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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Southwest Colorado Community College campuses open food pantries

Southwest Colorado Community College will open pantries at both its campuses to help prevent the starving college student cliche from being a reality. About 3 in 4 students in the Pueblo Community...

DATE: Feb. 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Denver flight comes to Cortez

The number of people flying from the Cortez Municipal Airport in 2015 was the lowest since at least the 1970s, according to the airport manager. From almost 9,000 passengers in 2013, the number...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Cultural Center shifts focus

A new mini-general store, pioneer's home and blacksmith's shop in the Cortez Cultural Center evoke Montezuma County as it was at the turn of the century. Executive Director Jeff Weinmeister hopes...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos marshal finalists named

The Mancos town administrator announced Wednesday the three finalists for the open marshal post. The three candidates face a psychological evaluation, drug test, background investigation, skills...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

New options for local foods in Mancos

Two community-supported agriculture programs in the Mancos valley will offer the option to buy vegetables, flowers, herbs, eggs and meat locally. Stubborn Farm and Burk Beef, the Wiley Carrot and...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Food

Louisa’s Movie House: Surviving in the age of streaming

Streaming video and Redbox have largely conquered a market that used to belong to video rental stores. But Louisa’s Movie House in Durango has survived, and it is planning a move to Town Plaza the...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Cortez OKs outdoor dining

This spring you could be enjoying dinner and wine outside in downtown Cortez. The Cortez City Council recently approved a local law allowing businesses, nonprofits and others to serve food and...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Grants help expand child care in Southwest Colorado

Grants through the Southwest Colorado Early Childhood Collaborative have helped more parents find licensed child care for their infants and toddlers. In the first year, the grants have helped child...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

New pot grow may sprout in Mancos

The Mancos Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended a new recreational marijuana growing facility for approval. The 5,000-square-foot grow facility could move into part of the former...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Anasazi center to display ancient, contemporary baskets

Visitors to the Anasazi Heritage Center this year will be able to see the diverse history of Native American basketry in the Four Corners from 7,000 years ago to present day. Baskets were first...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Region 9 boosting business

It can be tough to finance startups and other business ventures. To help fill the gaps between what a bank can loan and what businesses need, the regional economic development district loans out...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Mancos co-op gets a boost to help expand distribution in Durango

Durangoans could be eating more Montezuma County vegetables this year. In the spring, the Mancos-based Southwest Farm Fresh Cooperative will be launching a Community Supported Agriculture program...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Good Earth

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