Position: Durango and Pine River Valley reporter

Email: [email protected]

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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How a nonprofit catered to neighbors’ needs during the pandemic

La Plata County parents have formed a network, organized through the La Plata Family Centers Coalition, to deliver aid straight to their neighbors’ doorsteps in response to the COVID-19 pandemic....

DATE: March 3, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

COVID-19 variants reported in La Plata, Archuleta counties

Variant strains of the coronavirus have arrived in Archuleta and La Plata counties, according to San Juan Basin Public Health. The health department confirmed two cases of the variant first...

DATE: March 2, 2021 | UPDATED: 7 hours 19 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield schools receive $328,000 to improve broadband access

The Bayfield School District will be able to improve student access to broadband with an award of $328,000 in state funding announced last week. Broadband has become an even more vital utility...

DATE: March 1, 2021 | UPDATED: 1 day 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

New Durango diversity team members to uplift unheard voices

With new additions to the team, the city of Durango’s Community Relations Commission is changing how marginalized groups are represented within city government. In 2020, the city launched new...

DATE: March 1, 2021 | UPDATED: 1 day 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Navy veteran Gail Harris breaks barriers on race, police

Durango resident Gail Harris is known for going above and beyond – and breaking barriers along the way. She barreled past racist or sexist practices in her childhood and three-decade military...

DATE: March 1, 2021 | UPDATED: 1 day 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Mason Center slated for summer demolition

The city of Durango this summer plans to demolish the dilapidated Mason Center, former home of a gymnastics program, elementary school and multiple education centers. The 15,300-square-foot...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango library to reopen after nearly yearlong closure

It has been almost a year since the Durango Public Library could offer its regular services and hours, but patrons will once again be able to browse the book aisles when it reopens Tuesday. The...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield library brings latest tech, including Zoom, to seniors

La Plata County residents age 60 and older are taking a deep dive into technology through a nationwide program hosted by Pine River Library in Bayfield. The Senior Planet program, created by the...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Is remote work the way of the future?

Four Durango-based employees and business owners who have spent nearly a year working remotely say the option will fundamentally change the way we do business. When the United States began to...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Vallecito ice fishing tournament draws competitors from around country

The ice fishing tournament at Vallecito Reservoir completed its fifth year Saturday with a 5-pound catch and 153 participants from around the country. Competitors arrived early to attempt to snare...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Group signals more protests in Durango over health orders

Protesters seek to clarify the rules of engagement for picketing outside the home of a public health director in Southwest Colorado, and in doing so, also signaled they plan further demonstrations....

DATE: Feb. 23, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Boy’s disqualification at Vallecito ice fishing tournament sparks uproar

The Vallecito Conservation and Sporting Association held its fifth annual ice fishing tournament Saturday, resulting in some winning catches and disputed results. The ice fishing tournament is the...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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