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Homeless camp stabbing investigation suspended

No charges will be filed related to Saturday’s stabbing at a homeless camp in Durango, La Plata County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Dan Bender said Monday. None of the four people involved in the...

DATE: July 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sheriff’s Office investigating stabbing at Durango homeless camp

A stabbing that occurred at the homeless camp in Durango late Saturday night is being investigated by the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office, spokesman Dan Bender said on Sunday. According to Bender,...

DATE: July 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Homelessness in Durango: Finding a fix

About 100 people gathered for the Durango Homeless Summit on June 15 at the Durango Public Library to examine he issue of homelessness in the Durango area. Homelessness is a problem, so the Durango...

DATE: June 21, 2016 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

Long-term campers in San Juan Mountains spur campground closures

Another cluster of campgrounds in the San Juan National Forest faces a ban on overnight camping because a handful of individuals have taken up residence there and trashed the place. “People are...

DATE: June 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Summit explores solutions to Colorado homelessness

How do you solve homelessness? For some, the answer is simple: provide homes. At the Durango Homeless Coalition summit held Wednesday at the Durango Public Library, officials from across Colorado...

DATE: June 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Overdose confirmed in homeless man’s death

The homeless man who was found dead on the banks of the Animas River last month died from an overdose of a cocktail of drugs, a final autopsy report released Monday confirmed. On May 21, the body...

DATE: June 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Homeless seek legal protection from cities’ laws

SARASOTA, Fla. – David Cross had been such a fixture at Five Points Park, a patch of green in the prospering heart of this city, that residents dubbed the homeless man “the mayor.” But that was...

DATE: June 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Panhandling inspires ambassadors to help downtown tourists

In response to businesses’ concerns about panhandlers, downtown, ambassadors in blue on Tuesday started extending a warm welcome to summer tourists along Main Avenue. Six people hired by the...

DATE: May 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Toxicology results pending in homeless man’s death

The cause of death for a 40-year old homeless man who was discovered Saturday along the banks of the Animas River will likely come down to toxicology tests, La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith said...

DATE: May 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Body found on west bank of Animas River identified

The body of a 40-year old man discovered Saturday afternoon along the west bank of the Animas River near West Park Avenue has been identified as Kansas native Randy Shaw. “We all knew this phone...

DATE: May 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Body discovered near Animas River in Durango

The body of a 40-year-old man was discovered Saturday afternoon along the west bank of the Animas River behind a house on West Park Avenue. The man was found downstream of the Main Avenue bridge in...

DATE: May 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Herald wins several awards in Society of Professional Journalists’ contest

The Durango Herald captured eight awards this week from the Society of Professional Journalists. The Top of the Rockies contest includes media organizations from Colorado, Utah, Wyoming and New...

DATE: May 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News