Position: Deputy editor

Email: shane@durangoherald.com

Phone Number: (970) 375-4547

About: Shane Benjamin is a graduate of Fort Lewis College with a degree in mass communication. He has been in journalism for 17 years, working as a reporter and editor. He joined the Herald in 1999 as a reporter and covered city government, county government, education and cops and courts. He has won numerous press awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, Associated Press and Colorado Press Association. He contributed to the 2002 Missionary Ridge Fire coverage that won the Sigma Delta Chi Award for Excellence in Journalism in the category of public service. Read More

Woman calls off search for Dylan Redwine’s remains

A community search for Dylan Redwine’s remains northeast of Vallecito Reservoir has been called off after his father’s arrest. The eight-day search was scheduled to start Friday and conclude Aug....

DATE: July 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hiker rescued near summit of Mount Eolus

La Plata County Search and Rescue responded Thursday to Mount Eolus in the Weminuche Wilderness where a 19-year-old man fell and suffered a dislocated shoulder. The man was about 20 feet from the...

DATE: July 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Former defense lawyer: Mark Redwine prosecution will be ‘difficult’

Prosecutors have a tough case against Mark Redwine, who is accused of killing his son, a retired Durango defense lawyer told The Durango Herald. The case is loaded with circumstantial evidence that...

DATE: July 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sheriff Sean Smith: ‘No stone left unturned’ in Dylan Redwine investigation

Three La Plata County Sheriff’s investigators were on their way to intercept Mark Redwine’s truck late Friday or early Saturday as it drove through Washington state to New York. But unexpectedly,...

DATE: July 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mark Redwine to remain in Washington state for now

Mark Redwine, who is accused of killing his 13-year-old son, Dylan, appeared Monday in a Washington state courtroom for what amounted to an informal advisement of charges and bail hearing. La Plata...

DATE: July 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dylan Redwine’s mother: ‘It was such a senseless crime’

Dylan Redwine didn’t want to visit his father in November 2012. But he didn’t have a choice. A court order granted Mark Redwine visitation rights over the Thanksgiving holiday, and Redwine chose...

DATE: July 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Indictment of Mark Redwine provides details about searches after his son Dylan disappeared

Mark Redwine, the father of Dylan Redwine, was arrested Saturday in Bellingham, Washington, after a grand jury indictment in connection with his son’s 2012 death. He is being held on a $1 million...

DATE: July 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mark Redwine arrested in connection with son Dylan’s death

Mark Redwine, the father of Dylan Redwine, was arrested Saturday in Bellingham, Washington, after a grand jury indictment in connection with his son’s 2012 death. He is being held on a $1 million...

DATE: July 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Details emerge in Lightner Creek shooting death

A Durango man who was shot and killed during a marijuana robbery apparently lunged at the gunman before being shot in the chest, according to an arrest affidavit made public this week. The robbery...

DATE: July 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Exact cause of Lightner Creek Fire to remain ‘undetermined’

Firefighters know the Lightner Creek Fire started inside a house and spread to the surrounding wildland, but they are unable to determine what caused the fire inside the house. The fire burned too...

DATE: July 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gem club president shares stories of the stones

Jaymus Perry has collected green and red gemstones since he was a little boy. The green ones, called peridot, capture bad thoughts. Some Navajos place a pebble-sized piece of peridot in their hair...

DATE: July 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Suspected gunman sentenced in home-invasion case

An Arizona man was sentenced to 32 years in prison Thursday for his role in a home-invasion robbery and shooting death of a Fort Lewis College student. Alvin Flores, 23, showed little reaction, as...

DATE: July 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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