Social issues

Sierra Edd’s art and activism makes space for Native women

Sierra Edd doesn’t separate her art from her activism or her activism from her art. For many years, that integration helped her develop a voice and a style in both forms of expression,...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2018 | UPDATED: 17 hours 30 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

State opioid measures aim to address opioids as deaths continue to rise

New state laws seek to prevent patients from developing an opioid addition, expand access to addiction treatment and direct lawmakers to continue studying the problem for two more years. The scope...

DATE: June 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Documentary recounts Ignacio woman’s mysterious death

IGNACIO – Forty-four years ago, an Ignacio prom queen who had led the Chicano movement at the University of Colorado Boulder was killed by a car bomb near the campus – her unlikely path to activism...

DATE: April 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

OpenTable asks restaurants to provide a safe space for women in kitchens

If you work in a restaurant, you might soon be seeing a sign posted in your place of employment that shows its zero tolerance for harassment. The sign is the most visible part of a new initiative...

DATE: March 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

City of Durango may bar sitting, lying on downtown sidewalks

In their ongoing effort to find ways to reduce panhandling downtown, Durango city councilors are turning to Tempe, Arizona, where it is illegal to sit or lie on city sidewalks. “We certainly are...

DATE: March 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Documentary gives activist Dolores Huerta her due

Dolores Huerta has spent most of her adult life fighting to improve conditions for farm workers in the United States, but she often worked in the shadow of her fellow activist César Chavez....

DATE: March 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Durango film panel to tackle women’s struggle in entertainment industry

The 4 Corners Film Office will facilitate a discussion about women in the entertainment industry as actors continue to come forward with stories about sexual misconduct and sexism in Hollywood. The...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ideas flow at forum to address homelessness

Tents, tiny shelters, temporary and permanent houses are all potential solutions to ending homelessness, an advocate said Saturday during a day-long forum on the subject. “Ultimately, we have to...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tide Pod doughnuts are irreverent response to harmful trend

CAROLINA BEACH, N.C. – Bakers are responding to the dangerous “Tide Pod challenge” with sweet and savory irreverence. Wake N Bake Donuts in Carolina Beach, North Carolina, and Kansas-based Hurts...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Social workers in training get hands-on experience in Four Corners

Social work students must learn a variety of disciplines – public health, psychology and law, to name a few – but learning empathy and how to respect cultures may be one of the most important...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Grants aim to help address behavioral health care shortage

To address the shortage of behavioral health care in the region, social work students in Durango are receiving additional training and stipends from a federal grant. This school year, 11 students...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Homeless residents create council to govern themselves

Homeless campers living west of Durango have created a governing council and adopted 19 rules for themselves to give order and security to an otherwise disorderly community. Some of the...

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