Jonathan Romeo

Position: Herald staff writer

U.S. Highway 160 clear around Bayfield after two closures

U.S. Highway 160 was closed in two spots near Bayfield on Tuesday, but reopened later in the day. Colorado State Patrol Trooper Jeff Chmieleski said Highway 160, about 5 miles east of Bayfield,...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Superintendent reprimanded for using work email to air ‘personal agenda’

The president of the Durango School District 9-R Board of Education has reprimanded Superintendent Dan Snowberger for inappropriately using his school email account to air his “personal agenda”...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Drivers can expect lengthy closures Tuesday on Red Mountain, Wolf Creek passes

Drivers planning to traverse Red Mountain or Wolf Creek passes Tuesday in Southwest Colorado should expect delays. The Colorado Department of Transportation said avalanche-control work is required...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fatal avalanche involved students with Silverton Avalanche School

A group of backcountry skiers caught in an avalanche last weekend, leaving one dead, was taking part in an avalanche safety course with the Silverton Avalanche School, according to the Colorado...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sled dog racers hope third time is a charm for race

For the past two years, the Silverton Flying Sled Dog Races hasn’t been able to catch a break, but event organizers are confident conditions will be just right this winter to hold the competition...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Get ready for another round of snow this weekend

Another round of snow is predicted to hit Southwest Colorado this weekend. Mike Charnick, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Grand Junction , said that Saturday is expected to be...

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

Lawsuit: Couple allegedly was drugged, sold $21,860 in skin products

A Durango couple is suing an Aspen boutique, saying they were possibly drugged and forced into buying skin care products that they were told cost $700 but had cost more than $20,000. The couple’s...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango woman suspected of running over, trying to kill cousin

A 27-year-old Durango woman is being held on suspicion of attempted first-degree murder for running over her cousin early Sunday, leaving the man in critical condition. Katrina Baker told law...

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

Stolen car suspect leads police on 22-mile chase from Ignacio to Durango

A 21-year-old man from New Mexico was arrested Sunday on suspicion of stealing a car at the Sky Ute Casino Resort and leading law enforcement on a high-speed chase that ended in Durango. Michael...

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

Plant treats Gold King Mine waste despite government shutdown

Despite the government shutdown, now in its second week, the water-treatment plant that cleans mine waste from the Gold King Mine will not cease operations, according to the Environmental...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Take a hike with a Humane Society dog up for adoption

Do you ever feel the need for a canine companion while hiking, but just aren’t in a place to have a dog of your own? La Plata County Humane Society has you covered. A little-known program hosted by...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Car goes off Red Mountain Pass on Wednesday

Another car, the second in two weeks, went off Red Mountain Pass on U.S. Highway 550 between Silverton and Ouray on Wednesday night. Colorado State Patrol Trooper Gary Cutler said a car went off...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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