Jonathan Romeo

Position: Herald staff writer

‘Slut’ walk on Fort Lewis College campus in Durango an effort to help end sexism, rape culture

“My vagina, my rules,” was the provocative chant on Tuesday of more than 30 Fort Lewis College students marching through campus to bring awareness to the objectification of women and the hope to be...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Living

Pre-trial date set for man suspected of killing Durango native

A pre-trial conference date has been set for a Farmington man accused of murdering Karen Cugnini, a Durango native who was living in Flora Vista, in October. Rick Stallings, 50, will appear in...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Silverton, San Juan County officials will pursue Superfund

SILVERTON – After more than 20 years of debate, the town of Silverton will officially engage the Environmental Protection Agency to work toward listing the mining district in the Upper Animas...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Strange streak in sky sparks speculation

A strange streak of light across the sky Saturday night erupted a flurry of speculation on a local Durango social media site, with theories of a meteor showers, military rocket testing and a...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durangoans weigh in on greenhouse-gas limits

On the day of reports that greenhouse gases in the atmosphere have surpassed the symbolic threshold of 400 parts per million – a number scientists regard as an ominous tipping point – Durango...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mercy’s parent settles billing complaint

Mercy Regional Medical Center was recently implicated in a False Claims Act allegation for violating Medicare billing requirements, a Department of Justice investigation revealed Friday. Catholic...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango police arrest Cortez man in Halloween stabbing

A Cortez man is suspected of felony assault after a stabbing incident Halloween night, a Durango police spokesman said on Monday. Jimmy Wayne Mahan, 38, was taken into police custody around 2 a.m....

DATE: Nov. 3, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Train numbers up despite Gold King Mine spill

SILVERTON – Despite fears that the sight of a mustard-yellow river would turn away visitors from Southwest Colorado, ridership on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad increased about 10.5...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

Cattle truck driver charged; 3 cows died

The driver of a semi-truck full of livestock that overturned Sunday in Durango has been charged with reckless driving, police said Thursday. It was also revealed that at least three cattle died in...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

An uncommon love

From inside his small workshop in the unincorporated community of Marvel, horse trainer Orly Valencia has been perfecting the craft of making saddles intended for the long-haul cowboys on the...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Semi loaded with cattle clogs Durango thoroughfare

The intersection of Camino del Rio and U.S. Highway 550 in Durango became a bizarre and chaotic scene Sunday afternoon as emergency crews rushed to rescue about 80 cattle from a semitrailer that...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Sunnyside urges stakeholders to take $10 million on the table

Sunnyside Gold Corp. has sent a letter that stirs up an elephant-in-the-room quandary for those invested in the health of the Animas River: take $10 million now for water treatment in the Upper...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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