Jonathan Romeo

Position: Herald staff writer

Democrats offer their own welcome for Pence

Nearly 150 Democrats endured the pains of being stood up Wednesday as Republican vice president nominee Mike Pence pulled a last-minute detour, avoiding the warm “Democrat welcome” that awaited him...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gail Schwartz touts public land protection

During a stop in Durango on Tuesday, 3rd Congressional District Democratic candidate Gail Schwartz touted her initiatives to protect public lands, pursue clean energy and responsibly balance land...

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

Health officials say fish from Animas River OK to eat

The Colorado health department announced Tuesday it’s OK to eat fish out of the Animas River, evidenced by results from extensive sampling following the Gold King Mine spill. On Aug. 5, 2015, an...

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

Indigenous Peoples Day debuts at Fort Lewis College

Ten months after the city of Durango unanimously voted to celebrate the conquered rather than the conqueror, more than 200 people gathered at Fort Lewis College on Monday to take part in the...

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

‘Village at Wolf Creek’ lawsuit inches forward

A coalition of conservation groups on Thursday submitted an opening brief as part of a lawsuit that aims to stop a land exchange on Wolf Creek Pass that would allow a village with the capacity for...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

BLM will pursue master leasing plan in SW Colorado

The Bureau of Land Management office in Denver has decided to propose a master leasing plan in Southwest Colorado, which would provide a closer look at oil and gas development in the region.BLM...

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

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

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