Shannon Mullane

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Bayfield Middle School principal resigns

Tod Lokey, Bayfield Middle School principal of five years, will leave the Bayfield School District in late June after resigning earlier this year. Amid the transition, Lokey said he and the middle...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: News

Ignacio school district buys detectors to deter vaping

IGNACIO – The Ignacio School District will use vape detectors to deter students from vaping on school grounds. Staff members will install the devices, which look like a smoke detector, in...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield moves toward improved broadband plan

BAYFIELD – Bayfield Town Board members are taking a step toward better broadband, most likely through a public-private partnership. Many people in the Bayfield area experience poor broadband...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata County residents explore medicinal herbs at Pine River Shares

BAYFIELD – Sitting in a circle in a classroom, nine women spent seven minutes silently sipping a tea. With each slow gulp, they gauged how the medicinal tea affected their bodies. The community...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Vallecito marina is closed during legal dispute among managers

Recreation at Vallecito Reservoir is temporarily frozen – literally and legally – because of a legal dispute between the groups managing the lake. Two managing groups – the nonprofit Vallecito...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Yale study puts Americans’ perspectives on food, environment to the test

Research from Yale University says more than half of Americans are willing to eat more plant-based foods, but 4 in 10 still don’t see how plant-based diets reduce environmental impacts. Locally,...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Ignacio hires former deejay, actor as new high school principal

IGNACIO – He was a deejay. He literally set the stage for bands like the Rolling Stones. He’s a pastor at a church in Aztec. Now, Eric Arpelar is the next principal at Ignacio High School. ...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Three Ute tribes partner on language immersion program for schools

The Southern Ute, Ute Mountain Ute and Ute Indian tribes are creating a Ute language immersion program that can be implemented in schools. The Southern Ute Department of Education is working with...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Energy programs could help Ignacio with higher utility costs

Ignacio utility customers face higher water and wastewater rates, but some programs could help make their homes more efficient and their costs lower. When Ignacio utility customers send their...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata County students attend Colorado All State Orchestra

Three La Plata County students made it to state for orchestra through the 68th annual Colorado All State Orchestra program. For high school musicians and teachers, going to All State is just as...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata County schools cram big education into tiny home construction

BAYFIELD – To some, tiny homes are an affordable alternative to traditional homeownership, or their compact structure offers a more sustainable lifestyle. To others, they are just a fad. But in...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Pine River Valley queues up February events

Winter can be a slow time, but Bayfield and Ignacio are showing no signs of the winter doldrums, and instead, they have a busy list of talks, workshops and activities planned for February. Here’s...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

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