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After organizational shifts, Salvation Army’s donations, volunteers down

The Salvation Army’s organizational changes in recent years have taken a toll on donations and the number of willing volunteers to ring bells outside grocery stores after many residents in Durango...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield fitness center brings holiday cheer to pups

Momentum 24/7 Fitness in Bayfield has the only Christmas tree in Bayfield dedicated to dogs at Annie’s Orphans shelter – and they’re using it to raise food and funds to support 60 dogs for one...

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

Sixth graders consider what it means to be a good citizen

Escalante Middle School sixth graders put their lessons about what it means to be a good citizen into practice Tuesday at Manna soup kitchen by washing dishes, mixing cookies and bagging lunches....

DATE: Dec. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores begins senior gift program

Children get a lot of attention during the holiday season, but too often seniors get overlooked. The inaugural Santa to a Senior Angel Tree program in Dolores aims to change that. Dolores Chamber...

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

As Giving Tuesday approaches, nonprofits look to critical giving season

After a marathon of shopping on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday can offer a break in the retail promotions. However, ahead of the national day of giving, residents can be faced with a...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Handmade hats offer warmth to those in need

Bright, handmade hats of many colors line a fence this week along the Animas River Trail near downtown Durango in case a homeless resident is in need. Signs posted with hats at White Rabbit Books...

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

Big Brothers Big Sisters in dire financial need

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Colorado, a nonprofit that has provided mentorships to thousands of students over 35 years, is in dire financial need and has launched an ambitious fundraising...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hundred Club provides 16 scholarships to college students

Sixteen children of law enforcement officers and emergency responders earned scholarships from the Hundred Club this year, a record for the nonprofit that was set up after the 1974 downtown Durango...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lockers to be installed at Transit Center for homeless

New lockers to be installed early next year at the Durango Transit Center will provide homeless residents with secure storage – one of the top needs expressed among homeless residents. The...

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

Haircuts, clothing and more provided to Four Corners vets

Thomas Parks came looking for camaraderie and got a free haircut. Glen Baumert came looking for warm socks and got to showoff his 2½-year-old Great Dane, Sweetheart. Parks and Baumert were expected...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photo: Keeping up the pace for puppies

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

Fort Lewis College Foundation sets fundraising record

The Fort Lewis College Foundation brought in a record $4.6 million in donations in the last fiscal year for scholarships, athletics, research, building construction and other projects. “Every...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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