Shannon Mullane

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Pine River Library District pops Champagne to celebrate tax increase

Voters showed strong support for the Pine River Library District’s proposed mill levy increase, according to unofficial results from Tuesday’s election. Among district voters, 59% voted for ballot...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Heavy smoke moves through Bayfield to the east

BAYFIELD – Smoke drifted through Bayfield on Wednesday morning, impacting air quality and visibility for residents, but did not result in an air-quality advisory from the Colorado Department of...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield searches for millions of dollars to update water infrastructure

BAYFIELD – In 2020, Bayfield plans to “tear up the town.” Construction crews will be replacing old asbestos-reinforced water pipes on both sides of U.S. Highway 160 – but first, town staff needs to...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Los Pinos fire district approaches financial cliff

In early September, Los Pinos Fire Protection District saved a burning house with just four crew members. They had no relief crew at the scene – no secondary crew to answer other calls in the area....

DATE: Nov. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield road closure at Eight Corners intersection

A section of the Eight Corners intersection in Bayfield will be closed Monday through Wednesday for road repairs. Motorists should consider alternative travel plans around the intersection at...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

School board candidates weigh in on LGBTQ policy in Bayfield

BAYFIELD – While community members push against LGBTQ-related policies in Bayfield School District, school board candidates emphasize making the district a safe place for all students. A rainbow...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Farmers Fresh Market gives out free water in Ignacio

IGNACIO – Farmers Fresh Market in Ignacio has been giving out free water from a filling station inside the store to help residents with poor water quality. Residents in southeast La Plata County...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Ignacio schools, Southern Ute tribe make Ute language top priority

IGNACIO – Southern Ute Tribal Council members prioritized Ute language education in the tribe’s partnership with the Ignacio School District, but enrollment and staffing challenge the program’s...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield residents to receive bear-resistant trash cans in 2020

The Bayfield Town Board voted unanimously Oct. 15 to increase monthly trash rates to provide bear-resistant trash cans for residents. The rate increase would add $1.49 per month to the town’s...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield, Ignacio school districts weigh in on Proposition CC

BAYFIELD – The Bayfield Board of Education has unanimously approved a resolution supporting Proposition CC in November’s statewide election. The Ignacio School District has not considered a...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Durango sexual assault nonprofit plans Ignacio office

IGNACIO – Ignacio will get a new sexual assault resource office in December with funding help from the Town Board. The Town Board of Trustees approved a $1,700 funding request to help Durango’s...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Rainbow flag sparks controversy at Bayfield Middle School

BAYFIELD – An eighth grade teacher’s decision to hang a rainbow flag and hold a discussion about LGBTQ issues has sparked controversy in the town of Bayfield. Lyn Riley, a teacher at Bayfield...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

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