School District 9-R hires behavioral health coordinator

Durango School District 9-R has added a behavioral-health coordination piece to its student support services in an ongoing effort to help youth become better able to learn. “The research is very...

DATE: March 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Strong winds expected to usher in cool temperatures in Southwest Colorado

The National Weather Service has issue a wind advisory for Sunday, covering all of Southwest Colorado. Forecasters expect sustained winds of 25 to 35 mph, with gusts up to 55 mph during the...

DATE: March 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango may establish wait list for vacation rental permits

Many homeowners are seeking vacation rental permits in historic Durango, so the city plans to create a wait list. The need became clear when a permit-holder sold a home on East Fifth Street, and...

DATE: March 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson arrested in airport scuffle

LOS ANGELES – One Direction star Louis Tomlinson has been arrested for allegedly attacking a photographer at Los Angeles International Airport, an incident the singer’s lawyer described as...

DATE: March 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

Colorado ranks 36th in U.S. for amount of college debt

Coloradans have less college debt than most Americans, according to a report by LendEDU.com, a student-loan website. Colorado borrowers have an average of $26,095 in student loan debt, the...

DATE: March 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado legislators look to ease financial burden on students

Colorado’s elected federal officials have been involved in legislation related to financing higher education. U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton Borrowers in Tipton’s 3rd Congressional District are in debt...

DATE: March 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Walk calls for end to gender wage inequality

For the more than 10 years, Stephanie “Taffy” Johnson worked construction and was paid half what of her male coworkers earned. When she started working independently in the 1990s, she charged a...

DATE: March 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Are too many of our young people going to prison?

Five activists holding banners and handing out fliers intend to raise awareness about alternatives to incarceration for juveniles. The 6th Judicial District – which includes Archuleta, San Juan and...

DATE: March 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Miriam Colon, iconic U.S. Latina movie, theater actress, dies

Miriam Colon, a pioneering actress in U.S. Latino New York theater who starred in films alongside Marlon Brando and Al Pacino, died Friday. Her husband, Fred Valle, told The Associated Press that...

DATE: March 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Fort Lewis College chief highlights school’s achievements

DENVER – Dene Thomas, president of Fort Lewis College, had a chance to brag on her institution’s achievements during a presentation Friday to the Colorado Commission on Higher Education in Denver....

DATE: March 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Work piles up as county treasurer’s office faces staff, procedural problems

Work overload, processing delays and staff turnover have caused the La Plata County Treasurer to request permission to hire an employee with a higher skill level to help rectify problems within the...

DATE: March 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

2017 Four States Ag Expo aims to educate, entertain

The Four States Agriculture Exposition has a long history in Montezuma County, but this year it will look to the future. For decades, the annual three-day event has drawn thousands of agricultural...

DATE: March 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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