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

Decision on future of sheep grazing pushed back

The U.S. Forest Service has delayed its expected winter announcement on the future of domestic sheep grazing in the Weminuche Wilderness, and now expects a decision “in the next few months.” In...

DATE: March 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

For Ignacio students, artwork aids academics

In a time when schools across the country are increasingly cutting funding for fine arts classes, Dancing Spirits Community Arts Center in Ignacio offers children the chance to get their hands...

DATE: March 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Popular health reform benefits Durango medical offices

Several Durango medical practices are already starting to see the positive effects of a new federal law that seeks to change the way Americans pay for health care, especially as it relates to...

DATE: March 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

Pagosa Springs Medical Center opts out of aid-in-dying

A third Southwest Colorado hospital has opted out of providing services under the aid-in-dying law, which was approved by Colorado voters by a 2 to 1 margin in November. On Tuesday, the Upper San...

DATE: March 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mother of 5 who died at Purgatory was ‘full of kindness’

A memorial service will be held Friday for Kressyda Ming – the 34-year-old Farmington woman who died last week after hitting a tree at Purgatory Resort. Ming was a mother of five children, ages 10...

DATE: March 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sunshine Gardens to hold health fair for seniors

Sunshine Gardens Senior Community, an assisted-living facility in Durango, will host the first “Aging with Grace” community health fair on Friday to help residents connect with local health service...

DATE: March 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

Pagosa Springs man found dead in creek

A Pagosa Springs man was found dead Feb. 18, more than a week after his family reported him missing, according to Archuleta County Undersheriff Tonya Hamilton. John Charles Allen Sr., 47, went...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Winter expected to make a comeback

Don’t be fooled by Sunday’s blue skies and mild temperatures, as winter is set to return this week with snow accumulations in the high country around Southwest Colorado expected to hit 2 feet,...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Skier who died at Purgatory Resort is identified

A 34-year-old woman who struck a tree and died while skiing at Purgatory Resort on Saturday has been identified as Farmington resident Kressyda Ming, according to La Plata County coroner Jann...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA lays out plan for summer work at Superfund site

The Environmental Protection Agency has a “laundry list of activities” the agency would like to see completed this summer at the Superfund site near Silverton, including monitoring at several key...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Warmer winters causing shorter ice fishing seasons

VALLECITO – It’s late February, and already the tenuous sheet of ice that blankets Vallecito Lake is breaking, again causing a premature end to ice fishing season after another unusually warm...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Silverton to consider use of off-highway vehicles in town

A fight is brewing in Silverton over whether to allow the continued use of off-highway vehicles within town limits, which is likely headed to a highly contentious vote this spring. Earlier this...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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