Fort Lewis College enrollment rises 4%

Enrollment increased 4% for the fall semester at Fort Lewis College, halting a multiyear slide in student numbers that had pinched school budgets. Fall enrollment came in at 3,443 compared with...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2020 | UPDATED: 16 hours 43 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District 9-R bond passage would fund charter schools

Durango’s three charter schools will get $2.5 million each if voters approve issuing $90 million in bonds sought by Durango School District 9-R on Nov. 3. On a 4-1 vote, the school board approved...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Frustrated and overworked: Durango teachers speak out

The experience of teachers at Durango School District 9-R is only one case study, but it is probably not unique. At this week’s school board meeting, a trio of teachers expressed the stresses and...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Where will the money go if voters approve Durango School District’s bonds?

Durango school board members heard details about where money will go for security and safety upgrades, repairs and new projects if voters approve $90 million in bonds on the Nov. 3 general election...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Talk about town: Fort Lewis College ranks among top 10 for diversity

U.S. News & World Report ranks Fort Lewis College ninth for campus diversity among liberal arts colleges in its 2021 Best Colleges rankings. The top three liberal arts colleges for campus...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College surprised by low COVID-19 cases

Fort Lewis College had given 2,683 COVID-19 tests as of Wednesday, with 17 confirmed cases – all of which were reported during move-in week, when students were required to be tested. As of...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas Valley Elementary cohort will return to classes

An individual at Animas Valley Elementary who tested inconclusively for COVID-19 earlier this week tested negative in a follow-up test. Durango School District 9-R notified families about the...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas Valley Elementary School quarantines a group of students

An individual being evaluated for COVID-19 has had contact with one cohort of students at Animas Valley Elementary School, setting off an effort by the school district and public health department...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango High School suspected COVID-19 case proves negative

Follow-up tests came back negative for an adult employee at Durango High School who was suspected of suffering from COVID-19 on Tuesday, and 69 students who were sent home for remote learning will...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Free, reduced meals extended at all schools

The U.S. Department of Agriculture reopened the Summer Food Service Program through December, allowing schools across the country to offer free meals to students during the COVID-19 pandemic....

DATE: Sept. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Ute Tribe student gives powerful argument for school on reservation

A Fort Lewis College student from Towaoc gave a heartfelt explanation of the need for a charter school on the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe reservation during a virtual community meeting with tribal...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

69 Durango High School students begin self-quarantine

Sixty-nine students in three cohorts at Durango High School have begun self-quarantines at their homes after coming in contact with a district employee exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms but whose test...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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