Shannon Mullane

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Congressional candidate Lauren Boebert stops by Bayfield on campaign trail

BAYFIELD – More than 70 La Plata County residents gathered under the Eagle Park pavilion in Bayfield on Saturday to hear upstart, congressional candidate Lauren Boebert make her case for their...

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

Former Southern Ute executive pleads not guilty to sex abuse charges

McKean Walton, former executive officer with the Southern Ute Indian Tribe, pleaded not guilty Thursday to multiple felony charges related to the alleged sexual abuse of a minor. Walton, 51 of...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield is the safest town in La Plata County

Bayfield residents can sleep well knowing that their town is the safest municipality in La Plata County, and the 27th safest small town in Colorado, according to a recent AdvisorSmith study....

DATE: Aug. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County Fair junior auction brings big bucks

“Four and a half. 475! 475 ... 500 ... They worked all year. They’ll need a paycheck,” said the auctioneer into the microphone at the La Plata County Fair Junior Auction. “Sold! 500 bucks,” he...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Native American helpline increases sexual violence advocacy

StrongHearts Native Helpline launched an initiative to strengthen its sexual violence advocacy Monday to better support Native Americans nationwide. StrongHearts, a service created in 2017,...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Nationwide coin shortage leaves Durango businesses pinching pennies

La Plata County banks, laundromats and car washes are seeing the signs of yet another unexpected disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic – a coin shortage. Word of a coin supply disruption...

DATE: July 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County sees spike in COVID-19 cases

La Plata County sees its first spike in positive COVID-19 cases in weeks. San Juan Basin Public Health reported 106 cases in La Plata County as of June 26. The county’s case numbers increased from...

DATE: June 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield has highest census response rates in La Plata County

The Pine River Valley holds the best and the worst 2020 census response rates in La Plata County, according to U.S. Census Bureau data. Coloradans are ahead of the national response rate, with...

DATE: June 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield residents say no to a mandatory face mask order

A survey conducted by the town of Bayfield shows residents do not want a mandatory mask order to be issued by the town. Public health officials say face coverings reduce transmission of the...

DATE: June 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southern Ute Indian Tribe conducts sweeping communitywide COVID testing

The Southern Ute Indian Tribe embarked on a multi-day COVID-19 testing event this week in an effort to better understand any transmission of the coronavirus in the tribal community. The tribe, in...

DATE: June 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield takes wait-and-see approach on mask requirements

The Bayfield Board of Trustees supported waiting on a decision about whether a mandatory face-covering order is the right move for the town. Face coverings are one way to reduce transmission of the...

DATE: June 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Habitat for Humanity builds despite coronavirus challenges

Habitat for Humanity of La Plata County is staying on mission by building houses for those in need, but its future is uncertain during the coronavirus pandemic. The organization’s ReStore, a...

DATE: June 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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