Jonathan Romeo

Position: Herald staff writer

Obstacles remain to reach uninsured

Health organizations around the country are making the final push to enroll about 10 percent of the population that remains uninsured by Jan. 31, and in Southwest Colorado, local officials face...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

To Superfund or not to Superfund?

It’s going to be a busy and potentially landmark week for the town of Silverton as officials look to stamp a letter addressed to Gov. John Hickenlooper requesting Superfund status by Thursday. All...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bounty hunters say farewell to TV show, but not the chase

Fugitives on the run in Southwest Colorado are likely to see a little less screen time with the announcement “Rocky Mountain Bounty Hunters” will no longer be on the air. The show featured local...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Silverton filmmaker focuses on Animas River cleanup

What’s become as much of a fixture at Animas River Stakeholders Group meetings as discussions of mine cleanup and deteriorating water quality, is filmmaker Tom Schillaci capturing it all on camera...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

Nearly 9,000 call for protections to Mesa Verde’s horses

On deadline day for public input, nearly 9,000 citizens sent letters demanding protection for horses roaming Mesa Verde National Park, which wildlife officials say are trespassing and damaging a...

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

Silverton officials expect to make January deadline for Superfund request

The race is on as Silverton officials look to write a letter to Gov. John Hickenlooper requesting Superfund status for discharging mines north of town by the end of January – the deadline to be...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Random Records in Durango closes

Durango is down to one record store entering the new year with the closure of Random Records, 3102 Main Ave, just south of City Market north, on Thursday. Owner Kristian Luce said he’s shutting...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Environmentalists file intent to sue federal agencies over power plant

A coalition of environmental groups announced earlier this week its intent to take legal action against several federal agencies for extending operations at the Four Corners Power Plant and Navajo...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mercy Regional Medical Center’s new hospice in Durango to provide patients a place to die

“I had never encountered someone dying before,” recalled Durango resident Jane Pearson. Pearson and her husband had just finished dinner when suddenly she felt compelled to visit a close friend in...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2015 | CATEGORY: Living

Mesa Verde starts process of removing horses, cattle

A band of 80 feral horses and about 12 head of cattle roaming Mesa Verde National Park have rangers at a loss for how to handle the trespassing animals, which have caused significant damage to...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mine cleanup analysis stresses need for federal involvement

A conservation advocacy group recently determined it would cost about $21 billion to clean up the approximately 100,000 abandoned mines across 13 Western states, but what the study truly aims to...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

Dolores River film explores water conflicts common in West

A new documentary slated for a January release lays bare the rigid conflicts over water use along the drought-stricken Dolores River, as irrigators, rafters and others strive for some sort of...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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