Homelessness

Designs refined for miniature homes for homeless residents

Plans to house the homeless with miniature homes in Durango are taking shape. Community Compassion Outreach , a Durango group, will present updated design plans for the homes Saturday and outline...

DATE: May 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango City Council bans sitting, lying on sidewalks

Durango City Council unanimously approved an ordinance Tuesday that prohibits anyone from sitting or lying down on downtown sidewalks, curbs and other public areas. The law will provide another...

DATE: May 15, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 days 10 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Homeless residents move into new camp

A new temporary camp for homeless residents is filling up west of downtown Durango near the base of Hogsback Mountain. Residents earlier this week set up tents and tarps for shade on the barren...

DATE: May 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

City of Durango commits to timeline for opening new homeless camp

The city of Durango committed to opening a new homeless camp adjacent to the Durango Dog Park by June 30 at the latest in a letter to the La Plata County commissioners. La Plata County needs to...

DATE: May 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County commissioners want Durango’s plan for homeless camp

La Plata County commissioners want the city of Durango to clear up several uncertainties about a new homeless camp the city plans to open adjacent to the Durango Dog Park before the county closes...

DATE: April 28, 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

Proposed ban on sitting and lying on sidewalks splits residents

Residents were split on the need to prohibit people from sitting or lying on city sidewalks during a hearing Wednesday at Durango City Hall. Passionate residents said they were often afraid of...

DATE: April 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County Sheriff’s Office temporarily relocating homeless camp

The La Plata County Sheriff’s Office will temporarily relocate campers after a small fire started Tuesday afternoon in the homeless camp north of the Durango Tech Center. Firefighters with Durango...

DATE: April 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango City Council may prohibit sitting or lying down on sidewalks

A potential city ordinance could prohibit everyone from sitting or lying down on city sidewalks, but advocates worry it targets the poor. The law could improve safety downtown, especially for...

DATE: April 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College Veterans Club cooks chili for the homeless

Jake Yost isn’t much of a cook, but he was all in Monday helping to organize a meal for the Durango Community Shelter in an effort to give back to those who need it most. Tim Baxter, who lives at...

DATE: April 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango City Council may prohibit sitting or lying down on sidewalks

A potential city ordinance could prohibit everyone from sitting or lying down on city sidewalks, but advocates worry it targets the poor. The law could improve safety downtown, especially for...

DATE: April 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Former uranium mill tailings may pose health risks at homeless camp

Durango City Councilors voted to require homeless residents to sleep next to the Durango Dog Park this week, however unanswered questions about the health risks of camping overnight on a former...

DATE: April 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News