Homelessness

Youths confront homelessness

Young people battling homelessness is not just happening in the movies and television, it’s happening in real life in La Plata County, too. On Tuesday, Community Cinema will screen “The...

DATE: March 19, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Adieu, Chocolate Fantasia

Chocolate lovers may begin their grieving for the glory that was Chocolate Fantasia – an all-you-can eat extravaganza for chocophiles. The long-lived event was a fundraiser for Volunteers of...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

High rent limits Housing Solutions

Federal money flowed in again this year to help stabilize local families in need, but the dollars aren’t going as far as they have in the past. Housing Solutions for the Southwest received...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Getting more for Manna

When you enter Manna Soup Kitchen’s chilly walk-in freezer, it’s hard not to immediately notice a rack of ribs resting on a shelf on the left. Toward the back are pounds of ground meat carefully...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Example of political free speech or loitering?

A homeless man’s protest sign in downtown Durango drew the attention of passers-by and police Tuesday, resulting in a citation for loitering. The sign read “Democrat$ and Republican$ use the...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Exposed to winter

In the human imagination, some deaths exert a macabre psychological pull that’s disproportionate to their real-world occurrence. After all, whose mind hasn’t idly pondered what it would be like to...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

New homeless shelter for families set to open in Durango

Two years ago, Linda West was working the checkout at the Methodist Thrift Store when a homeless man came in, asking where he could find some gloves and socks. He showed her his hands, and she was...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

New homeless shelter for families set to open in Durango

Two years ago, Linda West was working the checkout at the Methodist Thrift Store when a homeless man came in, asking where he could find some gloves and socks. He showed her his hands, and she was...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Grand Junction cafe helps employ homeless teenagers

GRAND JUNCTION (AP) – It’s hard enough to find a job with little or no experience and a local unemployment rate above 8 percent.Add being on the run from a dysfunctional home life, a lack of...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2013 | CATEGORY: Business

Police sweep homeless camps

Local law-enforcement personnel are sweeping public lands along the city outskirts this week, armed with eviction notices for campsites occupied by homeless or transient people.The notices have a...

DATE: June 6, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Eye-opener

Sometimes you have to walk a mile in someone’s shoes to understand.That was the consensus as more than a dozen local social-service providers literally walked a mile in their clients’ shoes on...

DATE: July 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bear nips man in town

A man who is homeless was nipped by a black bear Wednesday morning while sleeping on public lands east of the Manna Soup Kitchen in Durango.The man, who would identify himself only as Gary, said he...

DATE: June 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News