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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Iron Horse Kids Race participation ‘sky-rocketing’

Though there were no winners and losers in the Iron Horse Classic’s “Sprite Kids Race,” the true victory for event organizers is the continued rise in participation in the next generation of...

DATE: May 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Talk to address how oral health is tied to overall health

San Juan Basin Public Health will host a presentation about a growing national effort to integrate oral and behavioral health as a cohesive part of medical care. The event will take place from 5:45...

DATE: May 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

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Another SUV trashed by bear, this time in Junction Creek

A Durango woman who lives in the Junction Creek area northwest of downtown Durango awoke last week to the sounds of a bear trapped inside her SUV, wreaking havoc. Around 4:30 a.m. on Wednesday,...

DATE: May 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Missing python at Fort Lewis College found Monday

Ending an episode that those with a snake phobia would consider their worst nightmare, a python that escaped its cage in a basement room at Fort Lewis College was found on Monday. According to...

DATE: May 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Traveling AmeriCorps crew helps gardens grow at Old Fort, Manna

A team of 11 young adults is helping Southwest Colorado build infrastructure to achieve the goal of local food security. On April 11, a crew with AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps...

DATE: May 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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Federal judge halts Village at Wolf Creek land swap

In a significant win for opponents of the Village at Wolf Creek, a federal judge on Friday invalidated the U.S. Forest Service’s decision to approve a land exchange that would have essentially...

DATE: May 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Bear kills 6 chickens, raising questions about electric-fence ban

Conversations have reignited over whether the city of Durango should allow electric fencing within town limits after a bear broke into a high-end chicken coop, killing six chickens. “It’s been the...

DATE: May 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Surfing pioneer Jim Graham in hall of fame

Though 800 miles or so from the nearest ocean, the mountains and valleys around Durango have been the unlikely home for more than two decades to a pioneer in surfing history. Jim Graham, 75,...

DATE: May 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Sheriff’s office investigating homicide at Lightner Creek Mobile Home Park

The La Plata County Sheriff’s Office is searching for three suspects considered armed and dangerous that fled the scene of a fatal shooting at about 1:15 p.m. Sunday at Lightner Creek Mobile Home...

DATE: May 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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7 western senators object to suspension of BLM councils

The Trump administration’s decision to suspend the Bureau of Land Management’s citizen advisory boards has drawn criticism from those who say the councils were one of the few ways to engage with...

DATE: May 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Cellphone tower in Animas Valley up for vote Tuesday

A proposed 104-foot cellphone tower in the Animas Valley will be up for its long-awaited vote at the La Plata County Commissioner’s board meeting on Tuesday. Skyway Towers LLC is seeking a “new...

DATE: May 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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La Plata County adopts revised comprehensive plan

La Plata County has officially adopted its overhauled comprehensive plan, ending a three-year process to update the plan, which hadn’t been revised since 2001. The La Plata County Planning...

DATE: May 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News