Nonprofits

Creative district selects community hubs to highlight

A boundary line has been proposed as part of a new creative district meant to spur artistic innovation and spark economic investment in town. The creative district is expected to encompass...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animal Services director decides fate of thousands

Chris Nelson has decided the fate of thousands of dogs and cats as director of Animal Services at the La Plata County Humane Society. For 18 years, he’s determined when to put animals down and...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Garden Project starts weekly fresh produce distribution

Durango resident Jim Eaton lost 140 pounds in 10 months. His secret: backstroke swimming and eating vegetables from the free Manna Market produce stand at Durango’s soup kitchen. Three food-centric...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local nonprofits jump on funding opportunity in Bayfield

Bayfield launched its annual nonprofit community funding application Wednesday. As of Monday, 13 organizations had submitted applications, requesting almost $40,000 from the town. Since the town...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

No know-how? No problem at Powerhouse’s new Tinker Lab

Cecil Powell, 4, giggled with glee this week as he put pieces of felt into a wind tube at the new Tinker Lab at the Powerhouse Science Center and watched them float to the ceiling. The Tinker Lab...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores teen gets help on wings of an AeroAngel

Friday morning, a Pilatus PC-12 plane lifted off from Cortez Municipal Airport, carrying 15-year-old Nick Lester to Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego for cancer treatment. The Dolores teenager...

DATE: July 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Goodwill groups merge to improve efficiencies, long-term sustainability

A merger between Discover Goodwill of Southern & Western Colorado and Goodwill Industries of Denver has gone into effect, allowing the two groups to increase the sustainability of their two...

DATE: July 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Soup kitchen takes big step to offer more fresh produce

A greenhouse under construction near Manna, Durango’s soup kitchen, will increase the fresh ingredients available for meals served to Durango’s poorest residents. The garden supplied Swiss chard,...

DATE: July 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Faith-based alliance seeks temporary shelters for homeless

A Durango faith-based alliance is working to set up temporary day and night shelters to offer homeless residents a refuge next winter. The Neighbors in Need Alliance plans to set up the shelters by...

DATE: July 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local church replaces electric bill with community connection fund

In an effort to improve community connections, River Church in Durango has partnered with a local nonprofit to install a solar panel system. Replacing the recurring cost of an electric bill will...

DATE: June 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Is banding together the answer to lowering health costs?

Ballooning health care prices in Southwest Colorado have outpaced other areas of the state for years. Now, an effort led by Local First is working to bring down health insurance costs across La...

DATE: June 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Motorcycle rally to raise funds for suicide prevention

Motorcycle clubs from across the Four Corners will ride this weekend to raise awareness about suicide and funds for suicide prevention. “People think that they shouldn’t talk about (suicide), but...

DATE: May 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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