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 Hide

Durango brewers create ‘Heavy Metal EPA’

Durango’s microbreweries have concocted a new microbrew to commemorate the Gold King Mine spill that even those lacking Gov. John Hickenlooper’s strong gastronomical constitution shouldn’t be...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Brewing Co. closes taproom

Eleven employees at Durango Brewing Co. were laid off Wednesday as the brewery closed its taproom for a renovation project that is part of a corporate restructuring effort. Officials for the...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Garden tour to celebrate Durango’s historic Boulevard

Year after year, one of Durango’s oldest neighborhoods is at risk of businesses moving in and pushing homeowners out. But for almost three decades, a small group of concerned residents has worked...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Sugar Trail opens in Horse Gulch

Trails enthusiasts on Wednesday celebrated the grand opening of the 1.5-mile Sugar Trail, which now provides easier connectivity between Skyline Trail and Horse Gulch. Mary Monroe Brown, executive...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Should Colorado reintroduce wolves?

By the mid-1930s, wolves had been all but eradicated from Colorado. Feared by ranchers trying to protect their livestock, the species fell victim to America’s expansion and the taming of the West....

DATE: Sept. 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Good Earth

Truck fire sends driver to hospital

A truck caught fire Tuesday night on Coal Bank Pass, sending the driver to the hospital for smoke inhalation and shutting down U.S. Highway 550 for more than an hour, emergency officials said...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bondad crash kills N.M. man

A man from La Plata, New Mexico, was killed in a motorcycle crash Tuesday, just before 11 p.m. on U.S. Highway 550 near Bondad. The driver was identified as James Montgomery, 57. Colorado State...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bikers to celebrate progress

Twenty-five years ago, a coalition of local organizers met with state and federal land-use agencies to deal with what was considered at the time a “new creature” appearing in greater numbers on the...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Not all mines are created the same’

When the sickly orange plume of mine runoff barreled through downtown Durango on Aug. 5, it reignited a longstanding problem: contamination leaking into national waterways from inactive or...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Stigma’ from Gold King Mine spill into the Animas River could linger

Unsure of the economic losses the “stigma” of the Gold King Mine spill will have on businesses and property owners, an environmental litigation firm held a discussion Friday about the rights and...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Purgatory’s slow-moving Chair 8 is being replaced in favor of high-speed lift

For Purgatory Resort’s new owner James Coleman, replacing the notoriously slow-moving Legends Lift 8 is only the first step of his long-term vision that looks to improve the ski mountain. “We want...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two bats test positive for rabies in Bayfield

Two bats tested positive for rabies at a private residence in Bayfield, prompting health officials to warn of the potential spread of the disease through wild animals. A spokeswoman for the San...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News