Two arrested on suspicion of attempted murder near Animas River Trail

Two members of Durango’s homeless community have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in connection with a fight last weekend near the Animas River Trail. In addition to the two arrests,...

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

More than a hundred donate gear for people living homeless

Volunteers at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Saturday morning collected vanloads of donated goods from hundreds of residents to support people living homeless in Durango. The Neighbors in Need...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lockers to be installed at Transit Center for homeless

New lockers to be installed early next year at the Durango Transit Center will provide homeless residents with secure storage – one of the top needs expressed among homeless residents. The...

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

Alternative to homeless camping near Purple Cliffs is sought

La Plata County commissioners and Durango City councilors said Monday they would like to see an alternative to homeless camping at Purple Cliffs identified soon because of its steep slopes and...

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

City, county express support for homeless ‘navigation center’

Durango city councilors and La Plata County commissioners gave their informal blessing Monday to a new navigation center that would provide a location for homeless residents and those on the cusp...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

At new homeless camp, basic services are a trek

Debra Doane carries a 2-gallon plastic jug from her campsite on a hillside south of downtown Durango. It is mid-morning, about 50 degrees outside and the sun warms her back as she passes “DANGER”...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Strategic plan on homelessness focuses on practical solutions

As Arctic air moved into Durango on Tuesday night bringing below-freezing temperatures, residents discussed practical options for helping homeless residents endure the cold. Mayor Melissa Youssef...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Homeless don’t just live on the streets, sometimes, they die there

Every year, people living homeless in Durango die on the streets, in city parks or within the camps they call home. Their deaths, more than any population in town, are visible because most of their...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

And the $70,000 study says ... homeless camping and resources would help

Creating an outdoor camp and a centralized location for homeless residents to access services are among the ideas consultants will present next week in Durango. The ideas could become part of a...

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

50 volunteers spend Sunday cleaning homeless camps

Work gloves on, rakes, shovels and hoes at the ready, about 50 civic-minded residents dedicated their Sunday afternoon to cleaning up scores of recently active homeless camps in Overend Mountain...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Funding granted to build 40-unit complex for disabled homeless residents

Disabled homeless residents in Durango could be moving out of their tents and into a new 40-unit apartment complex within two years. Housing Solutions for the Southwest announced Tuesday the...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cleanup planned for homeless camp west of downtown Durango

Local organizers want help from volunteers Oct. 13 to pick up trash left by homeless campers west of downtown Durango. Organizers say they need help from at least 20 people from 1 to 5 p.m. Anyone...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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