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Judge OKs class action in lawsuit over Denver’s homeless sweeps

A lawsuit that claims the City of Denver violated the constitutional rights of its homeless residents took a big step forward on Thursday. A federal judge granted class-action status to the suit,...

DATE: April 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Downtown Durango businesses, concerned residents weigh in on panhandling

Business people and concerned residents brainstormed ideas to address panhandling at a packed meeting Tuesday at the Durango Public Library. The Business Improvement District , Durango Chamber of...

DATE: April 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango business owners, residents to discuss panhandling

Business owners and residents will share ideas at a town hall Tuesday about how to tackle panhandling downtown over the summer. “What we hope to accomplish with the town hall is to gather ideas...

DATE: April 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez’s Bridge shelter could get a new home

About two months after learning that their current location was up for sale, the leaders of the Bridge Emergency Shelter in Cortez now have a plan for a new building. According to a news release...

DATE: March 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sale of Montezuma courthouse leaves Bridge shelter in limbo

The Bridge Emergency Shelter in Cortez could face its own emergency this year, as Montezuma County commissioners recently put its location up for sale. The decision to sell the Montezuma County...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Homelessness spike seen in Greeley

GREELEY – On a cold November night, Jon Engrav went into a gas station and asked the people working to call the police on him. He hadn’t done anything illegal, reported The Tribune of Greeley. “I...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Outreach changing homeless camping culture in La Plata County

West of the Durango Tech Center, Fritz Schnell’s camp is neatly kept, as are many of those on La Plata County property. Some residents clean regularly, and Manna Soup Kitchen’s garden manager and...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Homeless camps west of Tech Center raise concerns

Residents of Ella Vita Court are concerned about more and more homeless residents passing through and disrupting the neighborhood. “There’s been a large number of instances where we called the...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Adult Education Center provides students in need with housing

For decades, schools have known kids don’t learn well if they’re hungry or homeless. It’s not any different for older students, and the Durango Adult Education Center has added housing to the ways...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lawsuit challenges Denver’s sweeps of the homeless

DENVER – When Jerry Burton’s sleeping bag and tent were removed by city workers from his campsite near a rapidly developing area close to downtown Denver, he was able to start over again with...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Efforts to contain panhandling see mixed results

After the summer rollout of a slew of solutions to reduce panhandling downtown, the business community is split on the effort’s effectiveness. Public outcry about panhandling last year led the...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Crew released from Animas Mountain brush fire

A Durango Fire Protection District crew on Monday night responded to a brush fire on Animas Mountain and quickly reported it extinguished. By 9:40 p.m., the crew was released, and the command was...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News