Sheriff’s Office evicts homeless from hillside

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Sheriff’s Office evicts homeless from hillside

Dozens of people without homes live on the hillside southwest of Durango
Tabitha Anderson/Niver and Christopher Rodgers settle into their campsite Friday afternoon near the Durango Tech Center, west of Durango city limits. Homeless campers were given 48 hours Wednesday to leave the area, but deputies extended that deadline for a few stragglers Friday. Anderson/Niver and Rodgers said they are not sure where they will go if forced to leave.
Tom Cowing, a La Plata County Sheriff’s Office deputy, talks with someone who was camped Wednesday west of Durango city limits. Campers were told Wednesday they have 48 hours to vacate the area.

Sheriff’s Office evicts homeless from hillside

Tabitha Anderson/Niver and Christopher Rodgers settle into their campsite Friday afternoon near the Durango Tech Center, west of Durango city limits. Homeless campers were given 48 hours Wednesday to leave the area, but deputies extended that deadline for a few stragglers Friday. Anderson/Niver and Rodgers said they are not sure where they will go if forced to leave.
Tom Cowing, a La Plata County Sheriff’s Office deputy, talks with someone who was camped Wednesday west of Durango city limits. Campers were told Wednesday they have 48 hours to vacate the area.

Sheriff’s Office evicts homeless from hillside

Tabitha Anderson/Niver feels the stress Friday of not knowing where she will move if forced to leave her campsite west of Durango city limits.

Sheriff’s Office evicts homeless from hillside

Christopher Rodgers keeps a copy of The Durango Herald that has information about where homeless camping is allowed. But the city of Durango and La Plata County have changed policies several times this year with respect to homeless camping and where it is allowed.
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