Position: Reporter

Email: mshinn@durangoherald.com

Phone Number: 970-564-6037

School band program rebuilds

The Mancos school band will head to Salt Lake City this May for a competitive music festival after a year of rebuilding. Andrew Saletta took the helm of the music program for the district in...

DATE: March 25, 2014 | CATEGORY: MT - Education

Town Board candidates discuss issues

The nine candidates running for a seat on the Town Board addressed tough questions concerning town growth, infrastructure needs and opportunities for young people at a Meet the Candidates event...

DATE: March 25, 2014 | CATEGORY: MT - News

Carrying the torch

When local community college students lay down their first line of molten metal, it may not be with a live torch next semester. For the first time at Southwest Colorado Community College, students...

DATE: March 25, 2014 | CATEGORY: MT - News

Colorado House OKs vaccination bill

A bill that would require parents to have additional education before opting their children out of vaccinations passed in the state House Monday, after a local community leader defended it. The...

DATE: March 25, 2014 | CATEGORY: MT - News

Private health plans lag in county as deadline nears

As the deadline for enrollment approaches, the numbers show Medicaid enrollment from Montezuma County outstripped enrollment in private insurance through the new state-run health exchange. The...

DATE: March 25, 2014 | CATEGORY: MT - News

Vaccination bill advances in Colorado House

A bill that would require parents to have additional education before opting their children out of vaccinations advanced in the state House Friday, after a local community leader defended it in...

DATE: March 24, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Private health plans lag in county as deadline nears

As the deadline for enrollment approaches, the numbers show Medicaid enrollment from Montezuma County outstripped enrollment in private insurance through the new state-run health exchange. The...

DATE: March 24, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Virtual welder ignites new training possibilities

When local community college students lay down their first line of molten metal, it may not be with a live torch next semester. For the first time at Southwest Colorado Community College, students...

DATE: March 24, 2014 | CATEGORY: Business

Enduring hope

There is always hope. That is the guiding mantra of Gail Carpenter and Betsy Jones who have been working in women’s jail ministry for decades. “You’re faith just keeps carrying you on, that maybe...

DATE: March 20, 2014 | CATEGORY: Faith

School to farm program growing

The Montezuma School to Farm Project will expand the garden on the Cortez Middle School campus this year after receiving a sizable grant. The Colorado Health Foundation gave the project almost...

DATE: March 20, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores girls improv team going to state finals in Destination Imagination

Performing a play with five minutes to prepare would make many students weak with nerves. But a group of four eighth-grade girls from Dolores Middle School thrive on just such a challenge and will...

DATE: March 20, 2014 | CATEGORY: Education

Project finds apple thought to be extinct

Scattered in orchards around the county are varieties of apple trees that were largely forgotten until the co-founders of the Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project went looking. In the process,...

DATE: March 19, 2014 | CATEGORY: DS - News

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