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Fort Lewis College to review investments for environmental, social impact

Fort Lewis College announced Monday a portion of its investments – about $7.8 million – will be vetted annually for its impact on humanity and the environment. Students have been advocating since...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Antique Corral in Cortez accused of selling racist products

Replicas of historical signs depicting racial inequality at the Antique Corral south of Cortez have triggered a wave of controversy on social media. The reproduced signs represent relics of the...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Homeless campers to relocate south of downtown Durango

The La Plata County Sheriff’s Office will move homeless campers next week from an area west of downtown Durango to an area south of downtown Durango to address residents’ concerns about trash and...

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

Dolores teacher tells about flight from war-torn Sudan

Dolores teacher Nyibol Bior endured war in Sudan as a child but never gave up – an experience she translates into lessons of perseverance, hard work and compassion. As a child in the 1980s, Bior’s...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

State looks to improve behavioral health; Utes get new center

Ute Mountain Tribal Councilman Selwyn Whiteskunk has been appointed to serve on the Colorado Behavioral Health Task Force. This year, Gov. Jared Polis directed the Colorado Department of Human...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango schools help students regulate their emotions

Miller Middle School students are learning to let go of their anger, frustration, sadness and other emotions this year in a new reset room. Students can ride a stationary bike, jump on a...

DATE: May 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

How many homeless in Durango? Survey attempts to find out

Homeless Durango resident Thomas Murray has been camping without a tent in cold temperatures dipping below zero. “My hands and feet get the coldest,” he said. He was living in a Chrysler...

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

Doctors plan medical outreach to advise homeless residents

Susan Ristow, a retired doctor, was waiting for a medical appointment two years ago when she noticed a woman in pain having trouble filling out paperwork in the lobby of a health care center....

DATE: Jan. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Annual federal survey identifies 40 homeless residents in La Plata County

Experts who work in social services say a federal survey of homeless residents in the United States likely underrepresents the homelessness problem in Colorado. The U.S. Department of Housing and...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores schools ban on-campus cellphone use

Something unusual is happening in Dolores schools. When secondary school Principal Jenifer Hufman walks around at recess and lunch, kids are talking to one another and playing together instead...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio nonprofit, shattered by funding cuts, picks up the pieces

Southern Ute Community Action Programs is changing its name and making plans to rebuild in the wake of a decision by the Southern Ute Indian Tribal Council to withdraw funding to the organization...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Bridge begins construction on new shelter

The Bridge homeless shelter broke ground Thursday on a new $2.1 million facility at 735 N. Park St. in Cortez. The new building will have an overnight shelter on the first floor for up to 26 people...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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