Jonathan Romeo

Position: Herald staff writer

Car goes hundreds of feet off Wolf Creek Pass after driver falls asleep

The occupants of a car that went an estimated 300 to 400 feet off Wolf Creek Pass after the driver fell asleep are expected to survive – thanks to seat belts. Colorado State Patrol Sgt. Blake White...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Prosecutors will retry Pagosa Springs man accused of child sex assault

Prosecutors will retry a Pagosa Springs man who is accused of sexually assaulting a child last year in Bayfield after jurors last week could not come to a unanimous decision about guilt or...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Letters sent to Durango residents warning of potential radioactive waste

Residents who potentially have radioactive waste on their property may receive a letter from the state health department in the coming days, alerting them of the possible contamination and health...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man who killed moose fined; can still hunt in Colorado

A Farmington man who shot and killed a moose that he mistook for an elk near Silverton last year has been fined $1,000 as a result of the incident, but state wildlife officials decided not to ban...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County man arrested for allegedly exposing himself to Mercy nurse

A 54-year-old La Plata County man was arrested Friday after allegedly exposing himself to a nurse at Mercy Regional Medical Center. According to an arrest affidavit filed by the Durango Police...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mistrial declared in child sex assault case

A mistrial was declared Thursday in the trial of a Pagosa Springs man suspected of sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl last year in Bayfield. The trial for Rodney Keller, 53, began last week. ...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Front Range needs to stop taking Western Slope’s water, politicians say

The availability of water faces an uncertain future in Colorado, but people along the Front Range – where most of the state’s residents live – should not be looking to the Western Slope – where...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Did your county road make the list for 2020 improvements?

It looks like it’s going to be a relatively quiet year in 2020 for road improvement projects around the unincorporated parts of La Plata County. According to the county’s Public Works Director Jim...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Buyer of U.S. Forest Service’s Trimble property revealed

A Florida company has been revealed as the winner in a bidding war for a prime piece of undeveloped property in the Animas Valley previously owned by the U.S. Forest Service that sold for nearly...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

County has no say in proposed uranium dump site

It turns out La Plata County has no authority to stop the construction of a uranium disposal site near Bondad proposed by the state’s health department. Recently, the Colorado Department of Public...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

New hotel along Camino del Rio to be among Durango’s tallest

An 86-room hotel on Camino del Rio is on its way to becoming one of the tallest buildings in the city of Durango. Construction of the hotel, which sits along the banks of the Animas River, began in...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man stands trial for alleged sexual assault of 8-year-old girl

A Pagosa Springs man’s trial began this week after he was arrested in June 2018 for allegedly sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl in Bayfield. According to authorities, Rodney Keller, 53, was...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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