Jonathan Romeo

Position: Herald staff writer

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: Business

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: Business

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

Water treatment to begin

The dustings of snow on top of the San Juan Mountains only signify the urgency to which the Environmental Protection Agency looks to stabilize the discharge of acid mine drainage at the Gold King...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

With cuts looming, San Juan National Forest prioritizes recreational sites

Responding to nearly 50 percent decline in its recreational budget over the last decade, the San Juan National Forest Service has prioritized its sites, deeming what areas are worth saving....

DATE: Oct. 15, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Former Durango resident killed in Flora Vista

The San Juan County (N.M.) Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a former Mancos resident that occurred at her home in Flora Vista. Lt. Detective Kyle Lincoln confirmed Monday that Karen...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Purgatory plans Nov. 21 opening

Purgatory Resort is making a bold prediction that the start of the ski mountain’s 50th season will begin before Thanksgiving. A statement released Tuesday announced skiers will be able to hit the...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2015 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Man jailed in pot theft

A Durango man is in La Plata County jail after attempting to steal $15,000 worth of marijuana from a local grower on Friday night, and then attempting to run from police. Jason Hughes, 35, was...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Images recapture rugged mining era

A new book detailing the rich history of mining in Silverton was just released last week after three years in the making, but the story’s relevance and timing could not be more appropriate. Mines...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas meeting moves to Durango

The Animas River Stakeholders Group made its way downstream Tuesday, holding its first meeting in Durango in almost two years. The decision to hold the group’s monthly meeting at the La Plata...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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