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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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At Durango Rocks!: Steve Parker named Citizen of the Year

Steve Parker was named Citizen of the Year Thursday by the Durango Chamber of Commerce at Durango Rocks!, the annual awards ceremony. He was one of 11 recipients honored at the Community Concert...

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

First Southwest starts community fund

First Southwest Bank is working to support infrastructure projects and small businesses through low-interest loans and a new community fund. “We will center our efforts on areas where unemployment...

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

Durango Transit ridership falls

Durango Transit saw a decline in ridership in 2015, partially driven by a the new trolley fares and low gas prices. The number of people riding the trolley declined 19 percent in 2015 compared with...

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

Durango’s collection of sales taxes and lodgers taxes up in 2015

The city enjoyed a stellar year in 2015 for both sales tax and lodgers tax collections, reflecting strong economic growth. Durango sales tax collections brought in about $14.96 million, a 5.8...

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

Cloud seeding helps boost El Niño

El Niño is bringing Southwest Colorado wet storms and even more reason to seed clouds than in a dry winter, some experts say. “When there’s lots of liquid water coming through, then you have a...

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

Durango supports Silverton Superfund designation

The Durango City Council unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday supporting a Superfund designation for mines above Silverton. “I think everyone in Durango and Animas River watershed has been...

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

Owners of Ska Fabricating purchase 2 businesses

The owners of Ska Fabricating are getting into the powder coating and bicycle rack businesses. Born out of the need to improve the canning system at Ska Brewing, Ska Fabricating manufactures...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Lingering ice poses risk to pedestrians, vehicles

It has been two weeks since the major snowstorms hit Durango, but hazardous ice lingered Monday along roadways, sidewalks and parking lots, giving resident cause for caution. “When we get a lot of...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Faster Internet on the horizon in downtown Durango, rural Southwest Colorado

Residents across the region can look forward to being a bit more plugged-in this year. New services from several providers, federal grants and a push from local agencies will fill some Internet...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

City, La Plata County officials discuss updating emissions data

The city’s Climate and Energy Action Plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions could get dusted off this year. The city has not taken a serious look at the plan since the Durango City Council...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Transit Center to close on Saturdays

The Durango Transit Department is cutting its budget and negotiating a fare increase with the Fort Lewis College student government this month. Durango City Council authorized the Transit...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango-La Plata County Airport terminal funding a tough puzzle

City and county officials haven’t figured out how to pay for a new Durango-La Plata County Airport terminal, but an airport tax question could end up on the November ballot. The Durango City...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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