Community Foundation to host Secret Garden fundraiser, COVID-style

It is a summer full of would’ves, but that’s not stopping the Community Foundation Serving Southwest Colorado from raising money for local nonprofits. It would have been the foundation’s sixth...

DATE: June 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

El Pomar grants help with rent, food and utilities

El Pomar Foundation’s Colorado Assistance Fund has aided 17 Southwest Colorado organizations since March, disbursing $73,500 to help communities and families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The...

DATE: June 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pack the Pantry collects food for local families

To support families struggling with food insecurity, Durango School District 9-R will host the Pack the Pantry food drive this week at local schools. A live radio broadcast with American General...

DATE: June 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Grant awarded to provide motel stays for Durango’s most vulnerable

Community Compassion Outreach has been awarded $10,000 to provide motel rooms and other forms of rental assistance to members of La Plata County’s homeless population. The grant made to CCO , which...

DATE: May 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield can drive to the supply drive to support Navajo neighbors

Donating has never been easier. Bayfield-area residents will be able to support the Navajo Nation without even leaving their cars Saturday during a curbside supply drive hosted by the nonprofit...

DATE: May 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

State champion Durango freestyle skier battling childhood leukemia

Amara Kirk is only 13, but she is used to tough battles. She’s a four-time state champion freestyle skier. Now, all the focus, discipline and dedication she’s put into her skiing has been diverted...

DATE: April 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College clears equipment bins to help Mercy, other hospitals

With classes meeting remotely through the remainder of the semester, Fort Lewis College biology professor Steven Fenster began collecting and inventorying items he could donate to Mercy Regional...

DATE: April 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Community Emergency Relief Fund opens new round of funding

Applications are being accepted for a second round of grants to be awarded by the Community Emergency Relief Fund for nonprofits in Southwest Colorado working to help people harmed by the spread of...

DATE: April 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

StoneAge secures hard-to-get N95 masks

Working with a Chinese distributor, StoneAge Water Blast Tools and Equipment has secured 1,000 hard-to-get N95 masks and is working to bring in other personal protective equipment for medical...

DATE: April 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Community Emergency Relief Fund announces $50,500 in aid

The Community Emergency Relief Fund has awarded $50,500 in grants to nonprofits working with people who have been harmed by the COVID-19 pandemic in Southwest Colorado. “The COVID-19 coronavirus is...

DATE: April 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Virtually free lodging offered to COVID-19 first responders and vulnerable people

When the world gives you lemons, you’re supposed to make lemonade. Premier Vacation Rentals Group, a vacation property management firm that operates in Durango and mountain towns across Colorado,...

DATE: March 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Charitable fund bolsters reserves, prepares to issue grants

Two nonprofits are partnering to bolster the bottom line of the Community Emergency Relief Fund so it is primed to respond to the needs of residents as job losses and displacements from the...

DATE: March 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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