Shannon Mullane

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Durango mental health professionals share insight into coping with COVID-19

It has been more than two weeks since Gov. Jared Polis announced the first COVID-19 case in Colorado, and nearly two months since Washington state reported its first case. If time since then has...

DATE: March 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Nancy versus the cell tower

Nancy Van Dover says she is a prisoner in her own home. Since January, it has become too physically painful to be around electromagnetic fields, like those emitted by high voltage power lines,...

DATE: March 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Key stakeholders emphasize collaboration at Western water event

What happens when key stakeholders in Southwestern water management come together at the same table? Competing uses and the need for collaboration become more clear, and the path to solutions...

DATE: Feb. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

A historic designation for Helen’s Corner, a landmark northeast of Durango?

The decades-old country store at Helen’s Corner in the mountains northeast of Durango might seem remote. But its location at the intersection of Florida Road (County Road 240) and County Road 243...

DATE: Feb. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

The origins and quirky facts of Feb. 29

Mark Anderson, a Durango resident of almost 50 years, was looking forward to finally becoming an adult Saturday. Anderson, whose birthday falls on Feb. 29, was 72 – turning 18 this year. Those with...

DATE: Feb. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield schools plan to increase below-market wages, start with secretaries

BAYFIELD – The Bayfield school district is gradually increasing its employee salaries to market rates, and it is starting by giving a raise to its lowest-paid group: school secretaries. The...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango-area residents weigh in as new rulemaking process for oil, gas regulations begins

Environmental protections and concerns over Front Range influence took top priority during a public meeting between Durango-area residents and the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission. The...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango postal worker caught on video throwing mail from vehicle

Sometimes, U.S. Postal Service mail makes it into the mailbox. Other times, the ground nearby seems close enough. The Postal Service is investigating an employee after a Durango-area resident...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango ‘Lego Bomber’ will exhibit work at Carbondale sculpture show

Is Sam Bridgham, the beloved, anarchy-inclined, “Lego Bomber” of Durango, getting more respectable by the day? “Respectable? I would say it’s the other way around. I’ve always been respectable....

DATE: Feb. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Yale study puts Americans’ perspectives on food, environment to the test

Research from Yale University says more than half of Americans are willing to eat more plant-based foods, but 4 in 10 still don’t see how plant-based diets reduce environmental impacts. Locally,...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Advocate for sexual assault victims, Kelsey Lansing, earns national award

Kelsey Lansing, an employee at Sexual Assault Services Organization, started getting text after text Monday saying, “Congratulations!” “I’m like, ‘For what? I haven’t checked my email yet,’”...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio school district buys detectors to deter vaping

IGNACIO – The Ignacio School District will use vape detectors to deter students from vaping on school grounds. Staff members will install the devices, which look like a smoke detector, in...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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