Nonprofits

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

Shanta Foundation working in Myanmar plans to expand

A Durango nonprofit that helps underserved rural villages in Southeast Asia has had such success over the past decade, it plans to expand. The Shanta Foundation , started by Mike and Tricia...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Stillwater helps schools offer music

Juniper School elementary students practiced new rhythms together on xylophones, drums, pianos and other instruments this week as part of Stillwater Music’s recent expansion. The nonprofit group’s...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango-area gardeners, farmers share food for Produce Bounty Project

Fresh squash, tomatoes, zucchini and other produce will help supplement the commodities given away for low-income families on Monday. The Produce Bounty Project, now in its seventh year, is put on...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Days for Girls team helps women in Kenya

Best friends Susan Rowe and Sally Olsen discovered the international organization Days for Girls while looking for a new sewing project. Days for Girls is a nonprofit organization dedicated to...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pueblo Community College departure brings change to Commons Building

In the hulking Commons Building on Camino del Rio, the Durango Adult Education Center and Conservation Legacy have created a hive of nonprofit activity, and while that vision remains, the building...

DATE: July 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business