Shannon Mullane

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Bayfield takes wait-and-see approach on mask requirements

The Bayfield Board of Trustees supported waiting on a decision about whether a mandatory face-covering order is the right move for the town. Face coverings are one way to reduce transmission of the...

DATE: June 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Habitat for Humanity builds despite coronavirus challenges

Habitat for Humanity of La Plata County is staying on mission by building houses for those in need, but its future is uncertain during the coronavirus pandemic. The organization’s ReStore, a...

DATE: June 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

The face of Builders FirstSource in Durango retires after 23 years

Builders, home-improvement hobbyists and hardware connoisseurs are losing a friendly face at Builders FirstSource in Durango: Bill Cherry is retiring after 23 years with the business. Cherry, born...

DATE: May 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Lemon Reservoir struggles to fill, while Vallecito nears capacity

Their land sits mere miles apart, but irrigators on the Florida River will likely have a shorter irrigation season than some of their neighbors on the Pine River in eastern La Plata County....

DATE: May 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Summer reading programs bring magic to La Plata County libraries

Knights, fairies and dragons, oh my! Local libraries have harnessed the national summer reading program theme, “Imagine Your Story,” to help families stay engaged over the summer – and to add some...

DATE: May 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Critical COVID-19 Coverage

Durango orders mandatory face coverings beginning Friday

The city of Durango on Thursday issued a mandatory face-covering order, starting Friday morning. The order, the first in La Plata and Archuleta counties, requires everyone to wear a face covering...

DATE: May 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield and Ignacio undecided about requiring masks

Pine River Valley residents remain divided over the idea of a mandatory face-covering order, even as their neighbors in Durango prepare to make masks mandatory. San Juan Basin Public Health issued...

DATE: May 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield closes key thoroughfare for six months after road collapse

Bayfield residents are about to see six months of detours after a section of road collapsed on Mountain View Drive, which connects a neighborhood and two schools to U.S. Highway 160. A culvert,...

DATE: May 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Kindergarten students have day to shine at drive-thru graduation

Ignacio Elementary School staff put on a socially distanced, drive-thru graduation ceremony to celebrate kindergarten students while preventing the spread of the coronavirus. Friday’s event served...

DATE: May 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

LPEA elections result in close races, election upset

La Plata Electric Association customers voted two newcomers and two incumbents onto the association’s board after some close races and an election upset, according to final results released during...

DATE: May 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield can drive to the supply drive to support Navajo neighbors

Donating has never been easier. Bayfield-area residents will be able to support the Navajo Nation without even leaving their cars Saturday during a curbside supply drive hosted by the nonprofit...

DATE: May 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield eases into reopening, but nixes Fourth of July festivities

Bayfield residents are starting to see glimmers of normalcy after weeks of coronavirus-related shutdowns and closures. But not everything is coming back, and the normalcy that is returning is not...

DATE: May 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

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