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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Arches National Park plans changes to handle rising visits

“So I lived alone. The first thing I did was take off my pants. Naturally.” – Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire A trip to Arches National Park is an intimate lesson in deep time. Home to the largest...

DATE: March 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest life

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Anthem insurance may drop Centura, Mercy from its network

People insured by Anthem BlueCross BlueShield in Colorado may not have access to in-network coverage at Centura Health facilities – which includes Mercy Regional Medical Center – unless an...

DATE: March 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Man dies from injuries suffered at Wolf Creek Ski Area

A 56-year-old Florida man was taken off life support Saturday after suffering injuries from a ski accident last week at Wolf Creek Ski Area, said Owner Davey Pitcher. Michael Black, who owned a...

DATE: March 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Dan Olson focused on fundamentals to rebuild San Juan Citizens Alliance

In Dan Olson’s line of work, there’s never a good time to leave. “With issues that involve the environment, it’s not something you fix,” Olson said recently from the San Juan Citizens Alliance’s...

DATE: March 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Mosquito-control district wants your old car tires

More than 2,000 junk tires were removed from properties around La Plata County this week, eliminating an eyesore as well as prime breeding grounds for disease-carrying mosquitoes. And on Saturday,...

DATE: March 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Six bighorns captured and tagged with GPS collars

Six wild bighorn sheep were captured and fitted with GPS tracking collars last week as wildlife researchers seek to better understand the elusive animal’s movements around the southern San Juan...

DATE: March 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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San Juan County Planning Commission recommends RV Park

The San Juan County Planning Commission on Tuesday recommended approval of a 166-unit RV Park near Purgatory Resort, with a condition the developer work with the Durango Nordic Center to help...

DATE: March 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Durango Nordic Center terrain at risk from development

Nearly one-third of the Durango Nordic Center’s trails could be at risk with the proposed development of a 166-unit luxury RV Park near Purgatory Resort. “We are not opposing the development,” said...

DATE: March 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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3 dead after pickup driven by Durango teen slams into stopped vehicle

A grandmother and two of her grandchildren are dead after a pickup driven by a 17-year-old Durango boy rear-ended their vehicle on an Oklahoma highway last weekend, authorities said. According to...

DATE: March 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Victims, driver ID’d in Saturday’s fatal crash on Main Avenue

A resident of Italy, Marco Ricchi, 46, and a Fort Lewis College student, Allen Duke, 23, were identified as the men who died from injuries suffered Saturday when they were hit by an SUV while...

DATE: March 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Fluoridation opponent calls it ‘mass medication’

Jim Forleo is a local chiropractor who has been one of the most vocal opponents of the fluoride added to Durango’s drinking water system. He said the argument boils down to three major points:...

DATE: March 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Fluoridation supporter says it is safe, effective

Molly Pereira is the associate executive director of operations for the Colorado Dental Association and is a proponent of adding fluoride to community water systems to benefit the oral hygiene of...

DATE: March 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news