La Plata County sets terms for homeless camp’s future

La Plata County wants to give the city of Durango a firm deadline, in writing: May 1 it plans to withdraw its financial support and resources from the homeless camp at Purple Cliffs. The county...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Purple Cliffs homeless camp to remain open, for now

The Purple Cliffs homeless camp will remain open, for now, but La Plata County commissioners Tuesday continued to rail against Durango city councilors for not securing a permanent location for...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango looks to Bodo Industrial Park for homeless camp location

The city of Durango is still searching for a suitable location for a permanent homeless camp, and Bodo Industrial Park might be the next place to look. A permanent site, designed to be a...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County tells Durango to find a homeless camp solution ‘lickety-split’

The future of the homeless camp at Purple Cliffs did not get much clearer Wednesday after a joint meeting between Durango city councilors and La Plata County commissioners. La Plata County...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Homeless campers, Durango residents want Purple Cliffs site to stay

As a contentious proposal for a new homeless camp near Greenmount Cemetery inches forward, some homeless residents in Durango have spoken out: They want to stay in place. About 60 unhoused people...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Petition calls to scrap homeless camp near Greenmount Cemetery

In just three days, more than 430 people have signed a petition against a proposed homeless camp near Greenmount Cemetery. Durango City Council last week voted 4-1 to pursue a highly managed camp ...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

County may shut down Purple Cliffs camp for homeless residents

La Plata County commissioners expressed support Wednesday for shutting down the temporary camp for homeless residents at Purple Cliffs in an attempt to force the city of Durango to make good on a...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

City of Durango wrestles with site for permanent homeless camp

Durango City Council can’t seem to commit to a place for a permanent homeless camp. The city of Durango and La Plata County have wrestled with where homeless camps should be located for years. Now,...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Apartments for Durango’s unhoused, disabled take step toward construction

Durango took steps Tuesday toward its first housing complex focused entirely on supporting unhoused and disabled populations. The Espero Apartments, planned for a site near Greenmount Cemetery,...

DATE: July 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Manna, Garden Project merge to advance food security mission

After 15 years of close collaboration to bring food security to vulnerable populations, The Garden Project of Southwest Colorado and Manna, a soup kitchen in Durango, have merged. Nora Stafford,...

DATE: July 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Sweeps of homeless camps run counter to COVID health recommendations

DENVER – Melody Lewis lives like a nomad in the heart of downtown. Poking her head out of her green tent on a recent June day, the 57-year-old pointed a few blocks away to the place where city...

DATE: July 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Group proposes self-governed homeless camp in west Durango

The Neighbors in Need Alliance proposed a permanent camp location near Greenmount Cemetery and Manna soup kitchen in Durango to provide secure housing for people experiencing homelessness before...

DATE: June 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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