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Nature Studies director brought outdoor education to thousands

Thousands of students have uncovered bugs, learned about wildlife tracks and discovered their place in the natural world with Durango Nature Studies, in part because Executive Director Sally...

DATE: May 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Miller Middle School student donates 100 cleats to Tanzania

A Miller Middle School student recently donated 100 pairs of soccer cleats to Tanzania. Kenzie Galloway, a seventh grader, spent a week collecting the shoes. The cleats were sent Monday to Mwanza,...

DATE: May 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Young Manna visitors to enjoy play set

Young visitors to Manna will have a place of their own after the Durango Daybreak Rotary Club donated and installed a play structure on Saturday. About 20 volunteers helped build the play set, and...

DATE: May 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Residents work to create fire-adapted community

Across the region, volunteers worked to protect homes from wildfires on Saturday in honor of National Community Wildfire Preparedness Day. At the Falls Creek Ranch subdivision, in view of a...

DATE: May 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Downtown Durango businesses, concerned residents weigh in on panhandling

Business people and concerned residents brainstormed ideas to address panhandling at a packed meeting Tuesday at the Durango Public Library. The Business Improvement District , Durango Chamber of...

DATE: April 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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New Fort Lewis College sciences building named Sitter Family Hall

Students have enjoyed the state-of-the-art labs, classrooms and study areas since January, but on Friday, the community will have its chance to check out the new geosciences, physics and...

DATE: April 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Cortez’s Bridge shelter could get a new home

About two months after learning that their current location was up for sale, the leaders of the Bridge Emergency Shelter in Cortez now have a plan for a new building. According to a news release...

DATE: March 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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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