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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Nonprofit could be helpful in recruiting new airline service

The Durango-La Plata County Airport Commission did not seem eager Thursday to spend more airport dollars to court new service right away, but it may seek help from a community nonprofit to bring...

DATE: April 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio library project aims to expand access to oral history

IGNACIO – Ignacio’s longtime residents are recounting life before so many fences divided the land and gas wells marred the landscape. It’s part of an effort to ensure future generations will...

DATE: April 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mayor’s gavel passes to Christina Rinderle

The mayor’s gavel was passed from Dean Brookie to Christina Rinderle on Tuesday. The councilors lauded Brookie’s year of mayoral service, which included advocacy trips to Washington after the Gold...

DATE: April 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Environmental hurdles identified for expansion of Durango-La Plata County Airport

Potential hurdles for an expansion of the Durango-La Plata County Airport came to light Tuesday during a joint meeting of the Durango City Council and the La Plata County Commissioners. ...

DATE: April 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Escalante apartments get early Durango City Council OK

A proposed 192-unit apartment complex between Walmart and Home Depot received an early nod from the Durango City Council on Tuesday. City councilors unanimously voted to increase the density at the...

DATE: April 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Texas couple to open high-end spa in Durango

The former Signature Salon and Spa on Main Avenue is being transformed into The Woodhouse Day Spa, a high-end destination. Leshia and Arnold Terhune, a couple from Perryton, Texas, have farmed all...

DATE: April 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Fort Lewis College junior Ferrari Arviso crowned 37th Miss Hozhoni

After three weeks of pageant events, Ferrari Arviso was named the 37th Miss Hozhoni late Saturday. Her crowning was part of the 52nd annual Hozhoni Days Powwow at Fort Lewis College put on by...

DATE: April 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Broncos to visit Durango

The Super Bowl champions are coming to Buckley Park on Friday. Players, cheerleaders and Miles, the mascot, are visiting as part of the fourth annual Mile High Salute to Fans Tour, and they are...

DATE: April 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Refinancing saves Durango money on library bonds

Paying off the Durango Public Library will get a bit cheaper next year and help the city set aside more money for road projects. The city estimates it will save $825,000 over nine years after...

DATE: April 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Storm could linger in Durango

A spring storm is expected to linger over the Four Corners through Monday, but it’s not expected to pack a punch. “The worst part of the storm has passed at least for our side of the mountains,”...

DATE: April 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Chain law in effect for Molas, Coal Bank passes

A late winter storm that began Friday created havoc across Colorado as roads closed, flights were canceled and crashes multiplied throughout the day on mountain roads. The snow and slush in the...

DATE: April 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Miss Hozhoni Pageant a test of cultural lessons

When Miss Hozhoni is crowned Saturday, it will mark her first day as a leader and a cultural ambassador. Over the last three weeks, the four contestants spent hours demonstrating knowledge of...

DATE: April 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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