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 Hide

Durango’s anti-Trump protest draws several hundred

Several hundred demonstrators lined Durango’s Main Avenue on Sunday to protest the election of Donald Trump as president. “We shouldn’t be silent,” said Lisa Zwisler. “Everyone needs to speak out,...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM walks out of Shiprock meeting

Bureau of Land Management personnel were heavily criticized Thursday for walking out of what was supposed to be a community meeting in Shiprock, New Mexico, to discuss the future of oil and gas...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

With direct primary care, doctors choose to build relationships

A new “direct primary care” clinic recently opened in Durango, a model of health care that seeks to keep costs as well as wait times low by bucking the bureaucracy of the health insurance system....

DATE: Nov. 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Health

Taxpayers to foot bill for Freda Mine cleanup

Taxpayers again must foot the bill for cleaning up a Colorado mine site previously operated by embroiled company Red Arrow Gold Corp. “We wrote a violation, and recalculated his (Red Arrow owner...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis’ Environmental Center celebrates 25 years

What began as a small, student-led grassroots movement, Fort Lewis College’s Environmental Center on Saturday celebrated its 25th year as a community leader in promoting sustainability and...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fluoride in drinking water could be up for vote

Voters might get a chance in April to decide whether the city of Durango should continue adding fluoride to its drinking water – a contentious topic that has divided the program’s supporters and...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Step by step, class helps seniors build balance, strength

Mercy Regional Medical Center is offering a class to help people preserve and regain their strength and balance. “Six Weeks to Better Balance and a Stronger Self,” a 12-session course, is designed...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Forest Service to sell Animas Valley land near Trimble

The U.S. Forest Service is set to sell 20 acres of prime undeveloped land in the Animas Valley to pay for a new office complex for the Columbine District in Bayfield. The parcel in question is...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Zombie march more of a Halloween street party

The annual zombie march in Durango has become less about zombies and marching and more about whatever costumes people feel like wearing as they mill about the street. For the eighth year in a row,...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mental evaluation ordered for suspect in killing of former Durango woman

In a hearing Tuesday, Rick Stallings – the man accused of killing longtime Durango resident Karen Cugnini – tried to convince a judge that he is capable of representing himself in court yet not...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Snow expected in the San Juan Mountains

The high country around Silverton should see snow accumulations this weekend as a low-pressure system makes its way into the Four Corners. Megan Stackhouse, a meteorologist for the National Weather...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Zombie March takes over Main Avenue

A clearance sale on banana costumes at Walmart apparently had the ill effect of a near overdose of the potassium-filled fruit garb at this year’s Zombie March late Monday in downtown Durango. “What...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News