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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Durango mother who caused fatal crash sentenced to six months in jail

A Durango woman who caused a head-on crash that killed her 8-year-old daughter in April 2016 was sentenced Thursday to six months in jail followed by two years probation. Neysha Candelaria, 33,...

DATE: July 20, 2017 | UPDATED: 1 hour 5 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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Another flash flood watch issued Thursday for western Colorado

Another flash flood watch has been issued for much of western Colorado and eastern Utah as thunderstorms with heavy rain are expected to develop Thursday afternoon and last until the evening....

DATE: July 20, 2017 | UPDATED: 13 hours 32 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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Flash flood watch issued for western Colorado, eastern Utah

A flash flood watch is in effect for Durango, as well as most portions of western Colorado and eastern Utah, as slow moving storms could bring heavy rainfall Wednesday afternoon. According to the...

DATE: July 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Proposed RV resort near Purgatory dies after contract dispute

A proposed 157-lot RV resort near Purgatory Resort will no longer be built after a contract dispute between the landowner and would-be developers ultimately killed the project. “That contract has...

DATE: July 19, 2017 | UPDATED: 1 day 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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District Attorney Christian Champagne’s bike recovered

An alleged thief gambled and lost last week when he decided to steal a high-profile bike from a high-profile lawyer. Sixth Judicial District Attorney Christian Champagne returned home July 8 from...

DATE: July 18, 2017 | UPDATED: 2 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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Animas River tuber injured Sunday identified, in critical condition

A man who required rescue while tubing the Animas River Whitewater Park on Sunday remained in critical condition Tuesday morning, according to a spokesman with Mercy Regional Medical Center. A...

DATE: July 18, 2017 | UPDATED: 2 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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Environmental groups challenge Silverton heli-skiing land swap

Several groups are challenging a controversial expansion of helicopter skiing terrain near Silverton, calling the deal “veiled and illegal.” “The Bureau of Land Management is legally responsible to...

DATE: July 17, 2017 | UPDATED: 2 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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Semi-truck spills 42,100 pounds of beer on Wolf Creek Pass

The only casualty was the beer – about 42,100 pounds of it. Last week, a semi-truck driver was westbound on Wolf Creek Pass when the brakes went out just over the top of the pass, said Durango...

DATE: July 17, 2017 | UPDATED: 2 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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Man tubing Animas Whitewater Park requires rescue Sunday

A man tubing down the Animas River Whitewater Park without a life jacket or helmet required rescue Sunday and was transported to Mercy Regional Medical Center showing signs of life. According to...

DATE: July 16, 2017 | UPDATED: 4 days 6 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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San Juan County Commissioners approve impact fees on new development

San Juan County Commissioners have unanimously approved impact fees on future development that would help fund the Durango Fire Protection District and its needs for a growing community. “The...

DATE: July 14, 2017 | UPDATED: 6 days 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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National Guard unit to relocate

A Colorado National Guard Army unit stationed in Durango will leave its post in an effort to save time and money by joining its parent unit in Montrose. According to Maj. Darin Overstreet, public...

DATE: July 13, 2017 | UPDATED: 6 days 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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Cortez man suspected of peeping into women’s bathroom pleads guilty

A Cortez man suspected of peeping into the women’s bathroom at the Durango Welcome Center in May pleaded guilty Wednesday. Hernando Tsosie, 39, faced one count of invasion of privacy for sexual...

DATE: July 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News