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

Colorado bird atlas tracks changing population trends

Bird-lovers interested in the species’ habitat and health throughout Colorado need wait no longer. The Second Colorado Breeding Bird Atlas, which is only released in 20-year intervals and is...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

New weather station fills gaps in Four Corners’ blind spot

Filling a gap in one of the nation’s largest weather forecasting blind spots, a new weather station installed at the Old Fort Lewis campus in southwestern La Plata County is now transmitting...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

EPA updates Durango on Superfund site

An Environmental Protection Agency public meeting Tuesday was a learning experience for residents further downstream of the Superfund site that targets mines around Silverton. The meeting, held at...

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

EPA updates Silverton on cleanup

What a difference a year makes. This time last year, the Environmental Protection Agency, having breached the portal of the Gold King Mine on Aug. 5, 2015, was still the target of public lashing...

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

EPA wants to continue operations at water-treatment plant

The Environmental Protection Agency announced Monday it would prefer to continue operations at the temporary water-treatment plant that handles discharges out of the Gold King Mine while the agency...

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

Durango’s anti-Trump protest draws several hundred

Several hundred demonstrators lined Durango’s Main Avenue on Sunday to protest the election of Donald Trump as president. “We shouldn’t be silent,” said Lisa Zwisler. “Everyone needs to speak out,...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM walks out of Shiprock meeting

Bureau of Land Management personnel were heavily criticized Thursday for walking out of what was supposed to be a community meeting in Shiprock, New Mexico, to discuss the future of oil and gas...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

With direct primary care, doctors choose to build relationships

A new “direct primary care” clinic recently opened in Durango, a model of health care that seeks to keep costs as well as wait times low by bucking the bureaucracy of the health insurance system....

DATE: Nov. 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Health

Taxpayers to foot bill for Freda Mine cleanup

Taxpayers again must foot the bill for cleaning up a Colorado mine site previously operated by embroiled company Red Arrow Gold Corp. “We wrote a violation, and recalculated his (Red Arrow owner...

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

Fort Lewis’ Environmental Center celebrates 25 years

What began as a small, student-led grassroots movement, Fort Lewis College’s Environmental Center on Saturday celebrated its 25th year as a community leader in promoting sustainability and...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fluoride in drinking water could be up for vote

Voters might get a chance in April to decide whether the city of Durango should continue adding fluoride to its drinking water – a contentious topic that has divided the program’s supporters and...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Step by step, class helps seniors build balance, strength

Mercy Regional Medical Center is offering a class to help people preserve and regain their strength and balance. “Six Weeks to Better Balance and a Stronger Self,” a 12-session course, is designed...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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