Homelessness

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Give Us Dirty Work offers the homeless employment

The Give Us Dirty Work project is offering homeless residents hope through employment. “They are human beings, they need to be part of our society. ... This is why we are trying so hard to offer...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2017 | UPDATED: 4 days 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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Man stabs attacker in chest at homeless camp west of Durango

A Durango man was in “fair” condition Thursday at Mercy Regional Medical Center after being stabbed once in the chest. The incident occurred about 5:20 p.m. Wednesday at a homeless camp behind the...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2017 | UPDATED: 5 days 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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Permanent homeless camp idea in Durango faces management hurdle

Finding an organization to oversee a permanent homeless camp in Durango has proved challenging, city staff told the Durango City Council Tuesday. Thus far, nonprofits focused on serving homeless...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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‘We are all homeless’ exhibit in Durango aims to humanize issue

Handwritten pleas for help, written by homeless people, were installed at the Durango Transit Center Monday to help further the conversation about the issue in Durango. Willie Baronet, artist and...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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City and sheriff’s office working on homeless camp survey

City staff and the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office plan to survey homeless residents about permanent housing options and their other needs. “In order for there to be success, the homeless...

DATE: July 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Residents advocate for homeless campground

In the year that Sonia Horsting has lived on Ella Vita Court, she’s seen many people make their way up the hill to camp north of the Tech Center. Some people living in the forest walked by quietly...

DATE: July 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Possible sites for homeless discussed by council

The Durango City Council discussed where to build a permanent legal campground for homeless residents on Tuesday and found challenges with all of the sites. The site could be governed by a...

DATE: June 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

N.M. group unveils homelessness project

SANTA FE – A local architect and a pair of organizations that serve Santa Fe’s homeless population have been working for nearly two years to develop a long-term solution to homelessness that...

DATE: June 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Durango officials will consider campground for homeless

Local officials are considering the creation of a regulated homeless campground in Durango, and they’re looking to a New Mexico community for ideas. Earlier this spring, La Plata County...

DATE: June 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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The Bridge shelter in Cortez gets $20,000 grant for new facility

The Bridge Emergency Shelter has received a grant to start its fundraising campaign for a new facility. In a May 23 news release, shelter staff announced they had received a match/challenge grant...

DATE: May 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Fox News story draws ire from Durangoans

Fox News on Wednesday portrayed Durango as a picturesque mountain town – once vibrant and upscale, “dotted with luxury hotels” – but recently “overrun by panhandlers,” thanks, in part, to legalized...

DATE: May 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Young Manna visitors to enjoy play set

Young visitors to Manna will have a place of their own after the Durango Daybreak Rotary Club donated and installed a play structure on Saturday. About 20 volunteers helped build the play set, and...

DATE: May 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News