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Flower/coffee shop, medical tourism site among ideas pitched by Fort Lewis College students

A combined flower and coffee shop and a medical tourism website were among the top business ideas students pitched this month during Hawk Tank, Fort Lewis College’s annual business plan contest. ...

DATE: April 22, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Schools in Southwest Colorado see changes driven by Columbine

One look at Durango High School, built in 1976, and Montezuma-Cortez High School, which opened in 2015, tells you a lot about how the world of education has changed 20 years after the Columbine...

DATE: April 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango school district gets $1.1 million for school safety

Durango public schools have received a $1.1 million grant from the Colorado Division of Homeland Security to support and build upon existing school safety efforts. For several years, Durango School...

DATE: April 18, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 18 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College Calendar

Visit www.fortlewis.edu and click on “See All Events” to view the complete FLC events calendar. Saturday Skyhawks Softball vs. Metropolitan State University – Denver, noon to 2 p.m., Aspen Field,...

DATE: April 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Education

Funerary objects will be returned to Native American tribes

Hundreds of items collected by amateur archaeologists and treasure hunters from the 1930s to the 1960s are being returned to Native American tribes for repatriation by Center of Southwest Studies....

DATE: April 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College pleased with steady enrollment projection

Fort Lewis College expects enrollment to be flat for 2019-20 – viewed as a win by school officials who have been battling declining enrollment since the Great Recession. For budgeting purposes, the...

DATE: April 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Planning, preparation urged by school safety expert

The importance of planning, practice and attention to small details to keep schools safe were highlighted Monday by John-Michael Keyes, who started the I Love U Guys Foundation in 2006 after his...

DATE: April 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Horny’ box spreads sexual education across Fort Lewis College

Anonymous questions about everything from birth control to bondage can be slipped into Horny the Sex Box, a vessel set up to educate students at Fort Lewis College. Fort Lewis senior Matisse Monty...

DATE: March 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Backpack program helps fill a food gap in Cortez

The federally funded free and reduced school lunch program is crucial for many children and families nationwide, including in Montezuma County. But on weekends, no school means no lunch, which can...

DATE: March 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

If the state pays for full-day kindergarten, teacher salaries could increase

Increasing teacher salaries would be a priority for school districts across Southwest Colorado if the Colorado General Assembly comes through with funding for full-day kindergarten during this...

DATE: March 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gov. Jared Polis says funds identified for full-day kindergarten

State Rep. Barbara McLachlan predicted state funding for full-day kindergarten, one of her main legislative goals, will become a reality during the current session of the Colorado General Assembly....

DATE: March 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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