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Durango School District explores fundraising options to cover stadium loan

Durango School District 9-R Superintendent Dan Snowberger outlined possible fundraising efforts Monday to pay off the annual loan for the Durango High School stadium. This year, district officials...

DATE: June 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Handcuffed in the fifth grade: ‘Whenever I shut my eyes, I saw the cuffs’

Jake DiProfio was handcuffed at school four times this year. He’s 11 years old. The experience left him with nightmares, scars on his wrists, and a visceral fear of police. Seated at his kitchen...

DATE: June 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Middle school students develop strengths to handle challenges

Miller Middle School students gathered eagerly in the school’s auditorium Friday to calm down their breath and color together, practices intended to improve school culture and bolster mental...

DATE: May 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango High School graduates raised the academic bar

The Durango High School class of 2019 raised the bar for academic achievement at the school. Collectively, the class earned $5.5 million in scholarships, and 10% of the graduating class achieved a...

DATE: May 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas High School graduates class with real-world skills

Animas High School seniors who taught the community about homelessness and mental health through well-organized events graduated Friday, taking their real-world problem-solving skills with them....

DATE: May 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

85 students graduate from Bayfield High School

Eighty-five classmates at Bayfield High School celebrated one last day together Sunday at their commencement ceremony at the school’s main gym, before they seek their own paths into adulthood. “I’m...

DATE: May 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas High School students strut their science prowess

Engineering a marshmallow-shooting turret that is controlled by a cellphone, or an autonomous remote-controlled car, or re-creating the giant pendulum from Edgar Allan Poe’s story “The Pit and the...

DATE: May 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos preschoolers celebrate new garden

Mancos preschool students have a new garden on site. It’s part of the Montezuma School to Farm Project, a nonprofit that offers hands-on gardening classes to students and schools throughout the...

DATE: May 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Education

New education center opens at Fozzie’s Farm

Montezuma Land Conservancy members and supporters ushered in a new education center at the organization’s own Fozzie’s Farm during an open house Thursday afternoon. Fozzie’s Farm is a farm...

DATE: May 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Education

Middle school students explore Animas River pollution

Was the Gold King Mine spill a story of triumph or tragedy? Certainly, it was a turning point for the community and sparked more active management of historic mines responsible for polluting the...

DATE: May 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas High School students record oral histories of longtime residents

Jai Fallows, Deandra Shideler and Cooper Machicek, freshmen at Animas High School, are budding historians. But rather than starting with something as auspicious as World War I or 14th century...

DATE: May 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District expected to fund branch libraries for one more year

Satellite locations of the Durango Public Library at Sunnyside and Fort Lewis Mesa elementary schools are expected to stay open through June 2020 thanks to funding from Durango School District 9-R,...

DATE: May 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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