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Jonathan Romeo

Position: Herald staff writer

Petroglyph suggests Puebloans recorded eclipse at Chaco Canyon

Get ready, because on Monday there’s going to be an onslaught of total-solar-eclipse photos posted to social media, and in all likelihood, even some selfies where your friends’ heads eclipse the...

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

What should Superfund accomplish?

What should the Environmental Protection Agency’s recently declared Superfund listing on 48-mining related sites around Silverton accomplish over the next several years? That’s the question a newly...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos man who hydroplaned, killed two, formally charged

A Mancos man has been charged with two counts of vehicular homicide after hydroplaning into oncoming traffic on U.S. Highway 160 last month, hitting a vehicle with a family of four and killing two....

DATE: Aug. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango woman who hit bicyclist cited with careless driving

A 22-year-old Durango woman who is suspected of distracted driving after she struck a bicyclist on north Main Avenue last week has been cited with careless driving causing bodily injury, a class 1...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Silverton wins bid for Hunter S. Thompson movie

The town of Silverton will be the primary location for filming a new movie about the true story of Hunter S. Thompson’s curious, bizarre and entertaining run to be sheriff of Pitkin County in the...

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

Driver may have been distracted in bike vs. car crash

A 63-year-old Durango man who was hit by a vehicle while bicycling Monday on north Main Avenue was airlifted to a Grand Junction hospital with serious injuries, according to Durango Police Cmdr....

DATE: Aug. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gold King spill, Superfund fail to poison economy

For more than 20 years, the town of Silverton resisted Superfund status, concerned about federal intervention, the potential loss of mining and a longstanding belief local efforts could clean up...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

River Protection Workgroup disbands over disagreements

After more than a decade, the River Protection Workgroup, tasked with drafting a regionwide approach to land and river management in Southwest Colorado, has disbanded because members could not...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Katz family to preserve Durango Nordic Center near Purgatory

The Katz family has come to the rescue of the Durango Nordic Center, purchasing nearly 200 acres of land near Purgatory Resort that includes the parcel recently slated for an ill-fated, massive RV...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Arizona man spends night clinging to life vest in Vallecito Reservoir

An Arizona man in his early 20s was rescued Tuesday morning from Vallecito Reservoir after spending the night clinging to a life vest. Randy Vreeland, deputy chief with the Upper Pine River Fire...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man ticketed for duct-taping dog’s muzzle shut

A 23-year-old man who duct-taped his dog’s mouth shut and left the animal in a car parked at the Durango Community Recreation Center has been charged with animal cruelty. Both the 6th Judicial...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tape reveals cows had access to water

The livestock that local environmentalist Rose Chilcoat and her husband, Mark Franklin, supposedly put at risk by closing a gate had full access to water and were not in danger, according to the...

DATE: July 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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