Shannon Mullane

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Durango police investigated 16 citizen-initiated complaints in 2020

The Durango Police Department investigated 16 citizen complaints in 2020 – then asked a panel of community members to check their work. The department conducts its own internal investigations and...

DATE: April 15, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango sets up whistleblower policy for staff, community

The city of Durango wants to make it easier for whistleblowers, both employees of the city and members of the public, to report concerns. A new whistleblower policy was drafted in response to a...

DATE: April 15, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Residents buy Durango mobile home park from corporate owners

The countdown started Dec. 21, the day residents at River View mobile home park in Durango learned the property was for sale. Residents learned they could make an offer – if they could pull it...

DATE: April 13, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Will Southwest Colorado see a fourth COVID-19 wave?

Colorado health officials say the state is in its fourth wave of COVID-19 infections, and Southwest Colorado could follow the same trajectory. Statewide, coronavirus cases and hospitalizations have...

DATE: April 12, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Federal bill seeks to preserve Native American languages

Local educators hope a federal bill focused on Native American languages will enhance local Ute language education efforts. The bill, which would establish Native American language resource centers...

DATE: April 9, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield High School cheer team places second at state championship

The Bayfield High School cheer team earned second place last weekend in the Colorado State Spirit Championship, despite a shorter season because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Wolverine cheer competed...

DATE: April 1, 2021 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Southern Ute Indian Tribe loosens COVID-19 restrictions

The Southern Ute Indian Tribe slightly loosened its public health restrictions this week for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Tribal Council lifted its Stay at Home order and moved...

DATE: March 31, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Vaccines distribution expands Friday in Southwest Colorado

Colorado residents ages 16 and older will be eligible for coronavirus vaccines starting Friday, but San Juan Basin Public Health says everything still depends on a limited vaccine supply. With...

DATE: March 30, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Bayfield gym teaches Native American fighting art

Flutes, kicks, spins and flips are common features of Bayfield’s newest gym, Nexus Guardian Art. To the regular bystander, Nexus lessons seem like a mixture of parkour, mixed martial arts and...

DATE: March 18, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two COVID-19 variants found on Southern Ute reservation

The Southern Ute Indian Tribe has found two variant strains of the coronavirus causing COVID-19 within its reservation boundaries. Viruses constantly change through mutation, and different variants...

DATE: March 17, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Mask marshals’ bring Old West and COVID-19 awareness to Durango

With a “Howdy, partner” and a face covering in hand, actors in Old West costumes are helping Durango organizations encourage mask wearing downtown. The Durango Mask Marshal program was developed in...

DATE: March 15, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

International magazine features La Plata County’s rising star, Tyller Gummersall

Country Music People magazine highlighted La Plata County’s own Tyller Gummersall in its February issue with a full feature covering his decade of independently making country music. The feature,...

DATE: March 11, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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