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Gov. Jared Polis welcomes Durango students back to school

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis surprised hundreds of Park Elementary School students by welcoming them back to school Tuesday morning and personally wishing some good luck on their studies. Third...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 16 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

CU president touts closer ties with Fort Lewis College

Ties between Fort Lewis College and the University of Colorado might grow tighter as the schools examine partnerships on everything from degree programs to routine purchases of new computers....

DATE: Aug. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Smile kids, you’re on candid camera: Durango schools expanding video surveillance

When hundreds of students return to school next month, they can smile and wave: They’ll be on candid camera. Durango School District 9-R is spending $365,000 on video surveillance systems to...

DATE: July 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pueblo Community College Southwest names new executive dean

Samuel “Sam” Dosumu has been named the new executive dean for Pueblo Community College Southwest. He began the position July 1. Dosumu recently retired as the associate vice chancellor of academic...

DATE: July 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College Calendar

Visit www.fortlewis.edu and click on “See All Events” to view the complete FLC events calendar. Wednesday Lecture, “La Fabulosa Fabiola (Cabeza de Baca): First Lady of New Mexican Cuisine,” with...

DATE: July 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Education

Fort Lewis College to receive 10 cents every time ‘loyalty card’ is used

Fort Lewis College will see extra cash over the next five years from a new loyalty debit card. The FLC Forever Loyalty cards issued by Alpine Bank will generate at least $100,000 to be distributed...

DATE: June 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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