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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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Small businesses in La Plata County push for better Internet

Greater access to high-speed Internet could spur economic growth across the region. That was the main message small-business owners had for Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, Thursday at the Durango...

DATE: March 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Francisco's veranda denied

The fight over the Francisco's veranda could be headed to the Durango City Council, after the Design Review Board denied a design that retained some the Spanish colonial revival style of the...

DATE: March 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Drug overdose deaths increase

The rate of drug overdose deaths is rising all over Colorado, and Montezuma County is no exception. Across the state, the overdose death rate rose 68 percent from 2002 to 2014, according to the...

DATE: March 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Transit revenue likely to slide

To keep Durango Transit operating, the Durango City Council could have to cut service, increase fares and ask votes to reallocate sales taxes. State and federal grants that have been keeping the...

DATE: March 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Holiday seasonal sales, lodgers tax collections disappointing in Durango

The holiday season was not as strong as predicted, but December still was a record-setting month for Durango retailers. December sales tax collections increased 3.8 percent to $1.62 million from...

DATE: March 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Nonprofit asks Mancos, Dolores to fund recycling

The Four Corners Recycling Initiative in Montezuma County is running out of money. Without additional revenue by November, the nonprofit won’t have the funds to pay for recycling bins in Mancos and...

DATE: March 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ambulance services expand east into Mancos

Emergency medical services in eastern Montezuma County should be faster and more reliable beginning in April. Southwest Heath System plans to staff the ambulance station in Mancos with a driver and...

DATE: March 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Craft breweries embrace cans

Beer in a can used to be the hallmark of the largest beer brands, but that’s no longer the case. Craft beer companies are embracing cans because the packaging is lighter, cheaper, recyclable and...

DATE: March 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

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

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