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 Hide

Forest Lakes election heats up

Elections for metro district board members aren’t usually contentious, but the rhetoric surrounding the campaign for the Forest Lakes board is more than just your run-of-the-mill neighborly...

DATE: April 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Independent from Gunnison to challenge House Rep. Barbara McLachlan

State House Rep. Barbara McLachlan has a challenger. Gunnison resident and retired Colorado Parks and Wildlife game warden Paul Jones announced Tuesday he will run for District 59 as an independent...

DATE: April 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County lays out process for re-writing draft land-use codes

After the fallout from the first release of La Plata County’s draft land-use codes, and the ensuing demand for a serious re-write, county planners are making sure to take the process slow and...

DATE: April 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

First rescue mission on Lake Nighthorse is for Otto the dog

Turns out the first official rescue mission on Lake Nighthorse was for a 3-year-old pup named Otto who went overboard when his owner’s single-person sailboat capsized after winds picked up Sunday....

DATE: April 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos man who killed two in crash sentenced to prison

A Mancos man was sentenced to two years in prison for a deadly high-speed crash into an SUV carrying a family of four last July that left a father and son dead, and a mother and younger son in...

DATE: April 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lake Nighthorse opens with long line of eager recreationists

Well, it wasn’t an April Fools’ Day joke: Lake Nighthorse actually opened Sunday. “We’ve just been dying for it to open,” said Liz Lahdekorpi, a longtime Durango resident. “Now we’re just happy to...

DATE: April 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Co-founder of Snowdown Terry Fiedler dies at 77

Terry Fiedler, the man known as “Mr. Snowdown” for his part in creating the annual winter celebration in Durango, died at the age of 77 on Thursday after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease....

DATE: April 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Updates to La Plata County district plans sought before land-use code changes

As La Plata County’s land-use code update remains in limbo, some residents are calling for the process to be put on hold until the narrower, hyper-local district plans are revised. County planners...

DATE: April 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Is the Animas truly the ‘River of Lost Souls’?

By all historical accounts, there is no “River of Lost Souls” running through Durango. So how is it that over the years that’s become the adopted, dramatized name of the Animas River? “It’s just...

DATE: April 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Durango High student seriously injured over the weekend

Wiley Corra, a 15-year-old Durango High School student, is in serious but stable condition after falling nearly 40 feet from a pedestrian bridge while visiting Salt Lake City over the weekend....

DATE: March 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Memorial ski race to be held for Durango man who died in Utah

A memorial ski race will be held Saturday at Purgatory Resort in honor of Ken Portz, a longtime Adaptive Sports volunteer who died skiing in Utah earlier this month. Adaptive Sports Executive...

DATE: March 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

DNA evidence links suspect to Pagosa Springs murder

DNA evidence found at a murder scene in Pagosa Springs positively links a deceased suspect to the shooting death, police announced this week. Investigators said Michael Moats, 29, who was found...

DATE: March 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News