Shannon Mullane

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Farmington challenges Ignacio to chile cook-off

The New Mexico-Colorado chile rivalry has come to Ignacio. Farmington challenged Ignacio to prove that Colorado has better chiles at the town’s third annual Ignacio Green Chile Fest to be held...

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

Southern Ute Indian Tribe expands emergency water storage

SOUTHERN UTE RESERVATION – The Southern Ute Indian Tribe broke ground on a new settling pond Wednesday south of Bayfield to expand emergency capacity for the region’s water system. The new settling...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sky Ute Casino gets new assistant manager

The Southern Ute Indian Tribal Council has announced Travis Garlick as the new assistant general manager of Sky Ute Casino Resort near Ignacio. Sky Ute Casino Resort is one of the biggest employers...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southern Ute tribe to celebrate its history at tribal fair this weekend

The 99th annual Southern Ute Tribal Fair is bringing back the rodeo for the first time since the fair’s early years in the 1920s. With more than 40 events this weekend, the fair will feature a mix...

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

Ignacio area poacher convicted for new crimes – in Canada

A La Plata County man who has a 30-year history of wildlife violations was convicted this week of new game charges in Canada. Robert Peck, former owner of Antler Meadows Outfitters near Ignacio,...

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

Columbine Ranger District starts prescribed burns east of Bayfield

The Columbine Ranger District started the first of two prescribed burns Thursday east of Bayfield, taking a careful approach in the area’s hot and dry conditions. The U.S. Forest Service district...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield takes steps toward 21-and-older smoking ordinance

BAYFIELD – The Bayfield Board of Trustees this week recommended banning smoking in public parks and raising the legal minimum age for buying tobacco or nicotine products to 21. Recent Colorado...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio library relaunches oral history project

Ignacio Community Library has launched an improved version of its oral history curation project, Voices of Ignacio, with the goal of connecting the wider community to its past. Voices of Ignacio,...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rusty Shovel Saloon closes in Vallecito, focuses on Durango

VALLECITO – The Rusty Shovel Saloon, a bar and restaurant at Vallecito Reservoir, has closed after operating for five years in the small, lakeside community northeast of Durango. The saloon, known...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Ignacio searches for alternative water provider after rate increase

Two weeks ago, La Plata Archuleta Water District said it would not provide water to Ignacio unless the town addressed two conditions, temporarily putting Ignacio’s hopes for cheaper water utility...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio, Bayfield schools focus on improvement after state testing

The Colorado Department of Education has released spring testing results, prompting the Ignacio and Bayfield school districts to focus on improving student growth during the coming school year. ...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tracking lightning, from sky to the ground

Lightning is the No. 1 cause of wildfire ignitions in Southwest Colorado. But when a lightning bolt strikes in the vast expanse of the San Juan Mountains, how do fire agencies know how to track it...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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