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Durango woman lends an ear to homeless teens

Durango resident Loretta Meushaw was volunteering at her first Rainbow Family Gathering in 1998 when she was struck by the homeless teenagers who attended. “I just didn’t have an idea about the...

DATE: July 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Community Emergency Relief Fund giving workers peace of mind

A steady stream of residents who lost their job or wages because of the 416 Fire flowed into the Bank of Colorado earlier this week to pick up gift cards to pay for necessities, such as rent and...

DATE: July 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Emergency aid being doled out for hourly workers affected by 416 Fire

After weeks of fundraising, Community Emergency Relief Fund aid will reach hourly workers who lost their jobs or wages in the wake of the 416 Fire. The Community Foundation Serving Southwest...

DATE: July 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango community has raised over $1.6 million on GoFundMe

Jan. 20 will forever stick in Elise Albosta’s mind. That is the day her husband, Andy, fell about 50 feet while rock climbing in Cascade Canyon. He was rescued by San Juan County Search and Rescue...

DATE: June 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Food donations come to Silverton as 416 Fire cuts into tourism

The Silverton School gymnasium is nearly full with food donations that have been delivered during the past week. “We’re really grateful for the camaraderie and generosity of our neighboring...

DATE: June 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Death Ride attracts cyclists riding for an ALS cure

A bike ride through the San Juan Mountains so hard it’s called the Death Ride Challenge. The 225-mile loop has typically climbed 16,500 feet along a route that has been ridden in one form or...

DATE: June 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Sports

BP donates $5,000 to Red Cross

BP Lower 48 business division has donated $5,000 to the American Red Cross of Western Colorado to support response and recovery efforts related to the 416 Fire . The donation will help cover costs...

DATE: June 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Want to help or find help?

The Durango Chamber of Commerce is working to provide a place for the community to donate goods for people fighting the 416 Fire. Durango Fire Protection District appreciates the good will, but is...

DATE: June 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District seeks to stock food pantry

A new food pantry to serve Durango’s school students this summer will open June 11 and run through Aug. 17 at Durango High School. Two “Stuff the Bus” events will be held Sunday at south City...

DATE: May 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Food pantry to open this summer for Durango students

A food pantry to serve Durango School District 9-R students and their families will be established this summer at Durango High School, and two “stuff the bus” events to stock the pantry will be...

DATE: May 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Some Salvation Army board members will stay on through transition

Some members of the local chapter of the Salvation Army board of directors have decided to stay on the board as the organization shifts from an all-volunteer effort to a service center-based model....

DATE: May 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Jenna Bush Hager speaks of family, service to others in Durango

Barbara Bush had one last surprise for her granddaughter, Jenna Bush Hager. It was a letter that arrived two weeks ago alerting her to a longtime friend and prep school roommate, Dee Stites, who...

DATE: April 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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