Jonathan Romeo

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Colorado Supreme Court will hear La Plata County, CDPHE lawsuit

The Colorado Supreme Court announced Monday it will review a case in which La Plata County hopes to recover an estimated $337,000 in attorney fees as part of a four-year legal battle with the state...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Top prosecutor says he’ll focus on restorative justice, racial inequality

Sixth Judicial District Attorney Christian Champagne, who is running uncontested in November’s election, said during the next four years he plans to continue working on restorative justice...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Moon tree lands in Durango

The moon tree has landed in Durango. For the unacquainted, Durango is home to Apollo 14 astronaut Stuart Roosa, who died in December 1994 at the age of 61 and now has a park and street bearing his...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County doles out $4 million for COVID-related costs

La Plata County approved Tuesday the expenditure of nearly $4 million for expenses and reimbursements for costs associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. In July, La Plata County applied for...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rare weather phenomenon casts strange light over Southwest Colorado

No, the skies above Southwest Colorado on Wednesday aren’t a sign of a coming armageddon, though given everything that’s happened in 2020, perhaps it wouldn’t be all that surprising. Instead, the...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Anglers asked to stop fishing at noon daily on several Southwest Colorado rivers

Fishing pressure has caused “critical levels for trout survival” on several rivers in Southwest Colorado, leading Colorado Parks and Wildlife to ask anglers to curtail activity during the heat of...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County couple convicted of animal cruelty suspected of probation violation

A La Plata County couple who pleaded guilty to animal cruelty last year faces jail time after authorities found multiple animals at their home – a violation of the terms of their probation. In...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

What regions pose biggest COVID-19 threat to Southwest Colorado?

Through new technology, local health experts are able to better pinpoint what outside regions pose the biggest risk to Southwest Colorado for COVID-19, and the results boil down to two of Durango’s...

DATE: July 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

New housing project chips away at senior living needs in Durango

A new 53-unit affordable housing project for low-income senior citizens will soon open its doors, filling a major gap in La Plata County. Construction of the housing project in Three Springs along...

DATE: July 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

New RV park approved south of Durango

A 19-space RV park off U.S. Highway 550 south of Durango was unanimously approved this week by the La Plata County Planning Commission. The project at 9981 Highway 550 is slated to be on 19 acres,...

DATE: July 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man survives plunge off Wolf Creek Pass, night in backcountry

A 36-year-old Durango man survived driving off Wolf Creek Pass, rolling 700 feet down a steep mountainside and spending a night injured in the backcountry before being rescued last week. “I didn’t...

DATE: June 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local officials in dark about next health orders

Public health officials say they are growing frustrated with Gov. Jared Polis allowing health orders to nearly expire before issuing guidance about the next phase of the state’s coronavirus...

DATE: May 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

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