Jonathan Romeo

Position: Herald staff writer

From India to Durango, FLC professor seeks to understand, help others

From a small town in India to a small town in Southwest Colorado, Fort Lewis College professor Tapati Dutta’s journey has taken her all over the world with largely one goal in mind: to understand...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Beetle kill marches west across San Juan Mountains

Beetle kill is continuing its march through the San Juan Mountains toward the high country around Silverton, according to an aerial survey that tracks outbreaks on an annual basis. Every year, the...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fights outside Durango bars result in arrests over weekend

With bars allowed to stay open late, local law enforcement is seeing an uptick in crime, evidenced by two large fights Saturday night at the Wild Horse Saloon and The Garage, resulting in arrests....

DATE: Feb. 18, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two homeless men arrested for allegedly almost killing man

Two men living homeless in Durango were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after allegedly attacking another homeless man with an ax and nearly killing him. The Durango Police Department was...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Head-on crash reported on Red Mountain Pass

Authorities responded to a head-on crash Wednesday evening on U.S. Highway 550, north of Silverton on Red Mountain Pass, resulting in injuries. San Juan County Sheriff Bruce Conrad said the two-car...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Skiers push for Purgatory Resort to allow uphill travel

A petition has been circulating in recent days calling for Purgatory Resort to allow uphill travel on its slopes. Uphill skiing, also known as skinning, is when people climb mountain slopes with...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2021 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

COVID-19 outbreaks at two La Plata County nursing homes considered closed

COVID-19 outbreaks are now considered closed at two La Plata County long-term care facilities, according to San Juan Basin Public Health. Sunshine Gardens Country Home first reported an outbreak...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Update: Skiers video massive avalanche near Red Mountain Pass

A group of skiers caught on video a massive avalanche on Red Mountain Pass between Silverton and Ouray. The Colorado Avalanche Information Center said the avalanche was remotely triggered Sunday in...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

LPEA deals with outages across La Plata County

Heavy snow the past few days caused a host of headaches for La Plata Electric Association as it strives to keep the power on. Hillary Knox, spokeswoman for LPEA, said outages started around 6 p.m....

DATE: Feb. 16, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Third wave of snow expected to hit Southwest Colorado on Monday evening

A winter weather advisory has been issued for Southwest Colorado as the third wave of a winter storm is expected to hit the region Monday evening and last until Tuesday. The National Weather...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango project trumps plan for a play wave on the Animas River

With efforts to construct a play wave for river runners in the Animas River at the 29th Street put-in falling flat, the city of Durango will instead conduct regular maintenance and stream bank...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

One, two, three storm punch for Southwest Colorado

Get ready for some snow in Southwest Colorado. A series of winter storms over the next few days are expected to bring much needed moisture to the region, said Mike Charnick, a meteorologist for the...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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