Jonathan Romeo

Position: Herald staff writer

Southern Utes contest accusations of retaliation against whistleblower

The Southern Ute Indian Tribe responded to claims it threatened retaliation against “whistleblowers,” asserting that the federal employees played a major role in gross mismanagement of the tribe’s...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan National Forest users can expect new fees, campground closures

The San Juan National Forest’s recreational budget has declined 50 percent over the past decade, and that’s caused the agency to make tough decisions about what’s worth saving. “It is obvious we...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Study finds oil and gas industry largest contributor to ‘hot spot’

A two-year study released by NASA on Monday confirmed suspicions that energy extraction practices are largely responsible for the methane hot spot in the Four Corners. “The argument that most of...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Silverton aims to honor town marshal slain in 1880s

If it weren’t for the ink of Silverton’s only newspaper, the tragic story of the small town’s marshal, who was gunned down by an infamous outlaw gang in 1881, would likely fall into the deep annals...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

Farmington skier who died at Purgatory was mother of 5

A memorial service will be held Friday for Kressyda Ming – the 34-year-old Farmington woman who died last week after colliding into a tree at Purgatory Resort.Ming was a mother of five, ages 10 and...

DATE: March 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pagosa Springs man found dead in creek

A Pagosa Springs man was found dead Feb. 18, more than a week after his family reported him missing, according to Archuleta County Undersheriff Tonya Hamilton. John Charles Allen Sr., 47, went...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA lays out plan for summer work at Superfund site

The Environmental Protection Agency has a “laundry list of activities” the agency would like to see completed this summer at the Superfund site near Silverton, including monitoring at several key...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Skier who died at Purgatory Resort is identified

A 34-year-old woman who struck a tree and died while skiing at Purgatory Resort on Saturday has been identified as Farmington resident Kressyda Ming, according to La Plata County coroner Jann...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Silverton to consider use of off-highway vehicles in town

A fight is brewing in Silverton over whether to allow the continued use of off-highway vehicles within town limits, which is likely headed to a highly contentious vote this spring. Earlier this...

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

Two Southwest Colorado companies block ads from Breitbart News

Two Southwest Colorado-based companies are joining an increasing legion of businesses choosing to remove their ads from the controversial website Breitbart News. In November, a Twitter account...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Family fondly recalls Cortez man who died in crash

A 50-year-old man from Cortez has been identified as the driver who died Sunday after his vehicle collided with a Colorado Department of Transportation snowplow near Dolores. The Colorado State...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos woman works to free innocent prisoners

Bernard Young was behind bars for nearly 30 years for a crime he claimed he didn’t commit when his family, in a last ditch effort, called Mancos resident Claudia Whitman. Whitman, who runs the...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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