Charity

Winners announced for 2019 Men Who Grill

Men Who Grill, an annual fundraiser for the Women’s Resource Center, took place Saturday at Buckley Park. The following groups and businesses won awards for their grilled creations: People’s...

DATE: June 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 14 hours ago | CATEGORY: Food

Does La Plata County have too many nonprofits?

The number of nonprofits in La Plata County is a source of consternation for some community members, but determining whether the region is oversaturated is complicated, nonprofit directors say....

DATE: May 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Nonprofits turn to individuals, grants when business donations decline

La Plata County nonprofits have been challenged by business consolidations and declines in the oil and gas industry, but they are expected to be a resilient sector of the economy.

DATE: May 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

From living on streets to renowned tuba player: Richard White shares stories of childhood homelessness

Richard A. White, a classical tuba player, spent some of his earliest years living on the street in Baltimore, he told a crowd gathered Friday at the Boys & Girls Club of La Plata County. As a...

DATE: April 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durangoan supports charity work in India with baked goods

Lessons learned during the U.S. recession helped Bernie David, a part-time Durangoan, form a sustainable nonprofit in India focused on helping women from the poorest backgrounds learn vocational...

DATE: April 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Faith-based groups organize to tackle homelessness in Durango

A fledgling effort to shelter homeless residents in Durango has attracted strong interest from area churches. A group of volunteers from St. Mark’s Episcopal Church is organizing the effort to...

DATE: April 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Botanic Gardens launches app for self-guided tours

Visitors to the Durango Botanic Gardens now may take self-guided garden tours using a phone app. Former Durango Botanical Society Executive Director Cindy Smart built the app to engage tourists...

DATE: April 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Community Foundation donations rise 20 percent in 2018

Giving to nonprofits and residents in need through the Community Foundation Serving Southwest Colorado increased 20 percent in 2018, and that’s not even counting the $700,000 donated to help those...

DATE: March 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Nonprofit looks at ways to improve housing options for those in need

More affordable housing, professional help finding affordable housing and more financial assistance for those at risk of losing their housing could help more residents find homes or stay in them....

DATE: March 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Workers hurt by partial government shutdown can apply for help

Federal workers and contractors in La Plata County still feeling the financial pinch from the partial government shutdown in December and January can apply for assistance through the Community...

DATE: March 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman buys $1,000 gift card at Carver Brewing Co. to cover patrons’ meals

For three hours last week, customers at Carver Brewing Co. were treated to free meals thanks to a La Plata County woman who wanted to give her fellow Southwest Colorado residents a financial break....

DATE: March 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

New director tapped to lead Ignacio nonprofit after funding cuts

A large nonprofit that provides social services in Ignacio has a new executive director who plans to focus on rebuilding the organization after major funding cuts. Lori Niewold started as...

DATE: March 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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