Shannon Mullane

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Bayfield takes slow, steady approach to racial equity effort

Racial equity activism in Bayfield is chugging ahead, slowly but surely, with a new community group focused on tackling racism and inequality through collaboration. The Bayfield Racial Equity...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2020 | UPDATED: 19 hours 25 minutes ago | CATEGORY: News

Ignacio School District sees first COVID-19 case

An Ignacio Elementary School student tested positive for COVID-19 this week, prompting the school district’s first quarantine because of the coronavirus pandemic. The school district instructed...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield hires economic recovery coordinator

The town of Bayfield wants to help businesses access COVID-19 relief money so much that the town created a new position to help them do it. Beth Lamberson, former executive director of KSUT, is the...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: News

Audit calls for improvements to Ignacio’s financial reporting

The town of Ignacio’s 2019 audit revealed both budgetary strengths and financial mishaps – errors town staff members vowed won’t happen again. The town ended 2019 in a strong financial position,...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata County agencies explore ways to support youths during COVID

La Plata County health experts and youth advocates, worried that the COVID-19 pandemic will negatively impact young people’s health, are focusing on connectedness as a possible solution. Whether it...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Enforcement stalls against Ignacio grocer accused of ignoring COVID-19 rules

Farmers Fresh Market in Ignacio still doesn’t require face coverings, a violation of state law, but local agencies’ enforcement efforts seem to have stalled. In July, La Plata County public health...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Slowly, seniors return to exercise classes in Bayfield

Laughter and music echoed through an otherwise empty space at Bayfield’s senior center Wednesday as three women did strength exercises – rare sights and sounds since the center closed in March...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Former employee sues Los Pinos Fire in Ignacio for discrimination

Rachael Harrington-Sanchez started as a firefighter and medic with the Los Pinos Fire Protection District in December 2015. It was her first full-time firefighting job, and she was excited. Almost...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Former Southern Ute executive pleads not guilty to sex abuse charges

McKean Walton, former executive officer with the Southern Ute Indian Tribe, pleaded not guilty Thursday to multiple felony charges related to the alleged sexual abuse of a minor. Walton, 51 of...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Pine River Valley grassroots initiative receives grant for senior services

In the Pine River Valley, a network is growing. Community advocates are connecting aging adults, people with disabilities and others in need with support services and a message: We’ve got your...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

September snow doesn’t faze Southwest Coloradans

From hot summer days to a wave of wildfire smoke and a cold blast from Canada, the past week has brought topsy-turvy weather to Southwest Colorado and thoughts of ski season. The state was enjoying...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Southern Ute tribe pursues justice with help from federal grant

The Southern Ute Indian Tribe is one of five tribes to receive financial assistance from the federal government to tackle one of the biggest barriers to justice for Native Americans: criminal...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

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