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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Purgatory Resort sees 47% rise in skier visits

Heavy snowfall across the state this winter boosted visits to Colorado ski resorts, especially Purgatory Resort. Purgatory saw a 47% increase in visits from the 2017-18 season to the 2018-19...

DATE: June 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Town wants to know: Does Bayfield need better internet service?

The town of Bayfield wants to know how long residents wait for webpages to load. The town is surveying residents and businesses about the quality of their internet service to determine if the town...

DATE: June 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Food-sharing events to be held for residents of southeastern La Plata County

Residents in southeastern La Plata County will have the opportunity to pick up as much fresh produce as they need during two upcoming mobile food-share events . The U.S. Department of Agriculture...

DATE: June 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Three seriously injured in head-on crash east of Bayfield

Three people suffered serious injuries in a head-on crash Friday afternoon on U.S. Highway 160, east of Bayfield. Mancos resident Jeromy Cooper, 46, was driving a 1986 white Ford F-250 pickup...

DATE: June 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gas prices likely to decline during summer travel season

The pain consumers feel at the gas pump is likely to ease slowly during the course of the summer travel season. Gas prices peaked last month at an average $2.90 per gallon in Durango and are now...

DATE: June 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Old Car Club show will return Father’s Day weekend, in a new venue

The Durango Old Car Club will bring its auto expo back this year after canceling the annual event last year. But instead of holding the show on Main Avenue in downtown Durango, motorheads will...

DATE: June 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College to receive 10 cents every time ‘loyalty card’ is used

Fort Lewis College will see extra cash over the next five years from a new loyalty debit card. The FLC Forever Loyalty cards issued by Alpine Bank will generate at least $100,000 to be distributed...

DATE: June 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Who oversees Durango’s ever-expanding public art collection?

Some Durangoans embrace public art with a simple smile, a quick selfie or by adorning it with artistic variations of their own, such as placing flags on sculptures for the Fourth of July. Others...

DATE: June 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Internet options likely to improve in Bayfield

Internet service in Bayfield is likely to improve in the coming year as companies plan expansions in the area. Brainstorm Internet, a wireless internet provider, and FastTrack Communications, an...

DATE: June 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

CBD oil promises pain, anxiety relief to Durango dogs

When Stretch, a 12-year-old pit bull mix, developed a cancerous tumor in his hip, his owner searched for anything that might help relieve the dog’s pain. “It was quite painful, and conventional...

DATE: June 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

New laws aim to protect renters facing eviction, uninhabitable homes

Renters living in uninhabitable conditions or facing eviction have more protections after the Colorado Legislature and governor approved bills that could help prevent people from losing their...

DATE: June 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District explores fundraising options to cover stadium loan

Durango School District 9-R Superintendent Dan Snowberger outlined possible fundraising efforts Monday to pay off the annual loan for the Durango High School stadium. This year, district officials...

DATE: June 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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