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Group recommends Durango schools ask for $85 million bond

A group looking at maintenance needs of existing schools and studying future capital needs has recommended Durango School District 9-R seek voter approval for $85 million in bonds in the November...

DATE: June 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District 9-R approves $56.6 million budget for 2020-21

The Durango School District 9-R Board of Education unanimously adopted a $56.6 million budget for 2020-21 that includes cuts to account for $3.6 million in reduced state funding and $1.6 million in...

DATE: June 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College to develop solar park

Fort Lewis College will develop a 2 megawatt solar garden at the Old Fort Lewis property south of Hesperus that will not only generate energy but provide opportunities for students and faculty to...

DATE: June 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College trustees approve 2.15% budget reduction

A $47.52 million general fund budget that lays off 12 employees and furloughs 11 others was approved Monday by the Fort Lewis College Board of Trustees for academic year 2020-21. The budget is a...

DATE: June 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College announces layoffs, furloughs to trim budget

Twelve employees will be laid off and 11 employees will be furloughed next year in moves Fort Lewis College is taking to trim $1.85 million from the general fund budget. FLC had actually pegged the...

DATE: June 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District will hold in-person summer school classes

Summer school will be held in July and August this year in two- to three-week blocks thanks to money provided to Durango School District 9-R in the CARES Act. For elementary-age students, summer...

DATE: June 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District nears deadline on whether to seek bonds

The Durango School District Board of Education will decide later this month or in July whether to move forward in asking voter approval to issue about $90 million worth of bonds. The bonds would...

DATE: June 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District gets some good budgetary news

A bit of good budgetary news finally came for Durango School District 9-R after the introduction of the School Finance Act in the Colorado General Assembly on Friday. Instead of cutting an...

DATE: June 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District sets preschool rates for next year

The cost of preschool at Durango School District 9-R next school year will increase slightly, but not nearly as much as the 100% increase feared if rigid COVID-19 restrictions had remained in...

DATE: June 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

2020 Durango High School seniors will walk across a stage for graduation

It goes without saying that Durango High School’s seniors will not get the traditional graduation experience, but staff members worked to ensure the June 13 ceremony will provide them some...

DATE: June 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango parents want more than remote learning next school year

A large majority of parents rejected the idea of continuing remote learning in the fall for Durango School District 9-R students at an online meeting Wednesday with Superintendent Dan Snowberger....

DATE: June 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pack the Pantry collects food for local families

To support families struggling with food insecurity, Durango School District 9-R will host the Pack the Pantry food drive this week at local schools. A live radio broadcast with American General...

DATE: June 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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