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Bayfield School Board candidates face off in community forum

BAYFIELD – Each Bayfield School Board candidate tried to prove he or she was the best person for the job while tackling some of the school district’s most pressing concerns at this week’s League of...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College Calendar

Visit www.fortlewis.edu and click on “See All Events” to view the complete calendar of events scheduled at Fort Lewis College. Saturday Durango Fall Blaze, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., starts at FLC campus,...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Education

Conservative social media commentator speaks at FLC

Conservative students should never sacrifice their political views to gain better grades from leftist professors or more acceptance among leftist students, said internet commentator Will Witt, who...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College awarded $2 million in free consulting services

Fort Lewis College will receive $2 million in free consulting services over the next two years to help the school boost its enrollment, increase revenue and build business partnerships. Entangled...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

9-R could ask voters for a bond to improve infrastructure

Durango School District 9-R is looking at its future infrastructure needs, and financing improvements may require renewal of a bond by voters. “Our buildings are starting to look a little tired,”...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Five candidates announce bid for three open seats on Ignacio School Board

Campaign season for Ignacio School Board officially began Tuesday night, with two incumbents and three newcomers announcing their candidacy for three open seats. Ignacio residents will vote Nov. 5...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Middle school student brings restorative justice to Ignacio

IGNACIO – Willow Schulz, an eighth grade volleyball player at Ignacio Middle School, is the youngest certified restorative justice specialist in La Plata County. This fall, Willow hopes to start...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College builds foundation for enrollment growth

Fort Lewis College President Tom Stritikus this week welcomed thousands of students back to a campus with a renewed vision for growth after years of declining enrollment. Stritikus started last...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Schools house teachers as recruitment, compensation tools

As a teacher shortage persists statewide, La Plata County school districts are grappling with high housing costs and low teacher salaries, which can make filling positions challenging. Across the...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango 9-R test scores show low growth among middle school students

Durango School District 9-R’s state test scores were a mix of strong academic growth and some points of concern, particularly among middle school students. “We had points to celebrate. We had...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District embarks on mission to improve student achievement

Thousands of students returned to school Tuesday in Durango pumped with nervous energy and excitement. First-year fifth grade teacher Katie Ames expected to roll with the chaos on the first day at...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gov. Jared Polis welcomes Durango students back to school

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis surprised hundreds of Park Elementary School students by welcoming them back to school Tuesday morning and personally wishing some good luck on their studies. Third...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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