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

Mining permit revoked for Pride of the West mill near Silverton

When Colorado Goldfields purchased the Pride of the West mill in 2008, the company touted the imminent return of mining to the historic, financially strapped town of Silverton. But on Thursday, the...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wildcat Mining’s permit for La Plata County gold mine reinstated

After years of running afoul with Colorado regulators, Wildcat Mining Corp.’s permit for a gold and silver mine in La Plata County was reinstated Thursday. The Colorado Mined Land Reclamation Board...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

The house call may be making a comeback

A century ago, the sight of a doctor making house calls was the norm. The practice has largely faded, but as industry trends change, house calls may be making a comeback. In the 1940s, about 40...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Health

Sunnyside Gold challenges EPA’s Superfund list

Sunnyside Gold Corp. is challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s recently declared Bonita Peak Mining District Superfund designation, arguing some mining sites in the listing were...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio company fined by state oil and gas regulators

Maralex Resources Inc. and its sister company Maralex Disposal LLC were fined a total of $45,000 on Monday by the Colorado oil and gas regulatory arm for violations at two production sites in La...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Oil and gas company fined $3,000 for failing to report emissions

A Denver-based oil and gas company was fined $3,000 on Monday for not properly reporting to the state the presence of hydrogen sulfide gas at a well site in southwest La Plata County. According to...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Silvertonian John Wright led road-building team in Antarctica

SILVERTON – It has been ten years since Silverton resident John Wright, having just pioneered the first ever road from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole, stood at the southern edge of the...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College student fined for vandalizing Native American site

The investigation into a group of Fort Lewis College students who vandalized ancient Native American sites in Utah was all but closed after one student came forward and took responsibility,...

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

Planned Parenthood in Durango dives into education effort

Planned Parenthood in Durango has launched an outreach program that aims to educate the public about all the services the sexual and reproductive health care center offers, and to help dispel...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Health

Food will lure some bears from winter dens

When Z Corcorran went out on the back deck of her home in Forest Lakes the day after Thanksgiving, she found a bear had broken into a small refrigerator, polished off a tray of leftovers and took...

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

With help from Habitat for Humanity, 2 La Plata County women have homes

Two local La Plata County women were this year’s benefactors of the Habitat for Humanity program , cutting the ribbons to their new Bayfield homes during a dedication ceremony on Sunday. Habitat’s...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Four Corners’ ozone levels meet tougher standards

FARMINGTON – A regional air quality meeting for the Four Corners offered this takeaway: The entire region remains below stricter ozone health quality standards enacted one year ago. On Thursday,...

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

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