Position: City & health 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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The sisters’ slap-shot society

After the sharp thunk of a hockey stick against the puck, the all-girls hockey team celebrated a goal against the boys team the other day. “Woo!,” yelled a team of girls 11 and younger. In hockey...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Financial pro enters City Council race

Sean Waddell promised Wednesday he would bring business sense to the Durango City Council if elected in April. Waddell, a Durango native, made his formal announcement at the Fort Lewis College...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Three Colvig Silver Camp signs valued at $300 stolen

A thief recently took three signs from the Colvig Silver Camps in the 9000 block of Florida Road (County Road 240). The signs disappeared sometime Feb. 17 and were valued at $300, said La Plata...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local Brookside Park to remain organic

Brookside Park, the original organic park, will be kept in the organic program after a Durango City Council decision Tuesday night. Brookside Park and Riverview Sports Complex were taken out of the...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

North Main up for a makeover

North Main may be headed toward a future that is more pedestrian and bicycle friendly. The Sonoran Institute recently selected Durango to receive professional help to redesign the avenue. The plan...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Geology park work slated for this year

An overlook on Rim Drive designed in honor of a young Durango native, who died in an avalanche, will enter its largest construction phase this year. The friends and family of Peter Carver have been...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Study looks at vacation rentals

The Colorado Association of Ski Towns plans to study vacation rental regulations in Durango and similar mountain towns this spring. The association will focus on the success of vacation-rental...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

City and county seek airport feedback

The public will have a chance to give Durango city councilors and La Plata County commissioners feedback about a proposed Durango-La Plata County Airport terminal in two upcoming meetings. The two...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

New fare, fewer riders

A new $1 trolley fare drove a steep drop in ridership in January, but officials expect it to stabilize. Ridership dropped about 36 percent, from about 22,400 in January 2014 to about 14,200 this...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

River Trail could be extended in 2017

A substantial northern extension of the Animas River Trail could be coming in 2017, but only if the city gets a sizable state grant. The 4,000-foot addition will start at the current terminus of...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

New pot shop approved despite neighbors’ passionate pleas

A controversial retail marijuana shop was approved by the Local Licensing Authority on Tuesday after passionate comments from neighbors. Rocky Mountain High Recreational Center is slated to open...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

FLC students brushing up on video skills

Staff members of the Fort Lewis College Independent are going to take their experience in video production to the national stage. Four students and practicum director Leslie Blood will travel to...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News