Jonathan Romeo

Position: Herald staff writer

Marijuana smuggling map misplaces Colorado

It’s no secret that Americans are bad at geography, but readers were reminded again Monday when USA Today mistakenly highlighted Wyoming on a map instead of Colorado. The article, “When Smuggling...

DATE: May 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Chances drying up for rafting the Dolores River

Though early indications had some river enthusiasts hopeful the lower Dolores River would have enough water for rafting for the first time since 2011, all signs now point to another year of a...

DATE: May 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Timeline of Wildcat Mining’s violations and orders

Nov 3, 2008: The Colorado Division of Mining, Reclamation and Safety (DMRS) found an illegal road constructed at Mayday-Idaho mining complex, and brought forth a violation that was issued by the...

DATE: May 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wildcat Mining’s last chance

Another year, another round of fines, state orders and recommendations to revoke the permit of hopeful silver and gold company Wildcat Mining Corporation. Yet, in what could be the operator’s last...

DATE: May 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM undecided on Chaco Canyon oil and gas lease sale

A May 5 deadline to determine whether to postpone an oil and gas lease sale on sacred land near Chaco Canyon passed without a decision, and agency officials said there’s some leeway on a final...

DATE: May 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Response to Superfund is thin despite early frenzy

Halfway through a public comment period, a mere five short responses have been posted regarding the proposed Superfund designation for the mining district north of Silverton. On Aug. 5, 2015, the...

DATE: May 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bennet touts conservation during walk on Durango trail

Sen. Michael Bennet walked the Animas River Trail on Thursday, enjoying the sunshine and sights made possible by a fund he and other senators saved from extinction last month. “There’s not a...

DATE: May 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Are bear resistant cans working?

When grizzly bears in Montana can’t break into bear-resistant trash cans, yet black bears in Durango can, it raises the question – what’s going on here? Bryan Peterson, executive director of the...

DATE: April 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

CDOT’s force behind Road to Nowhere resigning

When longtime employees retire, they usually impart words of wisdom or tricks of the trade to their successors. For retiring Colorado Department of Transportation spokeswoman Nancy Shanks, she...

DATE: April 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Navajo paintings reflect Gold Mine spill

Navajo artist Venaya Yazzie wrote the Diné expression – Tó éí ííná – beside a photograph of a friend sullenly looking out on the tainted San Juan River in the days after the Gold King Mine spill. ...

DATE: April 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

BLM admits mix-up on oil and gas sale

A voicemail from a Bureau of Land Management project manager announcing the deferral of a 2,122-acre oil and gas lease sale on sacred land near Chaco Canyon prompted environmental groups on Tuesday...

DATE: March 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dylan Redwine’s mother tells Dr. Phil of frustration with case

In a short but somber interview Tuesday on “The Dr. Phil Show,” the mother of Dylan Redwine – the 13-year-old who vanished from his father’s home in 2012 and whose remains were found seven months...

DATE: March 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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