Shannon Mullane

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Coroner releases identity of Durango woman killed in bear attack

A coroner has identified a 39-year-old woman killed in a bear attack Friday night as Laney Malavolta of Durango. Sparse snippets of Malavolta’s life could be gathered from social media. Her...

DATE: May 4, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango’s biggest public art piece scheduled for installation

After years of waiting, Durango’s gateway art installation, “Common Threads,” is about to become a reality. In 2018, Durango residents voted by survey to place the public art piece, made up of...

DATE: April 30, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County denies license for marijuana dispensary

Border Buds, the proposed dispensary on the Colorado-New Mexico border, lost its bid for a La Plata County marijuana business license Tuesday. The county’s Marijuana Licensing Authority, made up of...

DATE: April 27, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango offers paid opportunities for artists

It’s time for Durango’s artists to freshen up their paints: The Durango Art Brigade is offering paid work opportunities this spring. The collaborative group has at least 18 art projects available...

DATE: April 27, 2021 | CATEGORY: Education

Animas River projected to stay low over coming months

Snowmelt season is in full swing, but one may not know that by looking at the Animas River, which this week more closely resembles a slow trickle through Durango than a roaring, muddy torrent more...

DATE: April 27, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Some Durangoans still haven’t received a stimulus payment

For many people, receiving a COVID-19 stimulus check was as easy as checking their bank account and finding hundreds of government dollars inside. But for some people, like many living homeless at...

DATE: April 23, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango doubles-down on opposition to jail reform bill

Durango city councilors split this week over whether to uphold their opposition to a state jail reform bill that would limit when police can make arrests. Senate Bill 21-062 proposes a shift in...

DATE: April 23, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

10 ‘moon trees’ land in Durango

A bit of outer space is taking root in Durango: moon trees, grown from seeds that have orbited the moon more than 30 times. Stuart “Stu” Roosa, born in Durango, took the seeds into outer space as...

DATE: April 23, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

NBC Universal sets sights on Montezuma County for new TV show

Durangoans might want to dust off their acting chops. NBC Universal is planning to shoot the pilot episode of a new series in town this summer. The new drama is centered on a Native American...

DATE: April 21, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County fire districts explore virtual reality

Two La Plata County fire departments are trying out a new way to train: virtual reality. Los Pinos and Upper Pine River fire protection districts, and an Arvada fire agency, are participating in a...

DATE: April 20, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Parents launch support group to help ‘neuro-diverse’ children

Faced with a lack of local resources, Bayfield families created their own resource-sharing group to better support children with conditions such as autism, attention deficit disorder or Tourette...

DATE: April 19, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dusty snow tied to shorter spring runoff in Southwest Colorado

The Southwest Colorado snowpack has seen five notable layers of dust this winter, each with the capacity to have a big impact on spring runoff. Little dark specks of dust absorb more solar...

DATE: April 16, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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