Jonathan Romeo

Position: Herald staff writer

Hunter’s body recovered from remote wilderness southwest of Rico

A search and rescue mission headed by Dolores County Search and Rescue recovered the body of a hunter last weekend southwest of Rico. Dolores Search and Rescue Capt. Keith Keesling said a call came...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Silverton man arrested after threatening police with knife

A Silverton man was arrested on suspicion of felony menacing after threatening a police officer with a knife. According to an arrest affidavit, San Juan County Sheriff Bruce Conrad responded to a...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Life of King II coal mine extended by 20 years

A coal mine in La Plata County has been approved for expansion, a move that is expected to extend the life of the mine for at least another 20 years. Preparing for its coal reserves to run out, GCC...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two storms could alleviate dry spell in Southwest Colorado

A few chances to reverse Southwest Colorado’s prolonged dry spell are on the way Friday through Sunday. The National Weather Service in Grand Junction is reporting two weather systems making their...

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

Durango driver won’t be charged in fatal crash with bicyclist

A Durango man who hit and killed a cyclist will not be charged after authorities determined the cyclist pulled out in front of his truck, according to Colorado State Patrol. Capt. Adrian Driscoll...

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

Durango shows up in force for Ed Zink memorial

If you want Ed Zink’s legacy of unwavering community service to continue, live it. That was the message to hundreds of people who attended a memorial service for the Durango native Monday at the...

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

Fort Lewis College professor’s arrest raises questions about 2008 arson

In the days after an arson at south City Market, current and former Fort Lewis College staff are questioning whether their colleague, Brad Clark, who was arrested on suspicion of starting the...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Who pays for search and rescue missions?

When someone needs to be rescued in the backcountry, who pays? It turns out, there’s a number of funding sources to keep the La Plata County Search and Rescue team fully operational and ready to go...

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

Southern Ute Indian Tribe will close jail by Dec. 31

The Southern Ute Indian Tribe has announced it will close its jail by the end of the year. In a news release late Wednesday, the tribe said it has been attempting for the past two years to reduce...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dirt bike route proposed in ‘one of the last untouched’ places in Silverton

A new route for dirt bikes is being proposed in the San Juan Mountains, which some Silverton locals fear will compromise one of the last quiet, unmotorized places in the nearby backcountry. “Minnie...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Telluride gets season first dusting of snow

Telluride down to Trout Lake got its first frosting of the season early Thursday morning. Michael Charnick, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Grand Junction, said a strong cold...

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

Bears packing on the pounds before hibernation

Trying to pack on the pounds before hibernation, bear activity is picking up in and around Durango. “There’s definitely been an uptick in reports of bear incidents in the last week,” said Matt...

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

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