About: Jonathan Romeo has been with The Durango Herald since August 2015, serving as the Health & Environment reporter. A native of New Jersey, Romeo received a journalism degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2010. He has freelanced for The Boulder Weekly, Listen Up Denver and several other publications throughout the West. He was most recently working as an Associate Editor for an online news publication outside Nashville, Tennessee, before moving to Durango. Read More Hide

Questions arise: Who should inspect La Plata County marijuana facilities?

La Plata County may have to find a contractor to conduct health inspections on marijuana facilities. When marijuana was legalized in Colorado in 2014, San Juan Basin Public Health took the lead in...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lego tower grows taller by the day at Arc of History intersection

Something is growing at the former Arc of History site in Durango. The beginnings of a Lego structure appeared Sunday on the metal base that used to support the infamous Arc of History near the...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Clyde Church announces bid for La Plata County commissioner

La Plata County resident Clyde Church has announced his intention to run as a Democrat for the one La Plata County commissioner seat up for grabs in next year’s November election. “I really have...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cow blamed for spill at well site in southeast La Plata County

An oil and gas operator in Southwest Colorado says a cow is at fault for causing a spill at a well site near Ignacio – which might be a first for the state. “There is nothing new under the sun,...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rick Stallings found guilty of murdering former Durango resident

Rick Stallings, who was accused of killing longtime Durango resident Karen Cugnini, was found guilty of first-degree murder Monday and now faces a possible life sentence without parole. “Stallings...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango family business hit hard by Hurricane Irma

A fundraising event will be held this weekend for a Durango family whose family business in the U.S. Virgin Islands was nearly destroyed in September by Hurricane Irma, one of the most intense...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

High speed car chase ends Saturday south of Hesperus

A high-speed car chase that reached speeds of 95 miles per hour ended Saturday night after the driver ran off the road about 8 miles south of Hesperus. According to Colorado State Patrol Cpt....

DATE: Dec. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police arrest carjacking suspect in downtown Durango

A Durango man accused of an armed carjacking at Fort Lewis College was arrested Thursday in downtown Durango. Durango police located and arrested Roger Chase Brassard, 25, of Durango near 11th...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango woman sues Silverton Mountain after falling from chairlift platform

A Durango woman is suing Silverton Mountain on claims that the ski area recklessly disregarded safety protocols after she fell off the top of a high-altitude chairlift platform in March 2016,...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Details emerge in armed carjacking at Fort Lewis College

More details emerged Wednesday about an armed carjacking reported earlier this week at Fort Lewis College, but according to law enforcement, the suspect remains at large. “Fort Lewis and Durango...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Colorado could see precipitation this weekend

Southwest Colorado could see precipitation this weekend, but the throes of winter still seem to be at bay for the foreseeable future. According to the National Weather Service in Grand Junction,...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police say man taken by gunpoint at Fort Lewis College

A man is suspected of taking another man by gunpoint Monday night at Fort Lewis College, according to the Fort Lewis College Police Department. The suspect remained at large as of Tuesday....

DATE: Nov. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News