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

Common Grounds Cafe helps special education students build work skills

Lou Hatten-Walker believes she would enjoy a career as a barista after working at the Common Grounds Cafe inside Durango Public Library. Hatten-Walker, 18, began working at Common Grounds when she...

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

Florida Mesa Elementary student tests positive for COVID-19

A student at Florida Mesa Elementary has tested positive for COVID-19, and the student and classmates have begun a 14-day self-quarantine. The student was placed in an isolation room Tuesday after...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

$2M in relief money to boost internet access for rural Coloradans

Colorado will invest $2 million in federal coronavirus relief funds in school districts trying to make sure all of their students have a reliable internet connection while learning at home. ...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango bus drivers came for the job, stayed for the kids

Practical reasons – some extra cash, a lack of jobs when they first moved to Southwest Colorado – may have initially attracted most school bus drivers to their jobs, but helping students brings...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

After COVID disruptions, students, parents and teachers return to school

Outside Needham Elementary School on Monday, Maggie Collins was looking forward to seeing all of her friends, not just her neighborhood pals. Her mother, Gretchen, was ecstatic to again have the...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College restructures bonds

Fort Lewis College Board of Trustees unanimously voted to restructure up to $5.5 million in bond payments – providing more financial flexibility should an extended COVID-19 pandemic pinch the...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango High School announces on-campus lunch options

Students at Durango High School will be confined to campus this year to limit their person-to-person contacts in the age of the novel coronavirus, but they will gain one perk – lunch options from...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

2 new members appointed to Fort Lewis College Board of Trustees

Two Southwest Colorado residents, Mary Rubadeau and Adam Red, have been appointed to the Fort Lewis College Board of Trustees by Gov. Jared Polis. The addition of Rubadeau and Red will bring the...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District 9-R reports one COVID-19 positive test

One employee of Durango School District 9-R tested positive for COVID-19 among 600 district personnel tested last week. Superintendent Dan Snowberger said the person who tested positive initially...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Juniper School welcomes students to new building

Wednesday was a biggie for The Juniper School. Not only was it the first day of school in a year that will be marked with extra precautions to deal with the novel coronavirus, it was also the first...

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

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