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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Retired Durango doctor, wife recovering from head-on crash east of Bayfield

Bayfield resident and well-known doctor Richard Grossman was reading The Durango Herald in the passenger seat of his Toyota Prius on his way to Pagosa Springs on Friday when he looked up to see an...

DATE: June 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Flood advisory in effect for Animas, Los Pinos and La Plata rivers

Flood advisories for the Animas, La Plata and Los Pinos rivers are in effect until further notice, according to the National Weather Service. Minor lowland flooding and flooding along the Animas...

DATE: June 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Allergy sufferers could be in for ‘huge’ season

A cold May brought a reprieve for some allergy sufferers, but pollen from grass and weeds could strike with a vengeance in coming months. It could be a “huge” season for allergens because of the...

DATE: June 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Custom home subdivision taking shape on Junction Street in Durango

A new subdivision is taking shape on Junction Street in west Durango that could have homes built by this time next year. Ten custom homes are planned for the 2-acre lot across the street from...

DATE: June 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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