Position: Reporter

Email: mshinn@durangoherald.com

Phone Number: 970-564-6037

Federal grant seeks to boost regional internet service

Improved internet services could be available to Southwest Colorado’s rural residents over the next 10 years thanks to a $6.7 million grant from the Federal Communications Commission. Viasat, a...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Anti-gravity treadmill speeds healing of leg injuries

Lauren Loftis, a doctor in town, was training for her first marathon this year when she developed an inflamed tendon in her knee, a condition that felt like someone stabbing her with an ice pick. ...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis trustees approve new master’s program to license principals

The Fort Lewis College Board of Trustees voted Friday to approve an online degree program to license principals. The Master of Arts in Education: Principal Leadership degree is expected to start in...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sexting among Durango students sparks police investigation

The Durango Police Department has opened an investigation into inappropriate and explicit photographs shared on social media among Durango School District 9-R high school and middle school...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Creative District earns state certification

The state of Colorado certified the Durango Creative District this week, placing an official seal on a new effort to promote Durango’s innovative businesses, nonprofits and individuals. “Durango is...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tiny-home residents zero in on thrift, simplicity

Escalante Village, a tiny-home community south of downtown Durango, is proving to be a popular option with residents of diverse ages and backgrounds who want to save on housing costs by going...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sunnyside Farms Market expands in new Durango location

Customers shopping for meat at Sunnyside Farms Market, a craft butcher shop in Durango, don’t have to wait to get home to sate their hunger now that the business has expanded into a restaurant....

DATE: Dec. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

144-unit apartment complex on north Main Avenue denied

The Durango Planning Commission voted Monday to deny a 144-unit apartment complex proposed for north Main Avenue because of concerns about the height and design of the buildings. The two apartment...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Mercy anesthesiologists going to work for outside group

Anesthesiologists at Mercy Regional Medical Center will become employees of U.S. Anesthesia Partners by this summer as part of a transition across Centura Health. The issue of management over...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Some run to stay fit. Others take up circus arts

The flurry of jugglers’ balls might seem chaotic, but for instructor Jesse Shavel, juggling can be meditative and help learners set aside distractions. “It’s one of those things that is really...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Living

Does Fort Lewis College’s sexual harassment policy restrict free speech?

A study of more than 400 colleges released this week called into question Fort Lewis College’s sexual harassment policy, saying it restricts students’ right to free speech. FLC’s sexual harassment...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Blueprint aims to buoy rural Colorado economies

Bridging the economic divide between the Front Range and rural Colorado could require millions in state investment for priorities such as transportation, renewable energy and high-speed internet. ...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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