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

Trump’s EPA actions leave uncertainty for Superfund site

It took more than two decades for a Superfund listing to be declared for the leaching toxic mines around Silverton, and local and state officials are worried about future funding under the Trump...

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

Frustrated residents seek response from Sen. Cory Gardner

Frustrated that Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner has ignored countless calls, more than 50 people converged on his Durango office Tuesday in an attempt to elicit a response from their elected...

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

EPA nominee says he would review dismissal of Gold King Mine spill claims

Oklahoma attorney general Scott Pruitt, President Trump’s pick to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, pledged last week that, if nominated, he would review the EPA’s decision to not pay for...

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

Durangoan’s daring rescue of skier makes him slacklining’s ambassador

The day after Mickey Wilson harrowingly saved a man dangling from a chairlift by the neck at Arapahoe Basin, the Durango High School graduate went back to the ski area to take advantage of a huge...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Spruce beetle infestation crosses Continental Divide

The devastating spruce beetle infestation in the San Juan Mountains has crossed the Continental Divide, and within the next few years, will spread into the high country around Durango and...

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

Suicide-prevention effort begins

Reeling from a string of recent deaths, a coalition of local health advocates, school representatives and others gathered Wednesday night to start taking action on the longstanding issue of...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Obama’s conservation legacy in the Four Corners

During his two terms as president, Barack Obama is credited with conserving more of the American landscape than any other U.S. president: more than 548 million acres, ranging from corals reefs to...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

At Fort Lewis College, march, events mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day

A light snow began to fall as nearly 200 people took part in Fort Lewis College’s annual March of Solidarity for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the theme of which was “how do we carry on Dr. King’s...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Oil and gas lease sale near Chaco Canyon scheduled

An oil and gas lease sale that would auction off about 840 acres near Chaco Culture National Historical Park will proceed on Jan. 25 after five years of challenges from opponents. The Bureau of...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wildlife panel considers pet sloths, kangaroos for Coloradans

The future of two-toed sloth and eastern gray kangaroo pet ownership hangs in the balance for Colorado residents, as the state Parks and Wildlife Commission decided this week to make a final ruling...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Inauguration Day will bring celebrations, activism to Durango

A presidential inauguration is a national celebration of the peaceful transfer of leadership in the United States, which since 1937 has taken place on Jan. 20 in Washington D.C. It’s marked by a...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

On chilly day, annual bird count tallies 76 species in Durango

It was 4 degrees at the start of this year’s National Audubon Society annual Christmas Bird Count on Dec. 18, but despite the frigid temperatures, 30 volunteer bird-watchers were able to spot 76...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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