Jonathan Romeo

Position: Herald staff writer

Wanted Durango man crashes into house, takes off on foot

Law enforcement are on the lookout after a suspect in a police chase crashed a vehicle into a house near Eight Street and East Eight Avenue, and then took off on foot. La Plata County Sheriff’s...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango police dismayed after protesters show up at health director’s home

A line has been crossed, local law enforcement says, after nearly 20 people gathered outside the private home of San Juan Basin Public Health Executive Director Liane Jollon to protest public...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango, La Plata County prepare for potential unrest on Inauguration Day

Law enforcement in Durango is holding out hope that any possible protests leading up to President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration next week will remain peaceful, but authorities are also preparing...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Drought causing issues for Durango’s fish hatchery

Prolonged drought in Southwest Colorado is now affecting Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s fish hatchery in Durango. Joe Lewandowski, spokesman for CPW, said the Durango Fish Hatchery, along the banks...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA to drill into mine west of Silverton at risk of blowout

The Environmental Protection Agency plans this summer to drill into the collapsed entrance of a mine near Silverton that’s at risk of a blowout. If the situation sounds familiar, it is. The EPA in...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico reaches $11 million settlement with mining company over Gold King spill

The state of New Mexico has reached an $11 million settlement with Silverton-based Sunnyside Gold Corp. over costs related to the 2015 Gold King Mine spill, the state announced Wednesday. The...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2021 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

COVID-19 outbreak confirmed at La Plata County nursing home

An outbreak of COVID-19 cases has been confirmed at a nursing home in La Plata County. San Juan Basin Public Health said one employee and two residents at Sunshine Gardens Country Home, east of...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango church leader accused of molesting young men avoids jail

A former Durango church youth leader who pleaded guilty to sexually molesting four young adults avoided jail time Tuesday and was instead given four years’ probation, sending a court hearing into...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

2 fires extinguished at Purple Cliffs homeless camp

Two fires in one day at the Purple Cliffs homeless camp south of Durango have prompted law enforcement to offer outreach on how to safely have a fire, especially as cold temperatures this winter...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Head-on crash reported on U.S. Highway 160 in west Durango

The Durango Police Department responded Monday afternoon to a head-on crash on U.S. Highway 160, near the turnoff for Colorado Highway 141 (Wildcat Canyon), in west Durango. Cmdr. Ray Shupe said...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mutu’s Italian Kitchen closes after 15 years in business

A longtime Durango restaurant has closed shop after its owner decided to move to Virginia for a change in scenery. “It really hasn’t hit me yet,” said Rustin Newton, owner of Mutu’s Italian...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Centura Health missed reporting 2,500 COVID-19 hospitalizations dating back to April

Centura Health failed to report nearly 2,500 COVID-19 hospitalizations dating back to April across the state, most of which happened this fall as cases spiked in Colorado, and hospital staff...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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