Position: Herald staff writer

Email: jromeo@durangoherald.com

Phone Number: (970) 375-4515

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

Long Hollow Dam extends growing season in dry region of La Plata County

REDMESA – Three years up and running, Long Hollow Dam already has ranchers and farmers in southwestern La Plata County reaping the benefits of one of the West’s most coveted and scarce resources....

DATE: Nov. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Land conservancy steps up to preserve Hidden Valley property

La Plata Open Space Conservancy will take the lead once again to gather community support for the preservation of 30 acres in Falls Creek, also known as Hidden Valley. “Twenty five years ago we...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2017 | UPDATED: 1 day 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

40 homes without water in northeast Durango

A water main repair has about 40 homes without water in northeast Durango. Assistant Utilities Director Jarrod Biggs said crews worked Wednesday on a 16-inch water main that has been problematic...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2017 | UPDATED: 1 day 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Up to a foot of snow headed our way

More than a foot of snow is forecast for the high country of the San Juan Mountains, according to the National Weather Service in Grand Junction. The weather agency has issued a winter storm watch...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2017 | UPDATED: 2 days 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Power restored to more than 1,120 customers in Archuleta County

The lights are back on for more than 1,120 customers who receive power from La Plata Electric Association, which experienced a power outage early Wednesday in Archuleta County. Around 2 a.m.,...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Silverton gets its first avalanche rescue dog in decades

SILVERTON – Meet Ed, Silverton avalanche rescue team’s first avalanche rescue dog in training in nearly five decades. With an increasing number of people taking to the backcountry, the addition of...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2017 | UPDATED: 3 days 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Forest Service appeals federal judge’s decision on Village at Wolf Creek

The U.S. Forest Service is challenging a federal judge’s ruling from earlier this year that its Rio Grande office’s approval of the Village at Wolf Creek was steeped in “predictive bias” and was...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2017 | UPDATED: 3 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County to receive backlog for oil and gas royalties

La Plata County commissioners on Tuesday approved an oil and gas lease with BP American Production Co. for minerals located under a strip of U.S. Highway 160 near Bayfield. According to county...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2017 | UPDATED: 3 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Racist, vulgar note on car prompts police inquiry

Durango Police are investigating who may have placed a racist and vulgar note that included political and personal attacks on the windshield of a car parked at the Durango Community Recreation...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2017 | UPDATED: 5 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Ring in the sky catches people’s eye Sunday

A mysterious ring in the sky around Durango on Sunday afternoon had some people wondering if life from another planet had finally arrived to Earth or if the sight was long-awaited evidence of...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2017 | UPDATED: 6 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Sheriff’s Office says jail inmate suspected of smuggling drugs

La Plata County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that a suspect has been identified for smuggling drugs into the La Plata County Jail, an incident that could implicate more than 10 inmates. La Plata...

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

La Plata County planning commission OKs shooting range

La Plata County Planning Commissioners have approved a request for a new shooting range and personal gun safety instruction school, which will be located a few miles southwest of Durango-La Plata...

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