Position: Reporter

Email: mshinn@CortezJournal.com

Phone Number: 970-564-6037

Durango will revisit whether to allow e-bikes on trails

An order by the Department of the Interior to ease restrictions on electric bikes is prompting the city of Durango to re-examine its cycling rules. The order redefines e-bikes as “bicycles” and...

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

First frost expected early Thursday in SW Colorado

Some gardens in Southwest Colorado could get nipped Wednesday night by the first frost of the season. The overnight low in Durango is expected to drop to 29 degrees for about two or three hours...

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

No-interest loans aim to develop agricultural economy

A new regional nonprofit, Four Corners Slow Money, wants to help develop the regional agricultural economy by providing small-scale farmers and food-focused entrepreneurs with no-interest loans. ...

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

Medicaid expanding to cover inpatient, residential addiction treatment

An expected Medicaid expansion next year will allow more low-income Southwest Colorado residents struggling with drug and alcohol addiction to seek more intensive treatment. Local addiction...

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

Crow Canyon seeks answers to humanity’s biggest questions

Among the kivas, pit houses and other remnants of prehistoric humans in the Four Corners, archaeologists at Crow Canyon Archaeological Center are looking for clues to learn how ancient people...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County tests camera-equipped radar trailers

Camera-equipped radar speed trailers in La Plata County could haunt a driver’s record rather than just flash a reminder to “slow down.” La Plata County Sheriff Sean Smith said his office is testing...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Proposition CC asks voters to give up tax refunds for education, transportation

Statewide ballot question Proposition CC could send millions of dollars in additional funding to K-12 schools, higher education and transportation, but it is unknown how much money could reach La...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Laser therapy offers lasting relief for muscle, nerve pain

Durangoan Kristin Gerela tried physical therapy, massages and chiropractic adjustments to relieve her neck pain before receiving laser therapy treatment. “This was the fastest response and the best...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Living

Durango developers launch social media app meant to protect kids

The fun and convenience of social media apps such as Snapchat and Instagram can be tainted with risk of addiction and explicit content, which is why two Durango developers launched a new social...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

State Rep. Barbara McLachlan celebrates ag with eighth graders

Escalante Middle School eighth graders stirred bubbling peach jam and pear honey in an agriculture class Friday as State Rep. Barbara McLachlan, D-Durango, observed and jumped in to help. McLachlan...

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

Homeless campers to relocate south of downtown Durango

The La Plata County Sheriff’s Office will move homeless campers next week from an area west of downtown Durango to an area south of downtown Durango to address residents’ concerns about trash and...

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

Should Durango residents share in sacrifice during next drought?

When the Animas River reached record lows during last summer’s drought, Durango residents were allowed to water their lawns every day. That may change during the next major drought. A drought...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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