Sheriff’s Office evicts dozens of homeless residents west of Durango

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Sheriff’s Office evicts dozens of homeless residents west of Durango

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La Plata County Sheriff’s Office deputies visited campsites Wednesday west of Durango city limits to notify homeless campers that they have 48 hours to vacate.
La Plata County Sheriff’s Office deputies visited campsites Wednesday west of Durango city limits to notify homeless campers that they have 48 hours to vacate.
An abandoned illegal campsite with piles or garbage Wednesday behind the Durango Tech Center. The La Plata County Sheriff’s Office cleaned up the area about a month ago, but the mess has returned.
The La Plata County Sheriff’s Office placed signs north of the Durango Tech Center notifying people that no fires and no camping are allowed. Many of the signs had been removed or vandalized.
An illegal campsite west of Durango city limits where people have cut branches off trees for a windbreak and privacy.
Tom Cowing with La Plata County Sheriff’s Office talks with someone who was camping west of Durango city limits. Sheriff’s Office deputies visited campsites Wednesday to notify homeless campers that they have 48 hours to vacate.

Sheriff’s Office evicts dozens of homeless residents west of Durango

La Plata County Sheriff’s Office deputies visited campsites Wednesday west of Durango city limits to notify homeless campers that they have 48 hours to vacate.
La Plata County Sheriff’s Office deputies visited campsites Wednesday west of Durango city limits to notify homeless campers that they have 48 hours to vacate.
An abandoned illegal campsite with piles or garbage Wednesday behind the Durango Tech Center. The La Plata County Sheriff’s Office cleaned up the area about a month ago, but the mess has returned.
The La Plata County Sheriff’s Office placed signs north of the Durango Tech Center notifying people that no fires and no camping are allowed. Many of the signs had been removed or vandalized.
An illegal campsite west of Durango city limits where people have cut branches off trees for a windbreak and privacy.
Tom Cowing with La Plata County Sheriff’s Office talks with someone who was camping west of Durango city limits. Sheriff’s Office deputies visited campsites Wednesday to notify homeless campers that they have 48 hours to vacate.

Sheriff’s Office evicts dozens of homeless residents west of Durango

An abandoned illegal campsite behind the Durango Tech Center on Wednesday. The La Plata County Sheriff’s Office visited campsites Wednesday west of Durango city limits to notify homeless campers that they have 48 hours to vacate.

Sheriff’s Office evicts dozens of homeless residents west of Durango

Tom Cowing with La Plata County Sheriff’s Office talks with someone who was camping west of Durango city limits. Sheriff’s Office deputies visited campsites Wednesday to notify homeless campers that they have 48 hours to vacate.

Sheriff’s Office evicts dozens of homeless residents west of Durango

Travis Phelps packs up his tent, sleeping bags and personal belongings to move to a new location Wednesday afternoon. “I already know where I’m going to move to, so it’s no big deal relocating,” Phelps said.
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