Position: Health & topics reporter

Email: mshinn@durangoherald.com

Phone Number: (970) 375-4526

About: Mary Shinn covers business and the Durango city government. Shinn started at The Cortez Journal and The Mancos Times in 2013 as the Mancos town reporter.

Before that she was a News21 fellow and worked on a national investigation of the Department of Veterans Affairs. News21 is an annual nationwide journalism project funded by the Carnegie-Knight Foundation.

Shinn graduated from Arizona State University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a master’s degree in mass communications in 2013.
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Salvation Army opens office in Durango

A Salvation Army service center, which will offer social services in La Plata County, opened an office this month in west Durango. The impending arrival of a service center sparked controversy last...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Subdivision in northeast Durango plans expansion

Developers of Mountain Trace, a neighborhood under construction in northeast Durango, want to expand the subdivision from 84 approved homes to 138. Shaw LTD, the owner of the property, and Reynolds...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Images offer glimpses into the lives of Durango High students

Images lining a fence in front of Durango High School offer a glimpse of the world through a teenager’s eyes. The large banners were produced from photographs taken by DHS digital photography...

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

Close to $1 million in city fees could bolster affordable housing

The city of Durango expects to generate close to $1 million in the next few years from fair-share housing fees, a windfall that could help the city achieve affordable housing goals. Fair-share...

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

Neighborhood network keeps seniors in homes for longer

Yard work, child care and assistance after surgery are just a small sampling of the tasks Dalton Ranch neighbors will be doing for each other through a new nonprofit called the North Animas...

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

Escaping the sugar trap

A love affair with sugar may not be tearing you apart, but it could be taking your energy levels for a roller-coaster ride. In pursuit of a higher energy level, Brittany Baez, 34, said she gave up...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Mercy Regional Medical Center eliminates management positions

Mercy Regional Medical Center is one of several hospitals in the Centura Health network to eliminate positions in recent months. Mercy eliminated less than half of 1 percent of its more than 1,300...

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

Doctors plan medical outreach to advise homeless residents

Susan Ristow, a retired doctor, was waiting for a medical appointment two years ago when she noticed a woman in pain having trouble filling out paperwork in the lobby of a health care center....

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

Durangoan finds passion for coaching U.S. Paralympic Nordic Skiing

When Paige Elliott graduated from Dartmouth College in 2013, a top ski school, she was burnt out on skiing and had no plans to start coaching. Now, she is a development coach for U.S. Paralympic...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Addiction clinic opens on Florida Road

Front Range Clinic, an addiction clinic with 14 locations on the Front Range, has opened a 15th location – this one in Durango. It, too, is called Front Range Clinic . The center opened last week...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County ranks high for sexually transmitted disease

Sexually transmitted diseases have reached record levels for the fourth consecutive year in Colorado, and La Plata County is not immune to the trend. La Plata County ranked high among Colorado...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Electric co-op sets ambitious goal to cut carbon by 50 percent

La Plata Electric Association set ambitious goals last week to cut its carbon footprint by 50 percent and keep costs lower than 70 percent of its peer cooperatives in Colorado. LPEA’s board...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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