Jonathan Romeo

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.

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At Fort Lewis College, march, events mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day

A light snow began to fall as nearly 200 people took part in Fort Lewis College’s annual March of Solidarity for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the theme of which was “how do we carry on Dr. King’s...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Oil and gas lease sale near Chaco Canyon scheduled

An oil and gas lease sale that would auction off about 840 acres near Chaco Culture National Historical Park will proceed on Jan. 25 after five years of challenges from opponents. The Bureau of...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Wildlife panel considers pet sloths, kangaroos for Coloradans

The future of two-toed sloth and eastern gray kangaroo pet ownership hangs in the balance for Colorado residents, as the state Parks and Wildlife Commission decided this week to make a final ruling...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Inauguration Day will bring celebrations, activism to Durango

A presidential inauguration is a national celebration of the peaceful transfer of leadership in the United States, which since 1937 has taken place on Jan. 20 in Washington D.C. It’s marked by a...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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On chilly day, annual bird count tallies 76 species in Durango

It was 4 degrees at the start of this year’s National Audubon Society annual Christmas Bird Count on Dec. 18, but despite the frigid temperatures, 30 volunteer bird-watchers were able to spot 76...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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Dead lynx identified as 11½-year-old male born in Telluride

A lynx found dead Sunday at Purgatory Resort has been identified as an 11½-year-old male born in Telluride, wildlife officials said Wednesday. Representatives with Colorado Parks and Wildlife ...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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EPA agrees to review regulations on oil and gas waste

The Environmental Protection Agency has agreed to review its regulations on how companies should dispose of oil and gas waste, a result of a lawsuit brought on by several environmental groups in...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango voters likely to decide whether to halt fluoridation in drinking water

A petition that would stop the city of Durango from adding fluoride to its drinking water appears to have enough signatures, and now it will either be adopted by the Durango City Council within 30...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Oil- and gas-processing plants may have to report toxic releases

Natural gas-processing plants would have to start publicly reporting toxic chemicals they release into the environment under proposed regulations the Environmental Protection Agency announced last...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Purgatory Resort lynx found dead Sunday

A lynx that had been spotted with some regularity at Purgatory Resort the past few weeks was found dead Sunday, according to a Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokesman. Purgatory ski patrol members...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Orthodox priest blesses Animas River

A group of about 20 or so followers of Durango’s Holy Prophet Elijah Orthodox Mission braved Sunday’s snowstorm to take part in a blessing of the Animas River along the banks at Santa Rita Park....

DATE: Jan. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango High graduate makes daring chairlift rescue

A Durango High School graduate who is now a professional slackliner used his talents Wednesday to climb a ski lift tower and slide about 30 feet across the cable to cut free an unconscious man who...

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