Shannon Mullane

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Slowly, seniors return to exercise classes in Bayfield

Laughter and music echoed through an otherwise empty space at Bayfield’s senior center Wednesday as three women did strength exercises – rare sights and sounds since the center closed in March...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

September snow doesn’t faze Southwest Coloradans

From hot summer days to a wave of wildfire smoke and a cold blast from Canada, the past week has brought topsy-turvy weather to Southwest Colorado and thoughts of ski season. The state was enjoying...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southern Ute tribe pursues justice with help from federal grant

The Southern Ute Indian Tribe is one of five tribes to receive financial assistance from the federal government to tackle one of the biggest barriers to justice for Native Americans: criminal...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wildfire smoke prompts air-quality alert for Southwest Colorado

Southwest Colorado residents woke up Monday to a red sun and hazy air caused by out-of-state wildfires that prompted an air-quality alert, according to the National Weather Service. An air-quality...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

TV network to film Ignacio family building earthen home

Shalina Luna and her daughter, Joli Galvan, residents just south of Ignacio, are embarking on a warp-speed project to build the 18-year-old an off-grid, earthen house in four weeks – with film...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Motorcycles rumble into Durango for Four Corners rally

Shining motorcycles, leather jackets and some COVID-19 face coverings: The Four Corners Motorcycle Rally kicked into gear after a permitting stumble and event cancellations this week. Motorcyclists...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Former Southern Ute executive charged with sex abuse of a child

McKean Walton, former executive officer with the Southern Ute Indian Tribe, faces multiple charges related to the alleged sexual assault of a child on the Southern Ute reservation. The U.S....

DATE: Sept. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Black Lives Matter shrine in Durango can stay with a permit

The city of Durango is allowing free speech installation permits in parks, a victory for those who created the Black Lives Matter memorial – and those who might oppose them. Community members...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield brewery has liquor license suspended for violation

The state of Colorado ordered Bottom Shelf Brewery in Bayfield to close for 10 days after an investigation linked a liquor violation at the brewery to a fatal car crash in January. The Colorado...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield woman recounts little-known stories about World War II anniversary

Bayfield resident Erika Svor grew up hearing World War II stories. Her father, Tony, fought in the last official battle of the war then flew documents halfway around the world to the U.S....

DATE: Sept. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio heats up for annual chile fest

Even the coronavirus pandemic can’t stop the town of Ignacio from holding its annual Green Chile Fest on Sept. 12. Once the green chiles start roasting, community members know it’s time to...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango removes Black Lives Matter memorial at Buckley Park

Since May, Black Lives Matter groups in Durango have steadily been adding candles, personal items, social justice signs and flowers to a memorial beside Buckley Park in Durango. The city of Durango...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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