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Used computers to help students across the region

Computers headed for the landfill can have a second life in the hands of students across the region through Animas Underground Electronics. The shop on Main Avenue recently started accepting used...

DATE: March 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Big Brothers, Sisters holds fund drive

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Colorado will hold its “Bowl for Kid’s Sake” fundraiser. Big Brothers Big Sisters has set a goal to raise $77,000 during the fundraising campaign, which began...

DATE: March 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Local First’s new director to expand programs

The new managing director of Local First, Monique DiGiorgio, plans to focus on helping small, independent businesses connect with their customers, build a localist movement and expand the Eat Local...

DATE: March 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Walk calls for end to gender wage inequality

For the more than 10 years, Stephanie “Taffy” Johnson worked construction and was paid half what of her male coworkers earned. When she started working independently in the 1990s, she charged a...

DATE: March 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Benefit Saturday aids Bayfield couple injured in explosion in Mexico

This year’s Community Cares 5K on Saturday benefits Jim and Lorna Bulwan of Bayfield, who were injured in an explosion while they were on vacation in Mexico. The free event is sponsored by First...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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AmeriCorps filling need for mentors for La Plata County kids

When it comes to finding mentors, Big Brother Big Sisters of Southwest Colorado is always on the hunt. This year, the nonprofit group brought in extra, temporary mentors to work with students on...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Second United for Youth benefit to be held Jan. 28

United for Youth will hold a second benefit concert for teen suicide awareness at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Animas City Theatre, 128 E. College Drive. The all-ages show will feature music by Garrett...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Longtime library, community volunteer Beverly Darmour dies

Beverly Darmour, a key player in the Durango Public Library, Hospice of Mercy, Meals on Wheels and the community Thanksiving Dinner, died at home of heart failure Monday. She was 92. “One of things...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Long-term friendship helps Community Connections client overcome challenges

In the 1990s, Sharon “Sherry” Slater didn’t feel comfortable with people, she talked mainly to her cat. If you meet her now, that’s hard to imagine. Slater, who has mosaic Down syndrome and...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Students to build amphitheater for Ohana Kuleana garden

High school students will build a new amphitheater for the Ohana Kuleana Community Garden in June thanks to a grant from Great Outdoors Colorado. The $25,200 grant announced in December will pay...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Mortgage firm employee helps children in Montego Bay, Jamaica

Britt Barton, division manager of the Primary Residential Mortgage Inc. Four Corners team, flew to Montego Bay, Jamaica, this month to help 79 children living at the SOS Children’s Village. More...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Baptism by ice: Alaskans make annual plunge into frigid lake

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – More than a thousand people in Alaska dressed up as elves or in other elaborate costumes, while some stripped down to barely anything to take part in a polar plunge. The...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & world