Cancer

Dolores teen gets help on wings of an AeroAngel

Friday morning, a Pilatus PC-12 plane lifted off from Cortez Municipal Airport, carrying 15-year-old Nick Lester to Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego for cancer treatment. The Dolores teenager...

DATE: July 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rasta Stevie, longtime KDUR DJ, talks reggae, upbringing, cancer treatment

Durango has many colorful characters. Rasta Stevie is certainly one of them. Rasta Stevie moved to Durango in 1996, and right away, started his reggae-centric radio show “Heart Beat of Zion” at...

DATE: April 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield girl loses fight against brain cancer

Jolean Scott, a Bayfield girl diagnosed in August with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, died Monday with her family at her side. Jolean is remembered as an active, lively girl who zoomed around...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2019 | 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

9-year-old Bayfield girl faces terminal cancer diagnosis

Nine-year-old Jolean Scott spent the summer with her family swimming, going to the movies, making art projects and hanging out along the Animas River. In August, her life took a dramatic turn when...

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

Durango man living full life after pancreatic cancer diagnosis

When it seemed likely that Durangoan Tom Riesing had pancreatic cancer in 2013, one of his doctors apologized profusely to his wife, Mindy Iris. “He was basically shutting the door on any hope,”...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Former uranium mill tailings may pose health risks at homeless camp

Durango City Councilors voted to require homeless residents to sleep next to the Durango Dog Park this week, however unanswered questions about the health risks of camping overnight on a former...

DATE: April 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango student battling cancer will meet NBA hero Stephen Curry

Riverview Elementary student Jaden Page will meet his NBA hero this month after battling cancer for a year and a half. The Make-A-Wish Foundation plans to send Jaden, 10, and his family to meet...

DATE: March 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Sports

Fashion show near Dolores to benefit cancer patients

Love on a Hanger will host its seventh annual “Pretty in Pink” fashion show at 7 p.m. Friday at the Four Seasons Greenhouse and Nursery, 26650 Road P, which is off of Colorado Highway 145 north of...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Veep’ star Julia Louis-Dreyfus says she has breast cancer

LOS ANGELES – Julia Louis-Dreyfus says she has been diagnosed with breast cancer. The star of “Veep” and “Seinfeld” posted word of her illness Thursday on social media. A spokeswoman for...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Vallecito couple faces cancer, insurance uncertainty

In the months since Vallecito resident Connie Allen was diagnosed with breast cancer, the fear of losing affordable insurance has loomed over her. For Connie and her husband, Doug, owners of...

DATE: June 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Canopy to provide shade at Durango rec center playground

More kids will be playing in the shade at the Durango Community Recreation Center after community members raised money for a canopy. Carl Curtiss raised $23,000 through individual donations for the...

DATE: June 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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