Jonathan Romeo

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Silverton town manager placed on administrative leave

Silverton’s eighth town manager in 11 years was placed on administrative leave earlier this week, but town officials have been mum about the reason. Town Manager Louis Fineberg has been in the...

DATE: May 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Winds nearly knock over gas station sign in Bayfield

The Royal Dutch Shell company might want to consider placing a wind turbine where its iconic Shell station sign is located in Bayfield. Strong winds nearly knocked over the estimated 80-foot tall...

DATE: May 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

Challengers defeated in Forest Lakes election

Forest Lakes residents chose to stick with the incumbents in its most recent election for the neighborhood's metro district after a few contentious months leading up to this week's vote. Three...

DATE: May 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

County may update district plans before land-use code

It appears La Plata County officials are in agreement to hold off adopting a new land-use code until district plans, which allows separate communities to set a vision for future growth in their...

DATE: May 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

Spring storm could drop a foot of snow in San Juan Mountains

Yes, Southwest Colorado is in an exceptional drought. Yes, the entire corner of the state has fire restrictions in place. And yes, there's an approaching spring storm that could dump a foot of snow...

DATE: May 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

BP released unknown amount of wastewater into creek near Bayfield

BP American Production Co. says a leak at one of its pipelines released wastewater from oil and gas operations into an intermittent stream near Bayfield. In a filing with the state, BP reported it...

DATE: May 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

Red flag warning issued Sunday in Southwest Colorado

Fire restrictions in Southwest Colorado are set to go into effect this week. On Tuesday, the U.S. National Forest Service will place fire restrictions on the lands it manages, including wilderness...

DATE: April 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

La Plata County to discuss process for revising land-use code, district plans

La Plata County officials are discussing how to move forward with revisions to the land-use code. On Wednesday, La Plata County commissioners and the La Plata County Planning Commission, along with...

DATE: April 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

Southwest Colorado in 'exceptional drought'

Both La Plata and Montezuma counties are in an "exceptional drought" listing - the most critical drought category from the U.S. Drought Monitor - and it doesn't look as if there's any hope for a...

DATE: April 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

Wetland restoration to expand crucial ecosystem for hundreds of species

Before Western settlers reached Colorado, the best estimates show there were probably around 2 million acres of wetlands across the state, which provide some of the most biologically diverse...

DATE: April 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Winds bring smoke from New Mexico fires to SW Colorado

Residents in Southwest Colorado on Tuesday woke to a hazy ski, the appearance of which usually comes with a fire. Megan Stackhouse, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, said the haze...

DATE: April 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Vallecito residents debate future of ATV use

A debate has ignited among residents about the future use of all-terrain vehicles around Vallecito. The community conversation was sparked by an ATV-rental company's request to expand the services...

DATE: April 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

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