Shannon Mullane

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Farmington challenges Ignacio to chile cook-off

The New Mexico-Colorado chile rivalry has come to Ignacio. Farmington challenged Ignacio to prove that Colorado has better chiles at the town’s third annual Ignacio Green Chile Fest to be held...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Sky Ute Casino gets new assistant manager

The Southern Ute Indian Tribal Council has announced Travis Garlick as the new assistant general manager of Sky Ute Casino Resort near Ignacio. Sky Ute Casino Resort is one of the biggest employers...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Ignacio area poacher convicted for new crimes – in Canada

A La Plata County man who has a 30-year history of wildlife violations was convicted this week of new game charges in Canada. Robert Peck, former owner of Antler Meadows Outfitters near Ignacio,...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

West Nile in the Pine River Valley? Hard to know for sure

Mosquitoes in the Durango area have tested positive for the West Nile virus, but Pine River Valley residents aren’t sure if the mosquitoes in eastern La Plata County are carrying the virus. San...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Suicide prevention stickers help forge community connections in Southwest Colorado

BAYFIELD – Celebrating Healthy Communities used stickers Saturday to spread its suicide prevention message during its second annual Sticker Shock event. The Durango-based coalition organized the...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Southern Ute Indian Tribe expands emergency water storage

SOUTHERN UTE RESERVATION – The Southern Ute Indian Tribe broke ground on a new settling pond Wednesday south of Bayfield to expand emergency capacity for the region’s water system. The new settling...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Southern Ute tribe to celebrate its history at tribal fair this weekend

The 99th annual Southern Ute Tribal Fair is bringing back the rodeo for the first time since the fair’s early years in the 1920s. With more than 40 events this weekend, the fair will feature a mix...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield grapples with how to ‘toot its own horn’

BAYFIELD – The Bayfield Town Board earlier this week weighed how exactly to boast about community achievements, wading through the complicated politics of recognition placards on U.S. Highway 160....

DATE: Sept. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Five candidates announce bid for three open seats on Ignacio School Board

Campaign season for Ignacio School Board officially began Tuesday night, with two incumbents and three newcomers announcing their candidacy for three open seats. Ignacio residents will vote Nov. 5...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Middle school student brings restorative justice to Ignacio

IGNACIO – Willow Schulz, an eighth grade volleyball player at Ignacio Middle School, is the youngest certified restorative justice specialist in La Plata County. This fall, Willow hopes to start...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield takes steps toward 21-and-older smoking ordinance

BAYFIELD – The Bayfield Board of Trustees this week recommended banning smoking in public parks and raising the legal minimum age for buying tobacco or nicotine products to 21. Recent Colorado...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Columbine Ranger District starts prescribed burns east of Bayfield

The Columbine Ranger District started the first of two prescribed burns Thursday east of Bayfield, taking a careful approach in the area’s hot and dry conditions. The U.S. Forest Service district...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

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