Position: Durango and 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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Jessika Buell aims to champion small businesses on City Council

Jessika Buell, a newcomer candidate for Durango City Council, said she’s long wanted to get into politics – she just didn’t know when. Buell, 39, grew up researching political election issues with...

DATE: March 11, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Landscaper, chef makes run for Durango City Council

Lisa McCorry said she is running for Durango City Council to add some socioeconomic diversity to the mix. McCorry, 41, is one of seven candidates vying for three open seats on the council during...

DATE: March 11, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

International magazine features La Plata County’s rising star, Tyller Gummersall

Country Music People magazine highlighted La Plata County’s own Tyller Gummersall in its February issue with a full feature covering his decade of independently making country music. The feature,...

DATE: March 11, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Former tourism director touts experience in Durango City Council race

Frank Lockwood says he is the second-most experienced candidate running for Durango City Council, after Melissa Youssef, the only incumbent candidate. Lockwood, 70, is one of seven candidates...

DATE: March 9, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango advisory board member aims to leap onto City Council

For Seth Furtney, a candidate for Durango City Council, his commitment to public service goes back to his roots. His father died when he was 9, and his mother allowed her three sons to roam free in...

DATE: March 9, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Asked to build affordable housing or pay a fee, Durango developers opt for fees

Twin Buttes of Durango is the latest Durango development to prefer paying a fee instead of building designated affordable units. But the city of Durango is starting to second-guess that approach....

DATE: March 9, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

KSUT expands programming after move into larger building

KSUT Public Radio’s new, $2.5 million home near Ignacio is already helping the radio station expand its statewide and Indigenous programming partnerships. The radio station’s move to one of the...

DATE: March 6, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

10 numbers that help explain the COVID-19 pandemic

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, our attention has turned to numbers – the statistics that inform the public health response, the measures of the pandemic’s impacts, indications of what the future...

DATE: March 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Community organizer, activist aims to bring working-class view to City Council

Harrison Wendt has always thought of running for public office – although he did not necessarily plan to do it at 23 years old. Wendt decided to run for Durango City Council last summer after...

DATE: March 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Environmental consultant takes on run for Durango City Council

Olivier Bosmans decided to jump into the race for Durango City Council in February. He was one of the last people to turn in his candidacy paperwork, he said. “The more I started getting involved...

DATE: March 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pandemic could cause years of mental health impacts

Mental health professionals say they have seen an increase in depression, anxiety and grief – pandemic impacts that are unlikely to be resolved even when restrictions on daily life are lifted. A...

DATE: March 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango City Council candidates talk taxes, housing and bump-outs at forum

And they’re off: The seven Durango City Council candidates took their stances this week on issues such as housing, business and budgets during the first candidates forum of the municipal election...

DATE: March 4, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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