Shannon Mullane

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Fraudsters take advantage of unemployment benefits during pandemic

As tax season rolls in, Colorado employers and employees might want to take a second look at unemployment insurance claims, fraud investigators say. Case rates for most types of fraud seemed to...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

$10,000 donation will help teach kids to swim

A longtime La Plata County resident donated $10,000 to help provide swim lessons for children in honor of Durango swim coach Bill Palmer, who died Dec. 30 at age 82. Walt Dear, 88, donated the...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2021 | CATEGORY: Sports

Can homemade lasagna be the thing that lifts our neighbors?

La Plata County residents are turning to lasagna as a way to help neighbors experiencing tough times. The local effort is part of Lasagna Love, a nationwide grassroots movement featured on NBC’s...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

CNN features Native American dancers with ties to Southern Ute tribe

Sean Snyder, who is of Southern Ute and Navajo heritage, has been making history through dance, according to a recent CNN feature. Snyder and his fiancée, Adrian Stevens, are breaking the mold of...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

NYT columnist David Brooks to tackle trust, divided nation in upcoming talk

New York Times columnist David Brooks says America might not be as divided as it thinks. Brooks, an upcoming guest speaker for the Community Foundation’s Making a Difference Speaker Series, has...

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

Durango’s first fast-charging station for electric vehicles coming this summer

Electric vehicle drivers will be able to get a fast charge in Durango early this summer, connecting the city to a growing statewide network of fast-charging corridors. Durango City Council approved...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango launches COVID-19 utility forgiveness program

Qualifying residents and businesses will be able to get relief on their utility bills as part of a COVID-19 relief program through the city of Durango. The city is offering up to three months of...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango renews site search for homeless community

The city of Durango is searching for a new campsite for unhoused community members, starting with the recognition that an ideal site likely doesn’t exist. The city of Durango and La Plata County...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Safety-focused road improvements coming to Camino del Rio

Road improvements are coming this summer to Durango’s main thoroughfare, Camino del Rio (U.S. Highway 550), that might leave some travelers feeling safer and others gnashing their teeth. The...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Even with vaccine, public should follow health guidelines, SJBPH says

Fewer than 10% of La Plata and Archuleta county residents have received the vaccine as the COVID-19 community vaccination effort enters its sixth week. San Juan Basin Public Health and community...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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