Interim superintendent resigns from Bayfield School District

Amy Lyons, the interim superintendent for the Bayfield School District, unexpectedly emailed her resignation to the board on Tuesday afternoon. At a school board meeting Tuesday night, members said...

DATE: March 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Teacher shortage hits rural school districts outside Durango

You can imagine the conversation is awkward. After July 1 of each year, Durango School District 9-R Superintendent Dan Snowberger has an agreement to call neighboring superintendents whenever one...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Prep Spotlight: Hunter Killough the right player at right time for Bayfield football

BAYFIELD Hunter Killough was in the right place to make one of the biggest plays in Bayfield High School football history Friday night, as his game-clinching interception on the 1-yard line sent...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Bayfield test results show growth in language arts

Bayfield School District’s standardized test scores show student improvement in language arts but a dip in mathematics. Overall, Bayfield students tested above-average on the SATs, about average on...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

Bayfield School District offering new tutoring service

Bayfield School District was awarded an $11,227 grant from the federal government’s Office of Indian Education Title VI Rural and Low Income School Initiative, which it will use on a new tutoring...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield Elementary getting an update

Compressing an elementary school remodel into two summers is the latest construction challenge for the Bayfield School District. “For all practical purposes, this will be a brand new school when...

DATE: July 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield School District names finance director to be interim superintendent

Amy Lyons, the finance director at the Bayfield School District, will serve as the interim superintendent for the 2017-18 school year. Gary Martinez has been hired as the district’s finance...

DATE: July 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

Bayfield Superintendent Troy Zabel to retire

Bayfield Superintendent Troy Zabel is retiring effective June 30, the Bayfield School Board announced last week. In June, Zabel said he had brain cancer and cut back on his administrative duties....

DATE: May 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Prep Roundup: Durango soccer beats Grand Junction Central in extra time

It took the Durango High School girls soccer team extra time, but the Demons got the job done Saturday at Grand Junction Central. With the game tied 1-1 after regulation time and a frustrating 10...

DATE: April 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Plans presented for new Bayfield school

Site work will start soon on a new Bayfield school for third through fifth grades. It will be on 40 acres across East Oak Drive from Bayfield Middle School. About 40 district residents turned out...

DATE: March 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Colorado students test hands-on skills

More than 30 students from across the region descended on Durango High School on Friday to show what they could do in a SkillsUSA-sponsored competition. SkillsUSA focuses on career and...

DATE: March 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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