Homeless woman’s viral subway opera performance may get her off the streets

Her piercing soprano ricocheted off the subway’s concrete walls, drowning out the robot announcing the next train’s arrival. The vocalist stood by herself near the end of the platform, holding a...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Music

Longstanding homeless camp shut down, but trash abounds

By late afternoon Wednesday, the homeless camp just west of Durango had mostly been vacated, save for a few stragglers picking up their belongings. But across the landscape, heaps and heaps of...

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

Durango leaders express support for new homeless camp

Durango City Council agreed Tuesday to offer resources for a temporary homeless camp established last week by La Plata County government south of downtown Durango. La Plata County commissioners...

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

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

Faith-based group proposes lockers as safe storage for homeless residents

Large, stand-alone metal lockers could give homeless residents in Durango a safe place to store their belongings, while officials and nonprofits work on long-term housing solutions. The Neighbors...

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

Where can homeless residents sleep in Durango?

Homeless residents in Durango take refuge wherever they can – remote hillsides around the city, bathrooms or lobbies, neighborhood alleyways and pedestrian footpaths. It’s been more than six months...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Effort abandoned to set up winter homeless shelters

A Durango faith-based alliance has abandoned plans to set up temporary winter shelters for homeless residents, but it is not giving up on establishing a permanent homeless shelter. The Neighbors in...

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

Man found dead Thursday in downtown Durango identified

A homeless man who was found dead Thursday in downtown Durango has been identified, and a cause of death determined. La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith identified the man as Richard Marchetti, 61....

DATE: Aug. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Homeless man found dead in downtown Durango

The Durango Police Department responded to a report of a homeless man found dead Thursday morning behind a building adjacent to The Durango Herald offices in the 1200 block of Main Avenue. Cmdr....

DATE: Aug. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bridge shelter and transitional housing to open this fall

A new homeless shelter and transitional housing apartments on East Empire Street are expected to open in the fall and provide a new opportunity for residents to stabilize their lives. The $2.7...

DATE: July 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Is Durango denying civil rights to homeless?

The city of Durango outlawed camping on all city property earlier this year – a practice ruled unconstitutional by a federal appeals court when people have nowhere else to go. In a legal...

DATE: July 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bridge shelter and transitional housing to open this fall

A new homeless shelter and transitional housing apartments on East Empire Street are expected to open in the fall and provide a new opportunity for residents to stabilize their lives. The $2.7...

DATE: July 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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