Jonathan Romeo

Position: Herald staff writer

County has no say in proposed uranium dump site

It turns out La Plata County has no authority to stop the construction of a uranium disposal site near Bondad proposed by the state’s health department. Recently, the Colorado Department of Public...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

New hotel along Camino del Rio to be among Durango’s tallest

An 86-room hotel on Camino del Rio is on its way to becoming one of the tallest buildings in the city of Durango. Construction of the hotel, which sits along the banks of the Animas River, began in...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man stands trial for alleged sexual assault of 8-year-old girl

A Pagosa Springs man’s trial began this week after he was arrested in June 2018 for allegedly sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl in Bayfield. According to authorities, Rodney Keller, 53, was...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Temporary uranium disposal site proposed south of Durango

A temporary disposal site for uranium tailings that were once used in construction projects around Durango has been proposed south of town, but some nearby residents are not happy. In the...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wildfire starts in HD Mountains, southeast of Bayfield

Air tankers, helicopters and ground crews responded Tuesday to a wildfire in the southern HD Mountains, southeast of Bayfield. The Durango Interagency Fire Dispatch Center posted to social media...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Body found northwest of Durango was stillborn infant

Authorities said Tuesday a body found last weekend northwest of Durango was that of a stillborn infant. In a news release, the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office said the body of the female infant...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Water samples show no impact from Silver Wing Mine spill

A mine that spilled into the Animas River north of Silverton did not impact water quality, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, which collected samples and analyzed the data. On Oct....

DATE: Oct. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Search mission underway for 86-year-old hunter

A search and rescue mission has been underway since Saturday for an 86-year-old hunter who went missing in the San Juan National Forest outside Dolores. Montezuma County emergency manager Mike...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hunter’s body recovered from remote wilderness southwest of Rico

A search and rescue mission headed by Dolores County Search and Rescue recovered the body of a hunter last weekend southwest of Rico. Dolores Search and Rescue Capt. Keith Keesling said a call came...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Silverton man arrested after threatening police with knife

A Silverton man was arrested on suspicion of felony menacing after threatening a police officer with a knife. According to an arrest affidavit, San Juan County Sheriff Bruce Conrad responded to a...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Life of King II coal mine extended by 20 years

A coal mine in La Plata County has been approved for expansion, a move that is expected to extend the life of the mine for at least another 20 years. Preparing for its coal reserves to run out, GCC...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two storms could alleviate dry spell in Southwest Colorado

A few chances to reverse Southwest Colorado’s prolonged dry spell are on the way Friday through Sunday. The National Weather Service in Grand Junction is reporting two weather systems making their...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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