Position: County & environment reporter

Email: jromeo@durangoherald.com

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

Fort Lewis College wants more local say on its board

Fort Lewis College, which has pushed for more local representation on its Board of Trustees, announced Friday it has tapped a Durangoan to join the board and is considering adding two other...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Controversial trails plan for Silverton is open for public comment

Have an opinion about how trails and motorized routes should be handled around Silverton? Now is the time to voice it. The Bureau of Land Management has been re-evaluating its system of 45 miles of...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2020 | UPDATED: 12 hours 7 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Ice climbing death in Ouray a rarity among avalanche fatalities, records show

A Seattle woman who died while ice climbing in Ouray last weekend was the victim of one of the rarest avalanche accident fatalities in the state, and her death, according to a final report from the...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2020 | UPDATED: 12 hours 8 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Southern Utes respond to burst gas pipeline on Pine River tributary

The Southern Ute Indian Tribe’s natural gas gathering company responded to a burst pipeline Thursday over a tributary of the Pine River, south of Ignacio. Red Cedar Gathering Co. was notified of a...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Owner of Gold King Mine not happy with proposed cleanup solution

Todd Hennis, owner of the Gold King Mine, is not happy about the proposed Superfund cleanup around Silverton, saying the suggestion to plug more mines only redistributes potentially toxic water and...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bureau of Reclamation begins yearlong project in Animas River

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation this week will start a yearlong project to fix the intake structure that pumps water from the Animas River to Lake Nighthorse, which officials say was bringing in too...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 6 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

New business in Grandview, homes in Bayfield get county OK

La Plata County commissioners on Tuesday approved a new business in the Grandview area, as well as 14 new homes in Bayfield. The new business in Grandview, just east of Durango, was previously...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2020 | UPDATED: 4 days 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

After three decades, Project Merry Christmas calls it quits

After 34 years of trying to make the holidays brighter for families and people in need, Project Merry Christmas has announced it will disband. In a statement posted to its website , the nonprofit’s...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2020 | UPDATED: 5 days 12 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

As the Southwest dries out, water managers increasingly look to cloud seeding

Southwest Colorado has long been considered part of the arid West. But as a decades-long drought grips the region, and the population only increases, adequate water supply has become a greater...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Court may have violated rights of man charged with felony sex assault

A Colorado Supreme Court judge said this week La Plata County’s district court might have violated the rights of a 39-year-old man who has been charged with two felony counts of sexual assault....

DATE: Jan. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County likely to suspend public process for road improvements

La Plata County is unlikely to reinstate a program that allows residents to ask for more maintenance of county roads, another ramification of budget declines that have plagued the county for years....

DATE: Jan. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

National park rethinks its message about theft

For years – decades even – a myth has surrounded Arizona’s Petrified Forest National Park: A curse would strike anyone who illegally stole a piece of fossilized ancient wood within park boundaries....

DATE: Jan. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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