Position: Reporter

Email: mshinn@durangoherald.com

Phone Number: 970-564-6037

A guide to La Plata County caucuses

Concern about La Plata County's land-use code rewrite and an effort to recall La Plata County Commissioner Gwen Lachelt may drive more Democrats and Republicans to the caucuses on Tuesday, local...

DATE: March 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Divided La Plata Electric board united on vision for exploratory group

Community conversations have honed in on local renewable energy in recent months, and while the issue has traditionally split the La Plata Electric Association Board of Directors, the group found...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Treated water makes its way east to rural residents in La Plata County

Water pipeline construction is marching along on U.S. Highway 160 east of Durango, from County Road 225A to Bayfield, allowing rural businesses and property owners to tie in with the treated water...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

10-year-old boy killed in crash involving school bus south of Durango

A 10-year-old boy was killed in a traffic crash Wednesday south of Durango that involved four vehicles, including a Durango School District 9-R bus, said Colorado State Patrol Capt. Adrian...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Proposed group to study long-term future of La Plata Electric Association

Herald Staff Writer The long-term future of La Plata Electric Association is likely to be the focus of a new subcommittee that would explore options for purchasing more renewable energy, among...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Child Health Plan Plus funding may expire; state advises looking at alternatives

As uncertainty around the funding for Child Health Plan Plus drags on, the state is advising pregnant women and parents of children enrolled in the public low-cost health insurance program to...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Mercy hospital opens hub for sports medicine

With physical therapy, athletic training, concussion services and wellness and fitness classes in one place, Mercy Regional Medical Center's new space in the Centennial Center in Durango is...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata County commissioners consider new ethical policies

The La Plata County commissioners are considering new ethical policies that address paid travel, lobbying and perceived conflicts of interest. Commissioners reviewed a draft of the new rules during...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Suicide summit focuses on how to talk about problems, feelings

Talking about suicide and asking about suicidal thoughts is hard. So audience members practiced at a Suicide Prevention Community Summit on Nov. 15 at Montezuma- Cortez High School "We're better...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Fireworks, community celebration planned for Veterans Day

Durango will mark Veterans Day Saturday with fireworks and a community celebration at the Durango Transit Center after the annual parade on Main Avenue, and several events will be held at Fort...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Ignacio student's robotic hand up for national award

The regional science fair gave Marissa Jordan, 14, an excuse to build a robot in the spring. This month, her creation was selected as a semifinalist in a national competition. Jordan's soft robotic...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Hop harvest arrives at Steamworks Brewing Co. to make special beer

A sweet and calming aroma filled the air in front of Steamworks Brewing Co. on Wednesday morning as a mobile hop harvester stripped cones from vines. The harvester rumbled as the tines removed the...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

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