Nonprofits

Kids to dabble in science and technology this weekend at Discovery Festival

More than 1,000 students are expected to gather at the second annual Colorado Discovery Festival at Fort Lewis College on Friday and Saturday to learn about robotics, forensics, rocket propulsion...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sewer repairs will close one lane on north Main Avenue next week in Durango

A northbound lane of traffic will be shut down next week along part of north Main Avenue while a sewer line is repaired for The Boys & Girls Club. Archer Western Construction plans to repair a...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Beyond tent cities, Durango-area residents consider village for the homeless

As city of Durango and La Plata County officials wrestle with options for a temporary camp for homeless people, some advocates are floating the idea of a tiny home village to house residents living...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Eagle scout installs Twin Buttes’ trail system signs

Boy Scouts installed new way-finding signs throughout the 10-mile trail system in Twin Buttes on Sunday afternoon. Animas High School student Sean Holley, 15, saw the need for signs while mountain...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Piñon Project receives large donation

The Piñon Project on Tuesday received a donation of $23,067.99 for use in its general fund from Tiospaye , a nonprofit based in Durango. The donation came from a workshop facilitated by Tiospaye....

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

Manna’s executive director plans departure

After expanding Manna’s programs and leading it during a time of intense community controversy over homelessness, Kathy Tonnessen plans to leave the executive director post this spring....

DATE: Jan. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Veterans group gets busy this weekend with beekeeper workshop

After slowing down in 2017, the Veterans Homestead Project, a nonprofit focused on training veterans in regenerative agriculture, plans to ramp up its educational offerings this year. The first in...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

As home prices rise, fewer residents benefit from mortgage assistance in Southwest Colorado

Mortgage assistance through the HomesFund is designed to help working families buy homes, but as housing prices rise, it is tougher for the nonprofit to aid residents. The number of households the...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Annie’s Orphans spans three decades helping Southwest Colorado’s unwanted animals

Pulling into Annie’s Orphans, an off-the-beaten-path animal shelter and rescue about 10 miles south of Durango off U.S. Highway 550, one is met with a cacophony of excitable dogs, each given a...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Food Bank to begin raising money for larger space

Donations are filling the shelves at the Durango Food Bank, where the former kitchen has been converted into storage to hold the holiday plenty. Space is a premium at the 2,000-square-foot building...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Festival of Trees supports residents with disabilities

Extravagant Christmas trees will be glittering with holiday cheer this weekend as part of Community Connections’ annual fundraiser at the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad depot. “It’s kind...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local nonprofits tout digital platform for Colorado Gives Day

The Community Foundation Serving Southwest Colorado is leading a regional effort to increase participation during Colorado Gives Day, which is Tuesday, through an online initiative that allows...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News