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City of Durango dismisses citations against homeless protesters

Durango prosecutors have dismissed charges against eight homeless people who were cited with trespassing on public property during a protest they held Aug. 24 opposing the city’s camping ban. The...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Denver removes homeless storage units lived in by people

DENVER – Denver officials have removed large outdoor storage containers set up last year for homeless people after discovering that people were living inside them. The city paid $30,000 for 10...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Durango stops enforcing camping ban at night

The city of Durango has stopped issuing citations to people who camp overnight in public open spaces, excluding parks and sidewalks, city officials said. The city stopped issuing the citations...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Nonprofit envisions village for homeless, impoverished

A proposed village could provide residents experiencing poverty and homelessness a chance at homeownership. Community Compassion Outreach , a new nonprofit in Durango, envisions a 10- to 15-unit...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Bridge begins construction on new shelter

The Bridge homeless shelter broke ground Thursday on a new $2.1 million facility at 735 N. Park St. in Cortez. The new building will have an overnight shelter on the first floor for up to 26 people...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Homeless camping a defining issue in sheriff’s election

One of the most visible and complex challenges facing the three candidates for La Plata County sheriff is how to manage increasing issues surrounding homelessness. Challengers Charles Hamby, a...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Denver’s tiny homeless village still faces challenges, but year one was a win-win

Tucked away on a lot on the edge of RiNo between a brewery and a commuter rail station is a thriving village for Denver’s chronically homeless. The weather isn’t cooperating on this day, but that...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Camp closure leaves Durango’s homeless without options

The city’s decision to close a homeless camp near Greenmount Cemetery last week has left some homeless residents feeling angry and exasperated with nowhere to sleep overnight. “They are violating...

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

ACLU takes aim at Durango’s camping ban

The American Civil Liberties Union sent a strongly worded letter to the city of Durango, urging the city to suspend enforcement of its camping ban in light of the recent decision to close the only...

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

Durango to close homeless camp, won’t provide new location

The city of Durango has no plans to provide overnight camping for homeless residents after Aug. 24, when a temporary camp near Greenmount Cemetery is set to close. “The city is not in the business...

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

Police end homeless camp protest

The number of homeless campers has dwindled drastically at a site near Greenmount Cemetery since Durango police forced some protesting residents to leave earlier this week. About 10 residents...

DATE: July 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango City Council: Homeless camp rules must be upheld

Durango City Council agreed Tuesday rules governing the homeless camp at Greenmount Cemetery must be upheld. “If you can’t agree to them, then you need to leave. That is real life,” Mayor Sweetie...

DATE: July 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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