Shannon Mullane

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Upper Pine Fire dives into swift-water rescues

Upper Pine River Fire Protection District crew members went all in during swift-water rescue training at Vallecito Creek. The three-day certification training, taught by Arroyo Rescue and...

DATE: May 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Ignacio prepares, with a bit of caution, to reopen businesses

Ignacio is showing signs of reopening alongside other parts of La Plata County, despite the small town’s proximity to large coronavirus outbreaks in New Mexico. The next wave of business reopenings...

DATE: May 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Vallecito marina to reopen after legal dispute reaches resolution

Vallecito Marina, 18 miles northeast of Durango, will open this weekend after a legal dispute among managers put its reopening date for the summer season in jeopardy. After months of negotiations,...

DATE: May 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Low-risk fire burning northeast of Bayfield

The U.S. Forest Service successfully held fire lines overnight Monday while responding to a half-acre fire northwest of the Forest Lakes subdivision. Crews continued to mop-up the fire with...

DATE: May 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Southwest Colorado joins nationwide digital census weekend

Southwest Colorado is still lagging behind the state census response rate, but some La Plata County coordinators are digitally encouraging responses as part of a nationwide Digital Action Weekend....

DATE: May 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Community Emergency Relief Fund distributes $100,000 across five-county region

The Community Emergency Relief Fund will give $100,000 in grants to 26 human services nonprofits and school districts across Southwest Colorado during its second round of coronavirus relief...

DATE: May 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Ignacio students take lead on community food bank

The Ignacio High School student group, Friends with Food, found new ways to combat food insecurity by running a community food bank and delivering meals to the Navajo Nation. The student group has...

DATE: May 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield resident pokes fun at run on toilet paper

Missy Sarnow, a Bayfield resident, is the creator of the giant toilet paper roll decorating Bayfield Parkway. “People have just thought it was hilarious,” Sarnow said. “I’ve seen a lot of people...

DATE: April 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Ignacio High School crafts online project for woodworking students

Teachers have reformatted classes for online learning because of school closures during the coronavirus pandemic. But how does a hands-on class, like woodworking, translate online? One Ignacio High...

DATE: April 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Are La Plata County residents ready to reopen the economy?

Several La Plata County residents said they were in favor of Colorado’s gradual economic reopening, with some caveats, under Gov. Jared Polis’ safer-at-home order scheduled to begin Monday....

DATE: April 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Domestic violence service providers adapt to face coronavirus

The Volunteers of America Southwest Safehouse in Durango is designed to be a secret, safe place where anyone fleeing household violence can find refuge at any time. The coronavirus has changed...

DATE: April 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Forest Lakes subdivision gears up for a competitive election

After a tumultuous year, Forest Lakes Metropolitan District residents are ready for the upcoming elections: 10 people are on the ballot vying for three open seats on the board of directors – an...

DATE: April 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

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