Homelessness

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 | UPDATED: 1 day 20 hours ago | 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

Durango homeless camp protest extends to fourth day

Durango City Councilors expect to discuss homeless camping near Greenmount Cemetery on Tuesday, as residents of the site continue to protest the rules put in place by the city. The city requires...

DATE: July 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Police issue citations to protesting homeless residents

Durango Police issued nine trespassing citations Sunday morning to residents of the temporary homeless camp who refused to break down their tents in an act of protest. The site’s rules state that...

DATE: July 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Police to begin issuing citations to homeless residents Sunday

Durango Police Department will begin issuing trespassing citations Sunday to residents of the temporary homeless shelter near the entrance to Greenmount Cemetery. On Friday, residents at the site...

DATE: July 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Homeless campers protest city rules at site near Greenmount Cemetery

Homeless residents refused to take down their tents or leave their campsites Friday in protest of rules enforced by the city of Durango at a site near Greenmount Cemetery. The rules have caused...

DATE: July 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Funding delayed for long-term plan to address homelessness

Long-term plans to address homelessness may be delayed as a result of uncertain budget impacts to local governments stemming from the 416 Fire. The city of Durango and La Plata County are bracing...

DATE: July 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Downtown ambassadors help tourists, watch for troublemakers

For Cathy Roberts, working a few shifts as a downtown ambassador is an ideal fit. “I get to walk and talk. It’s the perfect job for me,” Roberts said during a shift early in the tourist season. “I...

DATE: July 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango woman lends an ear to homeless teens

Durango resident Loretta Meushaw was volunteering at her first Rainbow Family Gathering in 1998 when she was struck by the homeless teenagers who attended. “I just didn’t have an idea about the...

DATE: July 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Residents call for additional testing at proposed homeless camp

The city of Durango may test for radon at a proposed homeless camp, but residents and the state health department say the test will not answer all the questions about radioactive materials on the...

DATE: July 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Homeless residents at new campsite with new rules

Homeless residents have played musical chairs this spring and summer, having lived in four different campsites, with possibly a fifth to come. The most recent home is a temporary site that opened...

DATE: July 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News