Social issues

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

NFL commissioner, players’ union angrily denounce Trump

SOMERSET, N.J. – The National Football League and its players’ union on Saturday angrily denounced President Donald Trump for suggesting that owners fire players who kneel during the national...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Give Us Dirty Work offers the homeless employment

The Give Us Dirty Work project is offering homeless residents hope through employment. “They are human beings, they need to be part of our society. ... This is why we are trying so hard to offer...

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

Photo: Speaking out

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

Colorado sees looming challenges with aging population

DENVER – Colorado needs to create a top executive-level position in state government to help public and private groups handle the needs of the state’s rapidly growing population of those 65 and...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Community rallies to discuss school bullying

Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin on Thursday told participants in a community meeting that school policies must adjust to the dangers of bullying. Nowlin, whose granddaughter took her own...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

The rise and fall of Debbie Duz Donuts

FORT COLLINS – For major U.S. cities, it has meant topless rallies. For New Hampshire, activist arrests. In Fort Collins, the “topfreedom” movement materialized in the form of a public protest and...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New business the Uber of elder care, founders say

Holly Shure and Jan Phillips think of their business, the Elder Friends Network , as the Uber of elder care. It allows families who live far away from their elderly loved ones to book a visit for...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

In Memphis and around U.S., economic averages miss big picture

MEMPHIS, Tennessee – Dozens of FedEx jets queue up for takeoff at the airport here. Beale Street, the heart of the music district, hums with tourists. Yet the empty storefronts in Memphis’ moribund...

DATE: June 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango City Council examines housing demolition rules

Proposed fees and regulations to ensure demolished housing is replaced received the Durango City Council’s preliminary backing Tuesday. The council has been grappling with an affordable-housing...

DATE: April 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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