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

Dead lynx identified as 11½-year-old male born in Telluride

A lynx found dead Sunday at Purgatory Resort has been identified as an 11½-year-old male born in Telluride, wildlife officials said Wednesday. Representatives with Colorado Parks and Wildlife ...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA agrees to review regulations on oil and gas waste

The Environmental Protection Agency has agreed to review its regulations on how companies should dispose of oil and gas waste, a result of a lawsuit brought on by several environmental groups in...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango voters likely to decide whether to halt fluoridation in drinking water

A petition that would stop the city of Durango from adding fluoride to its drinking water appears to have enough signatures, and now it will either be adopted by the Durango City Council within 30...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Oil- and gas-processing plants may have to report toxic releases

Natural gas-processing plants would have to start publicly reporting toxic chemicals they release into the environment under proposed regulations the Environmental Protection Agency announced last...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Purgatory Resort lynx found dead Sunday

A lynx that had been spotted with some regularity at Purgatory Resort the past few weeks was found dead Sunday, according to a Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokesman. Purgatory ski patrol members...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Orthodox priest blesses Animas River

A group of about 20 or so followers of Durango’s Holy Prophet Elijah Orthodox Mission braved Sunday’s snowstorm to take part in a blessing of the Animas River along the banks at Santa Rita Park....

DATE: Jan. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango High graduate makes daring chairlift rescue

A Durango High School graduate who is now a professional slackliner used his talents Wednesday to climb a ski lift tower and slide about 30 feet across the cable to cut free an unconscious man who...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rep. Scott Tipton vote spurs ire from public land supporters

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton and the Republican-held House of Representatives voted Wednesday in favor of a measure that Democrats and conservation groups say will make it easier to transfer federal...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

El Moro employees volunteer while restaurant repaired

When an October fire in the backroom of El Moro Spirits & Tavern in October caused the popular downtown Durango restaurant and bar to close indefinitely, more than 40 employees feared they were out...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

New neurologist at Mercy provides crucial services to Durango residents

For patients with a potential neurological disorder, the dread of waiting for a diagnosis can be unbearable, and in Southwest Colorado, getting into a doctor’s office can sometimes take up to two...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

Mercy Regional Medical Center’s first baby of 2017 arrives

Battling a winter storm and icy roads, Henry and Bridget Gonzales made the 45-minute drive from Bayfield to usher in the first baby of 2017 born at Mercy Regional Medical Center on Tuesday. Kozell...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gary Raymond Farmer, longtime Durango rancher, dies at 74

Gary Raymond Farmer, part of a long-time La Plata County ranching family,, died Thursday. He was 74. His wife, Jeanne Parks, said a memorial service will be held in Durango at the Veterans of...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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