Dh logo

Local coronavirus coverage

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.
Read More

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

Durango City Councilors search for ways to trim housing costs

Encouraging developers to build more affordable housing was the Durango City Council’s focus Tuesday. The council discussed tweaking the city’s fair share ordinance, allowing extra units on a...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango City Council considers long-term housing for homeless

Long-term housing for homeless people in Durango could help them put their lives back together and lower the strain on public health care and other social services. “If you take care of housing...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos preparing for April voting

In April, Mancos voters will pick a new mayor, make a decision on Internet rules and select how long the new trustees will serve. Five open Mancos Town Board seats will likely be filled by five...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores will hold first mail-in election in spring

Dolores will hold its first mail-in election this spring, even though there aren’t enough candidates yet for the election to be competitive. The election must be held because the deadline for...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Back to Staff page

click here to add your event
Area Events
Directory Plus

Search Directory Plus