Jonathan Romeo

Position: Herald staff writer

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

ConocoPhillips to sell off assets in San Juan Basin

ConocoPhillips, the largest operator in the San Juan Basin, a natural gas and oil field that spans across northern New Mexico and Southwest Colorado, will sell off all its assets, the company...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

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. 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Living

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. 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

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. 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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. 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Farmington man faces evaluation in woman's slaying

In a hearing Tuesday, Rick Stallings – the man accused of killing longtime Durango resident Karen Cugnini – tried to convince a judge that he is capable of representing himself in court yet not...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Snow expected in Southwest mountains

The high country around Silverton should see snow accumulations this weekend as a low-pressure system makes its way into the Four Corners. Megan Stackhouse, a meteorologist for the National Weather...

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

FBI’s search for FLDS leader turns to Mancos

MANCOS – The community of Mancos – home to a secluded Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints compound – is on alert as authorities search for the polygamist sect’s interim...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Democrats offer their own welcome for Pence

Nearly 150 Democrats endured the pains of being stood up Wednesday as Republican vice president nominee Mike Pence pulled a last-minute detour, avoiding the warm “Democrat welcome” that awaited him...

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

Gail Schwartz touts public land protection

During a stop in Durango on Tuesday, 3rd Congressional District Democratic candidate Gail Schwartz touted her initiatives to protect public lands, pursue clean energy and responsibly balance land...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Health officials say fish from Animas River OK to eat

The Colorado health department announced Tuesday it’s OK to eat fish out of the Animas River, evidenced by results from extensive sampling following the Gold King Mine spill. On Aug. 5, 2015, an...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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