Nonprofits

Southern Ute Indian Tribe cuts funding to social services nonprofit

The Southern Ute Indian Tribal Council has told Southern Ute Community Action Programs that it plans to withdraw all support to the organization by Dec. 31. SUCAP operates six social service...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Olympian Todd Wells joins forces with Durango Derailers to help families using Children’s Hospital Colorado

Three-time Olympian Todd Wells retired from professional mountain biking after the 2017 season. While the nation’s top mountain bikers tackle the trails in West Virginia at the national...

DATE: July 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

American Legion hosts Summerfest Carnival July 20-21

The inaugural Cortez Summerfest Carnival will take place Friday and Saturday at the American Legion grounds, 320 N. Harrison Street. The new fundraiser will have carnival rides, games, food, and...

DATE: July 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Funding delayed for long-term plan to address homelessness

Long-term plans to address homelessness may be delayed as a result of uncertain budget impacts to local governments stemming from the 416 Fire. The city of Durango and La Plata County are bracing...

DATE: July 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Those evacuated during 416 Fire eligible for financial aid

Residents evacuated during the 416 Fire are now eligible to apply for Community Emergency Relief Fund financial assistance. “Some people were evacuated for two weeks, so this funding should provide...

DATE: July 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Community Emergency Relief Fund giving workers peace of mind

A steady stream of residents who lost their job or wages because of the 416 Fire flowed into the Bank of Colorado earlier this week to pick up gift cards to pay for necessities, such as rent and...

DATE: July 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local First Harvest Dinner tickets available

Tickets for this year’s Harvest Dinner are for sale online at local-first.org. Quantities are limited and will sell fast, so event hopefuls are encouraged to purchase tickets early. Each ticket is...

DATE: June 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

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 | 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