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

Does La Plata County have too many nonprofits?

The number of nonprofits in La Plata County is a source of consternation for some community members, but determining whether the region is oversaturated is complicated, nonprofit directors say....

DATE: May 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Nonprofits turn to individuals, grants when business donations decline

La Plata County nonprofits have been challenged by business consolidations and declines in the oil and gas industry, but they are expected to be a resilient sector of the economy.

DATE: May 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Subaru caravan, plane aid Towaoc Animal Shelter

A “caravan of Subarus” and a plane transported more than 100 dogs and cats from the Towaoc Animal Shelter to Salt Lake City this week. Mark Miller Subaru partnered with nonprofit Nuzzles and Co....

DATE: April 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

From living on streets to renowned tuba player: Richard White shares stories of childhood homelessness

Richard A. White, a classical tuba player, spent some of his earliest years living on the street in Baltimore, he told a crowd gathered Friday at the Boys & Girls Club of La Plata County. As a...

DATE: April 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Methodist Thrift Shop in Durango turns 50

Before community organizing was cool, the United Methodist Thrift Shop had already raised $50,000 to help pay off its sponsoring church’s mortgage and was well down the road of helping community...

DATE: April 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez-area youth services seek to collaborate

There is a wide array of services that support young people in Montezuma County, but services are not always connected. Representatives of local organizations met last week to address that...

DATE: April 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

LPEA board members’ spending varies widely

As the May 2 La Plata Electric Association election draws near, concern about one candidate’s spending, the board’s top earner last year, has spread on social media. Former Republican state Rep. J....

DATE: April 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durangoan supports charity work in India with baked goods

Lessons learned during the U.S. recession helped Bernie David, a part-time Durangoan, form a sustainable nonprofit in India focused on helping women from the poorest backgrounds learn vocational...

DATE: April 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Faith-based groups organize to tackle homelessness in Durango

A fledgling effort to shelter homeless residents in Durango has attracted strong interest from area churches. A group of volunteers from St. Mark’s Episcopal Church is organizing the effort to...

DATE: April 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Community Foundation donations rise 20 percent in 2018

Giving to nonprofits and residents in need through the Community Foundation Serving Southwest Colorado increased 20 percent in 2018, and that’s not even counting the $700,000 donated to help those...

DATE: March 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Nonprofit looks at ways to improve housing options for those in need

More affordable housing, professional help finding affordable housing and more financial assistance for those at risk of losing their housing could help more residents find homes or stay in them....

DATE: March 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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