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Meetings scheduled to review building plans for Durango schools

A series of informational meetings will be held at all schools in Durango School District 9-R to present plans for new upgrades and work to address deferred maintenance in each building. The...

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

Student scientists take center stage at La Plata County Fairgrounds

Kalina Brabeck, a sixth grader at St. Columba School, discovered Lysol makes a pretty good product if you’re looking to kill bacteria. Samantha Riddell, a sixth grader at Ignacio Middle School,...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mother of Needham twins fills vacant Durango 9-R school board seat

Erika Brown, a mother of twin students at Needham Elementary School, was selected Tuesday night to fill the vacant Durango school board seat for the district that covers the north Animas Valley and...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

FLC looks for free online replacements for textbooks

Students at Fort Lewis College will increasingly benefit from open educational resources offered free online that replace often-costly textbooks with the assistance of a $31,000 grant from the...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District board members seek to increase accessibility

A challenging workload and communication gaps were among the surprises the two newest Durango School District 9-R board members cited as eye-opening in their first three months on the job. The new...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local teachers to march at the Colorado Capitol

Local educators are joining the statewide fight for higher wages and supporting state legislation that aims to raise teacher pay. At least five school districts in Southwest Colorado – including...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District looks at $90M to $120M in facility upgrades

Decision time has arrived for Durango School District 9-R about investments it will make over the next decade in new schools and security and maintenance upgrades at existing buildings. Among the...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Nancy Stubbs resigns from Durango School District 9-R board

Nancy Stubbs, who served six years on the Durango School District 9-R Board of Education, has resigned to deal with family issues after the accidental death of her grandson in October. “He was more...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mountain Middle School students take learning from classroom to stage

Henry Huff and Griffin Connolly learned how Jupiter’s rings formed, that the universe is 13.4 billion years old and the Earth is just a juvenile at 4.8 billion years old. Mountain Middle School’s ...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio teacher wins award for work in alternative school program

IGNACIO – When students enter his classroom, David Quiroz, an Ignacio Middle School teacher, always asks if they’re getting enough sleep. It’s a simple question, but it’s the first step of Quiroz’s...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado campuses sound alarm as leaders push cost cuts

One by one, the leaders of Colorado’s colleges and universities appeared before lawmakers to make a collective plea: Don’t neglect us – again. The state’s higher education institutions made clear...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Most Colorado student teachers aren’t paid and need second jobs. Will lawmakers ease burden?

At one point during the four-and-a-half years Jen Tarwater studied to become a teacher and completed two minors, she juggled four jobs – among them, serving as a student employee at her school’s...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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