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DHS senior founds suicide-prevention program

Durango High School senior Brooke Buccowich recently founded a community service program, “Share the Light,” to increase youth suicide awareness and help fund youth suicide prevention. Suicide is...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Methodist Thrift Shop to give scholarships

The Methodist Thrift Shop Board has established a scholarship fund to help local students further their education. Applicants will be evaluated based on church involvement, leadership, community...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Fort Lewis Mesa to host meetings Feb. 13

The Fort Lewis Mesa Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization will meet at 3 p.m. and the Student Activities Council will meet at 4 p.m. Feb. 13 at the school, 11274 Highway 140, in Hesperus.

DATE: Jan. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Animas High School chemistry students to hold exhibition

Animas High School students in Steve Smith’s chemistry class will hold, in partnership with Mountain Studies Institute, an exhibition from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Powerhouse Science Center,...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Sunnyside Elementary to host events

Sunnyside Elementary School will hold upcoming events, including a “Kindness Challenge” on Jan. 22-26, conferences Feb. 25-March 2 and a St. Patrick’s Day fundraiser from 5 to 8 p.m. March 17.

DATE: Jan. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

University of Vermont adds students to dean’s list

Julia Petty of Durango and Rebekah Kuster of Bayfield were named to the dean’s list at the University of Vermont for the fall 2017 semester. Students must earn a minimum of a 3.0 GPA or higher to...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Fort Lewis Mesa Elementary starts basketball season

The Fort Lewis Mesa Elementary School fifth-grade basketball team held its first practice Friday and will hold regular practices at 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays at the school. The team’s first game...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Animas High School invites juniors to college information night

Animas High School juniors and their parents are invited to join college counselor Jessica Adams from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the school commons to discuss preparation for senior year and...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

9-R Special Education Advisory to meet

The Durango School District 9-R Special Education Advisory Committee will meet from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Administration Building, 201 E. 12th St. The topic will be disabilities and...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Music in the Mountains names scholarship recipients

Music in the Mountains recently selected students to receive 2018 Shining Star and Private Lesson scholarships, which are sponsored by Bank of Colorado. Shining Star Scholarship recipients include:...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Area students named to honor roll at Montana State University

Montana State University named area students to its fall 2017 undergraduate honor roll, which includes two distinctions: the dean’s honor roll and the president’s honor roll. The dean’s honor roll...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

AHS opens 2018-19 enrollment

Enrollment for the 2018-19 school year at Animas High School is now open for students who will enter ninth, 10th and 11th grades in August. An enrollment lottery will be held March 1 if the number...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education