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

Diversity of options improves emergency care

Reducing wait times to get into the emergency room is as much about diversifying care options as it is about increasing efficiency when sick or injured patients are rushed through hospital doors....

DATE: Feb. 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Health

Durango man proposes to girlfriend at Snowdown

Snowdown understandably has its hazy moments, but for one Durango couple, this year’s Snowdown is one they’ll never forget. On Friday, Dan Howe, 35, had it all planned out. Howe and his girlfriend,...

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

Snowdown says goodbye to Reagan-era Star Wars, hello to intergalactic travel

Another Snowdown has come and gone, leaving in its path lighter bank accounts, hazy memories and an ironic nostalgia for the Reagan-Bush Sr. years. But for some staunch Snowdown carousers, last...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Loki and Boots claim Snowdown’s top costumed pets

The self-reflection a hearty breakfast can bring after four-days of binge drinking and making promises you’ll probably never keep can be a sobering, life-changing experience. At the La Plata County...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango woman arrested in connection to broken El Rancho window

A Durango woman was arrested on suspicion of felony criminal mischief Saturday night after she allegedly threw a shot glass at a person, missed and shattered a front window at El Rancho Tavern,...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tipton meets with local bankers over federal regulations

When the economy collapsed in 2008, federal regulators responded by imposing tougher monitoring systems on big banks. However, the new rules had a trickle down effect on small banks, and on...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Study examining human-bear interactions in Durango enters final year

Bears may be in hibernation, but local wildlife officials are conducting a years-long study hoping to learn more about Durango residents’ interactions with the lumbering beasts. Launched in 2012...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Good Earth

During Snowdown, market forces exact a dear price for prized tickets

They can be found outside most major, sought-after events reselling tickets at a price higher than face value. But in Durango? At Snowdown? Scalpers. The legality of reselling tickets for profit...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA blamed for delay on Superfund in Silverton

Frustration for failing to meet a Jan. 31 deadline to be considered for a Superfund listing this spring was evident Tuesday night in Silverton, but the town’s hired attorneys assured elected...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Silverton cancels Thursday’s Superfund vote

Silverton officials have canceled a meeting on Thursday where they were expected to make a final decision on whether to pursue a Superfund designation, which could delay the issue until September....

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

Last chance for comment on San Juan National Forest recreation cuts

The last chance to weigh in on proposed changes to the San Juan National Forest is between now and March 21 as the Forest Service looks to offset a nearly 50 percent decline in its recreational...

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

Broncos win; Durangoans rock

The Denver Broncos are headed to Super Bowl 50. “Are you kidding me?” said Pam Nelson, flush with excitement and angst at the Derailed Pour House. “I am so excited right now. We are going to the...

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

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