Shannon Mullane

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Los Pinos Fire solicits feedback on possible tax increase

IGNACIO – The Los Pinos Fire Protection District took steps toward a possible tax increase ballot measure by meeting this week with key stakeholders. The fire district has not yet decided whether...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield student Kyra Wilson opens dog sled race with ‘Glamour’ magazine’s Woman of the Year

FOREST LAKES – La Plata County resident Kyra Wilson, 13, will participate in the opening of a 300-mile dog sled race later this month in Wyoming as a junior dog musher with world-class, legally...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Ignacio School District sees top-level staff changeover

IGNACIO – Chris deKay, Ignacio Middle School principal, will join the school district’s administrative staff this summer during a year of high-level staff changeover. The Ignacio School District...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Proposed bill would give Native youths a voice in Legislature

Native American youths might receive more representation in the state government through legislation introduced Wednesday in the Colorado Legislature. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Hugh McKean, a...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield library helps residents achieve new year’s health resolutions

BAYFIELD – At the Pine River Library in Bayfield, patrons won’t just be learning about health from books this year: The library on Wednesday launched its first-ever 2020 Health Initiative. The...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

LGBTQ support group launches in Ignacio

La Plata County LGBTQ adults, family members and allies have made a plea for support. In response, the Southwest Rainbow Youth group launched the first adult-focused community group Tuesday in...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Aztec man arrested on suspicion of stalking La Plata County women

Prosecutors have charged an Aztec man with stalking and harassment for allegedly following two, possibly three, women in Durango and Bayfield. Eli Garcia, 24, is suspected of following a woman in...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Durango DMV begins offering driver’s licenses to rural immigrants

The Division of Motor Vehicles office in Durango has begun offering its first driver’s license appointments to undocumented and temporary legal immigrants. In 2013, the Colorado Legislature passed...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

New Year’s fire near Oxford destroys home

A fire on New Year’s Day destroyed a mobile home near Oxford and displaced its sole occupant. No injuries were reported. Los Pinos Fire Protection District responded to the fire, in the 5000 block...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Libraries, education advocates tackle kindergarten preparedness

More than half of Colorado kids aren’t fully prepared when they enter kindergarten. The Early Childhood Council of La Plata County and local libraries want that to change. Starting this month, the...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Pine River Valley queues up events for January

Pine River Valley residents said they wanted more information about upcoming events in their areas. We listened. Here is a quick list of some of the most interesting programs and events starting...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield Town Manager Chris La May resigns after eight years

Chris La May, who has been Bayfield town manager for more than eight years, has submitted his resignation. La May is leaving to take a position as north central regional manager with the Colorado...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

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