Jonathan Romeo

Position: Herald staff writer

Standoff ends in north Durango; 20-year-old taken into custody

A standoff in north Durango ended Tuesday afternoon after officers raided the home, taking a 20-year-old Durango man into custody. Cmdr. Ray Shupe said police were alerted around 10:45 a.m. of a...

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

Aztec man dies after driving off Coal Bank Pass

A 64-year-old Aztec man died Saturday after driving off Coal Bank Pass on U.S. Highway 550, north of Durango. Colorado State Patrol Trooper Josh Lewis said a 2013 Toyota sedan traveling south was...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fight is back on in HD Mountains

BAYFIELD – A fight is brewing in the HD Mountains. In what was once ground zero for battles over the impact of oil and gas development, the pressure for drilling is back on in the mountain range,...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

What’s going on with skies hazy skies in Southwest Colorado?

There was a bit of a mystery Friday about what was causing the hazy skies across Southwest Colorado. San Juan Basin Public Health posted to social media that the skies were filled with smoke from...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Judge rules October trial for Mark Redwine remains a go

The trial for Mark Redwine, the Vallecito man accused of killing his 13-year-old son, Dylan, remains on track to begin later this month. In a recent motion, Redwine’s defense attorneys requested to...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico man suspected of coughing in clerk’s face at Durango hotel

A 26-year-old San Juan County, New Mexico, man is suspected of coughing in a hotel clerk’s face after refusing to wear a mask during the COVID-19 pandemic. Durango Police Department Cmdr. Jacob...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Archuleta County reports its first COVID-19 outbreak

Archuleta County reported its first COVID-19 outbreak at a hunting outfitter company called HG Guide Services. Claire Macpherson with San Juan Basin Public Health said three confirmed cases and one...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

DA’s Office disqualified from prosecuting Bayfield child sex assault case

The 6th Judicial District Attorney’s Office has been disqualified from further prosecuting a Pagosa Springs man accused of child sex assault after District Attorney Christian Champagne broke a...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Drivers urged to use caution as big game start migrations

Drivers are urged to use extra caution this fall as deer and elk begin to migrate from the high country. Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokesman Joe Lewandowski said deer have already started their...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Location for new radar system in Four Corners is finalized

A location has been finalized for a new permanent weather station for the Four Corners, which is expected to fill in what’s known as a blind spot when it comes to weather and radar modeling in the...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Supreme Court will hear La Plata County, CDPHE lawsuit

The Colorado Supreme Court announced Monday it will review a case in which La Plata County hopes to recover an estimated $337,000 in attorney fees as part of a four-year legal battle with the state...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Then and now: 6 months after Colorado issued stay-at-home order

It may feel like another lifetime ago, but Friday was the six-month mark from when Gov. Jared Polis issued Colorado’s first stay-at-home order, an extreme measure to slow the spread of COVID-19 at...

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

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