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

For 3 decades, Pagosa pilot savors soaring at Albuquerque balloon festival

For 30 years, Pagosa Springs resident Mike Marchand has faithfully floated above Albuquerque during the city’s international hot air balloon festival. This year isn’t any different. “The first time...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Natural gas service restoration continues in Durango

As of Wednesday afternoon, natural gas service for more than half of the 550-plus homes and businesses affected by an outage in Durango had been turned back on, an Atmos Energy spokesman said....

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

BLM tightens process for gas well leases in Southwest Colorado

The Bureau of Land Management in Colorado has decided to pursue a Master Leasing Plan in Southwest Colorado, which would provide a closer look at future oil and gas development in the region....

DATE: Sept. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southern Ute Indian Tribe stands with Standing Rock

Southern Ute tribal member Shelly Thompson took a carload of blankets, jackets and other supplies last week to the thousands of Native Americans camped out on the Standing Rock reservation in North...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

NASA launches ‘space archaeology’ project in Greater Chaco area

John Kantner spent the better part of his career as an archaeologist trying to unlock the mysteries of the ancient Chaco Canyon civilization. He, like many of his colleagues, was left with only...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Antique motorcycles power over Wolf Creek Pass

A cross country ride featuring antique motorcycles faced its toughest day Tuesday, having to power over two mountain passes, La Veta and Wolf Creek, on the 265-mile journey from Pueblo to Durango....

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

Darryl Glenn criticizes Michael Bennet for not representing Western Slope

Darryl Glenn, the Republican challenger for U.S. Senate, visited Durango on Sunday, and he criticized incumbent Michael Bennet for not doing more of the same. Glenn attended the Durango Elk’s Lodge...

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

Up in Saturday’s sky, a UFO?: No, it was only a weather balloon

“I occasionally think how quickly our differences, worldwide, would vanish if we were facing an alien threat from outside this world,” former President Ronald Regan told the United Nations in 1988....

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

Lightner Creek Campground faces fine for missed discharge reports

Failure to report wastewater discharges for several months over two years could cost the owners of Lightner Creek Campground $5,000 in fines to the state. On Aug. 5, the Colorado Department of...

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

Bill that would allow mountain bikes tests philosophy of wilderness

A controversial bill that would open wilderness areas to mountain biking has stirred long-standing tensions, begging the question: What does the legislation mean for the San Juan Mountains and...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Grass-roots cleanups continue in Silverton mining district

The Environmental Protection Agency may have declared Superfund status for 48 mining-related sites around Silverton, but that hasn’t stopped grass-roots efforts that have worked for more than two...

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

Senators attempt to expedite Gold King reimbursements

A bipartisan group of senators on Monday introduced a measure that would expedite reimbursements to entities affected by last year’s Gold King Mine spill. Colorado senators Michael Bennet, a...

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

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