Jonathan Romeo

Position: Herald staff writer

Trial for man accused of killing cyclist Ben Sonntag delayed

The trial for a La Plata County man accused of striking and killing professional cyclist Benjamin Sonntag was delayed until March because of concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Cordell...

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

Durango yogurt shop vandalized; owner puts up sign threatening to shoot

The situation is growing more tense at a frozen yogurt shop in downtown Durango after the shop’s front window was broken earlier this week, prompting the owner to put up a sign that reads, “I shoot...

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

Durango gas station robbed at gunpoint

The Durango Police Department is searching for a suspect accused of robbing a gas station at gunpoint Thursday night. Cmdr. Jacob Dunlop said officers were called to the Circle K gas station at...

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

Trial accusing Durango railroad of starting 416 Fire to take place in Denver

A federal judge has ruled that a trial in which the U.S. government seeks to recover an estimated $25 million from the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad for fighting the 416 Fire will take...

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

BP reports uptick of spills in La Plata County

BP America Production Co. has reported four spills of produced water at oil and gas facilities in La Plata County since Oct. 28, according to state records, bringing the total to nearly 20 spills...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Health department reports first COVID-related death since July

La Plata County has reported its third death among people who had COVID-19 at the time of death, according to San Juan Basin Public Health. Since May, Colorado has provided two death statistics...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County has seven active COVID-19 outbreaks at workplaces, restaurants

Amid a surge of COVID-19 cases, La Plata County is now reporting a total of seven active outbreaks throughout workplaces, restaurants, bars and schools. The Colorado Department of Public Health and...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

As COVID-19 cases surge, La Plata County will move to ‘Level Orange’

With COVID-19 on the verge of spiraling out of control in La Plata County, it’s up to the community to put the pandemic in check by following new, stricter public health regulations set to take...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Homeless man found dead Tuesday morning at camp behind Walmart

A 57-year-old man living homeless was found dead Tuesday morning at a campsite behind Walmart along the Animas River, said La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith. Smith said the man did not appear to...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mistrial declared in Mark Redwine trial

A mistrial has been declared in the trial for Mark Redwine after his defense lawyers said members of their team had COVID-19 symptoms. On Monday, Redwine’s public defenders – Justin Bogan and John...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County man convicted of animal cruelty has probation revoked

A La Plata County man who pleaded guilty to animal cruelty last year had his probation revoked Thursday after an animal was recently found at his home – a violation of the terms of his probation....

DATE: Nov. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Body cam shows Durango police officer return fire, killing suspect

Durango Police Department Officer Padriac Ingle was on the graveyard shift July 1 when dispatchers notified him of a burglar alarm that had been set off at O’Reilly Auto Parts. Minutes later, the...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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