Shannon Mullane

Position: Herald Staff Writer

San Juan Basin Public Health reports six new COVID-19 cases from people visiting Southwest Colorado

San Juan Basin Public Health reported six positive COVID-19 cases among people who were tested locally, but who do not live in La Plata or Archuleta counties. SJBPH reported 96 total cases in the...

DATE: June 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango cancels Fourth of July fireworks show

The city of Durango canceled its Fourth of July fireworks show because of continuing wildfire risk. The city had already canceled its parade because of coronavirus concerns, but the fireworks were...

DATE: June 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Colorado nursing homes find a new norm

Inside Southwest Colorado’s nursing homes, staff wear uncomfortable face coverings all day. Residents play hallway bingo sitting in their doorways – safely distant during the coronavirus pandemic....

DATE: June 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire agencies increase response to small fire north of Pagosa

While fire crews work to contain three wildfires in Southwest Colorado, one small fire, north of Pagosa Springs, has grown more complex. The Sand Creek Fire, in a remote area on the Pagosa Ranger...

DATE: June 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Juneteenth celebration draws hundreds

The Juneteenth celebration Friday at Buckley Park in Durango began with electronic music, a person walking on stilts through a crowd of about 200 people, and the words of former President Barack...

DATE: June 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Navajo Nation nonprofit, Durango church partner on supply drive

A stream of vehicles rolled into the Unitarian Universalist Church in Durango on Saturday, loaded with supplies for Navajo and Hopi tribal members in need. The church partnered with Toyei...

DATE: June 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Community Compassion Outreach wraps up COVID homeless relocation program

The Durango nonprofit Community Compassion Outreach successfully relocated 21 unhoused residents in La Plata and Montezuma counties to secure housing using COVID relief grant funds – but the...

DATE: June 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield residents say no to a mandatory face-mask order

A survey conducted by the town of Bayfield shows residents do not want a mandatory mask order to be issued by the town. Public health officials say face coverings reduce transmission of the...

DATE: June 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield petition moves to ban Confederate flag from parades

A petition against the Confederate flag float that occasionally appears in Bayfield’s Fourth of July parade has gathered about 3,400 signatures of support ... and counting. Two Bayfield residents,...

DATE: June 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southern Ute Indian Tribe conducts sweeping communitywide COVID testing

The Southern Ute Indian Tribe embarked on a multi-day COVID-19 testing event this week in an effort to better understand any transmission of the coronavirus in the community. The tribe, in...

DATE: June 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man dies during rafting trip on Animas River in Durango

A 61-year-old man from New York died Saturday morning after falling into the Animas River near Santa Rita Park while whitewater rafting. The Durango Police Department and Durango Fire Protection...

DATE: June 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado reopens outdoor recreation, scenic trains and worship

San Juan Basin Public Health issued a public health order Friday for La Plata County allowing outdoor recreation businesses, gyms, recreational sports leagues and houses of worship to reopen under...

DATE: June 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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