Jonathan Romeo

Position: Herald staff writer

EPA orders access to water treatment plant north of Silverton

The Environmental Protection Agency issued the owner of the Gold King Mine an order for access to the property where the water treatment plant is located, north of Silverton, after a long-term...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Breakdown in communication’ blamed for low bail amount leading up to killing

Prosecutors did not ask that a higher bail be set for Damon Lamont Mathews, who is suspected of killing his wife, after he was arrested in November for domestic violence, according to court...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

As expected, trial postponed for La Plata County man suspected of killing son

Once again, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the trial for Mark Redwine has been delayed, this time until the spring, which means the Vallecito man accused of killing his son could be in jail...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mercy’s day care center closed after COVID-19 outbreak

An outbreak of COVID-19 cases among staff members has closed Mercy Regional Medical Center’s child day care center, according to a hospital spokeswoman. Lindsay Radford, Mercy spokeswoman, said two...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas River shatters all-time record low flow based on 109 years of data

Records show the Animas River recently broke the all-time low flow set on the water gauge behind the Powerhouse Science Center, which has collected data for 109 years. The previous record low flow...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Suspect’s ex-wife: ‘I always knew he’d never be stopped until he murdered a woman’

An Ignacio man has been arrested on suspicion of killing his wife on New Year’s Eve, one week after he was released from jail on $1,500 bail for a domestic violence charge against the same woman....

DATE: Jan. 4, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Purgatory Resort’s main lift breaks, general manager says crowding not an issue

Update: Repairs to Purgatory Resort’s Lift 1 have been completed. It reopened at 9:52 a.m. Saturday, general manager Dave Rathbun told The Durango Herald. Purgatory Resort’s main lift from its base...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

When will the general public have access to COVID-19 vaccine?

Gov. Jared Polis expanded the criteria for people who qualify for the COVID-19 vaccination, but it may be some time before people actually receive it. “We haven’t received it yet,” Liane Jollon,...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Backcountry skiers triggered more than 10 avalanches in San Juan Mountains this week

Since Monday, backcountry skiers have triggered more than 10 avalanches in the San Juan Mountains, and while no one was seriously injured, there have been some dangerous close calls, according to...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County to move into Level Orange

La Plata County will move into the less restrictive Level Orange public health restrictions Monday after Gov. Jared Polis made an unexpected announcement Wednesday night on social media that he is...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Five environmental issues to watch in 2021

With 2020 in the rearview mirror, it’s time to look at the most pressing environmental issues that face Southwest Colorado in the year to come, and there’s no shortage of them. How will the...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Nordic skiing returns in full to Vallecito Reservoir

After years of dispute about jurisdiction, an agreement has been reached that will allow Nordic skiing to return to Vallecito Reservoir in full, which is expected to take effect this winter. For...

DATE: Dec. 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

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