Shannon Mullane

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Five candidates compete for three open seats on Ignacio Town Board

Five candidates are competing for three open seats on the Ignacio Town Board, some with viewpoints that challenge the status quo. Ignacio residents will go to Town Hall on April 7 to decide who...

DATE: March 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

March brings food, rodeo and women’s history to the Pine River Valley

Communities in the Pine River Valley – from Vallecito to Ignacio – have a host of happenings this month, including a junior rodeo, events around Women’s History Month and several food-centric...

DATE: March 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Upper Pine joins pilot program to rework ambulance services

Upper Pine River Fire Protection District joined a selective pilot program that will change how it offers ambulance services to Medicare patients in its 265-square-mile district. Ambulance...

DATE: March 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Ignacio students eat lunch with elders to forge bonds between generations

Ignacio Middle School teacher David Quiroz brought students in the school’s alternative classes to the Ignacio Senior Center on Wednesday to forge connections between generations. Before lunch,...

DATE: March 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

How a grassroots organization empowers the Pine River Valley

BAYFIELD – When Pam Wilhoite arrived in Bayfield in 2000, she brought a simple and groundbreaking idea: Pine River Shares, a nonprofit that helps people most affected by human welfare issues, such...

DATE: March 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

A historic designation for Helen’s Corner, a landmark northeast of Durango?

The decades-old country store at Helen’s Corner in the mountains northeast of Durango might seem remote. But its location at the intersection of Florida Road (County Road 240) and County Road 243...

DATE: March 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Key stakeholders emphasize collaboration at Western water event

What happens when key stakeholders in Southwestern water management come together at the same table? Competing uses and the need for collaboration become more clear, and the path to solutions...

DATE: Feb. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Durango-area residents weigh in as new rulemaking process for oil, gas regulations begins

Environmental protections and concerns over Front Range influence took top priority during a public meeting between Durango-area residents and the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission. The...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Durango postal worker caught on video throwing mail from vehicle

Sometimes, U.S. Postal Service mail makes it into the mailbox. Other times, the ground nearby seems close enough. The Postal Service is investigating an employee after a Durango-area resident...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield schools plan to increase below-market wages, start with secretaries

BAYFIELD – The Bayfield school district is gradually increasing its employee salaries to market rates, and it is starting by giving a raise to its lowest-paid group: school secretaries. The...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

What will water conservation guidelines mean for Durango, Bayfield and Ignacio?

Local governments in La Plata County aren’t opposed to a proposed state bill that stresses water conservation planning at the local level. Some are ready for it. Others would have work to do....

DATE: Feb. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata County opens new series of land-use workshops

La Plata County residents, get ready – another series of land-use code workshops is gearing up. County staff members will be hosting a series of workshops to present the land-use code’s draft table...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

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