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Gov. Jared Polis has issued a statewide stay-at-home order for non-essential workers and activities.


A little help for St. Nick

DATE: Dec. 11, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Coats for Christmas

DATE: Dec. 10, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Shop With A Cop program seeking funds

The Durango Police Department’s annual Shop With A Cop program, sponsored through donations to Durango Lodge 8 Fraternal Order of Police, is now accepting public donations for the annual event set...

DATE: Nov. 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

That’s what (Facebook) friends are for

On Aug. 24, staff members at Manna Soup Kitchen found themselves lacking enough volunteers to prepare and serve the midday meal. Normally church, business and civic groups show up for pre-arranged...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dave Spencer Classic kicks off 14th year

The snow this week arrived just in time for the 14th annual Dave Spencer Ski Classic, the annual fundraiser for Durango Adaptive Sports Association.The classic includes a number of events, from the...

DATE: Feb. 29, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News


Sometimes you have to walk a mile in someone’s shoes to understand.That was the consensus as more than a dozen local social-service providers literally walked a mile in their clients’ shoes on...

DATE: July 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pulled from poverty

Some sad stories have happy endings. But six months ago, single father of four Butch Lawrence would never have guessed that his story would be one of them.“I was upset at the world and couldn’t get...

DATE: June 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

The new thinking on an age-old problem

As local residents and officials mobilize to meet struggling families' needs today, advocates say some big-picture and novel approaches also will be a necessary part of the battle against poverty....

DATE: Jan. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Solutions hinge on involvement

Even before the recession began hammering family finances, researchers say, many of Colorado's working families were falling fast into poverty. The economic downturn continues to compound the...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Single mom overcomes poverty to earn degree

Nicole Pearson came to town six years ago ready to take on the world. Or at least a degree from Fort Lewis College.If only it had worked out so simply.She met someone. Then came two children....

DATE: Jan. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Durango way: Work lots, still come up short

It's a predicament many Durangoans know well: multiple jobs but still not enough money to pay all the bills. Earnings too high for assistance but too low to really make it.It's hanging onto the...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

When leaving is the only choice

As a single mother with a 3-year-old boy, Diana Williams faces tough decisions every day.Like what to cut when the grocery bill is the only thing left.“I could maybe get by eating ramen noodles and...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

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