Jonathan Romeo

Position: Herald staff writer

Former Katzin Music co-owner to open new supply store

Jim Gillaspy, a former co-owner of Katzin Music & Studios, which closed earlier this year, has announced he will open a new music-supply store in Durango on July 1. “Now that the word’s out, the...

DATE: June 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Students track movement of rockfall on Missionary Ridge

On July 5, 1998, a massive rockfall carrying boulders the size of houses came tearing down Missionary Ridge in the Animas Valley, the scar on the forested hillside stands out to this day. The rare...

DATE: May 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

ATVs suspected of damaging alpine tundra north of Silverton

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an incident from Sunday in which two all-terrain vehicles went off-road illegally and damaged pristine alpine tundra north of Silverton. Two...

DATE: May 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mama bear and two yearlings break into home

The prognosis does not look good for a mama bear and her two yearlings that have been breaking into homes around Durango. “This is a dangerous situation,” said Joe Lewandowski, spokesman for...

DATE: May 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local artist Juanita Ainsley dies at 80

Juanita Ainsley, a local artist who also worked as an occupational therapist and psychologist, died earlier this week. She was 80 years old. La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith said a welfare check...

DATE: May 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Silverton town manager placed on administrative leave

Silverton’s eighth town manager in 11 years was placed on administrative leave earlier this week, but town officials have been mum about the reason. Town Manager Louis Fineberg has been in the...

DATE: May 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

State House and Senate candidates file financial reports

In 2016, more than $311,800 was spent between incumbent J. Paul Brown and challenger Barbara McLachlan in the race for Colorado House District 59, which made it the most expensive general election...

DATE: May 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hunter’s Run Golf Course closes after 25 years

Hunter’s Run Golf Course, after nearly 25 years in business, has closed while the longtime owners try to find a buyer to take over operations in Oxford. Owner Robert Hardaway has owned the...

DATE: May 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Stolen fire equipment worth about $13,000 found near Silverton

Emergency equipment stolen in November from the Silverton-San Juan Fire and Rescue Authority was located this week near the bottom of a steep mountain. “It’s definitely a mystery,” said Mike...

DATE: May 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Truck driver dies on Wolf Creek Pass

A 30-year-old truck driver from Florida died last weekend after plunging more than 125 feet off Wolf Creek Pass on U.S. Highway 160. Colorado State Patrol Capt. Adrian Driscoll said the truck, a...

DATE: May 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trial postponed for two Durango environmentalists

The trial for two Durango environmentalists that was set to begin Wednesday has been postponed while a Utah state appeals court decides whether to review two petitions that challenge key rulings in...

DATE: May 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Monsoons could bring heavy rains this summer, new report says

The Climate Prediction Center is offering a glimmer of hope for precipitation in Southwest Colorado in the coming months – welcome news as the region continues to experience an intense drought....

DATE: May 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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