Jonathan Romeo

Position: Herald staff writer

Authorities seek help finding La Plata County man missing for two months

Authorities are asking for the public’s help in locating an 18-year-old La Plata County man who has been missing for two months. Luke Starling walked away from the back deck of his home on Panorama...

DATE: April 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield woman distracted by phone, caused three vehicle crash, authorities say

A 26-year-old Bayfield woman who was apparently distracted by her phone while driving was cited with careless driving causing injury after crossing the centerline of U.S. Highway 160 on Saturday...

DATE: April 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local health department extends mask ordinance

San Juan Basin Public Health extended its mask ordinance Friday to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention rather than an order issued...

DATE: April 2, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

New radar system project put on hold after concerns raised about coverage area

La Plata County will put the brakes on a project to build a new radar system for the Four Corners after concerns were raised that a selected site south of Durango did not provide the best coverage...

DATE: April 2, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Historic Rochester Hotel in Durango sells for nearly $3 million

The historic Rochester Hotel in downtown Durango has been sold for nearly $3 million to a business group led by Silverton Mayor Shane Fuhrman. “It’s kind of a big deal,” said Diane Wildfang, whose...

DATE: April 1, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pedestrian found at fault for crash on north Main Avenue

A pedestrian who was struck by a vehicle on north Main Avenue earlier this week was cited with illegally crossing the street, according to the Durango Police Department. “There’s often the...

DATE: April 1, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man arrested on suspicion of domestic violence, child abuse, menacing

A 39-year-old La Plata County man was arrested on suspicion of eight different charges, including third-degree assault, menacing and child abuse, after a domestic violence dispute earlier this...

DATE: March 31, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield family reaches settlement with Tri-State over injured horses

A Bayfield family has settled for an undisclosed amount for damages after an allegedly unmaintained wire owned by Tri-State Generation and Transmission caused injuries to three horses, resulting in...

DATE: March 30, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

D&SNG celebrates 40 years as tourist draw in Southwest Colorado

Forty years ago, the historic Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad faced an uncertain future. The heyday of hauling gold, silver and other metals from the mines around Silverton to be...

DATE: March 30, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Damaged Colorado Trail section expected to be clear of avalanche debris by fall

A stretch of the Colorado Trail that runs through the Weminuche Wilderness is expected to be fixed by fall after a historic year for avalanches damaged the trail in 2019. Kristina Schenck, lead...

DATE: March 29, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Forester who planted 2 million trees uproots for next adventure

The total number of trees Gretchen Fitzgerald has helped plant in the San Juan National Forest during her time as a forester for the U.S. Forest Service topped out at 2,183,557. “Reforesting areas...

DATE: March 29, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man who robbed Durango gas station avoids prison

A New Mexico man accused of stealing money bags from a Durango gas station in July 2019 was sentenced to three years at Hilltop House community corrections on Friday. Adrian Chavez, who was 39...

DATE: March 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

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