Position: County & environment reporter

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. Read More

Forest Service to sell Animas Valley land near Trimble

The U.S. Forest Service is set to sell 20 acres of prime undeveloped land in the Animas Valley to pay for a new office complex for the Columbine District in Bayfield. The parcel in question is...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Zombie march more of a Halloween street party

The annual zombie march in Durango has become less about zombies and marching and more about whatever costumes people feel like wearing as they mill about the street. For the eighth year in a row,...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mental evaluation ordered for suspect in killing of former Durango woman

In a hearing Tuesday, Rick Stallings – the man accused of killing longtime Durango resident Karen Cugnini – tried to convince a judge that he is capable of representing himself in court yet not...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Snow expected in the San Juan Mountains

The high country around Silverton should see snow accumulations this weekend as a low-pressure system makes its way into the Four Corners. Megan Stackhouse, a meteorologist for the National Weather...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Zombie March takes over Main Avenue

A clearance sale on banana costumes at Walmart apparently had the ill effect of a near overdose of the potassium-filled fruit garb at this year’s Zombie March late Monday in downtown Durango. “What...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Is Lyle Jeffs in Mancos?

MANCOS – The community of Mancos – home to a secluded Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints compound – is on alert as authorities search for the polygamist sect’s interim...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trout discovered in creek long devoid of fish

For the first time in as many as a hundred years, fish have been found in the upper parts of Mineral Creek, a tributary of the Animas River historically plagued by acid mine drainage just outside...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Think again before posting your ballot selfie

What better way to celebrate the relief of voting in this year’s long-winded, divisive election than posting online a photo of your face in front of a freshly filled out ballot for your friends to...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

At St. Francis Sanctuary, Pat Jackson fulfills a lifelong mission of saving birds

As a little girl, Pat Jackson was the kid who’d put injured birds into shoe boxes bedded with crumpled-up tissue paper and holes punched in the lid. Now, all grown up, she runs St. Francis...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Democrats offer their own welcome for Pence

Nearly 150 Democrats endured the pains of being stood up Wednesday as Republican vice president nominee Mike Pence pulled a last-minute detour, avoiding the warm “Democrat welcome” that awaited him...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gail Schwartz touts public land protection

During a stop in Durango on Tuesday, 3rd Congressional District Democratic candidate Gail Schwartz touted her initiatives to protect public lands, pursue clean energy and responsibly balance land...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Health officials OK eating fish from Animas River

The Colorado health department announced Tuesday it’s OK to eat fish out of the Animas River, evidenced by results from extensive sampling following the Gold King Mine spill. On Aug. 5, 2015, an...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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