Homelessness

Possible sites for homeless discussed by council

The Durango City Council discussed where to build a permanent legal campground for homeless residents on Tuesday and found challenges with all of the sites. The site could be governed by a...

DATE: June 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

N.M. group unveils homelessness project

SANTA FE – A local architect and a pair of organizations that serve Santa Fe’s homeless population have been working for nearly two years to develop a long-term solution to homelessness that...

DATE: June 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Durango officials will consider campground for homeless

Local officials are considering the creation of a regulated homeless campground in Durango, and they’re looking to a New Mexico community for ideas. Earlier this spring, La Plata County...

DATE: June 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Bridge shelter in Cortez gets $20,000 grant for new facility

The Bridge Emergency Shelter has received a grant to start its fundraising campaign for a new facility. In a May 23 news release, shelter staff announced they had received a match/challenge grant...

DATE: May 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Fox News story draws ire from Durangoans

Fox News on Wednesday portrayed Durango as a picturesque mountain town – once vibrant and upscale, “dotted with luxury hotels” – but recently “overrun by panhandlers,” thanks, in part, to legalized...

DATE: May 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Young Manna visitors to enjoy play set

Young visitors to Manna will have a place of their own after the Durango Daybreak Rotary Club donated and installed a play structure on Saturday. About 20 volunteers helped build the play set, and...

DATE: May 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Downtown Durango panhandling survey pitches ideas – some unique, some possibly illegal

Durango business owners upset with panhandlers “who are impacting the safety, charm and allure of our community” have come up with some creative – and potentially unconstitutional – ideas for...

DATE: May 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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