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State to study open source materials to lower textbook costs

A statewide council is working on how to increase the use of open educational resource materials in colleges to address the high cost of textbooks. The council plans to create a digital repository...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

National Center for Disaster Fraud gives tips to avoid fraud

The National Center for Disaster Fraud, developed by the U.S. Department of Justice during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, reminds the public to be aware of possible fraudulent activity related...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Slackliner Mickey Wilson makes his wedding memorable

On Aug. 26, Mickey Wilson, the slackliner who rescued the skier who had caught his backpack on the chairlift at Arapahoe Basin Ski Area last January, married his girlfriend, Purple McMullen-Laird,...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photos: Durangoans’ donations on way to Texas

Supernova Furniture, its own Robyn Vagneur, as well as Justin Dibiase, owner of Jimmy Johns, and Justin Ping of III% United Patriots organized a fundraiser Tuesday to collect items for victims of...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

River Church, Elks Lodge, Bayfield woman holding Hurricane Harvey fundraisers

The River Church and Elks Lodge are accepting donations for victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas. The River Church will hold a “Durango Gives” fundraiser. It is being organized by Marilyn Rozak,...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

New charter school customizes classes for K-5 students

With this week’s grand opening of The Juniper School, children now have more freedom and say-so in their education. The Juniper School is a kindergarten through fifth-grade elementary school...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lightning triggers wildfire east of Dove Creek

A lightning-caused wildfire is burning east of Dove Creek and has grown to 60 acres since it was discovered on Saturday, fire officials report. The Secret Canyon Fire is burning on Bureau of Land...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Prep Spotlight: Durango soccer star Elijah Fenton a four-year star

Going into the 2014 boys soccer season, Durango High School had reason to be excited about the addition of star freshman Elijah Fenton. He scored 16 goals and recorded seven assists in his debut...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Durango volleyball rides crowd energy to season-opening win

If Tuesday’s season opener was any indication, the Durango High School volleyball team could be poised for its best season in recent memory. Aside from the second set in the opener against...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Colorado residents receive letters about personal data exposure

About 621,000 Colorado residents will receive letters from the State Court Administrator’s Office notifying them that personal-identifying information was temporarily published online. Residents in...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photo: Waiting for a ride

DATE: Aug. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Steamworks to introduce its BFF, a banana firkin

Steamworks Brewing Co. will continue its Firkin Fridays series by tapping “My BFF” (Bananas Foster Firkin) at 3 p.m. on Friday. Inspired by the popular desert made from bananas, vanilla ice cream...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

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