Shannon Mullane

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Navajo hospital vaccinates 2,400 people in one day

The first day of the community COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Navajo Nation Shiprock Chapter was one for the books. The Northern Navajo Medical Center and its partners gave about 2,400 vaccine...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

What does it take to care for the dead during a pandemic?

Jann Smith’s first response was to ask for another cooler. Ryan Phelps started calculating the numbers. “I was thinking 13. Thirteen was the number that I had in mind for deaths due to COVID, just...

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

Approaching storms expected to drop more snow on Southwest Colorado

More snow is expected for Southwest Colorado as a storm moves through the region this weekend, with another following next week. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango City Council nixes joint statement against Lauren Boebert

Durango City Council has declined to issue a unified statement condemning U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert for what some residents view as supporting an insurrection earlier this month at the U.S. Capitol....

DATE: Jan. 21, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

COVID-19 pandemic may be driving rise in opioid deaths

For Dan Caplin with Colorado Addiction Treatment Services, treating people addicted to opioids is complicated to say the least. “This is so multifactorial,” he said, before listing about 10 local...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2021 | CATEGORY: Living

Pine River Valley residents find mystery notes celebrating MLK Day

Amy Hepler and her fiance found the letter when they were walking their dog in Bayfield on Monday. “My fiance was like I don’t know if you should open it,” she said. The letter, she discovered,...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Los Pinos fire district settles wrongful termination lawsuit

Former Deputy Chief Kevin Ratzmann sued the Los Pinos Fire Protection District alleging eight counts, including wrongful termination and retaliation, in June. Six months later, the Ignacio-based...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Agile Space Industries gains recognition for bringing jobs to Durango

A Washington, D.C., ideas laboratory recognized Agile Space Industries, a Durango-based aerospace company, Tuesday for its efforts to support and diversify the city’s economy. The bipartisan...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

Elected officials oppose Rep. Boebert’s actions during U.S. Capitol riot

Elected officials in La Plata County took action this week against recently elected Congresswoman Lauren Boebert after the U.S. Capitol riot Jan. 6. Boebert, who represents 28 Western Slope and...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Will La Plata County start tracking COVID-19 in human waste?

What if La Plata County communities could detect the prevalence of COVID-19 in neighborhoods or communitywide before it shows up in test results? Colorado entities are testing a tool to do just...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Upper Pine River Fire in Bayfield plans to open COVID-19 vaccination clinic

The Upper Pine River Fire Protection District, which covers 265 square miles of eastern La Plata County, plans to open a public vaccination center in the next two weeks. The fire district has been...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield wrestles with housing needs

The Bayfield board of trustees took a fresh look at housing issues this week, but finding solutions might be like “opening a can of worms,” said Mayor Ashleigh Tarkington. With growth on the...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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