Jonathan Romeo

Position: Herald staff writer

Person remains missing five days after being swept away by stream

Authorities on Monday released the name of a Louisiana woman who has been missing for five days after she was swept away in a high-alpine creek while Jeep touring in the backcountry outside...

DATE: July 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Silver and gold mine in La Plata Canyon put on hold

Efforts to revamp an aspiring silver and gold mine in La Plata Canyon have been put on hold for the foreseeable future as company officials decide which direction to take the long-inactive site...

DATE: June 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Landowners urged to be proactive to prevent wildfires

With about 50% of Coloradans living in areas at risk of wildfire, it’s time for landowners to take measures into their own hands – at least that’s the message forest managers and emergency...

DATE: June 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Search underway for person swept away in high alpine creek

A search and rescue mission remained underway late Friday in the San Juan Mountains outside Silverton for someone who was swept away in a high-alpine creek while Jeep touring the backcountry....

DATE: June 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man thrown from horse requires helicopter transport to Mercy

A longtime Pine River Valley resident is expected to recover after being thrown from a horse last weekend, suffering injuries that required helicopter transport to Mercy Regional Medical Center....

DATE: June 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman who died rafting San Juan River is identified

A woman who died on a commercial rafting trip last week on the San Juan River north of Pagosa Springs has been identified as a 43-year-old mother of three who was on vacation with her family from...

DATE: June 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango police arrest man suspected of breaking into homes

The Durango Police Department arrested a homeless man Thursday morning suspected of illegally entering numerous homes throughout Durango in the early morning hours. “He had no conscience about...

DATE: June 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man dies after car goes off road, into Animas River north of Silverton

A 45-year-old Silverton man died earlier this week after his car went off the road and into the upper Animas River. San Juan County Coroner Keri Metzler said Gerardo Acosta went for a drive Sunday...

DATE: June 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

What can be done about Durango’s Whitewater Park?

For the safety of boaters entering Durango’s Whitewater Park, it’s “imperative” the city fix two new features recently installed above the park, according to one of the project’s lead designers....

DATE: June 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Forest Service puts vacant land in Animas Valley out for bid

Let the bidding begin on an estimated 20 acres of prime undeveloped U.S. Forest Service land in the Animas Valley. A few years ago, the Forest Service announced its intent to sell the mostly...

DATE: June 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Grant helps teachers take students on outdoor field trips

Teachers in Durango now have an opportunity to apply for a grant to help take their students outside on science-based field trips. Great Outdoors Colorado, a state group that invests a portion of...

DATE: June 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman in animal cruelty case pleads guilty, faces probation

A La Plata County woman originally charged with more than 100 counts of animal cruelty pleaded guilty Thursday to only five counts of animal cruelty, and faces a sentence of two to five years’...

DATE: June 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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