Shannon Mullane

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Wolfwood Refuge starts evacuation process with wildfire nearby

Wildfires have sprung up on all sides of Durango in the last week. For one nonprofit, Wolfwood Refuge, the start of the wildfire season presents a complicated challenge – evacuating 55 large,...

DATE: June 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Ignacio Creative District kicks into gear after coronavirus delays

The Ignacio Creative District is up and running after two months of delays because of the coronavirus pandemic. Ignacio was accepted into two state community development programs in August 2019....

DATE: June 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield has highest census response rates in La Plata County

The Pine River Valley holds the best and the worst 2020 census response rates in La Plata County, according to U.S. Census Bureau data. Coloradans are ahead of the national response rate, with...

DATE: June 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield mourns passing of Jim Harrington, former town marshal

Jim Harrington, who died June 6, was a tall man – both literally and as a figure in the law enforcement community, town of Bayfield and La Plata County. “It seemed like at least a good head above...

DATE: June 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield residents say no to a mandatory face mask order

A survey conducted by the town of Bayfield shows residents do not want a mandatory mask order to be issued by the town. Public health officials say face coverings reduce transmission of the...

DATE: June 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield petition moves to ban Confederate flag from parades

A petition against the Confederate flag float that occasionally appears in Bayfield’s Fourth of July parade has gathered about 3,400 signatures of support ... and counting. Two Bayfield residents,...

DATE: June 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Southern Ute Indian Tribe conducts sweeping communitywide COVID testing

The Southern Ute Indian Tribe embarked on a multi-day COVID-19 testing event this week in an effort to better understand any transmission of the coronavirus in the tribal community. The tribe, in...

DATE: June 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield hands out cleaners, PPE to local businesses

The Bayfield Colorado Area Chamber of Commerce distributed hard-to-find sanitation supplies to businesses Saturday at Bayfield Town Hall. Pine River Valley businesses of all types dropped by to...

DATE: June 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

County commissioner candidates hold ‘historic’ drive-up canvassing event

Charly Minkler and Jack Turner, two independent candidates for the La Plata County Board of Commissioners, partnered to hold their first drive-up petition-gathering event – a new form of canvassing...

DATE: June 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Colorado reopens outdoor recreation, scenic trains and worship

San Juan Basin Public Health issued a public health order Friday for La Plata County allowing outdoor recreation businesses, gyms, recreational sports leagues and houses of worship to reopen under...

DATE: June 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Emergency rooms see fewer visits as COVID-19 concerns linger

Patients are still not seeking care at the Mercy Regional Medical Center emergency department, and physicians are worried they are delaying because of coronavirus concerns. In March, after...

DATE: June 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Pine River Shares launches Victory Garden Campaign

Pine River Shares, a grassroots nonprofit serving the Pine River Valley, launched its Victory Garden Campaign on Monday, offering free garden kits to residents from Arboles to Vallecito. Some...

DATE: June 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

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