Fort Lewis College hopes to hold on-campus classes in fall, but backup plans underway

Fort Lewis College plans to be open for business in the fall with the preferred option of holding on-campus, in-person classes, but planning for a variety of possibilities is underway as...

DATE: April 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

9-R adopts temporary grading policy to address COVID-19

In recognition that learning has been hindered by COVID-19 restrictions, Durango School District 9-R has adopted a temporary grading policy for middle and high school students that won’t affect...

DATE: April 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Free child care offered to first responders, medical care employees

With classes now being held online, Durango School District 9-R has opened its child care center for children of first responders and medical providers. Only five to seven children have been using...

DATE: April 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

At Fort Lewis College, mock trials and studies of sedimentary rock seem to translate online

Kim Hannula is among 300 geoscience professors scrambling to convert field classes in which students scurry up and down rock formations to something that works online. Brian Burke had a week to...

DATE: April 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College grapples with COVID-19 budget woes

A red alert is out at Fort Lewis College as the school scrambles to come to terms with the financial hit taken to meet the demands placed on it by COVID-19. On Tuesday, FLC’s Board of Trustees held...

DATE: April 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

In internet age, not even a global pandemic can cancel school

If history had to repeat the experience with plagues from the fifth century B.C. Athens to the Spanish flu of 1918, perhaps we’re all lucky it happened in a world that has the internet. Durango...

DATE: April 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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