Jonathan Romeo

Position: Herald staff writer

Misjudgments led to fatal avalanche on Red Mountain Pass, report says

Several misjudgments led to an avalanche that killed a backcountry skier participating in a Silverton Avalanche School course earlier this month, according to a report. The Colorado Avalanche...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Shutdown’s impacts hit Southwest Colorado

Southwest Colorado is feeling the effects of the partial government shutdown as it enters its 25th day – the longest shutdown in U.S. history. La Plata County commissioners on Tuesday sent a letter...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police looking for man suspected of stabbing, shooting at Iron Horse Inn

Law enforcement is looking for a man suspected of being involved in a stabbing and shooting at the Iron Horse Inn early Monday in Durango. The Durango Police Department posted to its Facebook page ...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Study: Most Durangoans do not lock their bear-resistant trash cans

People in Durango are not locking their bear-resistant trash cans, rekindling calls for the city of Durango to up its enforcement. At least that’s the takeaway message from a new study conducted by...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Has La Plata County shed its purple skin?

As political winds change, it appears La Plata County, which traditionally has bounced between voting Democrat and Republican, might be taking a turn for the deep blue. With unaffiliated voters for...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Colorado to get a permanent weather radar system

It’s official: A permanent weather radar system for Southwest Colorado and the Four Corners is on its way. Recently, the Colorado Department of Local Affairs awarded $1.7 million in funding for...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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