Position: Reporter

Email: mshinn@durangoherald.com

Phone Number: 970-564-6037

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

Southwest Health Alliance starting negotiations to bring health care costs down

Health insurance premiums in Southwest Colorado can rival a mortgage payment, but the recently formed Southwest Health Alliance expects to start negotiations with health care providers in coming...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rental rates stay high in Durango despite building boom

Even though hundreds of apartments are going up in Durango, the need for affordable housing continues to intensify. “We are having ever-increasing demand,” said Elizabeth Salkind, executive...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Axis Health System CEO retires after 19 years of leadership

Axis Health System CEO Bern Heath will retire in January after leading the organization for almost 20 years and growing services to reach thousands of residents. The Axis board selected Chief...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

City of Durango explores allowing marijuana lounges

A new state law that allows businesses to serve marijuana has Durango entrepreneurs contemplating new possibilities. What if residents could bowl and smoke? What if customers could play video games...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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