Jonathan Romeo

Position: Herald staff writer

A winter storm for Southwest Colorado expected Monday morning

It’s beginning to look a lot more like winter in Southwest Colorado. After a storm dropped upwards of 6 inches of snow this past weekend, National Weather Service forecasters are predicting another...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Report: Aztec High School shooter one of 13 ‘alt-right’ killers

William Edward Atchison, the 21-year-old who entered Aztec High School and killed two students before taking his own life in December, bore all the hallmarks of an increasing number of killers...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Elderly man, former Fort Lewis College student found dead in separate incidents

Two suicides were reported in Durango over a 24-hour period last week, said La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith. Paul John Erickson, 85, was found dead around noon Jan. 30 by his wife at his home in...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Niña isn’t going anywhere, anytime soon

The culprit behind this year’s abnormally warm temperatures and lack of snowfall in Southwest Colorado – a weather pattern known as La Niña – is showing no signs of breaking down. “It’s...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Report: Avalanche victim drifted into gully he intended to avoid

It was only a minor mistake, but one with deadly consequences, that caused an avalanche between Silverton and Red Mountain last week, killing a 27-year-old Durango man, according to a final report...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango woman identified in fatal rollover crash

A Durango woman who died in a single-car crash Wednesday night north of Durango was identified Thursday as Tiffany Chanslor, 47, according to Colorado State Patrol. Chanslor was driving north on...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman dies in rollover crash north of Durango

A woman involved in a single-car rollover Wednesday night on East Animas Road (County Road 250) has died, according to Colorado State Patrol. State Patrol Capt. Adrian Driscoll said Thursday...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman in animal cruelty case faces new charge: poaching

A La Plata County woman charged with 114 counts of animal cruelty was hit with two additional charges after investigators allegedly found a poached elk on her property near County Road 122 during a...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Skier dies in avalanche near Red Mountain Pass

A Durango man died in an avalanche Sunday between Silverton and Red Mountain Pass. The skier was identified as Abel Palmer, 27, according to the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office. According to his...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Can the low snowpack in Southwest Colorado rebound?

Southwest Colorado’s snowpack this winter is on track to be one of the lowest in recent history, but if past years are an indication, there is time for a turnaround. As of this week, snowpack in...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Will losses from the Gold King Mine spill ever be covered?

In the days after the Gold King Mine spill tainted the Animas and San Juan rivers in 2015, Environmental Protection Agency officials encouraged people affected by the event to file damage claims...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Winter weather advisory issued for this weekend

Up to 16 inches of snow is possible this weekend in the high country of Southwest Colorado, according the National Weather Service. A cold front will likely lead to more accumulation of snow, said...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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