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

Neighbors oppose high-density development in Animas Valley

A fight is brewing in the Animas Valley north of Durango over the prospect of a potential high-density development. Greg Yucha, who owns two mobile home parks in the Animas Valley, filed plans in...

DATE: March 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Schlotzky’s shop in downtown Durango closes

Passersby walking along the 800 block of Main Avenue may notice the absent aroma of Cinnabons mixed with cured meats emanating to the sidewalks of downtown Durango with the recent closing of the...

DATE: March 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango woman cited for destroying sign that asked for signatures in Lachelt recall effort

Police have cited a Durango woman for destroying a sign that asked for signatures in the effort to recall La Plata County Commissioner Gwen Lachelt. Durango Police Cmdr. Ray Shupe said officers...

DATE: March 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Snow headed for San Juan Mountains Monday into Tuesday

With Southwest Colorado’s snowpack for the year just above half of normal historic averages, an approaching storm that is expected to drop up to 8 inches of snow in the San Juan Mountain high...

DATE: March 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County ranks worst in state for seat belt use

Many people in La Plata County don’t wear their seat belts, apparently. According to an observational study in 2017 by the Colorado Department of Transportation, La Plata County ranked the lowest...

DATE: March 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College students bring solar energy to Navajo Nation

Some college students head to Cancun for spring break to experience the raucous atmosphere of one of Mexico’s most popular party destinations. Others volunteer to bring solar energy to needy...

DATE: March 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

High-density development a possibility on property east of Elmore’s Corner

A longtime La Plata County ranching family is considering building a high-density residential and commercial development on 700 acres along U.S. Highway 160 between Durango and Bayfield. The...

DATE: March 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County sees increase in applications for development projects

Unprecedented growth in La Plata County is on the horizon after property owners and developers have swooped in months before the county plans to adopt new land-use codes. And the result, county...

DATE: March 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Missing Hermosa Creek hiker found safe in Durango

A search and rescue is operation for a lost hiker in the Hermosa Creek area, about 15 miles north of Durango, ended late Thursday when the man was found in town. La Plata County Search and Rescue...

DATE: March 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County fires Texas firm contracted to rewrite land-use codes

The Texas firm that many county staff, commissioners and residents said missed the mark in drafting La Plata County’s land-use code has been fired. La Plata County spokeswoman Megan Graham said...

DATE: March 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Approaching winter storm could bring heavy snow to high country

A winter weather advisory is in effect for the high country of the San Juan Mountains as a storm approaches that could drop up to 2 feet of new snow. The National Weather Service in Grand Junction ...

DATE: March 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Passenger in fatal motorcycle crash expected to recover

A Durango woman who was riding as the passenger on a motorcycle that was involved in a fatal crash Saturday in Bayfield was listed in critical but stable condition Tuesday morning, according to a...

DATE: March 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News