Wednesday in Durango. According to the Durango Police Department, officers...

DATE: July 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man survives plunge off Wolf Creek Pass, night in backcountry

A 36-year-old Durango man survived driving off Wolf Creek Pass, rolling 700 feet down a steep mountainside and spending a night injured in the backcountry before being rescued last week. “I didn’t...

DATE: June 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

$5,000 statue stolen from crepe stand in downtown Durango

A statue valued at about $5,000 was stolen from outside Michel’s Corner Crepes in downtown Durango, the shop’s owner said. Michel Poumay, owner of the crepe shop on the corner of College Drive and...

DATE: June 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Autopsy on man who drowned in Animas River is inconclusive

An autopsy to help understand why a 31-year-old man drowned in the Animas River earlier this week came up empty, said La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith. Michael Flanagan of La Plata County was...

DATE: June 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Vehicle allows faster rescue in backcountry north of Durango

Search and rescue crews in Southwest Colorado have a new toy to aid missions deep in the backcountry, and this one is tailored to ride on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad tracks. As...

DATE: June 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police arrest 26-year-old man in connection with Durango crime spree

A 26-year-old man from Gallup, New Mexico, has been arrested in connection with a crime spree this week in Durango, and additional suspects are likely to be arrested in the coming days, according...

DATE: June 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police detain group in Gallup suspected of Durango crime spree

Multiple people were being questioned Wednesday in connection with an overnight crime spree in which at least 10 Durango-area residents were targeted for theft. Stolen items included tools,...

DATE: June 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man found dead in Animas River identified

A man found dead in the Animas River on Tuesday has been identified as a 31-year-old La Plata County resident. La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith said Michael Flanagan was found dead around 4:30...

DATE: June 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trial delayed again for father suspected of killing Dylan Redwine

Once again, the trial has been delayed for Mark Redwine, who was arrested nearly three years ago for allegedly killing his 13-year-old son. Redwine was scheduled to start a 28-day trial July 8. The...

DATE: June 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Washout cuts off Durango train from Silverton for eight to 16 weeks

A recent rainstorm has washed out a significant portion of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad’s tracks, effectively cutting off the railroad from Silverton for the next eight to 16...

DATE: June 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Amid calls for removal, ‘Chief’ sign in downtown Durango vandalized

After petitions circulated last week both in support and in opposition to the “Chief” sign in downtown Durango, the large Native American caricature outside the Toh-Atin Gallery was vandalized with...

DATE: June 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Aztec man who followed women in Bayfield, Durango is sentenced

An Aztec man who pleaded guilty to harassment for allegedly following several women in Durango and Bayfield was sentenced Friday to one year supervised probation. Eli Garcia, who was 24 at the time...

DATE: June 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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