Jonathan Romeo

Position: Herald staff writer

Pair of bald eagles buck migration trend, calling Durango home

An effort to track eagle movements in Southwest Colorado, spearheaded by Colorado Parks and Wildlife, has given new insight into just how far the iconic birds migrate across the continent. “We...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Getaway driver in burglary turned officer-involved shooting is sentenced

A 23-year-old Durango woman who was suspected of being the getaway driver in a burglary that turned into an officer-involved shooting last summer was sentenced Friday to three years in community...

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

Community COVID-19 vaccination site set to launch Saturday

A grassroots effort to run a large-scale, communitywide COVID-19 vaccination site for La Plata County appears to be taking hold. Earlier this month, a coalition of medical volunteers expressed an...

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

Durango man who crashed car, fled on foot remains at large

A Durango man in his mid-20s remains at large after fleeing from police, crashing a car into a house and then taking off on foot earlier this week. A La Plata County Sheriff’s Office deputy made...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Massive ranch northeast of Durango to be protected from development

A more than 700-acre property northeast of Durango has been placed in a conservation easement, seen as a huge win for protecting not only wildlife habitat, but also the city of Durango’s drinking...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Storm dumps 10 inches in Durango, more expected this week

At long last, Durango received its first significant snowfall in nearly three weeks – a boon to local ski resorts and a region in prolonged drought, but a wrench in Tuesday morning’s commute. The...

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

Investigators piecing together timeline of 5-year-old’s drowning

Investigators this week continued to try to piece together the events that led to a 5-year-old boy drowning Sunday at Durango Hot Springs. “These cases are emotionally driven,” said La Plata County...

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

Can NASA satellites help monitor snowpack across the American Southwest?

SILVERTON – Understanding how much snowpack lies in the mountains of the American Southwest is critical for communities in the region, and an unsung project led by NASA may bring the next great...

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

Man found dead Monday morning in downtown Durango

A man was found dead Monday morning in downtown Durango, believed to be a homeless person in his 60s, according to the Durango Police Department. Cmdr. Ray Shupe said a La Plata County Sheriff’s...

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

Wildlife officials seek person who illegally shot deer through the nose

A deer found with an arrow through its nose in Durango required rescue after it was illegally shot. “This has nothing to do with hunting,” said Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokesman Joe...

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

Wanted Durango man crashes into house, takes off on foot

Law enforcement are on the lookout after a suspect in a police chase crashed a vehicle into a house near Eight Street and East Eight Avenue, and then took off on foot. La Plata County Sheriff’s...

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

Durango police dismayed after protesters show up at health director’s home

A line has been crossed, local law enforcement says, after nearly 20 people gathered outside the private home of San Juan Basin Public Health Executive Director Liane Jollon to protest public...

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

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