Jonathan Romeo

Position: Herald staff writer

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

Demonstrators demand Sen. Cory Gardner support methane emission rules

More than 150 people gathered outside U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner’s Durango offices Tuesday, demanding the Republican senator oppose the rollback of methane waste regulations. “We’re here to support the...

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

Clean energy powers jobs in La Plata County

La Plata County has nearly 800 people working in the clean energy sector, according to a recent report based on U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics information. “That doesn’t seem far reaching to me...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Tribes plead with BLM for protection of Chaco

SHIPROCK – Over the years, Anthony Lee, a Navajo medicine man, has watched the sacred land around Chaco Canyon where he gathers herbs and performs ceremonies slowly turn into an industrial...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Historic cabins on track for public use in San Juan forest

Nearly a decade in the making, two historic U.S. Forest Service outposts in the San Juan Mountains near Mancos and Dolores should be ready for public use by the summer of 2018.Tom Rice, recreation...

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

Tipton: EPA freeze will not impact Superfund site

It appears President Donald Trump’s freeze on Environmental Protection Agency funding will not impact the Superfund site around Silverton, a source confirmed Wednesday.“We have received...

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

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