Jonathan Romeo

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Wildfire started by someone cutting pipe; firefighters call it a ‘simple mistake’

A wildfire burning northeast of Durango is believed to be 50% contained as of Wednesday morning, said La Plata County spokeswoman Megan Graham. Aerial crews spent Tuesday night forming a perimeter...

DATE: May 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

Wolf Creek Ski Area making moves to reopen before season’s over

If you’re craving spring skiing, good news might be on the way: Wolf Creek Ski Area is making moves in the hopes of reopening for a few weeks before the snow is all gone. “I think it’s time to let...

DATE: April 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

Silverton eases coronavirus restrictions, but county remains closed to visitors

San Juan County is transitioning to Gov. Jared Polis’ more relaxed “safer-at-home” measures Friday, but that doesn’t mean the backcountry around Silverton or the town itself will be open to...

DATE: April 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

Public health department delays reopening some businesses in La Plata County

San Juan Basin Public Health on Tuesday announced it will delay the reopening of some businesses and workplaces until May 8, a move that extends restrictions to slow the spread of COVID-19, even as...

DATE: April 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

La Plata County considers six-month moratorium on development applications

La Plata County is expected to implement a six-month moratorium on all new development applications to prepare for adopting a new land-use code this fall. Megan Graham, spokeswoman for the county,...

DATE: April 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

Domestic violence, burglaries increase during coronavirus lockdown

Domestic violence, neighborly disputes and burglaries are on the rise in La Plata County, a trend communities across the country are experiencing as a consequence of the coronavirus outbreak....

DATE: April 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

Is Southwest Colorado prepared for a surge in coronavirus cases?

The coronavirus outbreak is expected to significantly hit Southwest Colorado in coming weeks, but health officials say the severity of the surge will be determined by how well residents have...

DATE: April 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

Campaigns for county commission adapt amid coronavirus outbreak

With the campaign trail upended by the coronavirus outbreak, candidates vying for a spot as La Plata County commissioner are instead taking their message and vision for election to online...

DATE: April 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

Humane Society lays off staff, braces for revenue falls

The La Plata County Humane Society is in need of help after having to lay off nearly half of its staff because of the coronavirus outbreak, with significant revenue losses expected in coming weeks....

DATE: April 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

Critical COVID-19 Coverage

Health officials confirm 3 new cases of coronavirus in Southwest Colorado

Health officials in Southwest Colorado have confirmed more positive cases of the coronavirus, which will likely result in more strict measures on the community to reduce the disease’s spread. On...

DATE: March 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

Southwest Colorado pushes for temporary testing site for coronavirus

Local health officials in Southwest Colorado started prepping a temporary testing facility for the coronavirus at the La Plata County Fairgrounds on Wednesday, as a local push is underway for more...

DATE: March 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

Fort Lewis College wants more local say on its board

Fort Lewis College, which has pushed for more local representation on its Board of Trustees, announced Friday it has tapped a Durangoan to join the board and is considering adding two other...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

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