Jonathan Romeo

Position: Herald staff writer

Is the Animas River still a Gold Medal fishery?

With the recent die-off of fish in the Animas River, is the waterway’s Gold Medal designation still a fair way to market it to anglers looking for a premier fishing experience? Colorado has more...

DATE: July 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Federal government sues Durango train over 416 Fire

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad is the cause of the 416 Fire, the U.S. Forest Service officially announced Tuesday. The U.S. Attorney’s Office said Tuesday a lawsuit on behalf of the...

DATE: July 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Jeep driver tries, fails to cross Dolores River at high water

A driver in a Jeep tried – and failed – to cross the Dolores River last weekend during high runoff, prompting an investigation by the San Miguel County Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Land...

DATE: July 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Person remains missing five days after being swept away by stream

Authorities on Monday released the name of a Louisiana woman who has been missing for five days after she was swept away in a high-alpine creek while Jeep touring in the backcountry outside...

DATE: July 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Silver and gold mine in La Plata Canyon put on hold

Efforts to revamp an aspiring silver and gold mine in La Plata Canyon have been put on hold for the foreseeable future as company officials decide which direction to take the long-inactive site...

DATE: June 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Landowners urged to be proactive to prevent wildfires

With about 50% of Coloradans living in areas at risk of wildfire, it’s time for landowners to take measures into their own hands – at least that’s the message forest managers and emergency...

DATE: June 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Search underway for person swept away in high alpine creek

A search and rescue mission remained underway late Friday in the San Juan Mountains outside Silverton for someone who was swept away in a high-alpine creek while Jeep touring the backcountry....

DATE: June 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man thrown from horse requires helicopter transport to Mercy

A longtime Pine River Valley resident is expected to recover after being thrown from a horse last weekend, suffering injuries that required helicopter transport to Mercy Regional Medical Center....

DATE: June 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman who died rafting San Juan River is identified

A woman who died on a commercial rafting trip last week on the San Juan River north of Pagosa Springs has been identified as a 43-year-old mother of three who was on vacation with her family from...

DATE: June 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango police arrest man suspected of breaking into homes

The Durango Police Department arrested a homeless man Thursday morning suspected of illegally entering numerous homes throughout Durango in the early morning hours. “He had no conscience about...

DATE: June 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man dies after car goes off road, into Animas River north of Silverton

A 45-year-old Silverton man died earlier this week after his car went off the road and into the upper Animas River. San Juan County Coroner Keri Metzler said Gerardo Acosta went for a drive Sunday...

DATE: June 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

What can be done about Durango’s Whitewater Park?

For the safety of boaters entering Durango’s Whitewater Park, it’s “imperative” the city fix two new features recently installed above the park, according to one of the project’s lead designers....

DATE: June 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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