Jonathan Romeo

Position: Herald staff writer

3 dead after pickup driven by Durango teen slams into stopped vehicle

A grandmother and two of her grandchildren are dead after a pickup driven by a 17-year-old Durango boy rear-ended their vehicle on an Oklahoma highway last weekend, authorities said. According to...

DATE: March 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Victims, driver ID’d in Saturday’s fatal crash on Main Avenue

A resident of Italy, Marco Ricchi, 46, and a Fort Lewis College student, Allen Duke, 23, were identified as the men who died from injuries suffered Saturday when they were hit by an SUV while...

DATE: March 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA reimburses another $90,000 for Gold King Mine spill costs

More than $90,000 in additional reimbursements for costs associated with the Gold King Mine spill in 2015 was awarded to five entities in Colorado and Utah, the Environmental Protection Agency...

DATE: March 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Purgatory Resort extends season, opens new transfer lift

Purgatory Resort announced Tuesday a new transfer lift has officially opened and it will extend its season through April. According to spokeswoman Kim Oyler, Purgatory Resort , about 30 miles north...

DATE: March 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: More Sports

FOIA request filed for comments on Silverton Mountain’s heli-skiing expansion

After being denied access to public comments made on the proposed heli-ski expansion near Silverton, the San Juan Citizens Alliance has filed a request to force their release. “In ten years of...

DATE: March 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Decision on future of sheep grazing pushed back

The U.S. Forest Service has delayed its expected winter announcement on the future of domestic sheep grazing in the Weminuche Wilderness, and now expects a decision “in the next few months.” In...

DATE: March 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pagosa Springs Medical Center opts out of aid-in-dying

A third Southwest Colorado hospital has opted out of providing services under the aid-in-dying law, which was approved by Colorado voters by a 2-to-1 margin in November. On Tuesday, the Upper San...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA adds Bonita Peak Mining District to Superfund list

The Environmental Protection Agency announced Wednesday it would formally designate the district of leaking mines around Silverton as a Superfund. In a news release, the EPA said the “Bonita Peak...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Spring runoff red-flags Animas aquatic life

Water samples taken from the Animas River during the season’s first spring runoff since August’s Gold King Mine spill raise a “red flag” for potential harm to aquatic life in the waterway. On Feb....

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gold King owner says EPA forced access agreement renewal

The owner of the Gold King Mine said Monday the Environmental Protection Agency again forced him to sign an access agreement through 2016 for several private mining claims, prolonging a land...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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