Shannon Mullane

Position: Herald Staff Writer

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. 25, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango ‘Lego Bomber’ will exhibit work at Carbondale sculpture show

Is Sam Bridgham, the beloved, anarchy-inclined, “Lego Bomber” of Durango, getting more respectable by the day? “Respectable? I would say it’s the other way around. I’ve always been respectable....

DATE: Feb. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Yale study puts Americans’ perspectives on food, environment to the test

Research from Yale University says more than half of Americans are willing to eat more plant-based foods, but 4 in 10 still don’t see how plant-based diets reduce environmental impacts. Locally,...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local 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. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Advocate for sexual assault victims, Kelsey Lansing, earns national award

Kelsey Lansing, an employee at Sexual Assault Services Organization, started getting text after text Monday saying, “Congratulations!” “I’m like, ‘For what? I haven’t checked my email yet,’”...

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

Ignacio school district buys detectors to deter vaping

IGNACIO – The Ignacio School District will use vape detectors to deter students from vaping on school grounds. Staff members will install the devices, which look like a smoke detector, in...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Three Ute tribes partner on language immersion program for schools

The Southern Ute, Ute Mountain Ute and Ute Indian tribes are creating a Ute language immersion program that can be implemented in schools. The Southern Ute Department of Education is working with...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County schools cram big education into tiny home construction

BAYFIELD – To some, tiny homes are an affordable alternative to traditional homeownership, or their compact structure offers a more sustainable lifestyle. To others, they are just a fad. But in...

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

Ignacio teacher wins award for work in alternative school program

When students enter his classroom, David Quiroz, an Ignacio Middle School teacher, always asks if they’re getting enough sleep. It’s a simple question, but it’s the first step of Quiroz’s...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Education

In life-or-death situations, first responders can find themselves in the ‘dead zone’

There are some areas in Southwest Colorado, where cellphone and radio reception “dead zones” make first response in emergencies – and asking for help – nearly impossible. Rural, mountainous...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

What to expect in the days, months and years after a house fire

Four months and 11 days ago, David Minton, 61, and his wife, Mandy, 58, pulled into their driveway after running errands. Mandy remembered looking at the clock in the car. It was 10:04 a.m. when...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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