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Durango nonprofit offers loans to purchase manufactured homes

Prospective manufactured homebuyers can struggle to find a loan, but a Durango nonprofit is offering a new financing option. For the first time, HomesFund , a Durango-based nonprofit, is offering...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Nonprofit envisions village for homeless, impoverished

A proposed village could provide residents experiencing poverty and homelessness a chance at homeownership. Community Compassion Outreach , a new nonprofit in Durango, envisions a 10- to 15-unit...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Bridge begins construction on new shelter

The Bridge homeless shelter broke ground Thursday on a new $2.1 million facility at 735 N. Park St. in Cortez. The new building will have an overnight shelter on the first floor for up to 26 people...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Christian Church may be converted into condos

Durango Christian Church on East Third Avenue may be restored and converted into five condominiums. The congregation decided to put the church on the market about three and half years ago because...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tiny home village near Escalante draws strong interest

The developer of a proposed tiny home village across the street from Escalante Middle School expects to see strong demand from potential residents after it starts accepting reservation applications...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Housing Solutions loans can help flood victims

When mud flooded Dixie Sandoval’s home in 2013, the damage was so extensive she thought she would have to find a new home. The flood was caused from the culverts behind her home in the Arboles...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Church wants to repurpose old Walmart building in Cortez

The long-vacant Walmart building in Cortez Plaza is slated to become the new home of Rock Springs Church. Plaza owner Tom Maley and church leaders were given preliminary approval for the project...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Four-story building with 42 condos planned for Main Avenue

A mixed-use building that could house 42 new condominiums and commercial space could be built next spring in the 1100 block of Main Avenue. The four-story building would take the place of three...

DATE: June 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores hires attorney, seeks town manager

The Dolores Town Board is righting the ship after recent resignations by the town attorney and town manager. On Monday, board members voted to appoint Jon Kelly as their new attorney. Kelly has a...

DATE: June 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango voters may be asked to approve tax increase this November

The city of Durango is considering asking voters to approve a tax increase in November to address a looming budget shortfall and pay for major construction projects. The city expects a budget...

DATE: May 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango may OK tiny home community

A growing movement to save money and simplify life may become more reality than movement if a former La Plata County commissioner’s proposal to create a community of tiny homes earns favor with the...

DATE: May 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

City of Durango approves a nontraditional subdivision

A proposed subdivision that has raised some controversy near Florida Road and Colorado Avenue won over city officials this week. A few Durango city councilors praised the courtyard design of the...

DATE: May 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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