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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Wildlife trail closures lift on Friday

Trails in the Twin Buttes, Animas City Mountain and Grandview Ridge areas will reopen Friday. Trails in these areas are closed annually from Dec. 1 to about April 15 to protect big game such as...

DATE: April 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Three sculptures chosen for public art displays

Sculptures of a dancer, a drummer and a whimsical bicycle-gear fish will go up around Durango in early summer, a city committee decided Thursday. The nine-member selection committee chose the...

DATE: April 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Purgatory plans move to north Main Avenue

Purgatory Resort may move its administrative offices from Bodo Industrial Park to north Main Avenue this year. The city’s Board of Adjustment granted the company’s parking variance request...

DATE: April 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Small Business Development Center looks to encourage female founders

Women are opening businesses at a rate five times faster than the national average, and the Small Business Development Center at Fort Lewis College is looking to encourage that trend. To help...

DATE: April 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Sewer plant designs unveiled to Durango City Council

The landscaping and design around the new administration building for the sewer plant will draw people down to the Durango Whitewater Park, consultants promised the Durango City Council Tuesday. ...

DATE: April 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

City of Durango to correct river’s path near Santa Rita

The Animas River is shifting away from city intake pumps near Santa Rita Park, so the city is planning to build rock weirs to safeguard the city’s water supply. The Florida River is the city’s...

DATE: April 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Survey: Fewer Americans visiting libraries

Durangoans and residents of Ignacio seem to like their public libraries better than most people across the United States. While a Pew Research Center survey released this week at the Public Library...

DATE: April 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College entrepreneurs compete for cash

From loose leaf tea to drone services, the business ideas competing for cash at the Hawk Tank finals Saturday represented a wide range of passions. The Fort Lewis College competition was styled...

DATE: April 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

City of Durango seeks feedback on sewer plant designs

Residents will have their first opportunity on Wednesday to see preliminary designs of the new administration building for the sewer treatment plant. In November, Durango voters approved $68...

DATE: April 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durangoans weigh in on sculpture selections

Sculptures that could come to the streets of Durango to stay drew strong reactions Wednesday at the Durango Public Library. A steady stream of people attended an open house held to solicit comments...

DATE: April 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bootstrap yoga class targets PTSD, anxiety

Finding peace after a traumatic event can be tough. Yoga is one of the tools veterans are using to overcome post-traumatic stress disorder and anxiety. “Trauma is something that human beings...

DATE: April 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Health

Permit parking coming to Narrow Gauge Avenue

The city will allow both permit and metered parking along Narrow Gauge Avenue beginning in May. “We have what effectively is a hybrid system,” Mayor Dean Brookie said. The monthly permit parking...

DATE: April 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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