At new homeless camp, basic services are a trek

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At new homeless camp, basic services are a trek

Purple Cliffs is on a hillside, about a mile from food, water and transportation
Debra Doane lives in a sanctioned homeless camp near Purple Cliffs, a 200-acre site along La Posta Road (County Road 213), south of downtown Durango. She found an old sign warning of dangers in the area while descending a steep embankment to the Animas River to fill a water jug for her dogs.
Debra Doane takes water from the Animas River for her dogs, but she has to walk about a mile to access clean water for herself. The lack of services is something homeless residents are struggling with at their new home below the Purple Cliffs, south of Durango.

At new homeless camp, basic services are a trek

Debra Doane lives in a sanctioned homeless camp near Purple Cliffs, a 200-acre site along La Posta Road (County Road 213), south of downtown Durango. She found an old sign warning of dangers in the area while descending a steep embankment to the Animas River to fill a water jug for her dogs.
Debra Doane takes water from the Animas River for her dogs, but she has to walk about a mile to access clean water for herself. The lack of services is something homeless residents are struggling with at their new home below the Purple Cliffs, south of Durango.
If you go

The Neighbors in Need Alliance, a local volunteer group working to help people living homeless, will host a used gear and outdoor clothing collection from 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 23 at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 910 East Third Ave. The group is collecting tents, tarps, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, rope, headlamps, backpacks, fleece blankets, boots (men’s size 9-13, women’s size 7-11), gloves and hats, socks and winter jackets.

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