Jonathan Romeo

Position: Herald staff writer

Car goes off Red Mountain Pass on Wednesday

Another car, the second in two weeks, went off Red Mountain Pass on U.S. Highway 550 between Silverton and Ouray on Wednesday night. Colorado State Patrol Trooper Gary Cutler said a car went off...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Moe’s Starlight Lounge busted for serving minors

The state has suspended Moe’s Starlight Lounge’s liquor license after employees were caught serving alcohol to a minor on three separate occasions, according to the Department of Revenue. A state...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Third semi overturns on Wolf Creek Pass

For the third time this week, a semitrailer overturned on Wolf Creek Pass, near the hairpin turn at the overlook. Colorado State Patrol Sgt. Blake White said the truck overturned on the notorious...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dog banned from Durango shows up in town, could be euthanized

A 5-year-old pit bull mix – the only dog that’s ever been banned from Durango city limits – showed up in town earlier this month, and the outcome doesn’t look good. “It’s probably not going to have...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Can Kendall Mountain become a regional hub for outdoor recreation?

Can Silverton’s Kendall Mountain become a regional outdoor hub, beefed up with more chairlifts and skiable terrain, night skiing and expanded cross-country trails, and even mountain biking trails...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Red Mountain Pass reopens after crash recovery

A Silverton man who went missing last week was found dead Tuesday after his car was discovered 600 feet off Red Mountain Pass on U.S. Highway 550 between Silverton and Ouray. Lisa Schwantes,...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bennet urges Senate to pick up San Juan Mountains Wilderness Act

Sen. Michael Bennet on Tuesday urged the U.S. Senate leadership to include the San Juan Mountains Wilderness Act in the end-of-year public lands legislation currently being negotiated. In a letter...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man arrested on suspicion of assaulting, threatening police

A 28-year-old man was arrested Monday on suspicion of resisting arrest, assaulting police and threatening deputies with a knife. La Plata County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Wes Doughty said police were...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County goes green, with an eye toward cost-savings

La Plata County has cemented a new environmental policy that seeks to both instill sound environmental practices for county operations while at the same time save taxpayer dollars. “It’s a...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Three Durango schools evacuated after bomb threats

Police responded to three Durango elementary schools Monday afternoon after receiving bomb threats from an unidentified caller. Durango Police Cmdr. Rita Warfield said the calls went out at 2:25...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Can wild bighorns, domestic sheep coexist in Weminuche Wilderness?

For more than six years, the U.S. Forest Service has wrestled with whether to continue to allow domestic sheep grazing in the Weminuche Wilderness, despite the risk it poses to the wild bighorn....

DATE: Dec. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Silverton skijoring to return in February

Silverton’s popular skijoring race is back on. “It’s been an uphill battle but we’re gettin’ ‘er done,” said Pete Maisel, event organizer. “Skijoring in Silverton is returning.” The event will be...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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