Position: Reporter

Email: mshinn@CortezJournal.com

Phone Number: 970-564-6037

Homeless campers hope to earn right to stay west of town

A handful of homeless campers living west of Durango hope to earn the right to stay where they are, rather than be displaced again. Gina and Brian Whitten and Patricia Hollenbeck cleaned up one of...

DATE: Nov. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Suicide-prevention work seeks partnership with gun shops

Most of the residents who died by suicide last year in La Plata County used a firearm. Guns were also used in nearly half of the more than 10,000 deaths by suicide that happened in Colorado...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Health education center executive director resigns

After establishing a medical apprenticeship program and a health careers camp in the region, Kathleen McInnis, executive director of the Southwestern Colorado Area Health Education Center, is...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Holiday travel expected to be busier this year, with weather a possible factor

Southwest Colorado travelers can expect busy highways and airports this Thanksgiving week – historically the busiest travel time of the year – with a dose of winter weather thrown into the mix....

DATE: Nov. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living

Durango teen vaping rates outstrip state average

Vaping rates among teens in Southwest Colorado are outstripping high statewide rates. A 2017 survey showed 27 percent of Colorado teens are using electronic cigarettes to ingest nicotine, a...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Treatment is changing to prevent opioid addiction

After Durangoan Florence Paillard had surgery on a herniated disk in her back last month, her doctor prescribed Tramadol, an opioid, without any refills. The limited prescription is evidence of...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Artistic tribute to 416 Fire cub donated to Durango Welcome Center

A wooden tribute to the female bear cub rescued from the 416 Fire has moved into the Durango Welcome Center. Alpine Bank donated a bench depicting the beloved cub and Smokey Bear to the center...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animal pelts stolen from Durango wildlife museum

More than a dozen animal pelts were stolen last week from the Durango Fish Hatchery and Wildlife Museum run by Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Pelts from a bobcat, Alaskan gray wolf, mountain lion...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hundreds commit to eating more locally produced foods

About 500 residents in eastern La Plata County have made a commitment to ensure 10 percent of their food comes from local sources. “It’s a little bit of a challenge, but it’s not intimidating,”...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Casting call: Post-Civil War film to be shot in Southwest Colorado

A film about families torn apart after the Civil War is expected to be shot in Southwest Colorado and feature local rodeo talent. “The Orphan Train” tells the story of a Union soldier seeking his...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

Colorado offering free sign-language interpretation services

People in need of sign-language interpretation services can request them for free under a pilot program being offered by the state of Colorado. Rural residents who are deaf, hard of hearing or deaf...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. Highway 550 realignment construction planned for late 2019

Construction to connect U.S. highways 550 and 160 using the so called Bridge to Nowhere could start in late 2019. The $98.6 million project will require about two years to complete, said Mike...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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