Jonathan Romeo

Position: Herald staff writer

Animas River Stakeholders disband after 25 years of cleanup efforts

It’s the end of the Animas River Stakeholders Group. After leading the cleanup of mine waste in the headwaters of the Animas River for more than 25 years, group co-founder Peter Butler announced...

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

Sleuths go to work at historic Southwest Colorado cemeteries

It’s a full-on detective mission at three historic Southwest Colorado cemeteries. Ruth Lambert with the San Juan Mountains Association said that around 2008, a large-scale project sought to...

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

Dog found with arrow in skull survives high-risk surgery

A 1-year-old dog named “Champ” survived high-risk surgery Tuesday after a veterinarian discovered an arrow lodged in his nasal cavity and skull. Chris Nelson, director of Animal Services for the La...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Entire Archuleta County landfill is on fire

The entire Archuleta County landfill was on fire Monday night. Christina Kraetsch, deputy director of emergency operations for the Archuleta County Sheriff’s Office, said a report came in around...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trove of archaeological ruins unearthed south of Durango

A large, extensive network of Native American ruins was recently discovered just outside Durango on top of Florida Mesa, and it’s kind of blowing archaeologists’ minds. “As an archaeologist with...

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

Victims identified in fatal crash north of Durango

Two Durango-area residents were killed in a head-on crash Friday on U.S. Highway 550, about 5 miles north of town. Colorado State Patrol Capt. Adrian Driscoll said the crash was reported about 9:20...

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

Durango man drives into ditch to avoid hitting school bus

A 29-year-old Durango man who authorities say wasn’t paying attention while driving and swerved off the road into a ditch to avoid hitting a stopped school bus full of kids was cited with careless...

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

Residents douse fire in north Durango after D&SNG train passed by

Residents in north Durango on Monday were forced to put out a fire next to the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad tracks, just as the afternoon train rolled into town. Karola Hanks, fire...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man dies driving off Red Mountain Pass

A 22-year-old Grand Junction man died Saturday night after driving off U.S. Highway 550 on Red Mountain Pass. Colorado State Patrol Trooper Josh Lewis said the vehicle, a 2003 Dodge pickup, was...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Couple expected to survive 450-foot plunge off mountain road

An “incredible” rescue mission Sunday for a Montrose couple whose Jeep plunged 450 feet down a mountain road between Ouray and Telluride likely saved the lives of the couple, authorities said....

DATE: Aug. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Explosion in Aztec displaces dozens of people

An explosion at an Aztec apartment complex – the result of a natural gas leak inside the building – left one injured and dozens of others evacuated Sunday, according to authorities in New Mexico....

DATE: Aug. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man found dead Thursday in downtown Durango identified

A homeless man who was found dead Thursday in downtown Durango has been identified, and a cause of death determined. La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith identified the man as Richard Marchetti, 61....

DATE: Aug. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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