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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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

Warm temps, low snow

Despite a warmer and wetter winter than average as measured at Durango-La Plata County Airport, the snowpack in the San Juan Mountains continues to measure significantly below average. The official...

DATE: March 6, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Motorcyclist OK after crash at 4th and College

A motorcyclist walked away from a crash at the intersection of East Fourth Avenue and College Drive Friday afternoon. Truck driver Jeffery White, 20, was waiting at a stop sign on East Fourth and...

DATE: March 6, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Multiple vehicle crashes strike Durango on Friday

Police were kept busy Friday running to multiple accident scenes, including one involving a motorcycle and pickup. The motorcyclist walked away from a crash at the intersection of East Fourth...

DATE: March 6, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Utility hikes hit home

Utility bill sticker shock finally has arrived in Durango. City utility bills sent last week reflected the rate increases for sewer and water service approved by the Durango City Council in...

DATE: March 4, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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