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Durango School District gets $521,000 security grant

Durango School District 9-R will receive $521,711 in a state SAFER grant to buy communication equipment and enact staff training to integrate the equipment into existing emergency operations and...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores School board gets good news, bad news

The Dolores Re-4a School District has received two awards from the Colorado Department of Education for student performance on state tests. Superintendent Phil Kasper announced that Dolores High...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School Superintendent Dan Snowberger explains Needham incident

Durango School District Superintendent Dan Snowberger told the school board Wednesday that a 911 call involving the district’s public information officer, Julie Popp, came after school hours on a...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District explains notification effort after bomb threats

Durango School District 9-R sent an initial notice about 3:30 p.m. Monday to families that were affected by bomb threats made to Park, Needham and Riverview elementary schools, said Julie Popp, the...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Child abuse climbs after Friday report cards, study says

Child abuse increases the day after school report cards are released – but only when kids get their grades on a Friday, a study in Florida suggests. The curious finding startled researchers, who...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

More sleep in Seattle: Later school start helps kids get more rest

SEATTLE – High school students are getting more sleep in Seattle, say scientists studying later school start times. Teenagers wore activity monitors to find out whether a later start to the school...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Fort Lewis College graduates to embrace the unknown

Sabra Artichoker doesn’t know what she’s going to do with her degree in anthropology and sociology. Neither does Zachary Scurrah, who graduated from Fort Lewis College on Saturday with a degree in...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District 9-R board adds member

Marianna Valdez, who works as a researcher for an educational nonprofit, has been appointed to serve on the Durango School District 9-R Board of Education until the November 2019 school board...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango school board plans midyear review of Superintendent Dan Snowberger

The Durango School District 9-R Board of Education said Tuesday it plans to examine how Superintendent Dan Snowberger handled an incident at Needham Elementary School in October in which 911 was...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College business plan contest adds high school division

The Hawk Tank competition, which awards monetary prizes for the best business plans from Fort Lewis College students and recent alumni, will expand to add a high school division in 2019. Southwest...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Navajo Technical University gets funding for manufacturing school

Navajo Technical University, based in Crownpoint, New Mexico, has been awarded a $3.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to establish a Center for Advanced Manufacturing. The...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango school board members discuss Needham 911 call in closed session

The Durango School District 9-R board met for more than two hours Tuesday in a closed session to discuss the handling of a call to police last month concerning a district administrator who was...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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