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 | UPDATED: 2 days 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Workers hurt by partial government shutdown can apply for help

Federal workers and contractors in La Plata County still feeling the financial pinch from the partial government shutdown in December and January can apply for assistance through the Community...

DATE: March 21, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

New director tapped to lead Ignacio nonprofit after funding cuts

A large nonprofit that provides social services in Ignacio has a new executive director who plans to focus on rebuilding the organization after major funding cuts. Lori Niewold started as...

DATE: March 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Storm buries homeless camps west of Durango

As snow inundated Durango last week, homeless camper Scott Saxon stayed awake one night clearing snow to keep his tent from becoming buried. “I almost gave up,” he said. But Stitch, his Boston...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local volunteers work to improve lives of Guatemalans

While Americans struggle to reform a complex and expensive health care system, Larry and Sandy Turner are working to fill the most basic health care needs of impoverished villagers in Guatemala....

DATE: Feb. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Monica Lewinsky to share story of surviving cyberbullying in Durango

Monica Lewinsky describes herself as “patient zero” for losing her personal reputation on a global scale. In April during a visit to Durango, the former White House intern who had a sexual...

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

Shanta Foundation serving new villages in poorer, drier area of Myanmar

A Durango nonprofit that works with rural villagers in Myanmar, a country in Southeast Asia, is expanding into a new region of the country under the direction of a new executive director. The...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Salvation Army opens office in Durango

A Salvation Army service center, which will offer social services in La Plata County, opened an office this month in west Durango. The impending arrival of a service center sparked controversy last...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Meeting to explore needs, recruit volunteers for homeless services

The gaps and strengths in Durango’s social safety net for homeless residents will be explored Saturday at a meeting. Community Compassion Outreach, a Durango nonprofit, is hosting the meeting that...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Safehouse had increase in demand in 2017

Durango’s domestic violence shelter, the Volunteers of America Southwest Safehouse, experienced a steep increase in the number of people served in 2017. The Safehouse is a secure, hidden shelter...

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

Homeless shelter extends stays to help clients find housing

Nakeia and James Muñoz spent a month living in their Subaru with their 11-year-old daughter sharing a blanket and pillow before they moved into the Volunteers of America Durango Community Shelter....

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

Durango Boy Scout Troop 501 turns 80, despite rocky time for scouting

Nationally, it is a turbulent time for the Boy Scouts of America, but scouts are staying committed to Durango’s Troop 501, now in its 80th year. This month, The Wall Street Journal broke the news ...

DATE: Dec. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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