Position: Reporter

Email: mshinn@durangoherald.com

Phone Number: 970-564-6037

Fort Lewis College to financially reward civic-minded students

Fort Lewis College announced Monday it will financially reward students who have earned scholarships from civic organizations in Southwest Colorado. The college will start providing the one-time...

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

As Giving Tuesday approaches, nonprofits look to critical giving season

After a marathon of shopping on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday can offer a break in the retail promotions. However, ahead of the national day of giving, residents can be faced with a...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango candle-making company helps homeless by giving them a job

A new candle-making business in Durango is offering homeless residents the chance to earn a day’s wages and work references. Solutions. Public Benefit Corp . was founded by Joslin Roderick in...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Flu activity picking up in Southwest Colorado

Flu season has gotten off to a slow start in Southwest Colorado, but in recent weeks, more residents have started to get sick. Residents visiting health care providers have tested positive for the...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Small town in Southwest Colorado first in region to receive doorstep fiber

Dove Creek, a rural town near the Utah border north of Cortez, could be the first town in Southwest Colorado with fiber-optic lines to the doorstep of homes and businesses. Colorado U.S. Sens....

DATE: Nov. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas River Trail extension work winds down for winter

Construction of the Animas River Trail north of 32nd Street and the Oxbow Park river put-in is expected to wrap up in June 2020 after some delays this year. Durango Parks and Recreation Director...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Developers propose 144-unit apartment complex on north Main Avenue

Local developers are proposing a 144-unit apartment complex on north Main Avenue that could help meet the need for workforce housing. Brian and Marlene Rael, owners of MBR Development, are pitching...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mexican restaurant opens on College Drive

A new Mexican restaurant, Mi Ranchito Family Restaurant, opened Friday near the intersection of College Drive and Main Avenue in a space formerly occupied by BREW Pub & Kitchen. Mi Ranchito is the...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Fort Lewis College research lays foundation for next generation of nuclear power

Fort Lewis College students are determining the best ways to monitor and work with liquid sodium, a silvery molten metal, which could help develop the next generation of nuclear power plants. ...

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

Big Brothers Big Sisters in dire financial need

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Colorado, a nonprofit that has provided mentorships to thousands of students over 35 years, is in dire financial need and has launched an ambitious fundraising...

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

Finalized public health insurance option promises savings; methods murky

The state’s finalized proposal for a new public health insurance option expected to lower insurance costs was released last week but leaves some questions unanswered about how it will function. The...

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

City housing initiative fails to gain traction

A city of Cortez initiative meant to increase residential construction on vacant lots by reducing or waiving fees and taxes hasn’t gain much traction. Since the Cortez Housing Affordability and...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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