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Jonathan Romeo

Position: Herald staff writer

Pine beetle poses threat to Southwest Colorado forests

The forests of Southwest Colorado may be facing yet another new and highly destructive threat: the pine beetle. “It’s not completely unexpected, but it’s worrisome,” said Gretchen Fitzgerald, a...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA updates on its work since Silverton Superfund declared

SILVERTON – It’s been more than a year since the Superfund site near Silverton was formally declared, and while the cleanup is expected to take years, Environmental Protection Agency officials...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sheriff’s deputy resigned days before he was found dead

A La Plata County Sheriff’s deputy found dead last week was under investigation and resigned from the Sheriff’s Office three days before he was discovered with a gunshot wound in a burning home,...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Deputy is found dead in burning home

The man found dead with a gunshot wound inside his burning home early Friday morning has been identified as Jeremiah Lee, according to Bruce Evans, chief of the Upper Pine River Fire Protection...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Silverton cancels next year’s skijoring event

The annual skijoring race in Silverton has been canceled because of an unsettled lawsuit stemming from last year’s event where three people were run over by a horse spooked by a low-flying drone....

DATE: Oct. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Missing hiker reportedly survives three days in mountains

A missing hiker who spent three days and two nights in the San Juan Mountains was able to locate a maintenance car with the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad on Tuesday afternoon, surviving...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Barking-dog violations show no bite in La Plata County

Since La Plata County’s barking-dog ordinance went into effect more than six months ago, worries that complaints and violations would overburden Animal Control have not materialized. La Plata...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Shenandoah residents upset over potential gas and oil development

Residents in the Shenandoah subdivision say they are caught off guard after learning about the possible development of a gas and oil field next to several homes. They take issue with not being...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA removes mine waste it used to improve road near Silverton

Mine waste that was used by an Environmental Protect Agency contracted crew to resurface a road north of Silverton has been cleaned up and removed, according to agency officials. Andrew Mutter, a...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rescue underway for injured climber in Lime Creek area

A search and rescue operation is underway in the Lime Creek area off U.S. Highway 550, north of Durango, for an injured climber. Tom Brueckner, with La Plata County Search and Rescue, said a...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Moose captured on video battling head-to-head in Silverton

It’s hard to find a significant other, even for moose. On Tuesday, a lucky visitor in Silverton, Theresa Willingham Bush, captured a high-quality video of two big bull moose battling head-to-head...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Silverton Mountain opens for first runs of the season and says: ‘THIS IS NOT A JOKE!’

The first runs of the 2017-18 ski season were made Sunday at Silverton Mountain, North America’s highest altitude ski areas with a peak of 13,487 feet. According to a news release, a snow system...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

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