Shannon Mullane

Position: Herald Staff Writer

KSUT joins with Dream Warriors to connect tribal youth to the arts

IGNACIO – On Monday, KSUT public radio started the first “Awakening the Warrior Within” program in Ignacio, connecting local Native American youth to hip-hop artists, singers and spoken word poets....

DATE: Aug. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southern Ute tribe and Ignacio receive economic investment from state

IGNACIO – Gov. Jared Polis and state officials announced Tuesday at Ignacio Community Library that the Southern Ute Indian Tribe and town of Ignacio will receive economic development assistance as...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Conditions too risky to continue prescribed burn on Southern Ute reservation

The fire management branch of the Southern Ute Agency stopped a prescribed burn Monday on reservation land because of risky weather and fuel conditions. The tribal agency began the burn planned for...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield farmers market is dissolving, for foreseeable future

The Bayfield Downtown Farmers Market held its last event Aug. 8, and organizers have no plans to launch another market during the 2020 season. The farmers market, which started its third season in...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Former Bayfield school becomes hub for community services

The old Bayfield Primary School is becoming a community hub of sorts, housing new organizations in the building’s classrooms and forming a unique partnership with the school district. Last...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Owners selling Tuning Fork Cafe in Bayfield

BAYFIELD – Tuning Fork Cafe is the only coffee shop in downtown Bayfield. It’s a meeting place for business partners, a stopping point for tourists and a gathering place for the community. As of...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Vallecito’s newest restaurant brings ‘mountain man’ culture to life

VALLECITO – At the Fur Trappers Steakhouse and Bar at Vallecito Lake, co-owner Cheryl Marable raced around checking temperatures, waiting on tables, placing orders and managing operations. Marable,...

DATE: July 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Victim, person of interest ID’d in shooting at New Mexico line

The La Plata County Sheriff’s Office has named a person of interest in a shooting July 19 south of Durango that left a man fighting for his life. Authorities said they are waiting for the victim’s...

DATE: July 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Women entrepreneurs bring surge of new businesses to Ignacio

IGNACIO – Nine new businesses have come to Ignacio since April, and the surge seems to be led by women. Eight out of the nine businesses were registered or co-registered by women, according to town...

DATE: July 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Ignacio, regional law enforcement face recruitment challenges

Law enforcement agencies nationwide are facing recruitment challenges, and the struggle is no different across Southwest Colorado. It’s not uncommon for regional departments to have open positions....

DATE: July 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Vallecito Dam managers ‘conquered’ historic spring snowmelt

The spring runoff from the exceptional 2019 snowpack has receded, and Pine River Irrigation District is moving forward while declaring the carefully balanced water management season “conquered.”...

DATE: July 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield family mourns son who died of ‘broken heart’

BAYFIELD – Chloe Wiebe walked around her son’s apartment. In the main room, the furniture was sparse and the door hung open on an empty, recently cleaned refrigerator. In his bedroom, rows of...

DATE: July 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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