Position: Health & topics reporter

Email: mshinn@durangoherald.com

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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Pot shop may share building with AA

A recreational marijuana shop may be allowed to open in the same building housing the local Alcoholics Anonymous Chapter after a hearing of the Local Licensing Authority on Tuesday. The conflict...

DATE: March 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Nipping a weed issue in the bud

The battle against oxeye daisy, an invasive weed that has spread across many local counties, will continue this spring. Nine Southwest Colorado counties and a handful of government agencies have...

DATE: March 15, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

City explores off-leash parks for your dogs

The city of Durango is exploring the idea of allowing owners to play with their dogs off-leash in two parks. The city plans to survey the neighborhoods around Fanto and Jenkins Ranch parks to...

DATE: March 13, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

White’s wife quits board

Weeks before the City Council election, Faye Schrater, wife of Durango City Councilor and candidate Dick White, has resigned her position on the city’s Board of Ethics, an advisory group. “I wish...

DATE: March 13, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Funding flak fouls airport vote

The Durango City Council and the La Plata County Board of County Commissioners came to a temporary impasse on picking an option for the Durango-La Plata County Airport expansion Thursday morning. ...

DATE: March 12, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

City floats bike park idea for Cundiff

A platinum level bike park could be coming to Cundiff Park, but right now it’s just a tantalizing idea to the biking community. Designers from Alpine Bike Parks came to town recently to evaluate...

DATE: March 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Deadline to register ADUs extended

Those with secondary housing units in two historic neighborhoods have been granted more time to register formerly illegal units. Duplexes, mother-in-law suites, apartments over garages and all...

DATE: March 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Selection of airport option is deferred

The La Plata County Commissioners yet again deferred selecting an option for an airport terminal expansion Tuesday morning. The commissioners and the Durango City Council will meet Thursday...

DATE: March 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Candidates split on capital projects

Four candidates for Durango City Council outlined Tuesday afternoon their positions on some of the biggest issues facing the community during the first forum of the election. The Durango-La Plata...

DATE: March 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

City Council candidates to square off

Durango City Council candidates will have the chance to distinguish themselves from their competition during three upcoming events. Two incumbents, Mayor Sweetie Marbury and Councilor Dick White,...

DATE: March 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire damages home

Fire seriously damaged a home near the intersection of Forest Avenue and Mountview Parkway early Monday morning. The fire started about 3 a.m. and was under control less than half an hour later,...

DATE: March 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

What’s stressing our teens?

Anxiety, sleeplessness, binge eating, acne – prolonged stress can create a litany of problems, and it is hitting teenagers harder than adults. Teens across the nation report feeling more stressed...

DATE: March 6, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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