Jonathan Romeo

Position: Herald staff writer

Tribes plead with BLM for protection of Chaco

SHIPROCK – Over the years, Anthony Lee, a Navajo medicine man, has watched the sacred land around Chaco Canyon where he gathers herbs and performs ceremonies slowly turn into an industrial...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Historic cabins on track for public use in San Juan forest

Nearly a decade in the making, two historic U.S. Forest Service outposts in the San Juan Mountains near Mancos and Dolores should be ready for public use by the summer of 2018.Tom Rice, recreation...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tipton: EPA freeze will not impact Superfund site

It appears President Donald Trump’s freeze on Environmental Protection Agency funding will not impact the Superfund site around Silverton, a source confirmed Wednesday.“We have received...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Frustrated residents seek response from Sen. Cory Gardner

Frustrated that Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner has ignored countless calls, more than 50 people converged on his Durango office Tuesday in an attempt to elicit a response from their elected...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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