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

Bernie Sanders takes Colorado after young people turn out for caucuses

Heavy turnout at Democratic caucuses in Southwest Colorado and throughout the state Tuesday was grass-roots politics at its finest – and sometimes most chaotic. The numbers at the simultaneous...

DATE: Feb. 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Driver swerves through crash scene south of Hesperus

Emergency responders had their hands full Sunday when a swerving driver passed the scene of a rollover on Colorado Highway 140 south of Hesperus. Around 12:45 p.m., an 18-year-old Hesperus woman...

DATE: Feb. 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Health department offers tips for Animas River recreation

Unseasonably warm weather has prompted health officials to offer tips to recreationists on the Animas River as higher water levels stir lingering sediment of 880,000 pounds of metals dumped into...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Energy grievances raise suspicions in Colorado

Matt Hoffer lived and worked in a small workshop in Bayfield about two months before he was hospitalized for severe chest pain last August. A healthy 33-year-old, he wasn’t sure what caused the...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Future of Animas River Stakeholders Group uncertain

After more than 20 years leading the cleanup of mine waste in the Animas River basin, the future is a bit of a mystery for the Animas River Stakeholders Group now that a Superfund listing is...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Annual 9Health Fair to offer affordable services

If you’re looking for affordable health-care services, the 37th annual 9Health Fair in March offers a viable option, said a nurse practitioner who has volunteered every year of the program. The...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Health

Infrared camera exposes invisible pollutants in Southwest

Two environmental activists working to further expose the release of methane and other volatile organic compounds roamed the Four Corners this week with an infrared camera, known as a Forward...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Escalante annexation, Three Springs amendments before Durango City Council

Durango city councilors on Tuesday discussed the annexation of properties surrounding Escalante Drive, as well as amendments to the Three Springs Village development. In the coming months,...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Report details last week’s massive avalanche north of Silverton

More details have emerged on the massive avalanche north of Silverton last week that caught two backcountry skiers and shut down Red Mountain Pass but miraculously caused no injuries. The Colorado...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Values clash over grazing in Weminuche Wilderness

The first draft of a controversial study surrounding the future use of land in the Weminuche Wilderness was released Wednesday, with Forest Service officials determining grazing will continue...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Crowd clearly split at BLM hearing on methane emissions

FARMINGTON – Nearly 800 people flooded the San Juan College’s Henderson Fine Arts Center auditorium Tuesday to weigh in on the Bureau of Land Management’s proposed set of regulations aimed at...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Silverton calls ‘make or break’ vote for Superfund

A “make or break” meeting has been called in Silverton as officials there approach a deadline on whether to pursue a Superfund listing this spring for the mining district north of town that...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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