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Children fold paper cranes of hope for California firefighters and victims

The Boys & Girls Club of La Plata County made an origami paper crane display filled with well wishes and support for the first responders of the Camp Fire in California, where 85 people have been...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 days 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

FLC Village Aid Project helps developing countries

KeNeda Randall found healing from post-traumatic stress disorder through traveling to Myanmar with Fort Lewis College’s Village Aid Project and seeing a developing country through her own lens...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Community

Marvel United Methodist saves money for 44 years to build new sanctuary

This Christmas, the Marvel United Methodist Church hopes to welcome over 180 people to services in a new sanctuary more than four decades in the making. Church members saved for 44 years to build...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

50 dogs delivered to Durango from overcrowded shelter in Texas

Joey needs a forever home by Thanksgiving. The mixed-breed puppy is one of 50 dogs brought to Durango from an overcrowded animal shelter in Edinburg, Texas, to be adopted. The La Plata County...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

$1 million scholarship fund helps engineering students at Fort Lewis College

Thirteen students from Fort Lewis College’s Physics and Engineering Department were the first to receive funding from a $1 million scholarship as part of the FLC Engineering Scholars Program. Each...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango woman seeks Miss Colorado crown to promote suicide awareness

Durango native Stephenie Riegel wanted to wear her cowboy boots to Saturday’s Miss Colorado Pageant but ditched the idea after she waded through a goat livestock pen and couldn’t wash the smell...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield woman fly fishes 52 rivers in 52 weeks

Shelley Walchak fell in love with fly fishing like a teenage girl falls in love with a boy. She was about 59 at the time, so older than a teenager, but the draw was similar. The woods and the water...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Adaptive Sports volunteer to be honored Saturday at Purgatory Resort

Ross Ehrhardt turned a once-tragic situation into a legacy of helping disabled men and women grow stronger through learning to ski. He founded the Learn to Ski Scholarship at Purgatory Resort and...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Style ‘N’ Stones to sell handmade jewelry for a good cause

The 14th annual Style ‘N’ Stones Jewelry Show on Friday will feature local jewelry artists and benefit the Cancer Coalition of Southwest Colorado, helping local cancer patients go through treatment...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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