Shannon Mullane

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Beloved Riverview ‘rabbit lady’ forges new connections

On Mesa Avenue near Riverview Elementary School, the lady who waves, Romelle Maloney, 92, and the ceramic rabbits playing in her yard, have slowly garnered a fan base. Her creative decorations and...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango airport reports record-breaking year

Commercial passenger traffic at Durango-La Plata County Airport increased to almost 400,000 arrivals and departures in 2019, making it the airport’s busiest year on record. Passenger traffic...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wolf Creek Pass reopens after blizzard conditions

Wolf Creek Pass closed Friday morning for blizzard conditions around the high mountain pass east of Pagosa Springs. It reopened at 1:30 p.m. The pass was closed from Treasure Falls, mile post 159,...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Proposed bill would give Native youths a voice in Legislature

Native American youths might receive more representation in the state government through legislation introduced Wednesday in the Colorado Legislature. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Hugh McKean, a...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Aztec man arrested on suspicion of stalking La Plata County women

Prosecutors have charged an Aztec man with stalking and harassment for allegedly following two, possibly three, women in Durango and Bayfield. Eli Garcia, 24, is suspected of following a woman in...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

LGBTQ support group launches in Ignacio

La Plata County LGBTQ adults, family members and allies have made a plea for support. In response, the Southwest Rainbow Youth group will launch the first adult-focused community group Tuesday in...

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

New Year’s fire near Oxford destroys home

A fire on New Year’s Day destroyed a mobile home near Oxford and displaced its sole occupant. No injuries were reported. Los Pinos Fire Protection District responded to the fire, in the 5000 block...

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

Road Runner Transit to reduce services to stay afloat

Road Runner Transit, one of the only public transportation operators in La Plata County, is thinning its routes in 2020 in an attempt to maintain services with less funding. The transit service,...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield fitness center brings holiday cheer to pups

Momentum 24/7 Fitness in Bayfield has the only Christmas tree in Bayfield dedicated to dogs at Annie’s Orphans shelter – and they’re using it to raise food and funds to support 60 dogs for one...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango couple finds love at nursing home

Sometimes people search for love for years. Sometimes they find it when, or where, they least expect it. One Durango couple found love in the hallways of Four Corners Health Care Center. Carla...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Living

Author who visited numerous conflict zones to share insights

Author Jo Patti brought stories of escaping danger in conflict zones to a writers’ group and community members at an Ignacio Community Library book event Thursday. Patti, who specializes in health...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southern Ute Tribe swears in two new council members

The Southern Ute Indian Tribe on Monday swore in its two newest members to Tribal Council – Ramona Eagle and Marjorie Barry – marking the first time the board has had a female majority. During a...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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