Durango High School program helps students reach new academic heights

Raelee Lucero, 18, a Durango High School senior, is on track to graduate, something she couldn’t imagine a year ago in the depth of the COVID-19 pandemic. “I did really badly my freshman and...

DATE: April 13, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Community support impresses new superintendent of Durango School District

Overwhelming community support for a bond issuance to raise more than $114 million for schools was one of the big impressions Durango School District 9-R’s next superintendent, Karen Cheser, took...

DATE: April 12, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mountain Studies Institute to hold online youth summit about environmental issues

Mountain Studies Institute is looking for students and adults interested in participating in its virtual Resiliency Youth Summit, which will allow students to present their projects about...

DATE: April 11, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos school board hopes to hire superintendent this month

With longtime Superintendent Brian Hanson set to retire at the end of the school year, the Mancos school board hopes to finalize the selection of his replacement by the end of April. According to...

DATE: April 11, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College begins to address housing costs

Durango’s high cost of housing has Fort Lewis College looking at ways to help employees, faculty and staff members with homeownership costs. FLC’s board of trustees heard results from a survey of...

DATE: April 9, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College requires students to get COVID-19 vaccination for fall semester

Fort Lewis College is among the first colleges or universities in the nation to require students to have the COVID-19 vaccination for the fall semester, a move quickly followed by several other...

DATE: April 6, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Salary, benefits announced for Durango School District’s next superintendent

Karen Cheser, who will assume the reins as Durango School District 9-R superintendent in July, will make $200,000 annually and receive a more generous benefits package than the current...

DATE: April 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College dean focuses on the lexicon of learning

Jenni Trujillo, who is eight months in as dean of the Fort Lewis College School of Education, is no stranger to the campus or Durango. This is Trujillo’s third stint at the Fort. She met her...

DATE: April 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Applying to Fort Lewis College: There’s an app for that

Prospective Fort Lewis College students for the 2022-23 school year can use Common App, an online application platform used by students, counselors and advisers across the country and the world....

DATE: April 3, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango schools want to hear from parents interested in preschool, kindergarten

Families looking for preschool and kindergarten classes for their young children next school year are encouraged to register their interest as soon as possible with Durango School District 9-R....

DATE: April 1, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango ag class puts focus on helping feed less fortunate

Bailey Gaskins and Flint Gervais, two 14-year-old eighth graders, learned more than the importance of crop rotation and soil health in their agriculture class at Escalante Middle School. The pair,...

DATE: March 30, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango High School extends in-person learning

Durango High School students will be back in school for four full days a week beginning April 5 as the school district continues to adjust schedules based on declining risk from the novel...

DATE: March 28, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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