Nonprofits

New director says Powerhouse Science Center packed with potential

Wayne LaBar, the new executive director of the Powerhouse Science Center, was drawn to the position by the potential of the facility and by Durango’s quality of life. In 2011, LaBar founded Alchemy...

DATE: May 23, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Photos: A mental health Mardi Gras

DATE: May 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Housing voucher waitlist opens after four years

The waitlist for federal housing vouchers in La Plata County and neighboring counties opened this week for the first time in more than four years. Housing Solutions of the Southwest staff members...

DATE: April 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Community Foundation anticipates garden day, speaker event

Community Foundation serving Southwest Colorado announced that Week of the Young Child – designated by the National Association for the Education of Young Children – will be observed Monday through...

DATE: April 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Area nonprofits receive $20,000 in impact grants

Community Foundation serving Southwest Colorado recently announced that it supplied $20,000 in impact grant funding for area nonprofits to support arts, youths, victims of domestic violence and...

DATE: April 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Club 20 recognizes area leaders for service

Club 20, a statewide nonprofit that voices issues of mutual concern from Colorado’s 22 counties, hosted the annual Awards Banquet on March 30 at the DoubleTree Hotel, 501 Camino del Rio. During the...

DATE: April 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pine River Shares aims to build a food-secure region

Bayfield preschoolers peered curiously at purple cauliflower and munched on kiwifruit during a recent food-exploration class. Pine River Shares volunteer Susan Fischer encouraged students to smell...

DATE: April 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wolfwood women bring cheerful service to Southeast Asia

Three women from Wolfwood Refuge – Paula Woerner, Darla Lange and Barb LaRue – expanded their rescue efforts this winter to Thailand and Cambodia, where they spent three weeks performing community...

DATE: March 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango nurse aids disabled African children aboard Mercy Ship

Durangoan Daniel Bergman worked on a hospital ship in Africa in January. Last year, he provided lifeskills training to prostitutes in Guatemala and volunteered in a field hospital in Iraq. “I need...

DATE: March 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Women’s Resource Center honors three persistent women

A successful leader doesn’t just rise above everyone else; rather, she lifts those around her and helps them to succeed, said Kicki Searfus, board president for the Women’s Resource Center in...

DATE: March 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Our Place adult day care in Durango to close

Our Place, Durango’s only adult day care provider, is closing March 31 because it lacks enough daily clients to keep it financially viable. Tanya Boyce, executive director of Our Place , said the...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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