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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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Women’s Resource Center combating gender bias

When it comes to women succeeding at work, the way they communicate can make or break an interview and determine how far they can climb the management ladder. Nationally, gender inequality at the...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

Private air service comes to Durango

A new private air service is now available at the Durango-La Plata County Airport. Similar to a golf club, ASCENT is membership-based and operates mainly in 11 Western states, but members can book...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

Ambassadors to greet downtown Durango tourists next year

New ambassadors will likely be walking Main Avenue by early spring to talk with visitors and locals. These ambassadors will help guide people to local businesses and provide other information, said...

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

Heaps of trash removed from Durango homeless camps

Much of the trash that was moldering in abandoned homeless camps around Durango – all 120 pickup loads – has been trucked away. “We made a significant impact on our environment this year,” said Lt....

DATE: Nov. 14, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hermosa woman dies by suicide

A Hermosa woman died by suicide Wednesday, said La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith. Charlotte Sieber, 54, died in her home on Orchard Lane, Smith said. She is survived by her husband, Brad Sieber,...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Metal sediment unlikely to dissolve

Scientists working on heavy metals in the Animas River delivered some good news about the sediment Friday. Metals in the sediment left by the August Gold King Mine breach are likely to wash...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local teenager appears in indie film ‘How to Beat a Bully’

An new comedy film with a strong anti-bullying message has been a stepping stone for an aspiring local actor. Pearce Fazekas, 13, was cast as a supporting character in “How to Beat a Bully,” which...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

French transplants in La Plata County horrified by terrorism

Shocked. Angry. Horrified. These were some of the reactions some Frenchmen living in the area had immediately after the terrorist attacks in Paris. The Friday evening attacks, which the Islamic...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Camper, car destroyed from fire in western La Plata County

A camper and car were destroyed in a fire started by a Coleman lantern and a propane stove Thursday evening in western La Plata County. No one was badly hurt in the fire started around 8 p.m. on...

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

Durango Parks and Rec Board backs new maintenance shop

Safety was top of mind as the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board voted to recommend the city build a new maintenance shop at Greenmount Cemetery in 2016. “We want those employees to have a safe...

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

La Plata County Sheriff’s Office investigates Hermosa woman’s death

The La Plata County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a Hermosa woman who was found in her home Wednesday on Orchard Lane. Investigators do not suspect foul play, said Larry Phelps,...

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

La Plata County’s overall economic outlook positive

The economy in La Plata County is showing healthy signs of growth and diversity, according to new report from the Region 9 Economic Development District. “We’re on an upward track,” said Robert...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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