Jonathan Romeo

Position: Herald staff writer

High-speed car chase ends in New Mexico

A high-speed car chase that started Friday in Colorado ended in San Juan County, New Mexico, according to Colorado State Patrol Capt. Adrian Driscoll. Driscoll said around 11:30 a.m. a trooper...

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

Where have all the elk gone?

The future of elk in Southwest Colorado is in jeopardy. Over the past few years, herds in the region have been slowly dying off, and wildlife officials are concerned about the iconic ungulate’s...

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

Wildlife officials will try to track bighorn sheep in Weminuche

Wildlife officials will take to the air this week to gain a better understanding of the bighorn sheep as part of a five-year study. “We don’t know a lot about how these bighorns use the landscape,”...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Forest Service dismisses Village at Wolf Creek concerns

The U.S. Forest Service has dismissed objections raised over the Village at Wolf Creek and intends to give road access to the developer of the proposed project atop Wolf Creek Pass. In July, the...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Police looking for ‘lost and cold’ hunter

Durango Police are looking for a man who illegally entered an office trailer at Lake Nighthorse and left a note saying he was “lost and cold.” The man was caught on surveillance camera about 6 p.m....

DATE: Nov. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District mum on why employee was banned from Needham Elementary School

Durango School District 9-R refuses to release information about an incident last month in which one of its employees, who was reportedly banned from Needham Elementary School, had police called on...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rolled truck was off approved routes for hazardous materials

A truck driver who crashed south of Silverton earlier this week, spilling an unknown amount of chemicals along U.S. Highway 550, has been cited with transporting hazardous materials on a route not...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Commissioners approve new gravel pit near Bondad

La Plata County commissioners approved a new gravel mine south of Durango near Bondad on Tuesday. Since 2014, Crossfire Aggregate Services , under an agreement with the Bonds family, have...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

416 Fire did not burn at as high intensity as thought

A new study of the 416 Fire burn scar found the fire, which ripped through the San Juan National Forest this summer, did not burn at such a high severity as previously thought. In July, the U.S....

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

By slim margin, Brad Blake appears to retain seat as county commissioner

After final voting results filtered in early Wednesday, incumbent La Plata County Commissioner Brad Blake appears to have retained his seat representing District 1. With about 28,500 votes counted...

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

BP says wastewater spill into Animas River contained

A wastewater spill from a BP American Production well site that reportedly seeped into the Animas River on Sunday south of Durango has been contained, according to a company spokesman. But a...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA asks courts to toss Navajo Nation’s lawsuit over Gold King Mine spill

The U.S. Department of Justice, on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency, has asked that a federal court dismiss a lawsuit filed by members of the Navajo Nation seeking repayment of damages...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

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