Shannon Mullane

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Ignacio school board identifies three finalists for superintendent

As Ignacio Superintendent Rocco Fuschetto eyes a May retirement, the school district has set its sights on three possible replacements. After announcing finalists for the superintendent position in...

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

Southern Ute Tribal Council sees turnover during 2020 elections

The Southern Ute Tribal Council saw substantial turnover as new candidates outcompeted incumbents during the tribe’s 2020 elections. The Southern Ute Indian Tribe’s election in November drew 17...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Landscape expert offers tips for sustainable gardening in Southwest Colorado

It’s not too soon to start thinking about next year’s garden – particularly when it comes to creating an environmentally sustainable space. Ross Shrigley, executive director of Plant Select,...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Are tiny homes an affordable housing solution?

For Sandra Brooks, living in a tiny home was an easy, affordable way to spend her retirement. “I wanted a place I felt I could live the rest of my life,” said Brooks, a resident at Escalante...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Glacier Cares raises $50,000 for gift cards, then makes donation to Durango families in need

A new initiative, Glacier Cares, raised $50,000 in just over 10 days to help Durango families and businesses during the holiday season. The Glacier Cares team, a partnership between the Glacier...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Former deputy with Bayfield Marshal’s Office decertified for dishonesty

A former deputy with the Bayfield Marshal’s Office had his police certification revoked last week for misconduct during an internal administrative process earlier this year. The Colorado Peace...

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

Durango nursing home says it is following public health advice

Four Corners Health Care Center said this week it is complying with public health guidelines in response to doubt cast by staff members, as the nursing home battles a severe COVID-19 outbreak. Four...

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

First COVID-19 vaccine shots given in La Plata County

A crowd of medical staff at Mercy Regional Medical Center burst into applause at 12:02 p.m. Wednesday as a doctor received the COVID-19 vaccine – the first dose to be administered in La Plata...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Is Durango Police Department’s mission aligned with community values?

The Durango Police Department is taking steps to gather community input in an effort to align its mission with the city’s values. The department has been ramping up efforts to address community...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Gives Day breaks records for Southwest nonprofits

Colorado Gives Day brought in “record-breaking” donations for Southwest Colorado nonprofits this year, according to the Community Foundation Serving Southwest Colorado. Colorado Gives Day is a...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Snowy weather leads to multiple accidents

Law enforcement urges caution on slick roads during a flood of accident and road closure reports Saturday. About eight vehicles piled up Saturday morning on U.S. Highway 160 at County Road 222....

DATE: Dec. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Update: U.S. 491 near Dove Creek reopens; U.S. Highway 550 closes

Because of adverse weather, U.S. Highway 550 south of Durango closed Saturday afternoon. U.S. 160, west of Durango at the Four Corners, and at U.S. Highway 491 near Dove Creek were open as of 4...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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