Position: Health & topics reporter

Email: mshinn@durangoherald.com

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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Highways 160 and 550 reopen after heavy rain forced mudslides

Floods and mudslides that emergency workers feared since rains started to hit the 416 Fire burn scar arrived Tuesday afternoon, with significant debris flows across U.S. Highway 550, railroad...

DATE: July 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

High Court decision could send internet sales taxes to Durango

The city of Durango could see some additional tax revenue thanks to a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision on internet sales, but not enough to solve a projected municipal budget shortfall. The...

DATE: July 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado PBS celebrating America’s favorite novels

Rocky Mountain Public Broadcasting Service is going to celebrate America’s most-loved works of fiction with local events in Durango this summer. Last year, PBS surveyed more than 7,000 people to...

DATE: July 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango City Council must weigh tax question during down tourist season

In the middle of a tough tourist season, Durango City Council is considering whether to place a tax increase on the November ballot. The results of a statistically valid survey, mailed out to...

DATE: July 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Funding delayed for long-term plan to address homelessness

Long-term plans to address homelessness may be delayed as a result of uncertain budget impacts to local governments stemming from the 416 Fire. The city of Durango and La Plata County are bracing...

DATE: July 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ash blamed for fish kill in Animas River

An ash flow likely caused a small fish kill in the Animas River north of Durango, and it is likely more fish will die as ash flows into the river from the 416 Fire burn scar. Leah Espinosa and her...

DATE: July 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Those evacuated during 416 Fire eligible for financial aid

Residents evacuated during the 416 Fire are now eligible to apply for Community Emergency Relief Fund financial assistance. “Some people were evacuated for two weeks, so this funding should provide...

DATE: July 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango woman lends an ear to homeless teens

Durango resident Loretta Meushaw was volunteering at her first Rainbow Family Gathering in 1998 when she was struck by the homeless teenagers who attended. “I just didn’t have an idea about the...

DATE: July 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Residents call for additional testing at proposed homeless camp

The city of Durango may test for radon at a proposed homeless camp, but residents and the state health department say the test will not answer all the questions about radioactive materials on the...

DATE: July 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Flood risk around Durango could extend through next week

Intense thunderstorms could bring large debris flows down streams on the southern end of the 416 Fire burn scar into neighborhoods, La Plata County officials told a crowd Saturday evening at Miller...

DATE: July 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tribute to 416 Fire bear cub wins hearts at Carve Wars

PURGATORY – Wood chips and the buzz of chain saws filled the air Saturday as seven competitors turned rough wood into art during Carve Wars at Purgatory Resort. After closing for a month during the...

DATE: July 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Flash flood watch in effect for 416 Fire burn scar

The risk of flooding near the 416 Fire is expected to persist Saturday. The National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch for the 416 Fire burn scar from noon until 9 p.m. Saturday. The...

DATE: July 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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