Jonathan Romeo

Position: Herald staff writer

Pardoned by Polis: Mother benefits from wake-up call

As Jamie Matthews sat in a prison yard, reflecting on how her life had gotten so out of control, something clicked. “I had this moment where I looked around and said, ‘What the hell am I doing...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Suspect in DUI, indecency case allegedly left signature in Durango theater

A Bayfield man was arrested Friday after allegedly urinating the first initial of his name on a wall in a movie theater at Allen Theatres’ Durango Stadium 9. Around 11 p.m. Friday, the Durango...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Colorado firefighters head to Australia

As wildfires rage in Australia, firefighters from Southwest Colorado are stepping up to help. Since fire season began in Australia in late July, the country has been ravaged by the worst wildfires...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mountain lion, too close for comfort, captured and sent to rehab

A 6-month-old mountain lion getting a little too close for comfort to homes and people around Vallecito was captured last weekend and sent to a rehabilitation center after wildlife officers...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trial starts for Durango man accused of assaulting deputy, making racist remarks

A Durango man’s trial starts this week after he was accused of attacking deputies and making racists comments to an African American deputy during an burglary investigation in February at the...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mistrial declared for man accused of killing one in U.S. Highway 160 crash

A mistrial was declared Monday in the trial of a Bloomfield man accused of crossing the centerline on U.S. Highway 160 west of Hesperus, killing a 56-year-old woman and injuring her husband and...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man arrested for allegedly killing his brother

A Durango man who was taken into custody in connection with an armed robbery and assault near the End-O-Day Motel has been arrested on separate charges in Grand Junction, with authorities there...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two men escape after illegal activity on D&SNG tracks

The prospect of gold brought hardy settlers to the San Juan Mountains, and soon after, Silverton had its share of legendary shoot-outs, high-stakes holdups and daring bouts of bootlegging....

DATE: Jan. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

One year later: Oil and gas worker’s death remains a mystery

Last January, Randy Yellowman died in an explosion while working at a natural gas well pad south of Durango, and one year later, it appears investigators will never know what ignited the flare-up...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango bus driver cited for watching football game on phone while driving

A Durango Transit bus driver was cited Saturday with careless driving after supposedly watching a football game on his cellphone while driving his route. Around 5 p.m. Saturday, a passenger on the...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lake Nighthorse changing the game for annual bird count

Add a new major body of water to the landscape and expect to see different species of wildlife – that’s the conclusion from an annual bird count in Durango. Construction on Lake Nighthorse, just...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Grocery stores make reducing food waste a priority in Durango

Grocery stores are responsible for a lot of waste, but increasingly, companies are figuring out better ways to use food that would otherwise end up in landfills, at least here in Durango. Every...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

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