Jonathan Romeo

Position: Herald staff writer

WATCH: In a rare sighting, moose visits Durango

A moose was spotted in north Durango last week, a rather rare sight for an animal more known to wander the high country. Kirby McLaurin, who lives in the River View Mobile Home Park near Oxbow Park...

DATE: June 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Heat wave to hit Southwest Colorado on Wednesday

A heat wave is expected to hit Southwest Colorado on Wednesday, which will likely exacerbate already high fire danger conditions. Megan Stackhouse, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service...

DATE: May 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango restaurants can reopen Wednesday, but will they?

Durango’s restaurants can reopen for dine-in service Wednesday. Gov. Jared Polis announced Monday restaurants across the state can reopen after being closed for more than two months to in-person...

DATE: May 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Memorial Day draws small but dedicated crowd

Memorial Day in Durango felt a little different this year, with scaled-down events because of the coronavirus outbreak. But a handful of veterans were able to honor military personnel who died...

DATE: May 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Protest over public health orders sweeps through downtown Durango

About 200 people gathered Friday evening in downtown Durango to protest public health orders aimed at reducing the spread of the coronavirus. What was originally said to be a peaceful walk down...

DATE: May 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local officials waiting on Polis to unveil next health order

Public health officials say they are growing frustrated with Gov. Jared Polis allowing health orders to nearly expire before issuing guidance about the next phase of the state’s coronavirus...

DATE: May 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Main Avenue walk aims to promote businesses – some say it’s a protest

A La Plata County man says he’s organizing a walk Friday night on Main Avenue to show that Durango is open for business, but on social media the event is being called a “peaceful protest” over...

DATE: May 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Survey: Majority of Durango businesses support face-covering requirement

A majority of Durango businesses support an ordinance that goes into effect Friday, which requires face coverings within city limits, according to a survey conducted by the Durango Chamber of...

DATE: May 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

How does La Plata County do contact tracing?

In normal times, Claire Macpherson was manager for San Juan Basin Public Health’s environmental health program, mostly inspecting restaurants to make sure local eateries followed safe food-handling...

DATE: May 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County man died of heart complications, not COVID-19, coroner rules

An 80-year-old man reported to be La Plata County’s only confirmed COVID-19 fatality died of congestive heart failure, not the novel coronavirus, according to La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith....

DATE: May 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Silverton cancels its famed Fourth of July celebration

Silverton has canceled its famed Fourth of July celebration, event organizers announced Friday. DeAnne Gallegos, director of the Silverton Area Chamber of Commerce, said financial difficulties led...

DATE: May 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trespassers cause headache for neighbors along Oxbow Park and Preserve

Oxbow Park and Preserve has been closed for about a month because of construction, but that isn’t stopping people from going in, eliciting complaints from adjacent homeowners and calls to the...

DATE: May 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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