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

Silverton officials hold Superfund hearing Tuesday ahead of Thursday vote

It’s going to be a busy and potentially landmark week for the town of Silverton as officials look to stamp a letter addressed to Gov. John Hickenlooper requesting Superfund status by Thursday. All...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Habitat owners in Durango file suit over fish die-off

Little Fishes Wildlife Habitat on La Posta Road in Durango is missing one essential component – fish – and owners of the 34-acre property are blaming nearby oil and gas operations for a 2014...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bounty hunters say farewell to TV show, but not the chase

Fugitives on the run in Southwest Colorado are likely to see a little less screen time with the announcement “Rocky Mountain Bounty Hunters” will no longer be on the air. The show featured local...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Obstacles remain to reach uninsured

Health organizations around the country are making the final push to enroll about 10 percent of the population that remains uninsured by Jan. 31, and in Southwest Colorado, local officials face...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Health

Open Sky chief says agency ‘deeply concerned’ about frostbite cases

The Durango-based Open Sky Wilderness Therapy program could face licensing and accreditation repercussions following a December incident in which six students were sent to a hospital for frostbite...

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

March, rally, songs mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Fort Lewis College

A newly discovered speech by Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. aired Monday on Fort Lewis College’s radio station, KDUR-FM, as more than 100 students marched on campus in honor of the assassinated civil...

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

Silverton filmmaker focuses on Animas River cleanup

What’s become as much of a fixture at Animas River Stakeholders Group meetings as discussions of mine cleanup and deteriorating water quality, is filmmaker Tom Schillaci capturing it all on camera...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cold has little impact on new water treatment plant north of Silverton

Ten miles north of Silverton, in a remote area known as Gladstone, more than 36 inches of snow covers the ground where the Environmental Protection Agency’s new water treatment plant operates even...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Group says collusion apparent in Village at Wolf Creek development project

Environmental groups say they have uncovered damning evidence that the National Forest Service was in collusion with Texas billionaire B.J. “Red” McCombs in his effort to build the Village at Wolf...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango farmer says local growers need community support

Linley Dixon, owner of Adobe House Farm in Durango, argued Wednesday that the organic foods industry has grown into a conventional agriculture business, both of which she believes use unsustainable...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Nearly 9,000 call for protections for Mesa Verde’s horses

On deadline day for public comment, nearly 9,000 people sent letters demanding protection for horses roaming Mesa Verde National Park, which wildlife officials say are trespassing and damaging a...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Good Earth

Bayfield school evacuated because of gas leak

Students and staff members at Bayfield Primary School were evacuated Tuesday because of a small gas leak detected at a meter behind the west campus. An alert sent to parents around 10:30 a.m....

DATE: Jan. 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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