Jonathan Romeo

Position: Herald staff writer

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

Southwestern health agencies strive to coordinate care

Most patients assume various providers of health care are in constant communication with one another, but a local group is reminding individuals that’s not always the case. The Center of Excellence...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

‘Slut’ walk on Fort Lewis College campus in Durango an effort to help end sexism, rape culture

“My vagina, my rules,” was the provocative chant on Tuesday of more than 30 Fort Lewis College students marching through campus to bring awareness to the objectification of women and the hope to be...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Living

Pre-trial date set for man suspected of killing Durango native

A pre-trial conference date has been set for a Farmington man accused of murdering Karen Cugnini, a Durango native who was living in Flora Vista, in October. Rick Stallings, 50, will appear in...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Silverton, San Juan County officials will pursue Superfund

SILVERTON – After more than 20 years of debate, the town of Silverton will officially engage the Environmental Protection Agency to work toward listing the mining district in the Upper Animas...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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