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

Groups begin fight against invasive Russian Olive trees

What was once distributed freely for ornamental landscaping is now the target of an aggressive three-year project that aims to remove the Russian olive plant – a pesky invasive species that chokes...

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

Residents defend organic treatments at parks

Days after news surfaced that the city of Durango’s organic parks program could face major changes, more than 40 residents showed up in force Monday at a City Council meeting, barraging elected...

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

Balloons fly high above Durango

Clear skies, light breezes and vibrant falls colors have made for a successful first annual Animas Valley Balloon Rally, drawing nearly 15 pilots from across the country for the chance to fly above...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

No criminal charges in Gold King Mine blowout

No criminal charges will be pursued related to the Gold King Mine blowout, for which the Environmental Protection Agency took responsibility, the agency’s Office of Inspector General announced...

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

Animas Valley Balloon Rally launches this weekend

Joining the ranks of neighboring towns, Durango will host the first Animas Valley Balloon Rally this weekend. While the town puts on a hot-air balloon display for Snowdown in January, there hasn’t...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Indigenous Peoples Day honors Native Americans at Fort Lewis College

Ten months after the city of Durango unanimously voted to celebrate the conquered rather than the conqueror, more than 200 people gathered at Fort Lewis College on Monday to take part in the...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Functional medicine aims to address body, mind, spirit

When Bloomfield resident Vicki Faverino lost her only son to suicide, the trauma was too much to bear, and she had nowhere to turn. “There were times when I’d just stop breathing,” Faverino said....

DATE: Oct. 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Health

Hundreds weigh in on Hermosa Creek management plan

Several hundred public comments were received regarding a resource management plan for the Hermosa Creek Watershed Management Plan, U.S. Forest Service district ranger Matt Janowiak said...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Superfund project manager known for community outreach

Whether you support the Superfund program or not, colleagues agree, the hazardous cleanup of mines surrounding Silverton could not be in more trusted hands than the Environmental Protection...

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

Apple Days is one juicy Durango festival

It’s been a great year for fruit yields in Southwest Colorado, evidenced by the nearly 4,000 pounds of apples on display at the ninth annual Apple Days in Durango, held Sunday at Buckley Park. “Its...

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

‘Village at Wolf Creek’ lawsuit inches forward

A coalition of conservation groups on Thursday submitted an opening brief as part of a lawsuit that aims to stop a land exchange on Wolf Creek Pass that would allow a village with the capacity for...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas River fish survey shows encouraging signs

This year’s fish count in the Animas River generated results the opposite of what some expected more than a year after a plume of mustard yellow mine wastewater passed through town. “It’s been a...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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