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Community support for fire victims ‘overwhelming’

The Durango community didn’t just “Fill the Cop Car” on Thursday for victims of the Tercero Townhouse fire. It filled two cop cars and a mobile command post with piles of household goods, toys,...

DATE: June 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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‘Fill the Cop Car’ to benefit fire victims

Residents wanting to support victims of last week’s Tercero Townhouse fire can help “Fill the Cop Car” Thursday at the Durango Police Department. Donations will be accepted from 2 to 6 p.m....

DATE: June 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Men Who Grill raises $20,000 for Women’s Resource Center

The 14th annual Men Who Grill event at Buckley Park raised $20,000 for the Women’s Resource Center. Eleven grill teams participated in the challenge. Honeyville and Honeyhouse Distillers won the...

DATE: June 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Churches collaborate on Love Out Loud events

Volunteers from six different churches brightened lives this weekend working in gardens, preparing meals and doing service projects around town. The annual Love Out Loud event was expected to draw...

DATE: June 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Number of unwanted cats dropping in La Plata County

April used to mark the beginning of kitten season at the La Plata County Humane Society, but in recent years its spay and neuter programs have driven a decline in unwanted cats. High numbers of...

DATE: June 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Fort Lewis College alumni donate more than $500K for scholarships

Two Fort Lewis College alumni have left theater and business administration students one of the largest donations in the school’s history. Myrtle and Warren Nord gave the school $506,000 and...

DATE: June 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango Safehouse for women receives some TLC

Emil Wanatka toured the Volunteers of American Southwest Safehouse planning to do repairs last year, but what he saw inspired a complete renovation in April. “They didn’t need to fix the loose...

DATE: June 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Downtown ambassador season extended

As part of an effort to combat the negative image of panhandling downtown, the Business Improvement District’s downtown ambassadors will extend their season, and Manna recently produced...

DATE: May 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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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