Test results a mixed bag for Durango 9-R

Editor’s note: This is the first installment of three stories examining the test scores for La Plata County schools. By Mia Rupani Herald Staff Writer Standardized test scores in Colorado are a...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Colorado test scores show students slowly improving

Colorado students’ standardized test scores are slowly improving, three years after a new, more difficult test was introduced. The CMAS test grades whether third- through eighth-graders are meeting...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Caption This!: ‘Waiting to get my human-hunting license!’

Durango Herald Facebook reader Patricia Haupt sent in this week’s winning Caption This! headline: “Waiting to get my human-hunting license!” The second-place caption was, “Took my guitar to the...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Nathine Senne adds $70,000 to Fort Lewis College chemistry scholarship

Fort Lewis College announced a $70,000 gift from Nathine Senne, which will go toward the Richard A. Senne Memorial Scholarship fund that she and her late husband, Herbert, established in 1978 to...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Grandview corridor to see new facades

The commercial corridor along U.S. Highway 160 east near Three Springs may see more traffic as businesses relocate from other areas. A new warehouse and Target Rental, a heavy equipment rental...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Authorities identify man killed in rollover crash

Authorities identified the man who was killed in a rollover crash Friday night north of Hermosa as Reggie Hohenberg of Kirtland, New Mexico. The crash occurred at 6:05 p.m. near the top of Shalona...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Arts Center presents show about environmental realism

“My work stems from my need to investigate the natural world,” Peter Hay said in an interview last week at the Durango Arts Center. He and I sat in the DAC Library surrounded by five works on paper...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Federal funding cuts could affect local infrastructure, transportation

President Donald Trump’s proposed cuts to the federal budget could be felt locally, with homeownership assistance, infrastructure construction and air service among the areas affected. Colorado...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Roller Girls’ rally ends in thrilling fashion

It’s a rebuilding season for the Durango Roller Girls, and if Saturday’s bout with Albuquerque Roller Derby is any indication the rebuild is going pretty well. The Roller Girls overcame a massive...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Sports

Boy Scout creates drumline storage for Durango High School band

An affinity for band inspired Durango High School junior Brandon Gallegos to build instrument storage cabinets for his Eagle Scout project. Brandon, 16, is a longtime member of Boy Scout Troop 538....

DATE: Aug. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Petrogylph suggests ancestral Puebloans recorded eclipse at Chaco Canyon

Get ready, because on Monday, there’s going to be an onslaught of total-solar-eclipse photos posted to social media, and in all likelihood, even some selfies where your friends’ heads eclipse the...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

New school year brings new classes, construction

The Durango Herald talked with the superintendents from Durango School District 9-R, Bayfield School District and Ignacio School District to find out what is new at each district for this 2017-18...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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