Position: Reporter

Email: mshinn@CortezJournal.com

One step at a time, Durango airport moves toward terminal expansion

Durango-La Plata County Airport plans to invest $270,000 this year in a long-term plan for a terminal expansion. The work, which is expected to be finished by the end of the year, will build on a...

DATE: May 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield School District’s new online monitoring helps identify students in crisis

Bayfield School District is monitoring student activities online this year through new software, and it has allowed staff to successfully intervene with students in crisis. Gaggle tracks...

DATE: April 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis graduates aim high in sciences

About 480 Fort Lewis College graduates were urged Saturday to stay nimble in life, embrace their struggles and appreciate challenges as a chance for growth by Colorado Lt. Gov. Dianne Primavera. ...

DATE: April 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College names new provost

A new Fort Lewis College provost who will help promote student success and retention has been hired and will begin July 1. FLC’s first-year retention rate, at 66% for 2015, the last year for which...

DATE: April 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Recovered alcoholic encourages others to look beyond addiction

Cruz Baca, a former alcoholic and drug user, got sober after drunkenly hitting two pedestrians on College Drive in 2016 and has since made it his mission to help others struggling with addiction....

DATE: April 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango endometriosis specialist offers patients relief from pain

An internationally known specialist in endometriosis opened a second clinic in Durango, drawing patients who have often endured pain from their condition for 10 years and undergone failed...

DATE: April 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: LIFESTYLE04

Bird’s chicken restaurant to open this week in Durango

Bird’s, a new chicken restaurant and tavern on north Main Avenue, will open this week. The fast-casual restaurant will open in a remodeled building that formerly housed KFC. Its menu will feature...

DATE: April 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Flower/coffee shop, medical tourism site among ideas pitched by Fort Lewis College students

A combined flower and coffee shop and a medical tourism website were among the top business ideas students pitched this month during Hawk Tank, Fort Lewis College’s annual business plan contest. ...

DATE: April 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Monica Lewinsky calls for culture of bullying online to end

Monica Lewinsky called for a societal shift to eliminate the widespread culture of bullying and humiliation online during a talk Tuesday at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College....

DATE: April 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Living

La Plata Electric’s energy supplier funded firm that fought clean air rules

La Plata Electric Association’s wholesale energy supplier is one of more than 20 companies that funded a lobbying firm devoted to fighting environmental protections. The lobbying firm, Utility Air...

DATE: April 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Summer gas prices expected to crest north of $3

Gas prices are expected to break $3 per gallon in Southwest Colorado during the summer driving holidays according to AAA. The last time gas prices broke $3 in Colorado was October 2014, said Skyler...

DATE: April 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Grass fire contained near Highway 172

A grass fire burned 25 to 30 acres Saturday afternoon near Highway 172 and County Road 222 in the Florida River Valley. Despite strong winds, the fire was fully contained before 5 p.m., although...

DATE: April 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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