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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

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Rivergate Pharmacy is matching donations

The Women’s Resource Center, Annie’s Orphans and the Volunteers of America are accepting donations at Rivergate Pharmacy and Compounding Center, 575 Rivergate Lane, Suite 111. Stop by the pharmacy...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Kids, police officers go holiday shopping

It was still dark outside just before 7 a.m. Wednesday, but 4-year-old Malaina Hartsell looked wide awake as she waited in line at Walmart with her mother. She was hoping to walk out with a pair of...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Ultramarathoner raises money for substance-abuse project

Fort Lewis College student Anthony Kunkel combined his passion for running with his commitment to helping people dealing with substance abuse by hitting a treadmill Saturday – all day Saturday....

DATE: Dec. 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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National Collection Week a success for Four Corners

The Four Corners collected 4,684 operation Christmas child shoebox gifts for children during National Collection Week, Nov. 14-21, 2016. More than 60 schools, preschools, day cares, youth groups,...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News