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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

Men to don heels for Women’s Resource Center fundraiser

The Women’s Resource Center is inviting men to step into high heels next week, not to walk a mile, but to sprint for a good cause. Racing in heels comes with some inherent dangers, mainly to...

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

Animal Services director decides fate of thousands

Chris Nelson has decided the fate of thousands of dogs and cats as director of Animal Services at the La Plata County Humane Society. For 18 years, he’s determined when to put animals down and...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Garden Project starts weekly fresh produce distribution

Durango resident Jim Eaton lost 140 pounds in 10 months. His secret: backstroke swimming and eating vegetables from the free Manna Market produce stand at Durango’s soup kitchen. Three food-centric...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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