As Giving Tuesday approaches, nonprofits look to critical giving season

After a marathon of shopping on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday can offer a break in the retail promotions. However, ahead of the national day of giving, residents can be faced with a...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Big Brothers Big Sisters in dire financial need

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Colorado, a nonprofit that has provided mentorships to thousands of students over 35 years, is in dire financial need and has launched an ambitious fundraising...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hundred Club provides 16 scholarships to college students

Sixteen children of law enforcement officers and emergency responders earned scholarships from the Hundred Club this year, a record for the nonprofit that was set up after the 1974 downtown Durango...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lockers to be installed at Transit Center for homeless

New lockers to be installed early next year at the Durango Transit Center will provide homeless residents with secure storage – one of the top needs expressed among homeless residents. The...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

City, county express support for homeless ‘navigation center’

Durango city councilors and La Plata County commissioners gave their informal blessing Monday to a new navigation center that would provide a location for homeless residents and those on the cusp...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield divvies up funds to new nonprofits

Bayfield town trustees voted unanimously this week to bring more services to Bayfield in 2020 by moving grant funds away from public transportation. Bayfield allots up to $30,000 to nonprofits that...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Health Alliance to see startup savings through new partnership

A cooperative forming to reduce health insurance costs in Southwest Colorado – Southwest Health Alliance – is teaming up with similar groups to drive down startup costs. The cooperative model was...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

City of Durango likely to restore nonprofit funding

Durango City Council expects to restore funding for nonprofits next year after it was slashed dramatically in the 2019 budget. City Council also expects to ease restrictions to allow nonprofits in...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

And the $70,000 study says ... homeless camping and resources would help

Creating an outdoor camp and a centralized location for homeless residents to access services are among the ideas consultants will present next week in Durango. The ideas could become part of a...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Can yoga help heal Aztec?

AZTEC – On the stage of a darkened high school auditorium, 50 people inhaled, pulling the oxygen deep into their lungs. With a 1-2-3 count, they audibly exhaled, sending a few of the candles...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

No-interest loans aim to develop agricultural economy

A new regional nonprofit, Four Corners Slow Money, wants to help develop the regional agricultural economy by providing small-scale farmers and food-focused entrepreneurs with no-interest loans. ...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Crow Canyon seeks answers to humanity’s biggest questions

Among the kivas, pit houses and other remnants of prehistoric humans in the Four Corners, archaeologists at Crow Canyon Archaeological Center are looking for clues to learn how ancient people...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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