Jonathan Romeo

Position: Herald staff writer

Durango adds teeth to its mask-wearing ordinance

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise and Southwest Colorado’s health care systems appear to be maxing out, Durango City Council on Monday adopted stricter regulations to enforce the mandatory mask...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango police say juveniles are responsible for breaking Top That’s window

Police said Friday two girls are suspected of breaking a window at Top That Frozen Yogurt. Cmdr. Ray Shupe said the girls are not being identified because they are minors. The case is being turned...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango restaurant closes for good because of COVID-19 financial hardships

Another longtime Durango restaurant has been forced to permanently close as a result of financial struggles brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Starting Friday, restaurants face a second period...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Four new outbreaks reported in La Plata County restaurants, workplaces

Amid a surge in COVID-19 cases, La Plata County has reported four new outbreaks in restaurants and workplaces. An outbreak, according to state guidelines, is two or more cases in a 14-day period....

DATE: Nov. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Former Durango police officer receives deferred agreement in domestic violence case

A former Durango Police Department officer accused of domestic violence signed a diversion agreement that calls for domestic violence treatment and an order to not contact the victim. Justin Moore...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Armed robbery suspect hits another Durango gas station

Gas stations on north Main Avenue beware: An armed man has robbed two stations within a week, and his behavior appears to be growing more aggressive, according to the Durango Police Department....

DATE: Nov. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police say man accused of sexual assault may have used date rape drug

A 25-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of sexual assault after allegedly raping a woman in Durango. Durango Police Department Cmdr. Rita Warfield said Jordan Tyler Benjamin was arrested...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Driver who struck two pedestrians on 32nd Street identified, charged

A 28-year-old Durango driver suspected of hitting two pedestrians crossing 32nd Street last week has been identified and charged. Durango Police Department Cmdr. Ray Shupe said the man, identified...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Oil and gas drilling could impact Chimney Rock National Monument, critics say

A potential oil and gas lease sale is raising concerns for its proximity to Chimney Rock National Monument. Recently, the Bureau of Land Management posted the lease sale on its website, which...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Missing Indiana man found dead west of Silverton

An Indiana man who reportedly went missing around Silverton in October was found dead Friday morning in a popular recreation area in the San Juan Mountains. San Juan County Sheriff Bruce Conrad...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Homeless man found last week died of hypothermia, coroner says

A homeless man who was found dead last week at a campsite behind Walmart along the Animas River died from hypothermia. La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith said last week she did not suspect...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mark Redwine trial rescheduled, but pandemic remains a concern

The trial for Mark Redwine was rescheduled for the end of January, but it is anyone’s guess if it will successfully happen then. “With what’s going on nationally, statewide and locally (with the...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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