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Durango City Council OKs temporary homeless site

The city of Durango on Thursday will open a temporary site for homeless campers displaced by fire restrictions. City councilors, on a 4-0 vote with Councilor Chris Bettin absent, passed an...

DATE: June 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango considers temporary evacuation shelter for homeless residents

Durango City Council could open a new, temporary evacuation camp for homeless residents who have been displaced by Stage 3 fire restrictions. The camp would be located on city open space adjacent...

DATE: June 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Homeless residents left with few options during public land closures

An emergency shelter for evacuees of the 416 Fire closed Monday, and while most people have been able to return to their homes, those living homeless in Durango have few options for places to stay....

DATE: June 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango may study radon at new homeless camp

Tests to study the effects of radon on people in tents may be conducted at the site of a new homeless camp expected to open before the end of the month near the Durango Dog Park. The Durango City...

DATE: June 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

With Stage 3 fire restrictions, homeless residents become evacuees

A homeless camp west of Durango city limits was closed and moved to Escalante Middle School on Tuesday shortly before La Plata County commissioners enacted Stage 3 fire restrictions. One of the...

DATE: June 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

City won’t study uranium health risks before opening homeless camp

A planned homeless camp expected to open near the Durango Dog Park may pose health risks to residents, but the city does not plan to assess potential hazards before allowing people to sleep on the...

DATE: June 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Designs refined for miniature homes for homeless residents

Plans to house the homeless with miniature homes in Durango are taking shape. Community Compassion Outreach , a Durango group, will present updated design plans for the homes Saturday and outline...

DATE: May 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango City Council bans sitting, lying on sidewalks

Durango City Council unanimously approved an ordinance Tuesday that prohibits anyone from sitting or lying down on downtown sidewalks, curbs and other public areas. The law will provide another...

DATE: May 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Homeless residents move into new camp

A new temporary camp for homeless residents is filling up west of downtown Durango near the base of Hogsback Mountain. Residents earlier this week set up tents and tarps for shade on the barren...

DATE: May 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

City of Durango commits to timeline for opening new homeless camp

The city of Durango committed to opening a new homeless camp adjacent to the Durango Dog Park by June 30 at the latest in a letter to the La Plata County commissioners. La Plata County needs to...

DATE: May 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County commissioners want Durango’s plan for homeless camp

La Plata County commissioners want the city of Durango to clear up several uncertainties about a new homeless camp the city plans to open adjacent to the Durango Dog Park before the county closes...

DATE: April 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Successful fundraiser to house homeless woman inspires campaign

Durango photographer Kyla Jenkinson raised enough money in three days on GoFundMe to house her homeless friend for three months. She launched the online campaign the day before Christmas Eve –...

DATE: April 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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