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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Durango-La Plata County Airport reports busy November

Durango-La Plata County Airport had a busy November, and American Airlines increased its service to help meet the demand. The number of people leaving on a plane from Durango was up 5 percent in...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango city sales and lodgers taxes see growth

City sales and lodgers tax collections saw strong growth in October, reflecting a robust end to the tourist season and minimal impact from the Gold King Mine spill. The lodgers tax was up 16.3...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Townhomes proposed for Boker Lumber site

Another developer proposing a new vision for the old Boker Lumber & Hardware site on College Drive hopes to find favor with the neighborhood. Three development requests have come before city...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

City of Durango buys new gymnastics facility

The city’s gymnastics program will have a new home, and tap fees will get more expensive in 2016 after the Durango City Council approved both Tuesday. The 11,000-square-foot building on Bodo Drive...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

IRS scam makes rounds in La Plata County

Charlatans pretending to represent the Internal Revenue Service have conned 4,600 people out of millions of dollars over the last two years nationally, and it remains a problem locally, according...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

High-speed Internet coming to Silverton school

Students in Silverton may be enjoying high-speed Internet as soon as next week, if all goes well. The Internet fiber lines to bring higher speeds to the school have all been laid and connected,...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Is La Plata County ready for spike in seniors?

Are you 40 years or older? Do you plan to be living in La Plata County in 25 years? If the answers are yes, you’ll be in good company among a growing population of senior citizens expected to call...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango City Council seeks to ease housing shortage

The Durango City Council will weigh housing policy changes next year to encourage more residential construction. Developers need to build between 560 to 790 new housing units each year until 2035...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

City of Durango dumps trashed out recycling sites

Millions of pounds of recyclables escaped the landfill this year in Durango, but many loads of glass dropped by well-meaning residents did not make it to the Durango Recycle Center. About 21 loads...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Some regional holiday treats and eats

If you bypassed Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Money, Noel Night and you are panic stricken thinking about the 15 shopping days left until Christmas, never fear. Many tasty, memorable...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

Pipe break discolors water all over Durango

A city water main broke near Park Elementary School about noon causing excessive water to surround the school and impact several classrooms. The break also discolored water for residents all over...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango’s building fees go up

Building fees are going up in Durango, and they could go up in La Plata County as well in the new year. When tallying up higher fees, more stringent regulations, increased payroll costs because of...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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