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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After remodel, La Plata County Courthouse wins ‘gold’

After a $5.4 million remodel, the first floor of the La Plata County Courthouse has received a “gold” certification for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, otherwise known as LEED, from...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2017 | UPDATED: 32 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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Trial of murder suspect Rick Stallings delayed

The trial for a Farmington man accused of killing longtime Durango resident Karen Cugnini nearly two years ago was again delayed, according to New Mexico prosecutors. Rick Stallings, who at the...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2017 | UPDATED: 23 hours 37 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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About 4,000 residents in Southwest Colorado gain health insurance since Affordable Care Act

About 4,000 people in Southwest Colorado gained health insurance since the Affordable Care Act came into force in 2014, according to a new study released by the Colorado Health Institute. Joe...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2017 | UPDATED: 23 hours 43 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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James Ranch, north of Durango, receives approval for expansion

Expect more events, a new restaurant, bakery and expanded tours at the James Ranch. Last week, the La Plata County Planning Commission unanimously approved an application from the James family for...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2017 | UPDATED: 2 days 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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Missionary says Operation Christmas Child changed her life

When Yuri Lopez was 6 years old, a helicopter carrying an item that would eventually change her life flew over the orphanage she called home in Honduras. Lopez, now 28, told a crowd of about 15...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2017 | UPDATED: 2 days 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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Prairie dogs aggravate ranchers across La Plata County

As the prairie dog population in La Plata County rises and wreaks havoc on landowners, the presence of the often-reviled rodent has some hoping for an unconventional solution: the plague. “They are...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2017 | UPDATED: 3 days 10 hours ago | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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Durango celebrates years of effort to create Whitewater Park

One more season of work is scheduled for alterations to the Durango Whitewater Park, but that didn’t stop about 20 people from celebrating one of the city’s premiere attractions Thursday. A...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2017 | UPDATED: 5 days 10 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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San Juan Citizens Alliance hires advocate for Animas River

The Durango-based San Juan Citizens Alliance has hired a full-time advocate for the Animas River. “We didn’t have someone who was limited exclusively to the Animas River,” said Mark Pearson,...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2017 | UPDATED: 5 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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EPA seeks public comments on Gold King Mine project

If you have an opinion on the Environmental Protection Agency’s plans to prevent another blowout at the Gold King Mine, now is your chance to comment. The EPA on Tuesday announced that proposed...

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

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Food safety violations in Southwest Colorado spike

Your favorite restaurant is now under more intense scrutiny from the local health department as an increase in inspectors has resulted in an eye-popping number of food safety violations for the...

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

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Durango woman a finalist in NatGeo Genius contest

Out of thousands of submissions from all over the world, a Durango resident’s idea for a National Geographic contest that seeks to solicit solutions to major environmental issues was selected as a...

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

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C&J Gravel seeks expansion amid depleting resources

A gravel mine operation near a popular trail system in Durango is seeking to expand an additional 46 acres, but recreationists shouldn’t be too concerned about losing their favorite trails. Earlier...

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