Jonathan Romeo

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.

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1 dead in snowplow-truck collision on Colorado 184

One person was killed Sunday afternoon when a truck collided with a Colorado Department of Transportation snowplow on Colorado Highway 184 near Dolores. Colorado State Patrol spokesman Tim...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Students get ‘a-ha’ moment learning how watersheds work

Escalante Middle School sixth-graders strapped on snowshoes Wednesday and hiked out from Haviland Lake to learn firsthand the workings of the Animas River watershed. “We want to help the students...

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

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Man who filmed ‘upskirt videos’ sentenced to three years in prison

A Utah man who strapped a cellphone to his foot to film videos under the skirts of women at City Market in Durango was sentenced to three years in prison on Wednesday. “This is a harsh sentence,”...

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

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Targeting depression: Treatment uses magnetic pulses to reduce, eliminate symptoms

A recently opened clinic in Durango is now offering a new, drug-free treatment for patients suffering from depression that has just about the same success rate as prescribed medication. “This is...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

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Demonstrators demand Sen. Cory Gardner support methane emission rules

More than 150 people gathered outside U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner’s Durango offices Tuesday, demanding the Republican senator oppose the rollback of methane waste regulations. “We’re here to support the...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Silverton’s seventh town administrator in 10 years resigns

Silverton Town Administrator Bill Gardner resigned last week amid ongoing turmoil with the Town Council, marking the seventh person to leave the position in 10 years. “Controversy comes with the...

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

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Future of Village at Wolf Creek awaits judge’s decision

All court filings and arguments related to a lawsuit seeking to overturn the U.S. Forest Service’s decision to green-light the proposed Village at Wolf Creek are in the hands of Senior Judge...

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

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For La Plata County, a mild flu season so far

So far, this year’s flu season in La Plata County has been about average, but it’s not too late to get a vaccination, according to local health officials. Surveillance of the 2016-17 season began...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

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Durango HomeSlice Pizza delivery car totaled in hit and run

A HomeSlice Pizza delivery car was totaled Friday in downtown Durango by a hit-and-run driver, a manager there said. Around 6:30 p.m., just before the Snowdown Light Parade began, a HomeSlice...

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

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Tribes plead with Bureau of Land Management for protection of Chaco

SHIPROCK – Over the years, Anthony Lee, a Navajo medicine man, has watched the sacred land around Chaco Canyon where he gathers herbs and performs ceremonies slowly turn into an industrial...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Federal rules on methane emissions may be short-lived

On Friday, Republicans in Congress are expected to begin dismantling environmental regulations finalized by the Obama administration, starting with a new rule aimed at reducing the wasteful release...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Clean energy powers jobs in La Plata County

La Plata County has nearly 800 people working in the clean energy sector, according to a recent report based on U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics information. “That doesn’t seem far reaching to me...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life