Shannon Mullane

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Errors in Bayfield water study could lead to higher utility rates

Bayfield is trying to fix errors in its water rate study, the basis of household utility rates, and the end result might mean higher rates for community members. Water rates pay for every aspect of...

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

Habitat for Humanity homes outfitted with solar panels

Two families in Bayfield are receiving free solar panels thanks to La Plata County’s only certified benefit corporation, Shaw Solar, as part of a Habitat for Humanity project. The solar...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Discovery DIY Network wraps up filming of Ignacio off-grid home

Filming finished Sunday on Ignacio’s newest, soon-to-be-famous earthen home. In September, Shalina Luna and her daughter, Joli Galvan, residents just south of Ignacio, embarked on a warp-speed...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio students quarantined because of COVID-19 case

Ignacio School District quarantined a cohort of fifth grade students Monday after receiving reports that one student tested positive for COVID-19. The family notified the district of the positive...

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

Colorado launches COVID-19 exposure notifications via cellphone

Colorado’s newest COVID-19 exposure notification system is set to launch Sunday, when Coloradans will receive a notice on their cellphones with instructions to opt-in. The system alerts people if...

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

Lauren Boebert takes on progressive politicians in Durango campaign stop

Lauren Boebert, a Republican candidate for the U.S. House, took on progressive Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, mail-in voting and her competitor, Diane Mitsch Bush, during a campaign stop Friday in...

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

Bayfield hunter encounters mountain lion: ‘Be good, kitty’

A Bayfield hunter’s video of a mountain lion, sitting silently 20 yards from him, has gained national media attention. “Hold on there, kitty. I see you,” said Steve Shively, a resident near...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

COVID-19 cases rise ‘significantly’ in La Plata, Archuleta counties

La Plata and Archuleta counties are seeing a “significant” rise in COVID-19 cases, according to San Juan Basin Public Health. In three weeks, the counties reported an increase of 88 cases among...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Farmington tackles animal surgery backlog with new funding

The Farmington Regional Animal Shelter is tackling an animal surgery backlog, caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, with the help of about $15,000 in donations. When the coronavirus pandemic struck New...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Support group launches for suicide attempt survivors in La Plata County

La Plata County does not have a support group for people who have attempted suicide, so Emma Harmon, an attempt survivor, decided to start one herself. Harmon, a mental health advocate and crisis...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hundreds honor Ginsburg at Durango Women’s March

The Durango Women’s March on Saturday, which drew about 200 people, was a mixture of commemoration, protest and campaigning. The national Women’s March organization decided to hold the October...

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

After 45 years, have race relations improved in Farmington?

In summer 1974, Farmington was engulfed in racial justice protests after teenagers murdered three Navajo men. This summer, with racial justice movements spreading across the nation, government...

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

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