Alternative to homeless camping near Purple Cliffs is sought

La Plata County commissioners and Durango City councilors said Monday they would like to see an alternative to homeless camping at Purple Cliffs identified soon because of its steep slopes and...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango start-up builds unique trailers for camping

Blaze Davies attributes an idea from his wife, Alicia, as the inspiration for his startup company, Moto Burly, which is gearing up to manufacture rugged trailers built for the backcountry from its...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Strategic plan on homelessness focuses on practical solutions

As Arctic air moved into Durango on Tuesday night bringing below-freezing temperatures, residents discussed practical options for helping homeless residents endure the cold. Mayor Melissa Youssef...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Is Durango denying civil rights to homeless?

The city of Durango outlawed camping on all city property earlier this year – a practice ruled unconstitutional by a federal appeals court when people have nowhere else to go. In a legal...

DATE: July 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Flooding concerns close several campgrounds near Silverton

A number of popular campgrounds near Silverton will be closed until at least early July because of concerns about potential flooding. The U.S. Forest Service said the campgrounds include five paid...

DATE: June 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Camp closure leaves Durango’s homeless without options

The city’s decision to close a homeless camp near Greenmount Cemetery last week has left some homeless residents feeling angry and exasperated with nowhere to sleep overnight. “They are violating...

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

Durango to close homeless camp, won’t provide new location

The city of Durango has no plans to provide overnight camping for homeless residents after Aug. 24, when a temporary camp near Greenmount Cemetery is set to close. “The city is not in the business...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango City Council: Homeless camp rules must be upheld

Durango City Council agreed Tuesday rules governing the homeless camp at Greenmount Cemetery must be upheld. “If you can’t agree to them, then you need to leave. That is real life,” Mayor Sweetie...

DATE: July 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Forest Service acts to restrict camping at Priest Lake

The Norwood Ranger District is seeking comments on a proposal to add camping at the Mary E recreation site and limit camping at the Priest Lake site this summer. The Mary E recreation site, about 5...

DATE: May 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

La Plata County commissioners want Durango’s plan for homeless camp

La Plata County commissioners want the city of Durango to clear up several uncertainties about a new homeless camp the city plans to open adjacent to the Durango Dog Park before the county closes...

DATE: April 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Homeless camp west of Durango may stay in place this summer

Homeless residents living west of Durango city limits may be allowed to stay awhile because Durango city councilors and La Plata County commissioners have not identified an alternative location for...

DATE: March 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango City Council proposes homeless shelters instead of a camp

Durango City Council has backed away from establishing a formally designated campground for homeless residents and instead is considering setting up shelters in churches, city buildings, county...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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