Jonathan Romeo

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Outbreak of COVID-19 cases reported at downtown Durango construction site

An outbreak of COVID-19 cases has been reported at a downtown Durango construction site, according to San Juan Basin Public Health. Claire Ninde, spokeswoman for the health department, said five...

DATE: June 3, 2020 | UPDATED: 19 hours 25 minutes ago | CATEGORY: News

La Plata County approves variance request

La Plata County commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved a resolution to seek a variance from Gov. Jared Polis’ public health order to reopen some businesses still shut down. But they...

DATE: June 2, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: News

Lawyer finds his niche as government watchdog

Matt Roane, an attorney in Archuleta County, knows he is not universally loved, but he hopes his work fighting open records issues will spur a movement of government watchdogs. Roane has found a...

DATE: June 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

WATCH: In a rare sighting, moose visits Durango

A moose was spotted in north Durango last week, a rather rare sight for an animal more known to wander the high country. Kirby McLaurin, who lives in the River View Mobile Home Park near Oxbow Park...

DATE: June 1, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: News

Rare cutthroat trout, saved in 416 Fire, set to be released back into the wild

While firefighting crews were in the throes of battling the 416 Fire as it rapidly spread through the San Juan National Forest north of Durango in June 2018, an unlikely rescue mission was being...

DATE: May 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata County seeks variance for outdoor recreation businesses, others

La Plata County should have a draft finalized Wednesday of a variance request from state public health orders that seeks to reopen outdoor recreation companies, gyms, churches and the Durango &...

DATE: May 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Heat wave to hit Southwest Colorado on Wednesday

A heat wave is expected to hit Southwest Colorado on Wednesday, which will likely exacerbate already high fire danger conditions. Megan Stackhouse, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service...

DATE: May 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Durango restaurants can reopen Wednesday, but will they?

Durango’s restaurants can reopen for dine-in service Wednesday. Gov. Jared Polis announced Monday restaurants across the state can reopen after being closed for more than two months to in-person...

DATE: May 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Memorial Day draws small but dedicated crowd

Memorial Day in Durango felt a little different this year, with scaled-down events because of the coronavirus outbreak. But a handful of veterans were able to honor military personnel who died...

DATE: May 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Protest over public health orders sweeps through downtown Durango

About 200 people gathered Friday evening in downtown Durango to protest public health orders aimed at reducing the spread of the coronavirus. What was originally said to be a peaceful walk down...

DATE: May 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Main Avenue walk aims to promote businesses – some say it’s a protest

A La Plata County man says he’s organizing a walk Friday night on Main Avenue to show that Durango is open for business, but on social media the event is being called a “peaceful protest” over...

DATE: May 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Local officials in dark about next health orders

Public health officials say they are growing frustrated with Gov. Jared Polis allowing health orders to nearly expire before issuing guidance about the next phase of the state’s coronavirus...

DATE: May 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

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