Jonathan Romeo

Position: Herald staff writer

Homeless man found dead in downtown Durango

The Durango Police Department responded to a report of a homeless man found dead Thursday morning behind a building adjacent to The Durango Herald offices in the 1200 block of Main Avenue. Cmdr....

DATE: Aug. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

LPEA spends $800,000 a year to protect birds from electrocution

Protecting eagles, hawks and other wildlife from electrocution has become an increasingly higher priority for utility companies across the U.S. But it’s not cheap. Since 2017, La Plata Electric...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Living

$7 million being spent to protect homes from 416 Fire flooding

Sandbags, concrete barriers, ditch reconstruction – about $7 million will be spent to protect residents north of Durango from flooding and debris flows, the new reality post 416 Fire. For the past...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman dies on Colorado Trail after tree falls on tent

A 56-year-old female hiker died on the Colorado Trail after a tree fell on her tent late Monday. San Juan County Sheriff’s Office wrote in a post to social media around 1:45 p.m. Tuesday that the...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man sailing Navajo Lake goes missing

A 78-year-old Durango man has been missing for almost a week after possibly having gone overboard while sailing at Navajo Lake State Park. Christopher Smith, the park superintendent on the New...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

It’s official: Mark Redwine’s September trial is postponed

Mark Redwine’s trial, which was set to begin in September, will be postponed. Redwine, who is accused of killing his 13-year-old son, Dylan, in 2012, was scheduled to go to trial Sept. 17. The...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mobile home park’s sewage lagoon still seeping into Lightner Creek

Issues with Lightner Creek Mobile Home Park’s sewage pond, which has been seeping raw wastewater into its namesake creek for more than 10 years, have still not been fixed, state officials said this...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trees brought down in avalanches can be collected for free

After a winter that brought down an onslaught of avalanches, the Bureau of Land Management has come up with a unique way to get it all cleaned up: free firewood collection permits. “It’s a win-win...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Volunteers sought to help repair trails, burn scar north of Durango

Residents who want to lend a helping hand in the healing and restoration of Hermosa Creek where the 416 Fire blazed through can do so this Saturday. A number of local nonprofits are hosting...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Virus outbreak hits Montezuma, La Plata counties

A virus outbreak that affects mainly horses and cattle is on the rise in Montezuma and La Plata counties. In mid-July, the Colorado Department of Agriculture announced two horses in La Plata County...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Judge to decide this week whether to delay Mark Redwine trial

The trial of Mark Redwine is up in the air. Redwine, who is accused of killing his 13-year-old son Dylan in 2012, is scheduled to go to trial Sept. 17. The 57-year-old Bayfield man was arrested in...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Residents voice concern with King II coal expansion

Truck traffic, water quality and climate change dominated the discussion for a handful of residents who showed up for a meeting this week about the possible expansion of GCC Energy’s King II coal...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

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