Position: Reporter

Email: mshinn@CortezJournal.com

Phone Number: 970-564-6037

Ketamine center aims to help those with depression, PTSD, chronic pain

People living with depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and chronic pain have a new option for treatment in Durango, in the form of an old medication called ketamine. Dr. Dan Caplin opened...

DATE: June 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman killed in early-morning crash on U.S. Highway 160

Police have identified the victim of a car crash who died early Sunday in west Durango as Kaila Craig, 19, of Durango. Craig was driving east on U.S. Highway 160 near the Twin Buttes subdivision...

DATE: June 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Abortion fight likely to heat up in Colorado

The fight over abortion rights could heat up in coming years in Colorado as anti-abortion activists plan a state ballot question to limit late-term abortions amid a recent wave of abortion...

DATE: June 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Is banding together the answer to lowering health costs?

Ballooning health care prices in Southwest Colorado have outpaced other areas of the state for years. Now, an effort led by Local First is working to bring down health insurance costs across La...

DATE: June 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Homegrown CBD oil company grows as national market explodes

While other entrepreneurs were investing in marijuana after Colorado legalized it in 2012, the founders of 4 Corners Cannabis, a La Plata County company, keyed in on its lower-profile cousin, hemp....

DATE: June 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango sales, lodgers tax dip during snowy March

A wet winter and spring brought skiers and snowboarders flocking to Purgatory Resort, but the snow did not translate into an increase in sales and lodgers taxes in March for the city of Durango, a...

DATE: June 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango school board tables talk about arming staff

The Durango School District 9-R board decided not to make a decision Monday night about whether to arm district employees with guns. The board was weighing a resolution that would have declared...

DATE: June 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cardiology and urology clinic opens in Durango

A cardiology and urology clinic opened Monday on Florida Road in Durango to offer specialty medical care in the area. San Juan Health Partners Specialty Services operated in Bayfield for 2½ years...

DATE: June 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

What do panhandlers want?

What do panhandlers want? Cash, food, toiletries, a ride out of town? Justin Crosby held up a sign reading “anything helps” last week in front of Walmart. He said his message is generally true. He...

DATE: June 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

What do panhandlers want?

What do panhandlers want? Cash, food, toiletries, a ride out of town? Justin Crosby held up a sign reading “anything helps” last week in front of Walmart. He said his message is generally true. He...

DATE: June 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

School’s out, but lunch is still served in Ignacio

Summer vacation is well underway, and for some children, that can mean a departure from healthy, consistent meals. But in Ignacio, several nonprofits worked together to restart the free summer...

DATE: June 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Forest Service axes decision to use chain saws in wilderness, for now

The U.S. Forest Service rescinded its decision to allow chain saws in two Southwest Colorado wilderness areas, at least temporarily, because of heavy snowpack that will keep trail crews out of...

DATE: June 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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