Jonathan Romeo

Position: Herald staff writer

Colorado releases list of businesses that violated wage laws

The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment has publicly released for the first time the names of Colorado businesses that were found to violate wage laws since a new law went into effect April...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Upper Pine fire sends assistance to Hurricane Harvey victims

As thousands of relief workers descend on Texas for what’s being called the worst natural disaster in the state’s history, a small unit from Southwest Colorado will be among the ranks. On Friday,...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man gets community service for duct-taping dog’s mouth shut

A 23-year-old Florida man who duct-taped his dog’s mouth shut and left the animal in a parked car pleaded guilty last week and will have to complete 100 hours of community service and buy a proper...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire northwest of Bayfield likely accidental

A fire northwest of Bayfield on Saturday that caused upward of $700,000 in damages is likely to be ruled accidental, Upper Pine River Protection Fire Protection District Chief Bruce Evans said. The...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

A driverless carriage. The next big thing?

Tales of a headless horseman who prowls the forests at night in a horse-drawn carriage, looking for his decapitated head and taking victims along the way, have persisted and spooked people since...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Despite FCC decision, getting Denver TV stations not imminent

The inner limits of author William Faulkner’s famous quote that “even waiting will end ... if you can just wait long enough,” are truly being tested by La Plata County residents who for decades...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man charged with vehicular homicide in 17-year-old’s death

A 22-year-old Durango man has been charged with vehicular homicide after the car he was driving in June went off the road in Durango West II and hit a tree, killing a 17-year-old Durango woman....

DATE: Aug. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Loaded gun found at Durango airport checkpoint

A loaded firearm was found at the security checkpoint on Sunday at the Durango-La Plata County Airport, according to the Transportation Security Administration. The TSA said in a news release...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Petroglyph suggests Puebloans recorded eclipse at Chaco Canyon

Get ready, because on Monday there’s going to be an onslaught of total-solar-eclipse photos posted to social media, and in all likelihood, even some selfies where your friends’ heads eclipse the...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

What should Superfund accomplish?

What should the Environmental Protection Agency’s recently declared Superfund listing on 48-mining related sites around Silverton accomplish over the next several years? That’s the question a newly...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos man who hydroplaned, killed two, formally charged

A Mancos man has been charged with two counts of vehicular homicide after hydroplaning into oncoming traffic on U.S. Highway 160 last month, hitting a vehicle with a family of four and killing two....

DATE: Aug. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango woman who hit bicyclist cited with careless driving

A 22-year-old Durango woman who is suspected of distracted driving after she struck a bicyclist on north Main Avenue last week has been cited with careless driving causing bodily injury, a class 1...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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