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Fort Lewis College expects to issue furloughs, layoffs

Fort Lewis College will look at furloughs and layoffs, the details and scope of which will become more clear in the next month, to deal with an anticipated drop of $1.58 million in revenue,...

DATE: May 30, 2020 | UPDATED: 4 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Juniper School on schedule to move into new building

The Juniper School is on schedule to move into a 5,500-square-foot remodel of the old CenturyLink building on a 4-acre site in Bodo Industrial Park for the next school year. Long-term plans are to...

DATE: May 28, 2020 | UPDATED: 6 days 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District 9-R presents bleak budget picture to public

Residents within Durango School District 9-R boundaries were given a look at the difficult budgetary alternatives in this COVID-19-marred year and asked to provide feedback about what paths they...

DATE: May 27, 2020 | UPDATED: 6 days 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District 9-R expects to lose 15% of its state funding

Durango School District 9-R is expecting to take a 15% reduction in state funding next school year as the state grapples with lost tax revenue after COVID-19 restrictions brought the economy to a...

DATE: May 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District to more than double preschool rates

With state health guidelines for COVID-19 reducing the number of preschool children in a classroom to no more than 10, the cost for a child at Durango School District 9-R’s preschool is set to more...

DATE: May 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Applying lessons from past pandemics to COVID-19

Editor’s note: This essay was written for a social studies class at Escalante Middle School. Because of the novel coronavirus pandemic, the paper was written from home. By McKenzie Hayden Escalante...

DATE: May 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Education

DHS graduation plan didn’t meet state public health orders

Durango High School’s plan for an in-person commencement for the Class of 2020 in spring or summer did not meet statewide public health orders, according to a review by San Juan Basin Public...

DATE: May 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas High School plans drive-in commencement

Animas High School administrators are taking a cue from their curriculum that emphasizes real-world problem-solving as they organize an unusual drive-in graduation ceremony for 2020, a year marred...

DATE: May 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College president takes voluntary 20% pay cut

Fort Lewis College President Tom Stritikus has voluntarily taken a 20% salary reduction over the next six months as school administrators look for cost savings in anticipation of a cut in the...

DATE: May 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango High School seniors find a way to celebrate

Durango High School, like any self-respecting, red-blooded American senior high, has its end-of-the-year senior hijinks, parties, gatherings and rituals, but COVID-19 managed to kill most of them....

DATE: May 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District 9-R’s budget picture darkens

Durango School District 9-R declared a fiscal emergency Tuesday as estimates of state revenues decline with COVID-19 restrictions squeezing tax collections. Members of the school board were given...

DATE: May 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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