Homelessness

Should ending homelessness be a local and federal effort?

Banks need to invest in their local communities to effectively increase affordable housing, Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, said this week at a U.S. House of Representatives committee hearing. The...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2020 | UPDATED: 5 days 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

A passion for helping Durango’s homeless

Many seasonal workers in Southwest Colorado ditch their summer gigs when winter comes – but not Richard Dilworth. Dilworth has been employed as a homeless outreach coordinator with the Durango...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Donated tents at Purple Cliffs offer warmth to campers

Mikayla Jernigan is still working to insulate her tent. Jernigan lives outside on a hillside near La Posta Road, and she’s had trouble adjusting to the December cold. People have lived at the...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Negotiations to provide transit to Purple Cliffs stalled through the holidays

Unusual work schedules during the upcoming holidays may stall plans to provide transportation to people living homeless at Purple Cliffs south of downtown Durango. Southwest Center for Independence...

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

City, county consider transportation needs for Purple Cliffs campers

Transportation is one of the top concerns for people living homeless in the Purple Cliffs area south of downtown Durango. But they may soon have an easier time getting around thanks to an agreement...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

N.M. providing housing for homeless youths

FARMINGTON – San Juan County received a federal grant to provide housing for youths transitioning out of juvenile and protective services and who have a history of homelessness. The $287,000 grant...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Third suspect arrested in connection with Animas River Trail ambush

A third man has been arrested in connection with a suspected ambush near the Animas River Trail that almost turned deadly. Around 6 p.m. Nov. 24, police were alerted of a fight behind the Speedway...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango candle-making company helps homeless by giving them a job

A new candle-making business in Durango is offering homeless residents the chance to earn a day’s wages and work references. Solutions. Public Benefit Corp . was founded by Joslin Roderick in...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two arrested on suspicion of attempted murder near Animas River Trail

Two members of Durango’s homeless community have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in connection with a fight last weekend near the Animas River Trail. In addition to the two arrests,...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

More than a hundred donate gear for people living homeless

Volunteers at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Saturday morning collected vanloads of donated goods from hundreds of residents to support people living homeless in Durango. The Neighbors in Need...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lockers to be installed at Transit Center for homeless

New lockers to be installed early next year at the Durango Transit Center will provide homeless residents with secure storage – one of the top needs expressed among homeless residents. The...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Alternative to homeless camping near Purple Cliffs is sought

La Plata County commissioners and Durango City councilors said Monday they would like to see an alternative to homeless camping at Purple Cliffs identified soon because of its steep slopes and...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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