Jonathan Romeo

Position: Herald staff writer

CDOT’s new regional director to oversee laundry list of projects

The Colorado of Department of Transportation’s new regional transportation director for Southwest Colorado was born and raised in Pagosa Springs, so she knows what driving the region’s mountains...

DATE: March 12, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Draft plan released for Purgatory Resort expansion

The U.S. Forest Service on Friday released the first draft plans for a proposed expansion of Purgatory Resort, which is now up for public comment. Purgatory Resort, about 25 miles north of Durango,...

DATE: March 12, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Vandals cause thousands of dollars to Silverton Snowmobile Club equipment

Vandals who struck the Silverton Snowmobile Club’s equipment earlier this week caused thousands of dollars in damages, forcing a halt to grooming on Molas Pass and in Silverton. Jim Lokey,...

DATE: March 11, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Nearly 200,000 trees planted atop Wolf Creek Pass since 2019

An effort to restore the forests of Wolf Creek Pass has planted nearly 200,000 trees since 2019. Gretchen Fitzgerald, a former forester with the San Juan National Forest, said the forests atop Wolf...

DATE: March 10, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Health director receives award from American Medical Association

San Juan Basin Public Health Executive Director Liane Jollon was awarded the American Medical Association’s Nathan Davis Award for Outstanding Government Service, considered one of the most...

DATE: March 8, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Military helicopters circle skies above Durango

If you started to imagine you were hearing helicopters flying over the skies of Durango last week, fear not: There was a planned military training based at Durango-La Plata County Airport. Aviation...

DATE: March 8, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two motorcyclists seriously injured in head-on crash north of Durango

Two motorcyclists were taken to Mercy Regional Medical Center on Sunday with serious injuries after crashing head-on into each other on East Animas Road (County Road 250), just north of Durango...

DATE: March 8, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Train lovers rejoice: Durango railroad will resume trips to Silverton

In a major breakthrough, the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad announced Friday it would resume trips to Silverton in May. “It’s hard to believe the last passenger train that went up to...

DATE: March 8, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mark Redwine: ‘My day in court is a long, long, long time overdue’

In his first public comments since being arrested nearly four years ago for allegedly killing his 13-year-old son, Dylan, in 2012, Mark Redwine on Friday voiced frustration after his trial was...

DATE: March 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mercy Regional Medical Center cuts back nonessential surgeries after discovering cleaning issue

Mercy Regional Medical Center has cut back on all nonemergent and elective procedures after hospital staff members discovered cleaning and sterilization issues with some surgical equipment. “We...

DATE: March 4, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Quick-moving storm blankets high country in new snow

A fast-moving winter storm in Southwest Colorado came and went early Thursday, leaving a fresh layer of snow in the high country and bringing mostly a rain/snow mixture in lower elevations. Tom...

DATE: March 4, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Autopsy confirms identity, cause of death for woman who drove off Wolf Creek Pass

The remains of a woman found dead last week off Wolf Creek Pass have officially been identified as belonging to a 49-year-old Texas woman who had been missing for nearly two months. The Colorado...

DATE: March 2, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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