Shannon Mullane

Position: Herald Staff Writer

What will water conservation guidelines mean for Durango, Bayfield and Ignacio?

Local governments in La Plata County aren’t opposed to a proposed state bill that stresses water conservation planning at the local level. Some are ready for it. Others would have work to do....

DATE: Feb. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield schools plan to increase below-market wages, start with secretaries

BAYFIELD – The Bayfield school district is gradually increasing its employee salaries to market rates, and it is starting by giving a raise to its lowest-paid group: school secretaries. The...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2020 | UPDATED: 9 hours 46 minutes ago | CATEGORY: News

Durango postal worker caught on video throwing mail from vehicle

Sometimes, U.S. Postal Service mail makes it into the mailbox. Other times, the ground nearby seems close enough. The Postal Service is investigating an employee after a Durango-area resident...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata County opens new series of land-use workshops

La Plata County residents, get ready – another series of land-use code workshops is gearing up. County staff members will be hosting a series of workshops to present the land-use code’s draft table...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: News

Durango-area residents weigh in as new rulemaking process for oil, gas regulations begins

Environmental protections and concerns over Front Range influence took top priority during a public meeting between Durango-area residents and the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission. The...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield Middle School principal resigns

Tod Lokey, Bayfield Middle School principal of five years, will leave the Bayfield School District in late June after resigning earlier this year. Amid the transition, Lokey said he and the middle...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2020 | UPDATED: 5 days 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: News

Ignacio school district buys detectors to deter vaping

IGNACIO – The Ignacio School District will use vape detectors to deter students from vaping on school grounds. Staff members will install the devices, which look like a smoke detector, in...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield moves toward improved broadband plan

BAYFIELD – Bayfield Town Board members are taking a step toward better broadband, most likely through a public-private partnership. Many people in the Bayfield area experience poor broadband...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata County residents explore medicinal herbs at Pine River Shares

BAYFIELD – Sitting in a circle in a classroom, nine women spent seven minutes silently sipping a tea. With each slow gulp, they gauged how the medicinal tea affected their bodies. The community...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Vallecito marina is closed during legal dispute among managers

Recreation at Vallecito Reservoir is temporarily frozen – literally and legally – because of a legal dispute between the groups managing the lake. Two managing groups – the nonprofit Vallecito...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Yale study puts Americans’ perspectives on food, environment to the test

Research from Yale University says more than half of Americans are willing to eat more plant-based foods, but 4 in 10 still don’t see how plant-based diets reduce environmental impacts. Locally,...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Ignacio hires former deejay, actor as new high school principal

IGNACIO – He was a deejay. He literally set the stage for bands like the Rolling Stones. He’s a pastor at a church in Aztec. Now, Eric Arpelar is the next principal at Ignacio High School. ...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

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