Jonathan Romeo

Position: Herald staff writer

COVID cases, quarantines cause staffing issues for Durango Fire Protection District

The Durango Fire Protection District is experiencing serious staffing issues after a handful of crew members recently tested positive for COVID-19, said Chief Hal Doughty. Two crew members who...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County adopts stricter regulations to reduce COVID-19 spread

With COVID-19 cases on the rise in La Plata County, tighter restrictions will be re-enacted Monday, including earlier last-call times and a lower limit to the number of people at personal...

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

Who enforces health orders? Agencies point fingers in La Plata County

Two businesses in La Plata County are accused of breaking a state order that requires people to wear face coverings to prevent the spread of COVID-19, but local and state agencies are pointing...

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

Snow expected this weekend across Southwest Colorado

Get ready for a mysterious sight to fall from the sky: rain and snow. After weeks of unseasonably dry and sunny weather, things are about to look different. “It’s going to be a pretty drastic...

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

Ice Fire reaches 30% containment, despite high winds

The Ice Fire experienced little growth and was 30% contained as of Thursday night despite high winds that swept through the region. “There was a little bit of activity, but it was basically inside...

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

VIDEO: Footage captures Jeep falling off Black Bear Pass

A stunning video captured footage of a Jeep that fell off Black Bear Pass earlier this month, seriously injuring a 23-year-old Durango woman and nearly missing another vehicle. The video, posted...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ice Fire west of Silverton grows to 508 acres, 15% contained

SILVERTON – A wildfire burning in the San Juan Mountains west of Silverton slowed its spread Tuesday after roaring to life Monday, scorching 508 acres and trapping 23 hikers on the popular...

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

Update: Wildfire burning west of Silverton grows to 320 acres

A wildfire that broke out Monday west of Silverton in the San Juan Mountains, trapping about 20 hikers near the popular Ice Lakes trailhead, quickly grew to an estimated 320 acres by the end of the...

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

Following GPS route, 30-foot box truck becomes stuck on Engineer Pass

GPS is useful tool for navigation, but it shouldn’t be followed blindly. That appears to be what happened Friday when a 30-foot box truck became stuck near the top of a rugged mountain road north...

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

Car goes off Red Mountain Pass, driver cited for careless driving

A driver and a passenger escaped with no injuries after driving off a section of U.S. Highway 550’s Red Mountain Pass last weekend, according to Colorado State Patrol. Trooper Joshua Lewis said...

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

Health officials turn up heat on Durango yogurt shop

Top That Frozen Yogurt in downtown Durango faces possible enforcement actions after allegedly offering a discount to customers who came into the store without wearing a face covering. “This one is...

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

Fire starts deep in Weminuche Wilderness

Firefighters are monitoring a wildfire that started this week deep in the Weminuche Wilderness in an area blanketed in beetle-kill trees, according to the U.S. Forest Service. Forest Service...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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