Position: Reporter

Email: mshinn@CortezJournal.com

Phone Number: 970-564-6037

Wolf Creek opens on Thanksgiving Day

Wolf Creek Ski Area will open Thanksgiving Day after a storm earlier this week dropped 16 inches of snow. The mountain has a 24-inch base, allowing the ski area to open 50 percent of its terrain....

DATE: Nov. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: News

Herald launches refreshed website

An all-new durangoherald.com website launched Monday to deliver around-the-clock news and entertainment in an easy-to-use format. The Durango Herald's new website has a visually-driven design...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: News

Durango holding Veterans Day parade Friday

Bagpipes, the Miller Middle School Band and the Shriners will help honor veterans on Friday in the 16th annual Veterans Day Parade in Durango. A clear morning is expected for the parade, just like...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: News

Southern Utes, BLM settle fracking lawsuit

The Southern Ute Indian Tribe and the Bureau of Land Management agreed Friday a tribal rule will govern hydraulic fracturing on tribal land. The tribe sued the Department of the Interior in summer...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield woman dies in Cascade Creek

A 19-year-old woman died in the Cascade Creek waterfalls Sunday afternoon. Haley Clarke, from Bayfield, drowned in the waterfalls, according to the San Juan County Sheriff's Office's Facebook page...

DATE: July 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata Electric Association directors chosen

The three victorious directors in the La Plata Electric Association election were announced Saturday at the Sky Ute Casino & Resort. Mike Alley won in the Archuleta County district, Dan Huntington...

DATE: May 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: News

Region 9 boosting area business

It can be tough to finance startups and other business ventures. To help fill the gaps between what a bank can loan and what businesses need, the regional economic development district loans out...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata Electric Association board considering rate changes

Local residents could be paying a bit more for electricity in 2016, while businesses might pay less. The new rate structure that La Plata Electric Association's board is considering would charge...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: News

Tribe opens new Growth Fund building

Along Colorado Highway 172 just outside Ignacio, the new headquarters of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe Growth Fund stands as new evidence of the tribe's success. "The goal here is to set up...

DATE: June 25, 2015 | CATEGORY: News

Forest Service fire team moving

The Columbine Ranger District's firefighting crew is moving to a building on the north end of Vallecito Reservoir, likely for the next three to five years. The district is making the change because...

DATE: June 18, 2015 | CATEGORY: News