Jonathan Romeo

Position: Herald staff writer

When will 100-year floodplain be tested in Durango?

Butch Knowlton looks at a floodplain map of La Plata County, and his mind envisions the worst-case scenario: all those homes, all those people. As director of La Plata County’s Office of Emergency...

DATE: April 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Work at 10 intersections will improve access to sidewalks

If you think you’ve noticed an uptick in road construction on north Main Avenue, you’d be right. The Colorado Department of Transportation is in the middle of a $600,000 project to bring 10...

DATE: April 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County announces three finalists for county manager job

La Plata County has named three finalists to fill the role of county manager. Earlier this year, County Manager Joanne Spina retired, capping a 30-year career at the county. Since, Assistant...

DATE: April 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Test case of barking dog ordinance dismissed

A test case of La Plata County’s new barking dog ordinance resulted in charges being dropped after a county court judge found insufficient evidence to support the charges. La Plata County enacted...

DATE: April 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Deputy shot in high-speed car chase expected to fully recover

A San Juan County Sheriff’s Office deputy who was shot early Tuesday in a high-speed car chase came within “a half of an inch” of a possibly fatal injury after trying to prevent a suicidal woman...

DATE: April 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Car chase north of Durango ends in woman’s death

A high-speed car chase that started in La Plata County ended early Tuesday with a woman’s death, according to the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office. The Sheriff’s Office posted to its Facebook page...

DATE: April 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man accused of trying to kill cattle signs plea agreement

Exactly two years to the day, the saga of a Durango man accused of trying to kill cattle after he closed the gate to a corral in southeastern Utah has reached a resolution. Mark Franklin, 63, faced...

DATE: April 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tough winter increases chance of elk calf die-off

Heavy snow is tough going for wildlife in the winter months, and as a consequence this year, wildlife officials fear there will be a higher than normal die-off of elk calves this spring. “It’s...

DATE: March 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas River on the rise with warm temperatures

Spring runoff began in earnest this week as warm temperatures thawed area snowpack, causing creeks and rivers to swell. A water gauge on the Animas River near the Powerhouse Science Center saw...

DATE: March 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Debris flow covers road in 10 feet of muck

The Missionary Ridge rockfall is on the move. In the past couple of days, several thousand tons of mud and debris have come down the mountainside to the Animas Valley floor, said Butch Knowlton,...

DATE: March 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

New funeral home to serve growing population in La Plata County

A new funeral home is coming to Durango that aims to help alleviate the demand for service as the region’s population grows. The Williams Funeral Home last week received approval from La Plata...

DATE: March 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango train purchases building, prompting two businesses to relocate

Durango Smoke Shop, a mainstay downtown business, will relocate this summer after the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad purchased a downtown building to consolidate offices. The railroad...

DATE: March 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

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