Position: Reporter

Email: mshinn@CortezJournal.com

Phone Number: 970-564-6037

Clothing and home goods shop opens in Cortez

A clothing and home goods shop has opened on East Main Street in Cortez and aims to offer shoppers more retail choice. The space formerly home to ImageNet Consulting was remodeled into a more open...

DATE: July 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Settlement in Tri-State buyout case might not help La Plata Electric

A dispute between Delta-Montrose Electric Association and Tri-State Transmission and Generation, Southwest Colorado’s wholesale electricity supplier, is less likely to shed light on how to leave a...

DATE: July 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Thieves remove gate at Security Storage in Dolores, take RV

A recreational vehicle was stolen from Bud’s Security Storage on Colorado Highway 145 on July 5 shortly before the owners were scheduled to take a five-week vacation in the vehicle. Janie and Bud...

DATE: July 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mesa Verde, hotels, train report strong tourism

After wildfires slowed tourism and spending last summer in Southwest Colorado, visitors are back in force filling hotels, rafts, train cars and Mesa Verde National Park. Mesa Verde National Park...

DATE: July 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Forest Service declares Doe Canyon Fire contained

The 2,560-acre Doe Canyon Fire, burning 10 miles southeast of Dove Creek, has been contained, according to fire officials. The fire will continue to smolder, but it will not grow, said Lorena...

DATE: July 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two mussel-infested boats intercepted at McPhee

Inspectors are intercepting far more mussel-invested boats trying to enter Colorado lakes this year than in previous years, and a few contaminated boats have been stopped at McPhee Reservoir. This...

DATE: July 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

LPEA still pursuing buyout, despite Tri-State vote to seek federal regs

La Plata Electric Association is undeterred in exploring a buyout from Tri-State Generation and Transmission, even though a buyout may become more expensive after the wholesale energy supplier...

DATE: July 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

New business teaching toddlers arts, crafts, cooking

Toddlers practiced their motor skills chopping bananas for fruit salad last week as part of the first week of classes offered through Rocky Mountain Arts for Tots, a new business. “And now you’re...

DATE: July 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Motels converted into long-term housing on north Main Avenue

Life as a homeless camper “wasn’t easy” for Bella Brown. Once, while living outdoors near Durango, her tent collapsed in the snow. She propped it up with her walking sticks. Brown has been homeless...

DATE: July 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Degree maps could save Pueblo Community College students money

A new agreement between Pueblo Community College and Fort Lewis College could save transfer students time and money on their degrees. The two schools designed maps for PCC students in 18 different...

DATE: July 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango fire station expansion behind schedule

A major expansion of the fire station near northern city limits is running several months behind schedule. Durango Fire Protection District planned to finish the expansion by June, but the snowy...

DATE: July 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire dispatchers choreograph emergency response on federal lands

While smoke from wildfire isn’t dominating the skies in Southwest Colorado this summer, lightning has sparked blazes on Missionary Ridge and near Dolores. Fighting those fires can require...

DATE: July 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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