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

Climber who fell north of Durango is identified

A 19-year-old Fort Lewis College student who fell while climbing Saturday at Transfer Park north of Lemon Reservoir, suffering critical injuries, is likely to make a full recovery, his family said...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Spending ramps up in latest campaign finance disclosures

Candidates running for local and state elected offices filed campaign finance reports Tuesday to disclose how much they raised and spent from July 22 to Oct. 11. In the county, the ballot will...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College professor developing app for firefighter safety

What if firefighters had an interactive map that could tell them the most efficient escape routes and the amount of time it would take to find safety while fighting wildfires? Well, a Fort Lewis...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pastorius Reservoir to be drained as result of illegal fish stocking

For the second time in 20 years, Pastorius Reservoir will have to be drained because someone illegally stocked it with northern pike, an invasive species considered highly dangerous to native...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

In La Plata County treasurer’s race, candidates spar over how office is run

The race to be La Plata County’s next treasurer has proved to be one of the most heated campaigns in this year’s election, with incumbent Allison Aichele challenged by local banker Colton Black....

DATE: Oct. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County plans for another year of low revenues in 2019

La Plata County, for the first time in years, will see an increase to its property tax revenues, but the bump is expected to be short-lived as natural gas prices continue a decades-long decline....

DATE: Oct. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Drought plan aims to curtail water loss at Lake Powell, Lake Mead

Water managers in Southwest Colorado voiced grave concerns Wednesday that communities along the Front Range should contribute just as much as the Western Slope in addressing dwindling water...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Snow reaches Southwest Colorado; Wolf Creek Ski Area to open this weekend

After a summer of drought, fires and above-average temperatures, a welcomed sight has returned to Southwest Colorado: snow. And to top it off, Wolf Creek Ski Area plans to open this weekend. Across...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Winner of commissioner race will face shrinking budget, tough land-use issues

Battling La Plata County’s continuing budget woes and overhauling the county’s much-outdated land-use code are going to be the main issues facing whoever wins the one commissioner seat up for grabs...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Satirical website ‘The Farmington Tribune’ digs at Four Corners issues

A new Facebook page called “The Farmington Tribune” that aims to be a satirical online news site for the Four Corners is causing some ruckus and confusion because its creators haven’t explicitly...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Thousands of endangered fish found in San Juan River

At a little known waterfall on a remote part of the San Juan River, more than a thousand endangered fish, previously unaccounted for, have been found in populations that are thriving – a...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

La Plata County approves $5.4 million for new government building

A new $5.4 million building for the La Plata County Assessor, Treasurer, and Clerk and Recorder’s offices was unanimously approved Tuesday by county commissioners. The building will consolidate the...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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