Jonathan Romeo

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Complaint against Treasurer Allison Aichele's campaign finances dismissed

The Colorado Secretary of State's Office on Tuesday dismissed a complaint that alleged La Plata County Treasurer Allison Aichele violated campaign finance laws. In June, it came to light that...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

Sheriff's candidates spar about turnover, morale, homelessness

Two challengers seeking to be the next La Plata County sheriff criticized turnover, low morale and the treatment of homelessness during the past four years. Candidates for three contested races in...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

Most fault road access to Village at Wolf Creek, others see economic potential

A majority of people who weighed in on the U.S. Forest Service granting the Village at Wolf Creek road access opposed the decision, citing many faults with the proposed resort atop Wolf Creek Pass....

DATE: Sept. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

Natural gas pipeline and wells proposed east of Bayfield

An 8-mile natural gas pipeline and a handful of wells are being proposed in the Fosset Gulch area, east of Bayfield. The project - the Northern Extension Pipeline and associated Fruitland Coal Gas...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

BP looks to pull out of Southwest Colorado, northern New Mexico

BP American Production Co. is contemplating pulling out of the San Juan Basin natural gas and oil field in what could be another devastating hit to the economy in Southwest Colorado and northern...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

Treasurer Allison Aichele has 10 days to explain mistakes in 2014 campaign finance filings

La Plata County Treasurer Allison Aichele has 10 days to explain mistakes related to her 2014 campaign filings and to prove there was no intentional wrongdoing. The Colorado Secretary of State's...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

Treasurer candidate files campaign finance complaint against opponent

The Republican challenger in the La Plata County treasurer's race has filed a complaint with the Colorado Secretary of State's Office against his opponent, Allison Aichele, asking for a complete...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

Investigation finds no foul play in death of former La Plata County Sheriff's deputy

The Colorado Bureau of Investigation said foul play was not the reason for the death of former La Plata County Sheriff's deputy Jeremiah Lee, who was found dead in his Bayfield home in October...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

After third offense, Durango man fined $1,000 for feeding bears

A Durango man has been ticketed for intentionally feeding bears - for the third time in eight years - resulting in a $1,000 fine and a likelihood the bears will have to be euthanized. "You just...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

Bear cub injured in 416 Fire is bandage-free

An orphaned bear cub whose paws were burned in the 416 Fire has almost fully recovered. "The burns have healed nicely, and at this point, I'd say her paws are about 95 percent healed," said Michael...

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

Englewood man cited with DUI after crash on Black Bear Pass

A 28-year-old Englewood man was cited Sunday with drunken driving after causing a harrowing accident on Black Bear Pass, a dangerous and difficult mountain road that connects Silverton and...

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

Receding shoreline leaves dock high and dry at Vallecito Reservoir

Drought's domino effect in Southwest Colorado has hit again, this time at Vallecito Reservoir. With the reservoir less than 50 percent full, and waters continuing to drop, lake managers intend to...

DATE: July 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

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