Position: County & environment reporter

Email: jromeo@durangoherald.com

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

Developers of Village at Wolf Creek take another hit in attempt to reinstate land swap

An appeals court Tuesday dismissed the latest attempt from the would-be developers of the Village at Wolf Creek to throw out a federal judge’s ruling that a land exchange to give the proposed...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County adopts $91.1 million budget

La Plata County commissioners on Tuesday unanimously adopted the 2019 budget, which will have an increase in projected revenues for the first time in years as a result of higher natural gas prices...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Does La Plata County’s barking dog ordinance have teeth?

La Plata County officials will find out if the county’s newly instituted barking dog ordinance has any teeth when a neighbor dispute over noisy pets heads to trial early next year. The new law,...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

New marijuana dispensaries sprouting up in La Plata County

With room running out in the city of Durango, more marijuana dispensaries are moving into the unincorporated areas of La Plata County. The move, according to those in the marijuana industry, allows...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gardner, Tipton introduce mine-cleanup bill

U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner and U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton on Thursday introduced the latest attempt to pass a “good Samaritan” bill that would allow groups to do cleanup work on abandoned mines without...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Winter weather advisory in effect until 9 a.m. Friday

Light snowfall arrived Thursday morning in Durango ahead of a weather system that prompted the National Weather Service to issue a winter weather advisory for most of Southwest Colorado. The...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bread founder and co-owner Rob Kabeary dies at 61

Rob Kabeary, founder and co-owner of Bread bakery in Durango, whose personality and bakery were widely known in Durango, died Saturday. He was 61 years old. Kabeary moved to Durango in 2001 and...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Flock of geese knock out power line south of Durango

Geese are the likely culprits of knocking a power line into the Animas River south of Durango, causing about 90 homes to lose power for more than five hours Tuesday night. Indiana Reed, spokeswoman...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rural residents, ag community: We don’t want zoning

Rural residents and members of the agricultural community in La Plata County who came out in full force Tuesday spoke out against the prospect of county-wide zoning, which they say would take away...

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

EPA: Gold King Mine spill had no immediate, long-term impacts

A new report from the Environmental Protection Agency found the Gold King Mine spill had no immediate or lasting impacts, similar to findings with other organizations’ conclusions in recent weeks....

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

La Plata County to launch search for new manager in 2019

La Plata County’s search for a new county manager will begin in January. In September, current County Manager Joanne Spina announced her retirement , capping a 30-year career in the public sector....

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

Marvel family loses home, belongings in house fire

A La Plata County family lost its home and belongings Sunday night in a fire just south of Marvel. Fort Lewis Mesa Fire Protection District Chief John Lee said a call came in around 6:45 p.m. that...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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