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Woman buys $1,000 gift card at Carver Brewing Co. to cover patrons’ meals

For three hours last week, customers at Carver Brewing Co. were treated to free meals thanks to a La Plata County woman who wanted to give her fellow Southwest Colorado residents a financial break....

DATE: March 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

New director tapped to lead Ignacio nonprofit after funding cuts

A large nonprofit that provides social services in Ignacio has a new executive director who plans to focus on rebuilding the organization after major funding cuts. Lori Niewold started as...

DATE: March 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Storm buries homeless camps west of Durango

As snow inundated Durango last week, homeless camper Scott Saxon stayed awake one night clearing snow to keep his tent from becoming buried. “I almost gave up,” he said. But Stitch, his Boston...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local volunteers work to improve lives of Guatemalans

While Americans struggle to reform a complex and expensive health care system, Larry and Sandy Turner are working to fill the most basic health care needs of impoverished villagers in Guatemala....

DATE: Feb. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Monica Lewinsky to share story of surviving cyberbullying in Durango

Monica Lewinsky describes herself as “patient zero” for losing her personal reputation on a global scale. In April during a visit to Durango, the former White House intern who had a sexual...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Polar plunging for veteran with multiple sclerosis

Durangoans took a polar plunge in the Animas River Saturday to help purchase a van for a U.S. Army veteran who has multiple sclerosis. The official Polar Bear Plunge for Charity was canceled...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Campaign to dissuade handouts to homeless may expand in downtown Durango

An effort to funnel downtown shoppers’ donations away from panhandlers and toward human service agencies through the Make It Count campaign in downtown Durango may be expanding. Members of the...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Shanta Foundation serving new villages in poorer, drier area of Myanmar

A Durango nonprofit that works with rural villagers in Myanmar, a country in Southeast Asia, is expanding into a new region of the country under the direction of a new executive director. The...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Nonprofit expands plans for homeless village, campground

After learning that 110 students lacked permanent housing last school year in Durango, a group of advocates proposing a village to house homeless and impoverished residents is starting to think...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Special Olympics coach bets on ‘human spirit ... winning’

Mollie Hanson didn’t know how to shift gears on a bike when she started cycling last year with Special Olympics Coach Scott Beckstead. But after months of training she went on to win first and...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College benefit basketball games to support Griego family

It was the third quarter of a big game against nationally-ranked Black Hills State University when Fort Lewis College women’s basketball assistant coach Orlando Griego got news no expecting parent...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College grants help students make ends meet

In an effort to reduce accumulated fees and unexpected costs from blocking students continued pursuits of their studies, Fort Lewis College has introduced the Skyhawk Persistence Grant....

DATE: Feb. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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