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Jonathan Romeo

Position: Herald staff writer

Goose nest in peril of rising Animas River waters

The water is rising and time is running out for a mother goose and her unhatched eggs precariously placed on an island in the middle of the Animas River. From atop the pedestrian bridge near Rotary...

DATE: April 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Arizona man jailed in armed robbery of Durango marijuana dispensary

A 29-year old Arizona man suspected of robbing a Durango marijuana dispensary with an AR-15 rifle Tuesday night is in jail after a K-9 unit tracked him into the hills above Bodo Park. Alexander...

DATE: April 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

ConocoPhillips sells San Juan Basin assets for up to $3 billion

ConocoPhillips has announced the sale of its interests in the San Juan Basin – a natural gas and oil field that spans northwestern New Mexico and southwestern Colorado – to Hilcorp San Juan LP for...

DATE: April 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Habitat loss threatens birds’ future in La Plata County

More than 1,300 bird species across the globe face extinction, driven by the loss of places to live and breed. In La Plata County, three birds are in worrying decline, their futures uncertain. For...

DATE: April 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animals on the edge: Threatened and endangered in the San Juans

With its remoteness and relatively undisturbed wilderness, the  San Juan Mountains are regarded as some of the best habitat for an abundance of wildlife. Nonetheless, protections have been put in...

DATE: April 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Arches National Park plans changes to handle rising visits

“So I lived alone. The first thing I did was take off my pants. Naturally.” – Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire A trip to Arches National Park is an intimate lesson in deep time. Home to the largest...

DATE: April 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

Dan Olson focused on fundamentals to rebuild San Juan Citizens Alliance

In Dan Olson’s line of work, there’s never a good time to leave. “With issues that involve the environment, it’s not something you fix,” Olson said recently from the San Juan Citizens Alliance’s...

DATE: March 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

3 dead after pickup driven by Durango teen slams into stopped vehicle

A grandmother and two of her grandchildren are dead after a pickup driven by a 17-year-old Durango boy rear-ended their vehicle on an Oklahoma highway last weekend, authorities said. According to...

DATE: March 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Victims, driver ID’d in Saturday’s fatal crash on Main Avenue

A resident of Italy, Marco Ricchi, 46, and a Fort Lewis College student, Allen Duke, 23, were identified as the men who died from injuries suffered Saturday when they were hit by an SUV while...

DATE: March 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA reimburses another $90,000 for Gold King Mine spill costs

More than $90,000 in additional reimbursements for costs associated with the Gold King Mine spill in 2015 was awarded to five entities in Colorado and Utah, the Environmental Protection Agency...

DATE: March 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Purgatory Resort extends season, opens new transfer lift

Purgatory Resort announced Tuesday a new transfer lift has officially opened and it will extend its season through April. According to spokeswoman Kim Oyler, Purgatory Resort , about 30 miles north...

DATE: March 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: More Sports

FOIA request filed for comments on Silverton Mountain’s heli-skiing expansion

After being denied access to public comments made on the proposed heli-ski expansion near Silverton, the San Juan Citizens Alliance has filed a request to force their release. “In ten years of...

DATE: March 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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