Position: Reporter

Email: mshinn@CortezJournal.com

Phone Number: 970-564-6037

Tight budget forces CDOT to prioritize highway projects in Southwest Colorado

After Colorado voters refused to increase sales taxes to fund transportation in November, the state is homing in on smaller priority road construction projects to address safety concerns. The...

DATE: July 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield and Durango high schools rank among state’s top 100

In a U.S. News & World Report ranking of Colorado’s best public high schools, Durango High School came in 66th and Bayfield High School was 79th, based on factors such as test scores and...

DATE: July 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Settlement in Tri-State buyout case may not help LPEA

Delta-Montrose Electric Association and Tri-State Transmission and Generation, Southwest Colorado’s wholesale electricity supplier, have reached a settlement in a dispute over how much DMEA will...

DATE: July 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

LPEA still pursuing buyout, despite Tri-State vote to seek federal regs

La Plata Electric Association is undeterred in exploring a buyout from Tri-State Generation and Transmission, even though a buyout may become more expensive after the wholesale energy supplier...

DATE: July 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Tri-State votes to pursue federal regulation, despite requests for delay

Tri-State Generation and Transmission, Southwest Colorado’s electricity supplier, voted Tuesday to pursue federal regulation of its rates, despite a request by electrical co-op members and state...

DATE: July 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata Electric Association requests buyout estimate from Tri-State

La Plata Electric Association is requesting an estimate of how much it will cost to exit its contract with Tri-State Generation and Transmission. LPEA has been exploring alternatives to purchasing...

DATE: July 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Vaping laws take effect Monday across Colorado

Starting today, taking a quick puff on a vape pen in a bar or restaurant could land tokers in trouble. All vaping will be prohibited in most public places, including bars and restaurants, by a new...

DATE: July 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

First Navajo business professor lands at Fort Lewis College

When Carma Claw started teaching this summer at Fort Lewis College, she became the first Navajo business professor in the country. While Claw is breaking ground in an academic setting, building...

DATE: July 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

LPEA blasts Tri-State for seeking federal rate structure

Tri-State Generation and Transmission, the wholesale electric supplier for Southwest Colorado, is pursuing federal regulation of its rates, a change that could make it more difficult for electrical...

DATE: July 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Ranchers face one-two punch from drought, heavy winter

Healthy green grass is a welcome sight for cattle ranchers in Southwest Colorado who have faced an exceptional drought, low prices and a harsh winter. For Brad Fassett, owner of Fassett Hay and...

DATE: June 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Wildfire east of Bayfield burns itself out

A lightning-caused wildfire that started on a steep hillside 5 miles east of Bayfield this weekend burned itself out Monday. The 256 Fire ran out of fuel after burning about one-tenth of an acre...

DATE: June 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Is banding together the answer to lowering health costs?

Ballooning health care prices in Southwest Colorado have outpaced other areas of the state for years. Now, an effort led by Local First is working to bring down health insurance costs across La...

DATE: June 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

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