Homelessness

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

Durango Herald wins awards from Society of Professional Journalists

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: April 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Greeley homeless to lose hub

GREELEY (AP) – Every morning, Chris Llamas leaves his blue tent on the bank of the Poudre River and walks about a mile south to the Lincoln Park Library in downtown Greeley. He likes to get there...

DATE: March 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

La Plata County program offers hand-up from homelessness

Durango mothers Katie Gould and Alicia Thompson know firsthand the pitfalls to homelessness. It is a missed paycheck, a late rent payment, an arrest for drug use or an unexpected episode of...

DATE: March 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Colorado homeless program receives HUD grant

Housing Solutions for the Southwest has received a $139,910 grant to help homeless families find housing. The grant supports the Southwest Colorado Transitional Housing Program, which assists 10 to...

DATE: March 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango City Council considers long-term housing for homeless

Long-term housing for homeless people in Durango could help them put their lives back together and lower the strain on public health care and other social services. “If you take care of housing...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Director of shelter, veterans program wants to expand services

The new director for the Southwest Safehouse, the Durango Community Shelter and the Veterans Transitional Housing Program wants to introduce new services and longer stays for homeless guests....

DATE: Jan. 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango teen uses holiday break to launch sock charity

On the bike ride down Main Avenue en route to school, 15-year-old Alix Gillen noticed homeless people everywhere. It was just before Christmas, and a philanthropic Gillen thought the holidays might...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Festive spirit on display at Manna Soup Kitchen in Durango

Durangoans shoveled, scraped off their cars, checked road conditions, canceled travel plans, unwrapped presents, skied on fresh powder, sledded, made a quick trip to the grocery store for some...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Leavenworth leaving Volunteers of America

Sarada Leavenworth, the division director of Volunteers of America, will be leaving the organization in early January for a new job at Axis Health System. Leavenworth announced her departure from...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News