Bayfield American Legion celebrates 100th anniversary

At promptly 11:11 a.m. Wednesday, Bayfield veterans and community members raised an American flag to honor Veterans Day – and the 100th anniversary of Bayfield’s American Legion post. It was one of...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

A convoy pays tribute to Durango-area veterans

A convoy of cars adorned with American flags and signs paid tribute to veterans Wednesday on Main Avenue in Durango, a scaled-down and COVID-friendly version of the annual Veterans Day parade....

DATE: Nov. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Regional ‘Stand Down’ aims to help homeless and at-risk veterans

The local Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5231 and the Montezuma County Veteran Services office will hold a free and open Stand Down event for veterans and their families Sept. 19 in Cortez. The...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man’s family history inspires latest woodcarving in Durango

Woodcarver Sean Cudney figures it was a force beyond our understanding that brought him to Durango to work on a particular piece that holds special importance to him. Clark Cunningham, a member of...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Memorial Day draws small but dedicated crowd

Memorial Day in Durango felt a little different this year, with scaled-down events because of the coronavirus outbreak. But a handful of veterans were able to honor military personnel who died...

DATE: May 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango’s VFW Post 4031 gets a remodel, including new kitchen, dining area

A fresh kitchen and dining room remodel underway at the Veterans of Foreign Wars will allow Post 4031 to bring back to life its lower floor, which had fallen into disrepair. Demetrius Lewis, a Post...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Veterans support foundation pays Koppenhafer mortgage

Thanks to the help of a veterans and first responders support organization, the mortgage on the home of Marine Gunnery Sgt. Scott Koppenhafer is now fully paid off. Koppenhafer died Aug. 10 in Iraq...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez City Park to be renamed Veterans Park

In commemoration of veterans and those lost in combat, City Park in Cortez has been renamed Veterans Park. Cortez City Council approved the park renaming at its regular meeting Tuesday night, which...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez residents line Montezuma Avenue for veterans parade

For Joseph Konyndyk, Veterans Day holds special meaning: He’s the last living survivor of the USS LCSL-18, an amphibious support ship that fought in the Battle of Okinawa, one of the final battles...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Veterans Day Parade honors service of millions

Durango-area residents lined Main Avenue on Monday for the Veterans Day Parade to honor the millions who have served in the United States military. Durango Montessori School students in preschool...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County veterans center saves 15 lives in first year

The Veterans Outreach Center of La Plata County, which opened last year to help address the physical and mental health needs of those who have served, has stabilized 15 veterans who were...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wounded veteran honored with house in Bayfield

BAYFIELD – When veteran Matthew Slaydon and his wife, Annette, stepped into their halfway-built smart home Wednesday, they were beaming and somewhat teary-eyed as 50 community members welcomed them...

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

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