Nonprofits

Annie’s Orphans spans three decades helping Southwest Colorado’s unwanted animals

Pulling into Annie’s Orphans, an off-the-beaten-path animal shelter and rescue about 10 miles south of Durango off U.S. Highway 550, one is met with a cacophony of excitable dogs, each given a...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Food Bank to begin raising money for larger space

Donations are filling the shelves at the Durango Food Bank, where the former kitchen has been converted into storage to hold the holiday plenty. Space is a premium at the 2,000-square-foot building...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Festival of Trees supports residents with disabilities

Extravagant Christmas trees will be glittering with holiday cheer this weekend as part of Community Connections’ annual fundraiser at the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad depot. “It’s kind...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local nonprofits tout digital platform for Colorado Gives Day

The Community Foundation Serving Southwest Colorado is leading a regional effort to increase participation during Colorado Gives Day, which is Tuesday, through an online initiative that allows...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Volunteers of America shelter guests share recovery stories

Skip Ferguson, a Vietnam veteran, came to the Durango Community Shelter in 2012 after 17 years of “chasing around his emotions.” After staying at the Volunteers of America shelter for several...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Eagle scout installs Twin Buttes’ trail signs

Boy Scouts installed new way-finding signs throughout the 10-mile trail system in Twin Buttes on Sunday afternoon. Animas High School student Sean Holley, 15, saw the need for signs while mountain...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man’s wooden toys built to survive generations

Bill Bader’s handmade wooden toys can be found throughout La Plata County. His passion for woodworking stems from a 40-year career as a manager at various lumberyards around Durango. People deal...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Eight starving dogs rescued in La Plata County

Eight starving dogs on the brink of death made a full recovery at the La Plata County Humane Society after they were seized from a home in rural La Plata County. “This was a clear case of abuse and...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fashion show near Dolores to benefit cancer patients

Love on a Hanger will host its seventh annual “Pretty in Pink” fashion show at 7 p.m. Friday at the Four Seasons Greenhouse and Nursery, 26650 Road P, which is off of Colorado Highway 145 north of...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata Youth Services moves into county-owned home

La Plata Youth Services, a nonprofit that serves at-risk youths, opened last week in its new location at the former county manager’s house at the La Plata County Fairgrounds. The long-vacant...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez residents wins esteemed El Pomar award

Chuck McAfee, of Cortez, on Monday was the inaugural recipient of El Pomar’s Award for Leadership and Service for his commitment to Lewis, Colorado, and Southwest Colorado, demonstrated by his...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dreams of Tibet opens second location in Durango

The owner of Dreams of Tibet, Karma Bhotia, opened a second location on Main Avenue to help support villagers in Nepal. Half of the profits from the new location at 658 Main Ave. will support...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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