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

Sewer repairs will close one lane on north Main Avenue next week in Durango

A northbound lane of traffic will be shut down next week along part of north Main Avenue while a sewer line is repaired for The Boys & Girls Club. Archer Western Construction plans to repair a...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Beyond tent cities, Durango-area residents consider village for the homeless

As city of Durango and La Plata County officials wrestle with options for a temporary camp for homeless people, some advocates are floating the idea of a tiny home village to house residents living...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Eagle scout installs Twin Buttes’ trail system 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: Feb. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Piñon Project receives large donation

The Piñon Project on Tuesday received a donation of $23,067.99 for use in its general fund from Tiospaye , a nonprofit based in Durango. The donation came from a workshop facilitated by Tiospaye....

DATE: Jan. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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