Jonathan Romeo

Position: Herald staff writer

Time to update methane regs?

In the vortex of the Four Corners methane hot spot, it’s only fitting the city of Farmington will hold one of only four public hearings across the country for a proposal aimed at updating...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County production-related toxic waste minimal compared with San Juan County, N.M.

An annual report that tracks production-related waste from industrial facilities found nearly 750 pounds of toxic chemicals were disposed in La Plata County in 2014. However, that number is utterly...

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

Where to put 3,000 new gas wells in Southwest Colorado?

For some, it’s obvious: Why wouldn’t you meticulously plan the location of a predicted 3,000 new oil and gas wells to protect natural lands like Mesa Verde National Park and Phil’s World mountain...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gold King owner: The future is uncertain

The ongoing conflict between the Environmental Protection Agency and the owner of the Gold King Mine shows no signs of slowing in 2016, with a land-use agreement set to expire in March. The two...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Paralyzed man sues Mercy over ‘reckless and dangerous conduct’

A paralyzed Pagosa Springs man has filed a lawsuit against Mercy Home Health and Hospice, claiming nurses charged with his care engaged in “reckless and dangerous conduct,” which resulted in...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Greater Superfund involvement sought

Nearly six months after the Gold King mine blowout, and with Silverton still in limbo over Superfund, a sense that downstream communities should take a larger role in negotiations regarding the...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Habitat owners in Durango file suit over fish die-off

Little Fishes Wildlife Habitat on La Posta Road in Durango is missing one essential component – fish – and owners of the 34-acre property are blaming nearby oil and gas operations for a 2014...

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

Highly prized Snowdown tickets going for big bucks

They can be found outside most major, sought-after events reselling tickets at a price higher than face value. But in Durango? At Snowdown? Scalpers. The legality of reselling tickets for profit...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

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

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