Homelessness

Housing needed to solve homelessness, advocate says

Housing is the answer to homelessness, not laws criminalizing it. That was the message Tristia Bauman, staff attorney for the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty , delivered to more...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 14 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Experts to host community dinner to discuss homelessness

The criminalization of homelessness, hunger and housing will be among some of the big topics of community discussion at a dinner Wednesday that will feature a talk by a senior lawyer from the...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 14 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Springs homeless camp being cleared out

COLORADO SPRINGS – A large homeless camp in Colorado Springs will be cleared out by Monday after the city received permission from landowners to remove tents and residents. The Gazette reports the...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Despite orders from Sheriff, people still camping behind Tech Center

The La Plata County Sheriff’s Office has been clear: There’s no camping allowed behind the Tech Center. But weeks after law enforcement said individuals need to leave the area, people are still...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Groups take aim at Durango’s proposed camping rules

Two civil rights groups took issue Friday with the city of Durango’s proposed rules for camping in city limits in a tersely worded letter, saying the proposed rules violate federal laws. The...

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

Homeless campers hope to earn right to stay west of town

A handful of homeless campers living west of Durango hope to earn the right to stay where they are, rather than be displaced again. Gina and Brian Whitten and Patricia Hollenbeck cleaned up one of...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

West-side residents watched homeless drama play out on their street

Residents on the west side of Durango have reported numerous instances of suspicious behavior, disturbances and trespassing to police as the number of intoxicated people traveling to homeless camps...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sheriff’s Office evicts homeless from hillside

Timothy Sargent keeps his campsite clean. He encourages others to do the same. But there are always bad apples in every bunch, something he said is used to paint the entire homeless community with...

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

Durango rules on homelessness ‘starting a battle’

Durango is starting a battle – at least that’s how Donna Mae Baukat, co-founder and executive director of Community Compassion Outreach Inc., sees it. The city’s adversary: people without homes....

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

Sheriff’s Office evicts dozens of homeless residents west of Durango

About 40 homeless people camping west of Durango were told Wednesday by the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office they have 48 hours to move. Deputies “tagged” camps and informed campers of the eviction...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Latest Denver police sweep forces three dozen homeless from RiNo camp

A young woman shrieked and howled Wednesday morning as she stomped across Arkins Court toward Brighton Boulevard, away from the homeless encampment where she’d been sleeping of late. She overturned...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

‘Home-free’ residents prepare for winter in Durango

Timothy Sargent is preparing for the cold months ahead. For him, staying warm is a matter of life and death. “It is so important to have someplace that you can go and be warm,” said Sargent, who...

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

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