Jonathan Romeo

Position: Herald staff writer

Two children injured in crash involving school bus

Two children suffered serious injuries Friday north of Ignacio in a crash involving a Chevy Tahoe and school bus. An Ignacio School District bus driver was cited with careless driving causing...

DATE: March 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Courts aim to restart jury trials delayed by pandemic

While the COVID-19 pandemic has upended nearly every facet of daily life, one of the sectors most impacted has been the criminal justice system, which has resulted in a significant backlog of court...

DATE: March 23, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Avalanche spills onto U.S. Highway 550 near Ouray

An avalanche spilled onto U.S. Highway 550 between Silverton and Ouray on Sunday, temporarily closing the road. Colorado Department of Transportation spokeswoman Lisa Schwantes said the slide...

DATE: March 22, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bond set at $20,000 for suspect in downtown Durango burglary spree

A 36-year-old man suspected of a violent burglary spree in downtown Durango earlier this week had his bond set at $20,000 on Friday, as more details emerged about the rampage through several local...

DATE: March 19, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Water guzzlers quench wild animals’ thirst

With the Southwest drying up, water guzzlers placed throughout the San Juan Mountains for wildlife are becoming ever more important. Through the 1970s and 1980s, the U.S. Forest Service, in...

DATE: March 18, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Texas suspect in head-on crash goes dark on investigators

A 27-year-old Texas man suspected of drunken driving and causing a head-on crash earlier this month is not responding to investigators after abruptly leaving Mercy Regional Medical Center’s...

DATE: March 18, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

15 students, 2 instructors test positive for COVID-19 at Durango Gymnastics building

A total of 15 gymnasts and two instructors across six classes at the Durango Gymnastics building have tested positive for COVID-19, according to San Juan Basin Public Health. “I’m disappointed to...

DATE: March 18, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man suspected of vandalism ‘rampage’

A 36-year-old Durango man was arrested Tuesday morning suspected of burglarizing several downtown businesses and causing what could be hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages. “Definitely a...

DATE: March 17, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Proposed massive natural gas compressor station near Bayfield faces major setback

The Texas company proposing a massive natural gas compressor station southeast of Bayfield on the edge of the HD Mountains missed a deadline for a submitting completed plans, throwing the future of...

DATE: March 16, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gun theft jumps in Southwest Colorado, prompting calls to lock them up

With an increase in car break-ins and home burglaries, and as a consequence more stolen guns on the streets, local law enforcement is pushing a campaign that calls for increased attention to proper...

DATE: March 16, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

First bear of 2021 spotted northeast of Durango

The first bear of the year in La Plata County has been spotted, a sign the ursines may soon be waking from their winter hibernation. Lyle Wilmarth, a retired wildlife officer for Colorado Parks and...

DATE: March 16, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

The confluence of rivers and people drive career path for Barb Horn

“The care of rivers is not a question of rivers, but of the human heart.” -Shozo Tanaka, 19th century Japanese politician When Barb Horn reads these lines from Shozo Tanaka, considered Japan’s...

DATE: March 15, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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