Bridge Emergency Shelter

  • Executive director of the Bridge Emergency Shelter says their Justice Building facility is more needed than ever.
  • Cortez City Council considers a request to remodel and reopen a former Circle K convenience store as a liquor outlet.

  • Bridge Emergency Shelter in Cortez already serving 30 guests, hopes for improved services for families.
  • Unemployment rate in Montezuma County falls, but is still one of the highest in Colorado.

The Cortez Day Labor Center

Jun 8, 2015
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The Cortez Day Labor Center provides a place where workers of various skills and abilities can gather and be available to fill temporary labor needs in our community. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Laurie Knutson, Director of the Bridge Emergency Shelter (which operates the Cortez Day Labor Center) about how the Center functions, how it helps both the workers and those who need work completed, and where it has moved to in Cortez.

Bronwyn Strickland

A portrait can sometimes help us see people in new and revealing ways. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with local artist Bronwyn Strickland, who has painted portraits of homeless people who have been guests at the Bridge Emergency Shelter in Cortez, and Laurie Knutson, Executive Director at the Bridge, about how portraits and stories of homeless folks help us connect with them, and the upcoming fundraising event "Faces of Folk", a celebration of the lives of homeless people in our community.

Homelessness In Cortez

Apr 3, 2014

The Bridge Emergency Shelter provides for those in our community who need support during hard times. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Kristen Tworek and Saskia Mollet from the Bridge Emergency Shelter about the services they provide and an upcoming fundraiser that will challenge you to experience what it is like to spend a night at the shelter.