Jonathan Romeo

Position: Herald Staff Writer

BLM, San Juan National Forest to reopen lands Thursday

Despite the continued extreme drought conditions in Southwest Colorado, the U.S. Forest Service announced it will reopen the San Juan National Forest Thursday, which was closed last week because of...

DATE: June 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

Power restored to more than 6,500 homes, businesses in eastern La Plata County

A crow caused more than 6,500 homes and businesses in portions of eastern and southeastern La Plata County to go without power for about an hour Tuesday afternoon. LPEA spokeswoman Indiana Reed...

DATE: June 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

416 Fire smolders and creeps; crews focus on Falls Creek area

The front line of battle on the 416 Fire will move to the fire's southern edge Monday, where more than 200 firefighters will work to protect homes in the Falls Creek and Junction Creek areas. Rain...

DATE: June 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

Durango train faces tough questions going forward

Not since the Missionary Ridge Fire in 2002 has the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad been out of service for so long over the summer months. The raging wildfire 16 years ago closed the...

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

Gov. Hickenlooper pledges help to Durango and Silverton in wake of 416 Fire

Local government and business officials pleaded with Gov. John Hickenlooper and Colorado congressmen Friday to do everything they can to help secure emergency funds to help ailing businesses and...

DATE: June 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

Treasurer candidate says negative campaign balance issue fixed

La Plata County Treasurer Allison Aichele's negative campaign balance of more than $23,000 was the result of a filing error she made on money she used to self-fund her last campaign in 2014 that...

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

Flash-flood watch issued for Saturday, especially around burn areas of 416 Fire

Southwest Colorado may finally receive desperately needed rain this weekend, but it could come at a cost: a flash-flood watch has been issued for Saturday. The National Weather Service in Grand...

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

La Plata County approves Stage 3 fire restrictions

La Plata County entered Stage 3 fire restrictions Tuesday, the most stringent category of rules the county has the authority to put in place in order to reduce the risk of wildfire. The county,...

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

Cigarette starts fire on Florida Road

Quick action by firefighters early Monday morning stopped a potentially catastrophic human-caused fire on Florida Road (County Road 240). Upper Pine River Fire Protection District Chief Bruce Evans...

DATE: June 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

Rain could arrive in Southwest Colorado this weekend

Desperately needed rain that could help firefighting efforts in Southwest Colorado is in the forecast. The National Weather Service in Grand Junction says the chance for precipitation starts...

DATE: June 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

County treasurer candidates debate in only contested race in primaries

La Plata County Treasurer Allison Aichele rebuffed criticisms about her leadership by Democratic challenger Tim Walsworth during a candidate forum Thursday night. The two Democratic candidates are...

DATE: June 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

Ignacio shooting suspect in custody

A suspect is in custody in connection with an alleged shooting Wednesday in Ignacio, said Town Manager Mark Garcia. Garcia said the shooting near downtown prompted an immediate and heavy police...

DATE: June 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

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