Bringing the past into the present


Bringing the past into the present

Durangoan returning to help native Nepalese village

Karma Bhotia's village Chyamtang

If you go

A fundraiser for the Karma & Jyamu Bhotia Foundation will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Open Shutter Gallery, 735 Main Ave. in Durango.
A silent auction featuring local artwork, photos by Karma Bhotia, a trip with the foundation to Nepal and more will end at 8 p.m. Door prizes will be offered and food will be provided by the Himalayan Restaurant.
The foundation helps schoolchildren in remote areas of Nepal. A group from Durango will trek to Chyamtang, Nepal, in October to help rebuild a school damaged in a 2012 earthquake.
The foundation’s address is 992 Main Ave., Durango, CO 81301. Call Karma Bhotia at (626) 200-8009 or visit for more information.

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