Position: Reporter

Email: mshinn@durangoherald.com

Phone Number: 970-564-6037

Hyperbaric chambers encourage the healing of chronic wounds

A wound in Durangoan Jim Harvey’s foot caused an infection that nearly killed him six years ago. Now, he is battling a wound in the same spot that he expects will close faster and heal without a...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Living

And the $70,000 study says ... homeless camping and resources would help

Creating an outdoor camp and a centralized location for homeless residents to access services are among the ideas consultants will present next week in Durango. The ideas could become part of a new...

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

City of Durango names acting finance director amid investigation

The city of Durango has named an acting finance director to replace Julie Brown who resigned last week amid an investigation into an alleged misappropriation of public funds. Devon Schmidt, the...

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

Survey seeks input on school security, arming guards in Durango

Durango School District 9-R is asking parents, students, staff and community members to weigh in on new school security measures – such as arming school security guards, paying for school resource...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Knots, knives and hatchets – not just for boys anymore

Girls are joining the boys in scouts in La Plata County this year, learning to split firewood, backpack and lead their peers. The change is part of a nationwide shift for the Boy Scouts of America,...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College enrollment flat, but showing signs of growth

Fort Lewis College enrollment is flat compared with last year, but college officials say the numbers also show signs of the growth. This fall 3,308 students are attending FLC compared with 3,317...

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

Ed Zink – bicyclist, rancher and Durango native – dies at 71

Ed Zink, a founder of the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic, owner of Mountain Bike Specialists and longtime La Plata County rancher, died Friday from complications of a heart attack. He was 71. Family...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Public insurance option could lower costs for Connect for Health customers

The state of Colorado proposed an insurance option this week that could offer relief to residents paying some of the highest insurance premiums. The new public insurance option could lower premium...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sewage treatment plant nears completion; will it pass the smell test?

The Santa Rita Water Reclamation Facility, the largest construction project in city history, is nearing completion and sending cleaner water into the Animas River. But the smell of human waste...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College paves way for free tuition to lower-income students

Fort Lewis College announced Friday it will ensure students from working and middle-class families can attend the school tuition-free starting next fall. The FLC Tuition Promise, a new grant...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College drops ‘liberal arts’ from mission statement

The Fort Lewis College Board of Trustees approved a new mission statement for the school Friday that drops the words liberal arts, but school officials say, captures the essence of what it means to...

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

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

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