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Colorado Farm Bureau teams up with local food bank

The local Durango Food Bank recently helped broker a semi-load shipment of food and essentials for delivery, but food bank Executive Director Sarah Smith was then faced with a distribution...

DATE: April 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Community

Animas Museum offers online exhibits

The Animas Museum announces the addition of three exhibits to its website. The exhibits will feature the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic, Zaidee Perkins’ wedding dress and handmade quilts housed in the...

DATE: April 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Community

Jakes Farm offering limited number of Harvest Partner memberships

Hesperus-based Jakes Farm is offering a limited number of Harvest Partner memberships for $100. Benefits include discounts throughout the season at the Durango Farmers Market, first-alert emails...

DATE: April 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Community

Comfort Keepers to offer care packages for seniors

Comfort Keepers franchise in Durango is putting together care packages to distribute to seniors sheltering at home because of the coronavirus outbreak. Packages will include a package of sanitizing...

DATE: April 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Community

A Global Day of Giving and Unit to take place May 5

In response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19, a global fundraising effort is set to take place May 5. #GivingTuesdayNow will be an international day of giving and unity aimed at raising...

DATE: April 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Community

Durango resident Kelly Goodwin earns dean’s award with distinction

Kelly Goodwin, a member of the Colgate University Class of 2020, has earned the fall 2019 Dean’s Award with Distinction. Goodwin is from Durango and is a graduate of Cinco Ranch High School....

DATE: April 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Community

Food drive bins available at local schools

As of Thursday, food drive bins are available from 3 to 7 p.m. in front of Needham, Park and Riverview Elementary Schools. Food collected will directly benefit Manna soup kitchen.

DATE: April 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Community

Save the Food, Serve the People to serve 600 meals to vulnerable community members

Save the Food, Feed the People will serve 600 meals this week to vulnerable community members by collaborating with nonprofits and with La Plata and San Juan County Food Assistance Provider Group....

DATE: April 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Community

Garden Club of Durango plant sale canceled

The Garden Club of Durango’s plant sale has been canceled because of the coronavirus outbreak. The sale has been an annual event for more than 50 years and will return May 2021. The club is...

DATE: April 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Community

Rotary contributes $11,500 to community health emergency needs

The Rotary Club of Durango is donating $11,500 to three community organizations providing emergency meals and food during the COVID-19 health emergency. The grants include: $6,500 for the Manna...

DATE: April 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Community

CPW offers reminders to boaters

All boat ramps, marinas and shorelines remain open at state parks, but Colorado Parks and Wildlife urges residents to continue to follow health and social-distancing guidelines when it comes to...

DATE: April 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Community

CPW reminds Colorado: Recreate close to home, be aware of local government restrictions

People looking for recreational activities in Colorado is reminded to stay close to home and to know the local county and municipal restrictions on travel and access before heading out. Colorado...

DATE: April 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Community

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