Jonathan Romeo

Position: Herald staff writer

Trails plan aims to put Silverton on map for mountain biking

In the hopes of making Silverton a mountain biking destination, a new plan has been released that proposes nearly 30 miles of trails, mostly geared toward mountain biking, just outside the small...

DATE: May 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Is Durango doing enough to conserve its water?

Durango enjoys the luxury of being just miles away from its water source in the San Juan Mountains. But as prolonged drought becomes an increasing threat in Southwest Colorado, is the community...

DATE: May 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Immigration advocate to be extradited to Georgia

A local immigration advocate will be extradited to Georgia to face a felony charge of violating probation in a marijuana case. Enrique Perez-Orozco was arrested Sunday at Fort Lewis College . As he...

DATE: May 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango parents accused of comatose daughter’s abuse are sentenced

A Durango man who pleaded guilty to abusing his 4-year-old daughter – to the extent that she may remain in a coma the rest of her life – was sentenced Friday to 12 years in prison. Sixth Judicial...

DATE: May 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Catamount Energy offers $5,000 to Ignacio-area residents to waive county well regulations

A Denver-based energy company is offering a handful of Ignacio-area residents $5,000 to forgo their protections under La Plata County’s oil and gas regulations as the company seeks to drill a new...

DATE: May 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Teen suspected of pointing gun at driver leads police on chase

A 17-year-old male was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of felony menacing after allegedly pointing a gun at the driver of another car during a road rage incident and then leading police on a...

DATE: May 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

New home and property valuations hitting mailboxes

In coming days, La Plata County residents should receive by mail new property values for their home and land. Every two years, the La Plata County Assessor’s Office issues a new assessed value on...

DATE: May 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Tales of Hesperus: Murder, mining and bootlegging

Murder, bootlegging, cattle rustling – these are only a few of the intriguing topics that will be hit on at this year’s La Plata County Historic Driving Tour, which turns its sights west toward...

DATE: May 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County hit with ‘F’ score for ozone levels

For the second consecutive year, the American Lung Association has hit La Plata County with a failing grade for unsafe ozone levels. The yearly report, called the “State of the Air ,” also shows...

DATE: May 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Oxbow Park and Preserve closed because of flooding

The city of Durango announced Wednesday that Oxbow Park and Preserve will be closed indefinitely because of flooding as the Animas River rises. The city’s Parks and Recreation Department said the...

DATE: May 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Authorities piece together final days of Durango man’s life

An autopsy done Tuesday on a Durango man found dead last week on Smelter Mountain has not helped authorities piece together the circumstances of his death, according to La Plata County Coroner Jann...

DATE: May 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bread’s downtown shop to open Wednesday

The long wait is over: Bread’s new location in downtown Durango opens Wednesday. “It’s been a long time coming,” said Jeffe Morehart, co-owner of Bread. “It’s just such a beautiful spot.” For...

DATE: April 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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