Jonathan Romeo

Position: Herald staff writer

Six months later, no cause released for 416 Fire

Six months later, and no official cause of the 416 Fire has been announced. Saturday will officially mark six months since June 1, the start of the 416 Fire, which burned 54,000 acres north of...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

During breeding season, deer are known to attack

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is reminding residents that bucks are in the height of their mating season, and can be aggressive, especially Durango’s resident deer herd. “They are looking for mates...

DATE: Nov. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sheriff’s lieutenant resigns after stealing food from crime scene

A La Plata County Sheriff’s Office lieutenant who serves as commander of the Southwest Drug Task Force will resign at the end of the month after allegedly stealing food from a crime scene while on...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

It’s official: Election results finalized 20 days after two close contests

La Plata County Commissioner Brad Blake, who was defeated by 23 votes, will not request a recount of the Nov. 6 election, according to La Plata County Clerk & Recorder Tiffany Parker. Parker said...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

School district acknowledges police call after previously denying incident

Two Durango School District 9-R employees issued separate letters Sunday in response to an incident last month at Needham Elementary School where a district administrator had police called on her...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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