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

La Plata County warns of people presenting themselves as county staff

La Plata County has encouraged public participation in its effort to update district plans, but some residents are going out of bounds, representing themselves as county employees and creating...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County planning director resigns amid rewrite of land-use code

La Plata County Planning Director Jason Meininger, who was leading the county’s contentious land-use code revision, has announced he will resign. When contacted Monday afternoon, Meininger said he...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

LPEA responds to two power outages Sunday

La Plata Electric Association dealt with two power outages Sunday: one east of Durango and another near Vallecito. About 5:20 a.m. Sunday, LPEA reported more than 215 members were without power...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Snowdown brings winter fun, increased crime to Durango

Durango’s Snowdown was originally conceived in 1979 to bring something fun and festive to Colorado’s long winter, and while the annual event still fulfills that mission, it also brings a lot of...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango airport plans to purchase property for expansion

The city announced Friday that the Durango-La Plata County Airport plans to buy land and two commercial building across the street from the airport to expand. The contract includes a $3.9 million...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wet storm will bring a mix of snow and rain this weekend

Up to a foot of snow is expected to hit the high mountain passes Sunday in Southwest Colorado, which means the drive could get hairy for drivers returning to Denver via Wolf Creek Pass after a...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man suspected of attempted murder, pulling knife on police

A Durango man is suspected of attempting to strangle a woman and threatening police officers with a knife Thursday, resulting in law enforcement using a K-9 unit and a Taser gun to subdue the...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man who drunkenly ran over two pedestrians given amended sentence

A Durango man sentenced to two years in community corrections and 10 years of probation for running over two pedestrians while driving drunk was given a reduced sentence Thursday, but with a...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Annual count finds fewer birds, but reasons why still up in the air

Fewer birds were spotted during this winter’s annual bird count, a possible side effect of drought and the 416 Fire, but researchers say it’s too soon to draw conclusions. “The number of birds were...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Stocking food banks with fresh produce helps farmers and the disadvantaged

A new state grant was distributed last week that aims to put healthier food in Colorado’s food banks and pantries, which, in turn, has the potential to bolster local farmers and growers. In 2018,...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Citizens group for Superfund site to meet Thursday for first time

With most members set, a citizens group that aims to provide input on the Environmental Protection Agency’s Superfund site of mining areas around Silverton will meet for the first time Thursday. In...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

At 31, Durango woman brings ‘fresh eyes’ to state agriculture

It has been a bit of a whirlwind the past few weeks for Kate Greenberg. After spending six years in Durango working to galvanize a new generation of farmers with the National Young Farmers...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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