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Fort Lewis College benefit basketball games to support Griego family

It was the third quarter of a big game against nationally-ranked Black Hills State University when Fort Lewis College women’s basketball assistant coach Orlando Griego got news no expecting parent...

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

Fort Lewis College grants help students make ends meet

In an effort to reduce accumulated fees and unexpected costs from blocking students continued pursuits of their studies, Fort Lewis College has introduced the Skyhawk Persistence Grant....

DATE: Feb. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Salvation Army opens office in Durango

A Salvation Army service center, which will offer social services in La Plata County, opened an office this month in west Durango. The impending arrival of a service center sparked controversy last...

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

Federal employees seek help from Durango Food Bank

Furloughed federal workers have sought assistance from the Durango Food Bank as a result of the partial government shutdown, while at the same time, one of the food bank’s key programs faces an...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Meeting to explore needs, recruit volunteers for homeless services

The gaps and strengths in Durango’s social safety net for homeless residents will be explored Saturday at a meeting. Community Compassion Outreach, a Durango nonprofit, is hosting the meeting that...

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

Durangoans arrive safely in Kenya after terror attack

A team of eight Durangoans arrived safely in Nairobi, Kenya, on Wednesday, a day after terrorists attacked a hotel and business complex in the city. The volunteers from the First United Methodist...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County Humane Society to close high-end shop

La Plata County Humane Society will close a retail shop that opened in April and featured high-end donations. The franchise will be consolidated into the existing thrift store at the Humane...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Safehouse had increase in demand in 2017

Durango’s domestic violence shelter, the Volunteers of America Southwest Safehouse, experienced a steep increase in the number of people served in 2017. The Safehouse is a secure, hidden shelter...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Homeless shelter extends stays to help clients find housing

Nakeia and James Muñoz spent a month living in their Subaru with their 11-year-old daughter sharing a blanket and pillow before they moved into the Volunteers of America Durango Community Shelter....

DATE: Jan. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Charities count on residents’ Christmas spirit

Up to 80 percent of all individual donations to nonprofits and charitable organizations can be made in December, said one local nonprofit executive. While holiday giving is appreciated, it can be...

DATE: Dec. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Community celebrates Christmas with girl diagnosed with tumor

Hundreds of people gathered on Christmas Eve to sing Christmas songs and provide some holiday cheer for the Scott family. Meeting at the home of a nearby neighbor, they walked to the Scott home and...

DATE: Dec. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pine River Shares asking for final donations of 2018

Pine River Shares has announced that a local supporter will match all financial contributions for its sixth annual Food, Friends and Funds drive. All contributions since Nov. 1 and through Dec. 31...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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