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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Conditions too risky to continue prescribed burn on Southern Ute reservation

The fire management branch of the Southern Ute Agency stopped a prescribed burn Monday on reservation land because of risky weather and fuel conditions. The tribal agency began the burn planned for...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 hours 36 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield Downtown Farmers Market is dissolving for foreseeable future

The Bayfield Downtown Farmers Market held its last event Aug. 8, and organizers have no plans to launch another market during the 2020 season. The farmers market, which started its third season in...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 12 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield searches for solution as road deteriorates because of water damage

BAYFIELD – Part of the Eight Corners intersection in Bayfield, where County Road 501 and Bayfield Parkway intersect, is undrivable as a result of water damage. For years, the water seeping under...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Southern Utes approve hefty rate increase for water, wastewater users

The Southern Ute Indian Tribe Utilities Division will raise water and wastewater rates by more than 90% and 50%, respectively, starting Oct. 1. The Southern Ute Utilities Division, administered by...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield library makes second run for mill levy increase

The decision is made: Bayfield’s Pine River Library will pursue another mill levy increase in a ballot measure this November, asking community members for support one more time. La Plata County...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Former Bayfield school becomes hub for community services

The old Bayfield Primary School is becoming a community hub of sorts, housing new organizations in the building’s classrooms and forming a unique partnership with the school district. On Saturday,...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio library delves into new pathway for learning

IGNACIO – Two Ignacio Community Library programs are bringing a hands-on educational approach to town, helping patrons successfully develop new skills and interests along the way. The library’s...

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

Durango Fire uses teamwork to support mental health

When Durango firefighters and paramedics pass through the city, they are reminded of past calls, like echoes in time – a crash at that intersection, a bodily trauma call in that house, the loss of...

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

Owners selling Tuning Fork Cafe in Bayfield

BAYFIELD – Tuning Fork Cafe is the only coffee shop in downtown Bayfield. It’s a meeting place for business partners, a stopping point for tourists and a gathering place for the community. As of...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local nonprofits jump on funding opportunity in Bayfield

Bayfield launched its annual nonprofit community funding application Wednesday. As of Monday, 13 organizations had submitted applications, requesting almost $40,000 from the town. Since the town...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Airbnb came to Bayfield, but who comes to the Airbnbs?

BAYFIELD – For nonresidents, it’s a small town 20 miles east of Durango, where traffic races by on Highway 160. But Bayfield residents who have opened a series of vacation rentals know differently:...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pine River Festival brings music and brews to Bayfield

BAYFIELD – Nationally recognized bands and breweries will show their best work Saturday at the second annual Pine River Festival at Eagle Park in Bayfield. The Pine River Festival, a nonprofit...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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