Durango, CODurango Herald

Durango plans citywide composting service

The city of Durango is digging into a citywide, curbside compost collection program as part of its environmental sustainability goals. Durango is trying to meet its benchmarks, set for 2030 and 2050, to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and increase use of renewable electricity. The city’s effort parallels similar goals around the world intended to combat climate change. A compost service for city residents is one step toward meeting those goals, according to the city.
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Durango, CODurango Herald

Facing up to hard truths about Native Amercian boarding schools

The national and global spotlight shines briefly on our region through a New York Times article published July 19, dateline Durango, Colorado: “Lost Lives, Lost Culture: The Forgotten History of Indigenous Boarding Schools.”. It includes some incredibly brave and personal stories by members of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe, the...
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Durango, CODurango Herald

New program at Durango’s soup kitchen sets parolees up for success

Manna, a Durango soup kitchen, is launching a new program to help Durangoans who have been incarcerated reconnect with their community. After being discharged from prison, people often face challenges re-entering daily life, like finding housing and jobs. Manna is hoping to offer them the resources they need to successfully navigate that transition with the help of a $210,000 grant.
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Durango, CODurango Herald

Legal clinic, picnic celebrate creation of immigrant legal defense fund

On June 25, Gov. Jared Polis signed HB 1194 into law, establishing an immigrant legal defense fund. For many, this is a cause for celebration, and the inspiration for events happening Saturday in Durango. Compañeros, a resource center for immigrants in the Four Corners, in coordination with the Colorado Immigrant...
Farmington, NMdurangotelegraph.com

Embers of freedom

Days after the Fourth of July, there was a report of an Indigenous woman who was violently assaulted by an unknown group of individuals in Farmington, N.M. The woman recalled hearing statements about white supremacy, alongside celebrations of Independence Day, from the gang that attacked her and left her unconscious in the street.
Durango, COSalt Lake Tribune

Lost lives, lost culture: The forgotten history of Indigenous boarding schools

Durango, Colo. • The last day Dzabahe remembers praying in the way of her ancestors was on the morning in the 1950s when she was taken to the boarding school. At first light, she grabbed a small pouch and ran out into the desert to a spot facing the rising sun to sprinkle the taa dih’deen — or corn pollen — to the four directions, offering honor for the new day.
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Bayfield, CODurango Herald

Food drive celebrates Morlan

In honor of Ed Morlan Day, a food drive will be held Monday to Wednesdayat Bayfield Town Hall, 1199 Bayfield Parkway; Region 9 offices, 135 Burnett Court, Unit 1; and 118 W. Mill St. All donations of nonperishable food will be accepted. Boxes will be set up for easy drop...
Durango, CODurango Herald

Club grateful for successful fundraiser

Rotary Club of Durango most sincerely thanks all the patrons of our 16th annual Fourth of July All-American Gourmet Breakfast, sponsors, donors and many volunteers for a successful fundraiser!. We could not hold this event without the support of the historic Strater Hotel banquet and kitchen staff, who store the...
Marvel, CODurango Herald

Grange to host community breakfast

Marvel Grange will host a community breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. at Marvel Grange Hall, 217 County Road 133A, Marvel. Pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, juice and coffee will be served. Donations are appreciated. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call 588-3386.
Bayfield, CODurango Herald

La Plata Open Space Conservancy to host pollinator workshop

La Plata Open Space Conservancy will host a pollinator workshop July 31 on a conserved property on County Road 516, about 10 minutes south of Bayfield. Directions will be provided to registrants. The landowner will guide attendees on a walk on the property while discussing ways to improve pollinator habitat....
Durango, CODurango Herald

Kudos to 9-R for diversity resolution

In a letter to the Herald, Marilyn Metz recently asked: “Will diversity resolution take precedence over academic achievement in 9-R district?”. The answer to this is quite apparent if one has spent any time at all engaging with the decades of scholarly work and research around inclusive teaching, because they would know that research has proved that students achieve more academically when they feel valued and have a sense of belonging within a community of learners.
Durango, CODurango Herald

Best bets this weekend in and around Durango

Best bets this weekend include iAM MUSIC Fest and Northwest New Mexico Arts Council’s Art Walk. The iAM MUSIC Fest will take place from 4:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Buckley Park, with an after party at 9:30 p.m. at Animas City Theatre. The festival will feature Elder Grown, Graham...
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Celebrate summer with live music, arts and crafts in Dolores Saturday

Dolores will be filled with summer events and and 80 vendors on Saturday. The inaugural Dolores Summer Fest will take place at Joe Rowell Park from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. It features a car show, dog carnival, live music, 40 vendors and games for children. Dogs must be leashed.
Durango, CODurango Herald

Rotary club to meet in-person

Rotary Club of Durango will hold its first in-person meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Strater Hotel, 699 Main Ave. Brenda Macon, executive director of Durango Arts Center, will discuss the center’s programs. Visitors are welcome. For more information, contact Bruce Rodman at mtnman16@gmail.com.
La Plata County, CODurango Herald

Concert Series to benefit nonprofits

Rochester Hotel’s Secret Garden will again host The Community Foundation’s Community Concerts series from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays in August. Nonprofits to be benefited by the series are Bear Smart, Dogster’s Spay & Neuter Program (D-SNiP), La Plata County Humane Society and Wolfwood Refuge. The cover charge is a...