Jonathan Romeo

Position: Herald staff report

Rapid testing arrives in La Plata County

The ability to offer rapid testing for COVID-19 is slowly becoming more available in La Plata County, an important tool that could help in the strategy to contain the virus, health official say....

DATE: Dec. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County residents turn to gardening amid pandemic

First it was toilet paper flying off the shelves in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, it appears garden supplies, seeds and soil are the hot ticket items hard to come by as more people turn...

DATE: June 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Living

Durango train visits Silverton, receives warm welcome

SILVERTON – In a sign of strange times, the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad didn’t take passengers Thursday through the San Juan Mountains to the town of Silverton; rather, the locomotive...

DATE: May 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Teaching climate change a tricky endeavor in politically charged world

At Durango’s schools, it’s up to students to decide whether climate change is real. “Naming climate change as a thing, you won’t see that anywhere stated explicitly,” said Leanne Garcia, director...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

When Halloween’s over, don’t pitch your pumpkins

Ah, the pumpkin. What started centuries ago as an annual tradition to ward off evil spirits has now become a multimillion-dollar industry that produces, according to federal data, a lot of waste....

DATE: Nov. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Hot Springs and Resort begins renovation process

Additional soaking pools, extended hours and other upgrades are coming to Durango Hot Springs and Resort, formerly known as Trimble Spa and Natural Hot Springs, owners say. Construction started...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Increased chance of flooding below 416 Fire burn scar until Saturday

There’s an increased chance of flooding on the 416 Fire burn scar until Saturday as storms roll across Southwest Colorado, according to the National Weather Service. Matthew Aleska, a meteorologist...

DATE: July 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Program collects thousands of pounds of hay-bale twine in Southwest Colorado

Farmers already do a lot of recycling, from using manure to make compost to repurposing wooden pallets to fix fencing and even reusing oil from tractors to run heaters. However, as is the case...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

At Fort Lewis College, march, events mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day

A light snow began to fall as nearly 200 people took part in Fort Lewis College’s annual March of Solidarity for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the theme of which was “how do we carry on Dr. King’s...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Motorist has rare lynx encounter on Molas Pass

Dontje Hildebrand, a resident of both Durango and Ouray, was driving south on U.S. Highway 550 over Molas Pass when right there in the middle of the road was a rare sight – not one, but two lynx....

DATE: Dec. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Steamboat sinks Durango in ‘Best Town Ever’ poll

In a head-to-head battle, Steamboat Springs sunk Durango on Outside Magazine ’s Best Town Ever poll. It wasn’t easy. Steamboat Springs just slinked by Durango with a 4,469 to 4,389 vote in Round 3...

DATE: May 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

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