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

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

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