Jonathan Romeo

Position: Herald staff writer

Police identify man killed in Pagosa Springs crash

A 39-year-old Pagosa Springs man died Monday after his vehicle went off U.S. Highway 160 in Pagosa Springs, according to the Pagosa Springs Police Department. Chief W. Rockensock said in a prepared...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Up to 2 feet of snow forecast in San Juan Mountains

In anticipation of Tuesday night’s snow storm, the National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for the San Juan Mountains, which calls for up to 2 feet of snow in the high country. On...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Storm brings snow to Southwest Colorado; more might be coming

Overcast conditions and patchy fog made way for clear blue skies Sunday morning, but not before a short-lived snowstorm left a modest amount of snowfall in the parched high country of Southwest...

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

Annie’s Orphans spans three decades helping unwanted animals

Pulling into Annie’s Orphans, an off-the-beaten-path animal shelter and rescue about 10 miles south of Durango off U.S. Highway 550, one is met with a cacophony of excitable dogs, each given a...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Driver in fatal crash near Pagosa Springs tests above limit for marijuana

A driver who died last month after causing a three-vehicle crash just west of Pagosa Springs tested nearly double the legal driving limit for THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana,...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Oil and gas lease sale near Hay Gulch scheduled for March

An oil and gas lease sale that includes 80 acres in southwestern La Plata County is on track for March, according to the Bureau of Land Management. In June, the BLM announced two parcels in the...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Mercy’s first baby of 2018 arrives half-hour into new year

The first baby of 2018 to arrive at Mercy Regional Medical Center came just 30 minutes after the clock struck midnight. Born at 12:31 a.m. Monday, Ariel Skye Vaughn came in at 6 pounds, 1 ounce and...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Small donations add up to help forest health in Southwest Colorado

A few extra dollars can go a long way toward protecting forests of the San Juan Mountains. This year, Purgatory Resort and Hermosa Tours, a mountain bike tour company, will take part in the...

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

King II coal mine approved for expansion

The Trump administration’s vow to streamline energy development has helped La Plata County’s only running coal mine receive quick approval for an expansion that will extend operations until at...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Management plan finalized for Hermosa Creek watershed

A management plan for a variety of recreational uses in the Hermosa Creek watershed has officially been finalized, the U.S. Forest Service announced Wednesday. The announcement is significant, as...

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

Crash leaves one dead, four injured near Pagosa Springs

A three-vehicle crash last week on U.S. Highway 160 west of Pagosa Springs has left one dead and four others with serious injuries. According to Colorado State Trooper Josh Lewis, around 10:30 a.m....

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

Death toll for bears hits record numbers in Southwest Colorado

A record number of bears were euthanized this year in La Plata County – partly the result of a poor natural food cycle and partly the result of food sources made available by humans. “It’s...

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

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