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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

Successful fundraiser to house homeless woman inspires campaign

Durango photographer Kyla Jenkinson raised enough money in three days on GoFundMe to house her homeless friend for three months. She launched the online campaign the day before Christmas Eve –...

DATE: April 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Friends help Cortez couple rebuild lives after fire

A Mancos couple is trying to help two Cortez residents rebuild after their trailer burned down March 17. Gary and Novella Nicholas were injured, and lost most of their belongings, including two...

DATE: March 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Four Corners Red Cross chapter needs volunteers

The Four Corners chapter of the American Red Cross needs volunteers, said Todd Parisi, disaster action team coordinator for the Four Corners Red Cross. The organization responds to local disasters...

DATE: March 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Manna hires new executive director

Ann Morse has big shoes to fill when she takes over as executive director of Manna this spring. She will replace Kathy Tonnessen, who has held the position since 2013 and expanded Manna’s programs...

DATE: March 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Basil Rathbone – Cortez residents’ best friend – now needs help of his own

The service dog of Madison House Assisted Living in Cortez recently underwent surgery. Now the people who love him need help. Basil Rathbone was named after a 1940s actor by senior-assisted living...

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

Denkai Animal Sanctuary moves to Yellow Jacket

Floss Blackburn moved her national animal rescue organization, Denkai Animal Sanctuary, to Yellow Jacket in October. Founded in 2004, the sanctuary operated out of Weld County until the move last...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sewer repairs will close one lane on north Main Avenue next week in Durango

A northbound lane of traffic will be shut down next week along part of north Main Avenue while a sewer line is repaired for The Boys & Girls Club. Archer Western Construction plans to repair a...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News