Jonathan Romeo

Position: Herald staff writer

Durango Hot Springs receives OK to serve alcohol

Durango Hot Springs will now be able to serve alcohol. La Plata County commissioners on Tuesday voted to approve a new “lodging and entertainment liquor license,” which allows the resort previously...

DATE: July 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango dispensary’s marijuana recalled for unapproved pesticide use

A recall notice has been issued for marijuana at a Durango dispensary after state investigators found an unapproved pesticide was used during production. The state’s Marijuana Enforcement Division...

DATE: July 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Will Southwest Colorado break 100 degrees this weekend?

Southwest Colorado could see record-high temperatures this weekend as a significant heat wave grips the region. Erin Walter, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Grand Junction,...

DATE: July 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police identify additional suspects tied to Durango crime spree

Additional arrest warrants have been issued for three people in connection with a crime spree last month in Durango. The Durango Police Department said the crime spree started about 7 p.m. June 23...

DATE: July 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Second COVID-19 outbreak reported at a workplace in Durango

A second outbreak of COVID-19 has been reported at a workplace in Durango, but health officials say the risk to the public is virtually nonexistent. Brian Devine with San Juan Basin Public Health...

DATE: July 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Historic Bayfield barn damaged by car crash

A historic barn in Bayfield was damaged Wednesday after a driver went 100 feet off the road and crashed, suffering serious injuries. Upper Pine River Fire Protection District Chief Bruce Evans said...

DATE: July 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Judge denies request to move City Market arson trial out of Durango

The trial for a Fort Lewis College professor accused of starting a fire at City Market will remain in Durango after a request from defense attorneys to change the venue was denied Thursday. Bradley...

DATE: July 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Is lightning playing a bigger role in Southwest Colorado wildfires?

Across Southwest Colorado, lightning strikes have sparked several fires this year, a worrying trend as drought conditions take a hold on the region and passing storms drop only superficial amounts...

DATE: July 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango’s former finance director turns herself in for embezzling about $700,000

Durango’s former finance director, who is suspected of stealing more than $700,000 from the city of Durango, turned herself into authorities Wednesday, but quickly bonded out of custody. Julie...

DATE: July 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman arrested in connection with burglary, officer-involved shooting

A 23-year-old Durango woman wanted in connection with a burglary that ended with an officer-involved shooting and a man’s death last week has been arrested after a foot pursuit with police. Durango...

DATE: July 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Road work causes delays on U.S. Highway 550’s Molas Pass

Drivers should expect delays when traveling over Molas Pass on U.S. Highway 550 between Durango and Silverton for the next three days. Lisa Schwantes, spokeswoman for the Colorado Department of...

DATE: July 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA will temporarily plug ‘bad boy’ mine near Silverton

The Environmental Protection Agency will temporarily close a bulkhead at one of the worst polluting mines near Silverton as an experiment to better understand hydrology in the region. Bulkheads are...

DATE: July 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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