Position: Reporter

Email: mshinn@durangoherald.com

Phone Number: 970-564-6037

Tri-State to close Colorado, New Mexico coal-fired power plants by 2030

Tri-State Generation and Transmission, the energy supplier for Southwest Colorado, announced Thursday it will close its coal-fired power plants in Colorado and New Mexico by 2030, a move that would...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Mercy Regional Medical Center sees increase in flu cases

Mercy Regional Medical Center is seeing far more cases of flu this year than last year, as flu season nears its typical January peak. The hospital has seen 34 cases of flu and four patients who...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Colorado on solid financial ground after dire shortfall

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Colorado raised $100,000 in the final months of the year, putting the nonprofit on solid financial ground after it faced a major budget shortfall. “I am just...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Durango likely to wake up to white Christmas

Residents across Southwest Colorado are likely to wake up to a snowy Christmas morning and could see more during the day Wednesday. Durango was expected to receive 2 to 4 inches of snow overnight...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata Electric votes to raise revenue; rate increase expected in April

La Plata Electric Association’s board voted this week to increase the co-op’s revenue by $3 million in 2020, a decision expected to increase rates in April. The revenue increase is needed to update...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Blueprint aims to buoy rural Colorado economies

Bridging the economic divide between the Front Range and rural Colorado could require millions in state investment for priorities such as transportation, renewable energy and high-speed internet. ...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Mercy anesthesiologists going to work for outside group

Anesthesiologists at Mercy Regional Medical Center will become employees of U.S. Anesthesia Partners by this summer as part of a transition across Centura Health. The issue of management over...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

City of Durango explores allowing marijuana lounges

A new state law that allows businesses to serve marijuana has Durango entrepreneurs contemplating new possibilities. What if residents could bowl and smoke? What if customers could play video games...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Fort Lewis College to financially reward civic-minded students

Fort Lewis College announced Monday it will financially reward students who have earned scholarships from civic organizations in Southwest Colorado. The college will start providing the one-time...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Flu activity picking up in Southwest Colorado

Flu season has gotten off to a slow start in Southwest Colorado, but in recent weeks, more residents have started to get sick. Residents visiting health care providers have tested positive for the...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Finalized public health insurance option promises savings; methods murky

The state’s finalized proposal for a new public health insurance option expected to lower insurance costs was released last week but leaves some questions unanswered about how it will function. The...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Gov. Jared Polis targets soaring costs of higher education

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis rolled out a plan Tuesday to combat the high cost of college tuition across the state, and in doing so, highlighted Fort Lewis College’s work to help students financially....

DATE: Nov. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

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