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Durango considers adopting public art piece that spells out L-O-V-E

Answers to the simple question, “What’s your vision for the world?” are inspiring a book, video and art pieces focused on the Four Corners. A leadership class with Tiospaye, a Durango nonprofit...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Statewide plan sets five-year goal to end hunger

A plan to end hunger across the state in five years aims to connect those struggling to buy food with federal assistance programs. Enrolling in federal assistance can ease the pressure on tight...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Emergency shelter in Cortez moves ahead with building plans

After almost a year of planning, the Bridge Emergency Shelter in Cortez is close to realizing its plans for a new building with transitional housing. Executive director Laurie Knutson said the...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Discover Goodwill to open in Durango with all-day celebration

Durango’s first retail and donation center operated by Discover Goodwill of Southern and Western Colorado will open with an all-day celebration planned for Feb. 17. “We want to enhance the Durango...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Community rallies behind City Market employee after stroke

Carol Wells, the front-end manager at south City Market, was surprised to tears Sunday afternoon when some community members presented her with a care package to help her recover from a stroke. ...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Piñon Project receives large donation

The Piñon Project on Tuesday received a donation of $23,067.99 for use in its general fund from Tiospaye , a nonprofit based in Durango. The donation came from a workshop facilitated by Tiospaye....

DATE: Jan. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Boy who died in four-vehicle crash on Hwy. 550 identified

A 9-year-old boy who died in a four-vehicle crash Wednesday on U.S. Highway 550 has been identified as Dominic Allen. Dominic was riding with his mother, Angelica Hernandez, and younger brother,...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Manna’s executive director plans departure

After expanding Manna’s programs and leading it during a time of intense community controversy over homelessness, Kathy Tonnessen plans to leave the executive director post this spring....

DATE: Jan. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Veterans group gets busy this weekend with beekeeper workshop

After slowing down in 2017, the Veterans Homestead Project, a nonprofit focused on training veterans in regenerative agriculture, plans to ramp up its educational offerings this year. The first in...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Food Bank to begin raising money for larger space

Donations are filling the shelves at the Durango Food Bank, where the former kitchen has been converted into storage to hold the holiday plenty. Space is a premium at the 2,000-square-foot building...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Seasons to donate to Napa/Sonoma fires fund

Seasons Rotisserie & Grill is no stranger to fire. On Feb. 22, 2008, the downtown restaurant was gutted by a blaze that claimed two other businesses on the 700 block of Main Avenue and injured...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

Durango VFW to distribute 700 pounds of food

Members of Durango Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4031 picked up 700 pounds of non-perishable food on Sunday to be handed out to local families in need. Mary Perino, a member of the VFW, said she...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News