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Campus life will look different this year at Fort Lewis College

Fort Lewis College plans to lease a hotel in Durango to handle more requests for single dorm rooms, and some students will be trained as health advocates to educate people about procedures taken on...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College adds electric vehicle charging stations

Two electric vehicle charging stations have been installed in the Sitter Family Hall parking lot at Fort Lewis College. Four vehicles will be able to charge at once with each ChargePoint station...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College trustees look to deepen diversity on campus

To deepen and reinforce Fort Lewis College’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, the Board of Trustees agreed Thursday to examine taking several steps, including creating a trustee...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2020 | UPDATED: 4 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Donations, gifts to Fort Lewis College set record

The Fort Lewis College Foundation received more than $6.17 million in gifts and pledges for the 2019-20 fiscal year, a record amount. The number of individual donors also is increasing. During the...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fearful of virus, business denies health care worker pedicure in Durango

A business’ refusal to serve people based on their race, political beliefs, religion and gender affiliation is considered strictly off limits – even illegal – but what about the denial of service...

DATE: July 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Department of Education offers school reopening guidance

Maximizing the amount of safe in-person learning for the upcoming school year was among the chief goals the Colorado Department of Education conveyed Monday during an online meeting about reopening...

DATE: July 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College drops SAT, ACT tests for 2021-22 year

First-year students for the 2021-22 school year will not have to take SAT or ACT tests to gain admission to Fort Lewis College after many students were unable or schedule dates for the...

DATE: July 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango schools prepare to reopen, with à la carte approach

Durango schools will offer three different learning models when they reopen Aug. 25 for the 2020-21 school year and are examining the current summer sessions for lessons to help minimize risks from...

DATE: July 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Word pedometer’ aims to improve language development for children in Southwest Colorado

Language defines how we communicate with one another, how we interact with the world. But language development is just as vital, affecting our learning abilities and shaping how we think. That is...

DATE: July 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College lands $33M for Health Sciences Center

Fort Lewis College will get its new Health Sciences Center after all despite the economic chaos caused this year by COVID-19. Gov. Jared Polis signed a bill Tuesday providing funding for higher...

DATE: July 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Efforts to improve education in Southwest Colorado just became harder

Tigo Cruz wears a dusty green baseball cap with Mancos scrawled across the front and a button-down blue shirt untucked from khaki pants. He’s driving his big, black SUV down a gravelly dirt road...

DATE: July 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District to seek voter approval of new bonds

Durango School District 9-R Board of Education unanimously approved seeking voter approval for a bond issuance on the November General Election ballot. Details of what capital improvements and the...

DATE: July 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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