Charity

Successful fundraiser to house homeless woman inspires campaign

Durango photographer Kyla Jenkinson raised enough money in three days on GoFundMe to house her homeless friend for three months. She launched the online campaign the day before Christmas Eve –...

DATE: April 20, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Friends help Cortez couple rebuild lives after fire

A Mancos couple is trying to help two Cortez residents rebuild after their trailer burned down March 17. Gary and Novella Nicholas were injured, and lost most of their belongings, including two...

DATE: March 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Four Corners Red Cross chapter needs volunteers

The Four Corners chapter of the American Red Cross needs volunteers, said Todd Parisi, disaster action team coordinator for the Four Corners Red Cross. The organization responds to local disasters...

DATE: March 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Manna hires new executive director

Ann Morse has big shoes to fill when she takes over as executive director of Manna this spring. She will replace Kathy Tonnessen, who has held the position since 2013 and expanded Manna’s programs...

DATE: March 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Basil Rathbone – Cortez residents’ best friend – now needs help of his own

The service dog of Madison House Assisted Living in Cortez recently underwent surgery. Now the people who love him need help. Basil Rathbone was named after a 1940s actor by senior-assisted living...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Denkai Animal Sanctuary moves to Yellow Jacket

Floss Blackburn moved her national animal rescue organization, Denkai Animal Sanctuary, to Yellow Jacket in October. Founded in 2004, the sanctuary operated out of Weld County until the move last...

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

Sewer repairs will close one lane on north Main Avenue next week in Durango

A northbound lane of traffic will be shut down next week along part of north Main Avenue while a sewer line is repaired for The Boys & Girls Club. Archer Western Construction plans to repair a...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Seasons in Durango to host annual ‘Burning Down the House’

As has become tradition, Seasons Rotisserie & Grill will be “Burning Down the House” from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Feb. 21 as it hosts its ninth annual fundraiser benefiting Durango’s emergency responders...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Habitat for Humanity to move its ReStore to Grandview

A new ReStore, which helps support construction of affordable housing by Habitat for Humanity, will go up in Grandview, west of the Three Springs intersection. Rachel Taylor-Saghie, executive...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango considers adopting public art piece that spells out L-O-V-E

Answers to the simple question, “What’s your vision for the world?” are inspiring a book, video and art pieces focused on the Four Corners. A leadership class with Tiospaye, a Durango nonprofit...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Statewide plan sets five-year goal to end hunger

A plan to end hunger across the state in five years aims to connect those struggling to buy food with federal assistance programs. Enrolling in federal assistance can ease the pressure on tight...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Emergency shelter in Cortez moves ahead with building plans

After almost a year of planning, the Bridge Emergency Shelter in Cortez is close to realizing its plans for a new building with transitional housing. Executive director Laurie Knutson said the...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News