Jonathan Romeo

Position: Herald staff writer

Report: Spruce beetle infestation crosses Continental Divide

The devastating spruce beetle infestation in the San Juan Mountains has crossed the Continental Divide, and within the next few years, will spread into the high country around Durango and...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Oil and gas lease sale near Chaco Canyon scheduled

An oil and gas lease sale that would auction off about 840 acres near Chaco Culture National Historical Park will proceed on Jan. 25 after five years of challenges from opponents. The Bureau of...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Oil and gas plants may have to report toxic releases

Natural gas-processing plants would have to start publicly reporting toxic chemicals they release into the environment under proposed regulations the Environmental Protection Agency announced last...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lynx made famous on Facebook found dead at ski resort

A lynx that had been spotted with some regularity at Purgatory Resort the past few weeks was found dead on Sunday, according to a Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokesman. Purgatory ski patrol members...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police run short on leads in death of Pagosa Springs man

Police are running short on leads to uncover the circumstances surrounding the death of a 29-year-old man authorities suspect was shot in the head and left in a remote forested area outside Pagosa...

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

Hotels in SW Colorado vie for Hunter S. Thompson movie

Hotels in Durango, Silverton and Telluride are vying for the chance to be featured in a new movie about Hunter S. Thompson that will be filmed next summer in Colorado.“They (the film’s production...

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

Fort Lewis College student fined for vandalizing Native 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. 8, 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. 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College students vandalize Native American ruins in Utah

A group of Fort Lewis College students defaced ancient Native American ruins in the Comb Ridge area near Bluff, Utah, while on an outdoor retreat in October. According to FLC spokesman Mitch Davis,...

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

State park system feels budget woes with increased visitation

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is holding a series of meetings to discuss future funding of state parks as increased visitation and uncertainties in funding pose challenges. Previous meetings have...

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

FLC students return from Standing Rock, plan protest

On the heels of returning from the protests at Standing Rock, more than 100 Fort Lewis College students, staffers and alumni are planning a rally in opposition to the controversial oil pipeline...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durangoans head to Standing Rock to protest pipeline

A caravan of more than 50 students, professors and others set out Tuesday morning from Durango on a 16-plus hour drive to Standing Rock, South Dakota, to spend Thanksgiving break in solidarity with...

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

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