Jonathan Romeo

Position: Herald staff writer

Southern Utes stand with Standing Rock protest

Southern Ute tribal member Shelly Thompson took a carload of blankets, jackets and other supplies last week to the thousands of Native Americans camped out on the Standing Rock reservation in North...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Aliens over La Plata County? Or just a weather balloon?

“I occasionally think how quickly our differences, worldwide, would vanish if we were facing an alien threat from outside this world,” former President Ronald Regan told the United Nations in 1988....

DATE: Sept. 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mountain bike legislation tests idea of wilderness

A controversial bill that would open wilderness areas to mountain biking has stirred long-standing tensions, begging the question: What does the legislation mean for the San Juan Mountains and...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Living

For author David Petersen, hunting is about an ethic

Outside a small cabin hidden by ponderosa pines and groves of aspen stands northeast of Durango, David Petersen relentlessly chops wood on a late August day to stock up for the long winter months....

DATE: Sept. 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Living

Third trial set for Shiprock man accused of sexual assault

A third trial for a Shiprock, New Mexico, man accused of sexually assaulting his girlfriend in 2007 at the Spanish Trails Inn & Suites is set for Sept. 19. Harold Nakai, 43, chose not to waive his...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Florence Lister, prominent archaeologist, dies at 96

Florence Lister, a prominent archaeologist in the American Southwest died Sunday at her home in Mancos. She was 96. “She succeeded in a field that was dominated by men, and she found her own niche,...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hog heaven: Here come the motorcycles

Labor Day weekend is upon the Four Corners, and for the past quarter century, that means so are the motorcycles. On Thursday, gates open at 2 p.m. in Ignacio to the 25th annual Four Corners...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Heavy rains cause overflow at EPA’s water-treatment plant

Heavy rains Tuesday caused an overflow at the Environmental Protection Agency’s temporary treatment plant north of Silverton, releasing discolored water into Cement Creek. An internal alert was...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA point man during Gold King spill tells Ophir residents ‘Don’t get excited’ about yellow water

The Environmental Protection Agency on-scene coordinator whose orders last August ultimately caused the Gold King Mine blowout recently had some choice words about the people of Durango and their...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Environmental concerns realized at New Mexico well-site fire

A recent fire at an oil production site in New Mexico provided environmental advocacy groups with fodder for a long-standing argument: Federal agencies must weigh all impacts of mineral extraction...

DATE: July 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

THC found in pilot who crashed WWII plane in 2014

Levels of marijuana above the legal driving limit were found in the blood of a Durango pilot who crashed a World War II aircraft on July 4, 2014, killing two, a recently-released investigation...

DATE: July 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

XTO Energy fined $10,000 for March spill

XTO Energy Inc. was fined $10,000 on Tuesday for a spill in March that sent at least 70 barrels of produced water from natural gas drilling into Lone Hollow Creek, about 12 miles east of Durango....

DATE: July 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

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