Jonathan Romeo

Position: Herald staff writer

Ska Brewing is ninth largest craft brewery in Mountain West

According to a new report from the Brewers Association, Durango’s Ska Brewing ranked as the ninth largest craft brewery in an eight-state Mountain West region. The report, included in the May/June...

DATE: June 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Public comment opens for future of King II coal mine

La Plata County’s only operating coal mine is set to run out of reserves in about two years, prompting the company to ask for an expansion of 950 acres of underground workings about 20 miles west...

DATE: June 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Native American artifacts worth thousands stolen from Durango storage

Thousands of dollars worth of Native American artifacts were recently stolen from a Durango storage facility, said longtime Durango resident and former archaeologist Branson Reynolds. “I can’t...

DATE: June 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Former Cortez priest, Rev. Larry Gallegos, dies at 78

The Rev. Larry Gallegos, who had been with Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Durango on and off for nearly 30 years, died Friday. He was 78. “You won’t believe how many people I’ve had call me and...

DATE: June 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Faith

13 ticketed for trespassing in closed wildlife areas

The number of violations for people illegally entering closed wildlife areas was down in the past year, but so too were the number of law enforcement officers and, consequently, patrols to find...

DATE: June 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Will Mesa Verde’s piñon-juniper forests return?

From 2000 to 2003, a series of wildfires ripped through Mesa Verde National Park, burning about 24,000-acres – nearly half of the park’s old growth forest. Now, almost two decades later, park...

DATE: June 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sailboat hits line, briefly knocks out power to 400 in Durango

A sailboat mast tangled with power lines Tuesday afternoon, shutting off power to about 400 customers east of downtown Durango, a spokeswoman with the La Plata Electric Association said. Indiana...

DATE: May 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Iron Horse Kids Race participation ‘sky-rocketing’

Though there were no winners and losers in the Iron Horse Classic’s “Sprite Kids Race,” the true victory for event organizers is the continued rise in participation in the next generation of...

DATE: May 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

Talk to address how oral health is tied to overall health

San Juan Basin Public Health will host a presentation about a growing national effort to integrate oral and behavioral health as a cohesive part of medical care. The event will take place from 5:45...

DATE: May 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Traveling AmeriCorps crew helps gardens grow at Old Fort, Manna

A team of 11 young adults is helping Southwest Colorado build infrastructure to achieve the goal of local food security. On April 11, a crew with AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps...

DATE: May 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Federal judge halts Village at Wolf Creek land swap

In a significant win for opponents of the Village at Wolf Creek, a federal judge on Friday invalidated the U.S. Forest Service’s decision to approve a land exchange that would have essentially...

DATE: May 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Bear smashes heavy-duty coop, kills six chickens

Conversations have reignited over whether the city of Durango should allow electric fencing within town limits after a bear last week broke into a high-end chicken coop, killing six chickens. “It’s...

DATE: May 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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