Shannon Mullane

Position: Herald Staff Writer

‘Mask marshals’ bring Old West and COVID-19 awareness to Durango

With a “Howdy, partner” and a face covering in hand, actors in Old West costumes are helping Durango organizations encourage mask wearing downtown. The Durango Mask Marshal program was developed in...

DATE: March 15, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

International magazine features La Plata County’s rising star, Tyller Gummersall

Country Music People magazine highlighted La Plata County’s own Tyller Gummersall in its February issue with a full feature covering his decade of independently making country music. The feature,...

DATE: March 11, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield restaurant and coffee shop calls it quits

The Tuning Fork Cafe, Bayfield’s only downtown coffee shop, has closed for good. The owners, Tim and Kellie Lillyquist, put the restaurant and coffee shop up for sale in August 2019, hoping to find...

DATE: March 8, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Durango diversity team members to uplift unheard voices

With new additions to the team, the city of Durango’s Community Relations Commission is changing how marginalized groups are represented within city government. In 2020, the city launched new...

DATE: March 4, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield School District, facing $1 million deficit, plans layoffs

The Bayfield School District expects to cut the equivalent of at least 10 full-time positions in response to a $1 million budget shortfall. The school district’s finances took a hit in 2020 after...

DATE: March 4, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

KSUT expands programming after move into larger building

KSUT Public Radio’s new, $2.5 million home near Ignacio is already helping the radio station expand its statewide and Indigenous programming partnerships. The radio station’s move to one of the...

DATE: March 4, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

COVID-19 variants reported in La Plata, Archuleta counties

Variant strains of the coronavirus have arrived in Archuleta and La Plata counties, according to San Juan Basin Public Health. The health department confirmed two cases of the variant first...

DATE: March 2, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Group signals more protests in Durango over health orders

Protesters seek to clarify the rules of engagement for picketing outside the home of a public health director in Southwest Colorado, and in doing so, also signaled they plan further demonstrations....

DATE: March 2, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Navy veteran Gail Harris breaks barriers on race, police

Durango resident Gail Harris is known for going above and beyond – and breaking barriers along the way. She barreled past racist or sexist practices in her childhood and three-decade military...

DATE: March 1, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Vallecito ice fishing tournament draws competitors from around country

The ice fishing tournament at Vallecito Reservoir completed its fifth year Saturday with a 5-pound catch and 153 participants from around the country. Competitors arrived early to attempt to snare...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Boy’s disqualification at Vallecito ice fishing tournament sparks uproar

The Vallecito Conservation and Sporting Association held its fifth annual ice fishing tournament Saturday, resulting in some winning catches and disputed results. The ice fishing tournament is the...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southern Colorado scenic byways get national designation

Two of Colorado’s scenic byways, both in southern regions of the state, have become part of the National Scenic Byway Program. The National Scenic Byway Program includes 184 designated byways in 48...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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