Position: Pine River Valley Reporter

Email: smullane@durangoherald.com

Phone Number: 970-375-4584

About: About: Shannon Mullane is a general assignment reporter for Bayfield, Ignacio, the Southern Ute Indian Tribe, Vallecito and other communities in the Pine River Valley. She has been a Durango Herald staff writer since May 2019.

Prior to that, she received a master's degree in journalism from the University of Colorado, Boulder, in 2019 with a specialization in environmental and political reporting. As a graduate student, she contributed to The Colorado Sun and completed a six-month internship with The Colorado Independent, covering national and state elections, campaign finance and more.

She earned her bachelor's degree in global studies and international politics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in 2014.
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Ignacio Town Board weighs in on propositions CC, DD

IGNACIO – The Ignacio Town Board voted Monday to support Proposition DD on the November ballot but stalled on supporting Proposition CC. Voters are set to vote Nov. 5 on two funding measures...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 11 hours 56 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Deputies in the classroom work to build trust, improve security

BAYFIELD – Eight Bayfield High School students paired up, squared their feet in a fighting stance and clenched their fists into a proper punch. These students weren’t preparing for a fight;...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield to harvest fruit for food justice and bear safety

Pine River Valley residents will get their fill of fruit Saturday during Bayfield’s first ever Fruit Community Harvest. The event features quintessential autumn activities, like tree gleaning,...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio school board candidates compete for votes at forum

IGNACIO – School board candidates competed for votes Monday at a forum, and they highlighted improving communication as a top priority for the Ignacio School District. Five candidates – two...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College celebrates fourth year of Indigenous Peoples Day

More than 60 people, from 6 weeks old and older, wove their way through Fort Lewis College during a solidarity walk Monday, the first of many college events celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day....

DATE: Oct. 14, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

High school students make ‘cents’ out of finances

IGNACIO – Jumping around turned into lessons about earning money, and how to eventually retire early, during a financial literacy activity this week at Ignacio Middle School. TBK Bank brought The...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Forest Lakes board weighs water issues in 2020 budget

FOREST LAKES – Water and wastewater rates have taken center stage in the Forest Lakes Metropolitan District as the board of directors considers budget priorities for 2020. Forest Lakes, the...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southern Ute Fire conducts prescribed burn in Cabezon Canyon

Southern Ute Agency Fire Management started a prescribed burn Tuesday in the Cabezon Canyon area. The agency began to burn 230 acres 5 miles west of Archuleta County Road 700 on Southern Ute...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio leans on residents to grow creative economy

IGNACIO – State officials and community leaders said Ignacio residents will be the key to success as the town tries to grow its economy through the arts. State officials visited Ignacio for the...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield might raise rates to provide bear-resistant trash cans

BAYFIELD – The Bayfield Board of Trustees might switch the entire town over to bear-resistant trash cans, but it will take a rate increase to do so. If approved, the rate increase would add $1.49...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Forest Lakes district office staff resign on same day

The district manager for the Forest Lakes Metro District has resigned five months after taking the job. Jon Wolf, who had not made it past his probationary period, cited disagreements with the...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man to skateboard 800 miles to Southern California

At dawn Tuesday, while the rest of Durango woke up, a local skateboarder took a backpack full of socks, banana chips and peanuts and started skating. His destination: Long Beach, California – 800...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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