Jonathan Romeo

Position: Herald staff writer

Cabin near Silverton ‘obliterated’ by avalanche

An avalanche destroyed a cabin near Silverton last month. Jim Donovan, director of San Juan County’s Office of Emergency Management, said the cabin was hit by a slide during the height of...

DATE: April 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Research efforts hone in on Hermosa Creek

Between heavy metal contamination from legacy mines in Silverton, high levels of E. coli from unknown sources, and higher water temperatures that stress aquatic life, the Animas River has its...

DATE: April 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango attorney to lead state’s oil and gas commission

A Durango attorney has been tapped to lead the state’s top agency that regulates oil and gas at a time of sweeping change for the industry in Colorado. Earlier this year, the Colorado Legislature...

DATE: April 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Animas River in Farmington closed Thursday after raw sewage spill

The city of Farmington closed the Animas River to recreational use Thursday and warned residents to stay out of the water after raw sewage leaked into the river Wednesday. Steve Morse, public works...

DATE: April 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County wants to know: Will voters support a tax increase?

Will La Plata County residents support a property tax increase to help the county’s declining operating budget? That’s the question that will be posed next month to some county residents in a poll...

DATE: April 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Kayaker injured at dangerous rapid on Vallecito Creek

A kayaker required rescue Tuesday afternoon after getting injured at a dangerous Class 4 rapid on Vallecito Creek. Bruce Evans, fire chief for Upper Pine River Fire Protection District, said a call...

DATE: April 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Larry Perino, one of the last Sunnyside Gold employees, announces retirement

Larry Perino, a Silverton native and one the last remaining Sunnyside Gold Corp. employees based in the former mining town, announced he will retire at the end of April, capping a nearly 40-year...

DATE: April 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two Durango police officers hurt in separate incidents

It was a busy weekend for the Durango Police Department: An officer was bitten in an altercation, another officer got into a wrestling match with a fleeing suspect and a driverless car crossed U.S....

DATE: April 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College professor tapped for UN study about climate change

A Fort Lewis College professor has been selected to take part in a United Nations report that seeks to assess the impacts of climate change, focusing on how less snow is expected to alter the...

DATE: April 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rasta Stevie, longtime KDUR DJ, talks reggae, upbringing, cancer treatment

Durango has many colorful characters. Rasta Stevie is certainly one of them. Rasta Stevie moved to Durango in 1996, and right away, started his reggae-centric radio show “Heart Beat of Zion” at...

DATE: April 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

CDOT warns about undetonated bombs from avalanche mitigation

If you come across what looks like an explosive device in the San Juan Mountains this summer, don’t touch it. The Colorado Department of Transportation is getting the word out that some explosives...

DATE: April 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

East Animas Road reopens after almost monthlong closure

East Animas Road reopened Wednesday after county crews were able to clear the onslaught of mud and debris slides. The road (County Road 250) closed March 22 in the 2700 block , which has a history...

DATE: April 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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