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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Doctors aren’t using available methods for youth nicotine addiction

Doctors rarely pursue counseling or prescription medicine as treatment options for young patients addicted to nicotine, according to a Boston Children’s Hospital study. Authors of the peer-reviewed...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

International film festival comes to Bayfield

Bayfield joins cities around the world as residents enjoy a night of Oscar-qualifying short films during the 22nd annual Manhattan Short Film Festival screening Sunday. The international festival...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

The sheep are coming. And so is Bayfield’s 20th Heritage Days celebration

BAYFIELD – Bayfield Heritage Days creators recalled the event’s first days as they prepared this week for the 20th anniversary of the town’s sheep-filled, heritage celebration. The two-day event,...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Interior secretary gives keynote talk at Indian Country conference near Ignacio

SOUTHERN UTE RESERVATION – U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt prioritized drug enforcement and missing and murdered indigenous women Tuesday during a keynote address at the 27th annual Four...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Storyteller launches Hispanic Heritage Month in Ignacio

IGNACIO – Ignacio Middle School students walked into social studies to see a cowboy in their classroom – only instead of modern garb, he wore the traditional short-waisted coat and pants of the...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Water district rebuffs Ignacio’s request for service

The La Plata Archuleta Water District has said “no” again to becoming Ignacio’s water provider. Town representatives met Sept. 12 with the water board to ask, one more time and in person, for the...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Farm Bureau, state officials share concerns about youth involvement at 100th anniversary

IGNACIO – Farmers, ranchers and Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture Kate Greenberg said younger generations face big barriers in joining Colorado’s agriculture industry at the 100th La Plata...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield subdivision gets a new place for play

A new playground is coming to the Fox Farm Village subdivision in Bayfield, and after two months of planning, residents’ main task is to gather enough volunteers for the community-build project...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Los Pinos hires former Durango captain to start volunteer program

IGNACIO – When Greg Childress stopped by a fire academy in Florida to pick up an application, he didn’t know what an “EMT” was, but he thought he might find an interesting job. The decision...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield School Board set for near-complete turnover in November

Four out of five Bayfield School Board members may not be returning to their positions after the Nov. 5 elections, with five newcomers and one incumbent vying for the open seats. The candidates are...

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

Farmington challenges Ignacio to chile cook-off

The New Mexico-Colorado chile rivalry has come to Ignacio. Farmington challenged Ignacio to prove that Colorado has better chiles at the town’s third annual Ignacio Green Chile Fest to be held...

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

Sky Ute Casino gets new assistant manager

The Southern Ute Indian Tribal Council has announced Travis Garlick as the new assistant general manager of Sky Ute Casino Resort near Ignacio. Sky Ute Casino Resort is one of the biggest employers...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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