Middle school students explore Animas River pollution

Was the Gold King Mine spill a story of triumph or tragedy? Certainly, it was a turning point for the community and sparked more active management of historic mines responsible for polluting the...

DATE: May 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas High School students record oral histories of longtime residents

Jai Fallows, Deandra Shideler and Cooper Machicek, freshmen at Animas High School, are budding historians. But rather than starting with something as auspicious as World War I or 14th century...

DATE: May 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District expected to fund branch libraries for one more year

Satellite locations of the Durango Public Library at Sunnyside and Fort Lewis Mesa elementary schools are expected to stay open through June 2020 thanks to funding from Durango School District 9-R,...

DATE: May 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Big Picture students learn basics in nontraditional classes

In an effort to spark interest and increase graduation rates, Big Picture High School eliminated traditional, semester-long classes this year in favor of shorter classes that sample various...

DATE: May 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rocket scientists in training head to Washington, D.C.

A little wiser and with an even greater appreciation of the importance of details, the Cloudbusters, Animas High School’s rocketry team, will return to Washington, D.C., this week to compete in the...

DATE: May 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos Elementary School to dismiss week early

Mancos Elementary School students will be released a week early from school this month because of the large construction project underway. The early release on May 16 is intended to give teachers...

DATE: May 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Education

Durango schools help students regulate their emotions

Miller Middle School students are learning to let go of their anger, frustration, sadness and other emotions this year in a new reset room. Students can ride a stationary bike, jump on a...

DATE: May 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez School District plans to stop standardized test

The Montezuma-Cortez School District RE-1 plans to end STAR testing next year. The move comes after staff analyzed the assessment in predicting Colorado Measures of Academic Success scores and...

DATE: April 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield School District’s new online monitoring helps identify students in crisis

Bayfield School District is monitoring student activities online this year through new software, and it has allowed staff to successfully intervene with students in crisis. Gaggle tracks...

DATE: April 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College names new provost

A new Fort Lewis College provost who will help promote student success and retention has been hired and will begin July 1. FLC’s first-year retention rate, at 66% for 2015, the last year for which...

DATE: April 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas High School seeks $21 million grant for new school

Animas High School officials should know by May 17 whether they will get a $21 million BEST grant for a new school. The application is complicated by a local match AHS must raise if it is awarded...

DATE: April 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

FLC accounting professor honored

Professor of Accounting Rick Gore received the Roger Peters Distinguished Professor Award at Fort Lewis College for the 2018-19 academic year. The recipient of this award is honored for excellence...

DATE: April 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Education

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