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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Casting call: Post-Civil War film to be shot in Southwest Colorado

A film about families torn apart after the Civil War is expected to be shot in Southwest Colorado and feature local rodeo talent. “The Orphan Train” tells the story of a Union soldier seeking his...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Ahead of November vote, CDOT promotes road projects with media blitz

The Colorado Department of Transportation has flooded its social media accounts with posts about unfunded construction projects ahead of an election that asks voters to consider increasing the...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Many Connect for Health Colorado customers can expect lower costs

Residents who purchase health insurance through the state health exchange could get a good deal this year, despite increases in premiums. Premiums through Connect for Health Colorado will...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County voters taking time with lengthy ballot

Voting is off to a bit of a slow start in La Plata County, likely because residents are taking their time with a complicated ballot that includes tax questions, a property rights question and many...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado offering free sign-language interpretation services

People in need of sign-language interpretation services can request them for free under a pilot program being offered by the state of Colorado. Rural residents who are deaf, hard of hearing or deaf...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Transgender talk highlights issue in national spotlight

The co-director of a New Mexico nonprofit that advocates for and serves transgender people said Wednesday that a possible change in the way the government defines gender is a political maneuver...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

53 units of affordable senior housing coming to Durango

Low-income seniors in Durango will have a new option for housing in about two years. Construction of a planned 53-unit housing project in Three Springs along Wilson Gulch Road is expected to start...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. Highway 550 realignment construction planned for late 2019

Construction to connect U.S. highways 550 and 160 using the so called Bridge to Nowhere could start in late 2019. The $98.6 million project will require about two years to complete, said Mike...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local First, city of Durango leading effort to establish a creative district

Work is underway to establish a state-certified creative district in Durango that could draw in additional tourists and help build the local economy. A creative district certification could...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado launching suicide prevention efforts

New efforts to improve mental health care for children and teenagers across Colorado will be rolled out over the next two to three years. The Colorado Attorney General’s Office is providing $2.8...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Psychotherapist starts suicide loss grief group in Bayfield

A psychotherapist is founding a therapeutic support group in Bayfield for those who have lost loved ones to suicide. Nicole Fuller decided to start the group after giving a talk in September about...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Ignacio preschool plans to open in January

A new preschool will open in early January in Ignacio after the planned closure of Southern Ute Head Start. The Ignacio Early Learning Program will open in the former Pine River Community Learning...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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