Shannon Mullane

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Vallecito Dam managers ‘conquered’ historic spring snowmelt

The spring runoff from the exceptional 2019 snowpack has receded, and Pine River Irrigation District is moving forward while declaring the carefully balanced water management season “conquered.”...

DATE: July 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield family mourns son who died of ‘broken heart’

BAYFIELD – Chloe Wiebe walked around her son’s apartment. In the main room, the furniture was sparse and the door hung open on an empty, recently cleaned refrigerator. In his bedroom, rows of...

DATE: July 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield debates priorities for downtown development

BAYFIELD – The Bayfield business community is at a crossroads: The town is ripe for more business development, but residents also want to maintain the economic viability and community charm that...

DATE: July 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Confederate parade float spurs free speech discussion in Bayfield

The Bayfield Town Board of Trustees will consult with a First Amendment lawyer to learn more about what options are available to deal with a float touting a Confederate flag that has entered the...

DATE: July 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Outdoors industry taps into Southern Ute methane capture project

When Wyoming-based and California-based organizations decided to reduce their carbon footprints, they turned to the Southern Ute Indian Tribe’s methane capture project to balance their...

DATE: July 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southern Ute council appoints new Growth Fund director

Shane Seibel started in his new role as executive director of the Southern Ute Growth Fund this week. The Growth Fund operates and manages the Southern Ute Indian Tribe’s businesses and business...

DATE: July 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hey, hard-to-reach communities – Colorado wants you counted in 2020 census

The census holds the key to federal funding, but some communities are harder to accurately count than others. One Colorado grant program could help fix that. Gov. Jared Polis signed the bipartisan...

DATE: July 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pine River tests banks, floods pond and stresses dike

Community teamwork helped minimize damage when the Pine River broke its banks Monday and sent water toward LePlatt’s Pond. The river changed course when its bank was damaged by a tree that fell...

DATE: July 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio pipes crack under pressure

IGNACIO – At the end of May, old irrigation pipes burst in Ignacio after the town tried to pressurize the system, sending water up through cracks in asphalt and creating sinkholes underneath roads....

DATE: June 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield man found dead 9 days after fiancée went missing in river

Law enforcement has identified a man found dead Monday near Vallecito Reservoir as Scott Wiebe, 39, of Bayfield. The cause of death remained unknown as of Thursday, said Chris Burke, spokesman for...

DATE: June 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio’s only commercial pharmacy to close Sunday

IGNACIO – Farmers Fresh Pharmacy, the only commercial pharmacy in Ignacio, will close its doors Sunday, leaving a hole in the town’s health care system. Farmers Fresh Pharmacy notified the...

DATE: June 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio Family Dollar approved to sell beer

IGNACIO – Family Dollar, a grocery store in Ignacio, has been approved by the state to sell beer. The Ignacio Town Board voted June 17 to approve Family Dollar’s off-premises “fermented malt...

DATE: June 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

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