Shannon Mullane

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Bayfield, Ignacio students struggle with broadband access

Nikki Boling and her three children don’t have broadband access at their home near Bear Creek Canyon northeast of Bayfield. For them, and over 120 students in the Pine River Valley, online...

DATE: April 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Ignacio’s Dancing Spirit creates art wall for community connection

Dancing Spirit Community Arts Center turned a street corner in Ignacio into an art space to help Ignacio residents find a sense of community while isolated at home. “This coronavirus is a huge...

DATE: April 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Hospital executives say Southwest is ready in case of a COVID-19 surge

Emergency operators and government officials predicted a surge, when COVID-19 cases would outpace health care capacity, around April 24 in Colorado. Friday, regional health care executives said...

DATE: April 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata, Archuleta counties to receive infant supplies from FEMA

Families in La Plata, Archuleta and Montezuma counties soon will have increased access to diapers, wipes and formula. Buyers depleted store inventories of infant supplies at the beginning of the...

DATE: April 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield schools cancel in-person classes for remainder of school year

The Bayfield school board voted unanimously Tuesday to continue home-based learning for the rest of the school year. At least 22 Colorado school districts, with a total of 518,000 students, have...

DATE: April 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield identifies hundreds of thousands in proposed budget cuts

The Bayfield Town Board this week passed relief measures for its utility customers and identified thousands of dollars in possible budget cuts in an effort to help residents and town finances...

DATE: April 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Upper Pine tests entire first-responder crew for exposure to COVID-19

Antibodies, tiny blood plasma cells that fight viruses, may be a positive sign for people who have contracted the novel coronavirus. No one has antibodies to fight the new coronavirus until they...

DATE: April 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Critical COVID-19 Coverage

Health department issues face covering advisory

San Juan Basin Public Health issued a face covering advisory for La Plata and Archuleta counties, starting Saturday. The health department issued the advisory to slow the spread of COVID-19. La...

DATE: April 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Immigrant family faces increased instability without stimulus safety net

Isabelle Garcia, a pseudonym to protect her privacy, is a young student in La Plata County adjusting to life during the coronavirus pandemic. She has never told her friends that her parents are...

DATE: April 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Ignacio urges social distancing, but says household disturbances are up

People need to comply with social-distancing restrictions or they won’t be able to reduce the surge in coronavirus cases expected to hit in coming weeks, Ignacio town staff said this week. Like...

DATE: April 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Former Durango reverend shares experience from inside Italy

The Rev. Andrew Cooley, former rector at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Durango, has been in Italy for one of the world’s deadliest coronavirus outbreaks. Watching the United States’ response to...

DATE: April 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield, Ignacio voters brave the polls

BAYFIELD – At station one, Bayfield voters received latex gloves and a pen from election judges wearing masks, eye protection, gloves and plastic ponchos. “They’ll keep the gloves and pen with them...

DATE: April 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

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