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Fort Lewis College clears equipment bins to help Mercy, other hospitals

With classes meeting remotely through the remainder of the semester, Fort Lewis College biology professor Steven Fenster began collecting and inventorying items he could donate to Mercy Regional...

DATE: April 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mountain Middle planning for new classrooms

Mountain Middle School, which has reached its maximum enrollment of 240 students for the past decade, has begun preliminary planning for a 7,000-square-foot classrooms addition. Head of School...

DATE: April 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Early release Mondays will end next year for Durango School District 9-R

Durango School District 9-R has revised its academic calendar for school year 2020-21 – moving to full teacher workdays one Monday each month in place of weekly early release Mondays....

DATE: April 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College Board of Trustees expands to nine seats

Gov. Jared Polis signed a bill adding two members to Fort Lewis College’s Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees will now have nine voting members and one faculty and student representative. The...

DATE: April 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Verdict on Durango school-delivered lunches: ‘I’d have eaten it’

Robert Frank said every little bit helps as he cuts expenses after being furloughed from his job at a Durango salon. He cycled to Needham Elementary with his daughter, Indie Snead, 8, on Thursday...

DATE: March 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District 9-R receives wide range of opinions about school closures

Leading up to Gov. Jared Polis’ decision to close schools from March 23 to April 17, Durango School District 9-R was under increasing pressure to extend its closure. But Superintendent Dan...

DATE: March 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District extends spring break, bolsters cleaning efforts

Spring break will be extended two days, school-sponsored travel will be canceled and use of school buildings by outside groups will be curtailed in an effort to keep Durango School District 9-R...

DATE: March 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

In response to coronavirus, Fort Lewis College to hold online-only classes

Fort Lewis College will hold online-only classes from March 25 to April 6 in an effort to minimize the spread of the coronavirus. “Fort Lewis College is actively monitoring the spread of...

DATE: March 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College trains faculty, staff in suicide prevention

Here are some myths about suicide: No one can stop a suicide if a person is committed. Those who talk about suicide don’t do it. Confronting a person considering suicide will only make them angry...

DATE: March 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Students at Durango High School explore career paths through vocational learning

Durango High School sophomore Summer Bonnar skillfully guided a chunk of wood around a spinning band saw blade in carpentry class this winter, carefully working around her manicured nails. “It’s...

DATE: March 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Educational funding forum draws crowd in Mancos

More than 100 people from Southwest Colorado showed up in Mancos Saturday morning to advocate for more state educational funding – with a few legislative ears on hand. State Sen. Don Coram,...

DATE: March 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District ends partial-lunch rule

The School Meal Charge Regulation at Durango schools was modified Monday to end partial lunches that could be provided to children whose parents were behind in payments. The revamped regulation...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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