Back to the grind

The Christmas break for schoolchildren is nearing its end, and Durango School District 9-R mechanic Jim Howlett is making sure the fleet of school buses will be ready. District 9-R schools are back in action today after a two-week hiatus. Enlarge photo

SHAUN STANLEY/Durango Herald

The Christmas break for schoolchildren is nearing its end, and Durango School District 9-R mechanic Jim Howlett is making sure the fleet of school buses will be ready. District 9-R schools are back in action today after a two-week hiatus.