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The One Hundred Club honors first responders

In a year that included a 54,129-acre fire and subsequent floods and mudslides, firefighters, first-responders and law enforcement officers said they were particularly touched by community support...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 18 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma Habitat for Humanity celebrates 10th year, new home

Habitat for Humanity of Montezuma County is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, and on Sunday, it dedicated a new home to local family Deidre and Ian Garfield and their two sons. The...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Shop with a Cop looks for support

The Southwest Colorado chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police is looking for donations to help fund its Shop with a Cop program that provides children from low-income families with Christmas...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Community Foundation raises, spends $416,000 to aid residents hit by 416 Fire

The Community Foundation Serving Southwest Colorado, which went into overdrive to raise funds in the wake of the 416 Fire, reports it has raised and spent a symbolically appropriate $416,000 as of...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Annual Dolores Ski Swap fundraiser coming Nov. 10

The Dolores Ski Swap and fundraiser will be held on Nov. 10 at the Dolores Community Center from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Telluride and Hesperus ski passes will be for sale, as well as a roomful of snow...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Liberty School shows off new digs in west Durango

The Liberty School students and staff moved into a permanent home this semester after operating in five different buildings over the last 11 years. The private school ’s new building in west...

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

LPEA gives more than $150,000 in donations to nonprofits

La Plata Electric Association has awarded more than $150,000 in grants to nonprofits in La Plata and Archuleta counties. The funds come from capital credits unclaimed by former consumer-members of...

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

Nonprofit envisions village for homeless, impoverished

A proposed village could provide residents experiencing poverty and homelessness a chance at homeownership. Community Compassion Outreach , a new nonprofit in Durango, envisions a 10- to 15-unit...

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

Durango woman with prosthetic limb to climb volcano in Ecuador

Almost four years after making the decision to amputate her lower leg, Durangoan Bee Mathis is planning to climb one of the world’s tallest active volcanoes. She was selected to climb Cotopaxi, a...

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

Mexican Rotary club visits Durango for inspiration

Anna Mier found a tour of Manna soup kitchen’s garden and learning kitchen an inspiring example of community building and a model her Rotary group in Juárez, Mexico, might replicate to help some of...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County Fairgrounds ‘a petting zoo’ of Plateau Fire evacuees

The fair is over, but animals are returning to the Montezuma County Fairgrounds as evacuees of the threatening Plateau Fire north of Dolores. About 45 alpacas, 25 goats, some chickens and a flock...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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