Shannon Mullane

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Bayfield takes wait-and-see approach on mask requirements

The Bayfield Board of Trustees supported waiting on a decision about whether a mandatory face-covering order is the right move for the town. Face coverings are one way to reduce transmission of the...

DATE: June 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

78-year-old hiker rescued after falling 20 feet in backcountry

Emergency responders successfully rescued a 78-year-old man Wednesday after he fell 20 feet while hiking in the backcountry off U.S. Highway 550 in San Juan County. San Juan County Search and...

DATE: June 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hundreds gather in Durango to protest police violence

“Say his name,” yelled protesters into megaphones Saturday in Durango. “George Floyd,” yelled a crowd of about 300 people participating in the Justice for George Floyd March. Community members...

DATE: May 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Monsoon-like storms set to continue in Southwest Colorado

Wondering what is up with the weather? Southwest Colorado’s humidity reached around 25% Saturday, and the recent afternoon showers are similar to monsoon season – only the season hasn’t officially...

DATE: May 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two Durango motels deny homeless guests

Community Compassion Outreach has started relocating members of La Plata County’s homeless population to motels using a recently awarded grant. Two Durango motels, however, have said they will not...

DATE: May 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango plans e-bike trial at Twin Buttes

Fans of electric bicycles will have a new place to ride in June – on a trial basis. The city of Durango will start a one-year trial at the end of June to allow pedal-assist electric bike users to...

DATE: May 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Critical COVID-19 Coverage

Durango orders mandatory face coverings beginning Friday

The city of Durango on Thursday issued a mandatory face-covering order, starting Friday morning. The order, the first in La Plata and Archuleta counties, requires everyone to wear a face covering...

DATE: May 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango to require masks in public spaces

Durango city councilors directed city staff Tuesday to finalize and issue an ordinance making face coverings mandatory within city limits in response to the coronavirus. City staff expects to be...

DATE: May 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango charges forward on electric vehicle readiness

The city of Durango and La Plata Electric Association see a future in which Durangoans are buying more electric vehicles and helping the city become more environmentally sustainable. That future is...

DATE: May 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield can drive to the supply drive to support Navajo neighbors

Donating has never been easier. Bayfield-area residents will be able to support the Navajo Nation without even leaving their cars Saturday during a curbside supply drive hosted by the nonprofit...

DATE: May 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango considers mandatory masks, but demures

Durango city councilors flirted with the idea of a mandatory face-covering order during a study session Tuesday while exploring ways to create a mask-wearing culture in town. Under Colorado public...

DATE: May 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Vallecito marina reopens after legal dispute reaches resolution

Vallecito Marina, 18 miles northeast of Durango, will open this weekend after a legal dispute among managers put its reopening date for the summer season in jeopardy. After months of negotiations,...

DATE: May 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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