Jonathan Romeo

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Mountain bike park, controversial dirt bike route approved in Silverton

About 30 miles of new trails in Silverton geared at mountain biking were approved Monday, along with a controversial route for dirt bikes through the San Juan Mountains. Since June 2019, the Bureau...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Durango train receives $2 million grant to replace bridge

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad has received nearly $2 million from a federal rail safety program to help pay for the replacement of a bridge over the Animas River, just south of...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Mystery of buried vehicle, missing driver intensifies north of Pagosa Springs

Authorities have seemingly reached a dead end into an investigation of an abandoned car that was found buried under a massive pile of debris in a remote, mountainous area outside of Pagosa Springs,...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 18 hours ago | CATEGORY: News

Birds are dying in dramatic numbers in Southwest Colorado

Migrating birds are dying in staggering and disturbing numbers throughout Southwest Colorado, and researchers are at odds about the reasons why. Reports of widespread bird mortality began in the...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Driver’s license, credit cards found with missing man at Mesa Verde National Park

Authorities say it appears the human remains found in Mesa Verde National Park do indeed belong to a Texas man who vanished without a trace in 2013 while visiting the park. Montezuma County Coroner...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2020 | UPDATED: 4 days 14 hours ago | CATEGORY: News

After yearslong effort, La Plata County inks new land-use code

It’s official: La Plata County has a new land-use code. La Plata County commissioners Clyde Church, Gwen Lachelt and Julie Westendorff voted unanimously Tuesday in support of adopting sweeping...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Misleading election mailer concerns Colorado officials

Colorado election officials are warning residents to watch out for an informal postcard sent by the U.S. Postal Service that contains misleading information about the upcoming November election....

DATE: Sept. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Moon tree lands in Durango

The moon tree has landed in Durango. For the unacquainted, Durango is home to Apollo 14 astronaut Stuart Roosa, who died in December 1994 at the age of 61 and now has a park and street bearing his...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Gov. Polis selects new La Plata County judge

Gov. Jared Polis announced Friday that local public defender Anne Woods will take the place of outgoing La Plata County Judge Dondi Osborne. It was announced in March that Osborne intended to...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Highly invasive aquatic weed discovered in the Animas Valley

A highly invasive aquatic weed has been discovered in a number of ponds in the Animas Valley, putting the heat on to eradicate it before it enters the Animas River and, potentially, Lake...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Drought may mute fall colors in Southwest Colorado

In drought-strapped Southwest Colorado, the outlook for fall colors this season is that they likely won’t be as vibrant or last as long as normal, but that doesn’t mean it won’t be worth getting...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Orphaned mountain lion cub rehabbed, sent back into the wild

Two orphaned mountain lion cubs rescued by Colorado Parks and Wildlife last winter were recently released into the wild outside Durango. CPW spokesman Joe Lewandowski said a cub was spotted back in...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

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