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Durango 9-R struggles to hire child care workers

The future of Durango School District 9-R’s child care program, Kids’ Camp, is in jeopardy. The district sent out a newsletter to parents on Wednesday announcing a shortage of child care workers,...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2017 | UPDATED: 1 day 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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Prosecutors say Front Range caseworker faked interview records

DENVER – A former caseworker faces forgery and other charges for false reporting interviews with victims, family members or witnesses in 12 cases of alleged child abuse or neglect, prosecutors said...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2017 | UPDATED: 4 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Boys & Girls Club celebrates 10 years

Molly Matava was among the first kids who went to the Boys & Girls Club of La Plata County 10 years ago. Like others who came behind her, going to the club changed her life. “The club influenced my...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Denver area doctors seek to ban smartphone sales to preteens

DENVER – On the dark side of the Colorado Legislature’s website, there are some interesting proposals that voters might see on upcoming ballots. Examples include more than 12 transportation funding...

DATE: May 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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La Plata County faces early childhood care shortage

Early childhood care, a key service for those in poverty, is tough to find for families across La Plata County, a Colorado Children’s Campaign report released Thursday found. The annual “Kids...

DATE: April 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango Nature Studies offers a ‘stay-cation’

While some families choose to travel all over the country for spring break, the kids lucky enough to be enrolled at Durango Nature Studies spring break program can stay home and experience a good...

DATE: March 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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State budget proposal cuts youth surveys on drugs, sex

DENVER – Colorado schoolchildren may not be asked about their drug use and sex habits in anonymous surveys anymore, under a bipartisan budget proposal moving through the Legislature. The budget...

DATE: March 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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A voice for children caught in the legal system

Some of the most vulnerable victims – children who have been abused or neglected – have new advocates in the 6th Judicial District, which includes Archuleta, San Juan and La Plata counties. Four...

DATE: March 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Radon mitigation considered at Roberta Shirley Center preschool in Durango

A Durango preschool is considering mitigation work after finding heightened levels of radon in its building. Recent test results showed radon levels dropped at the Roberta Shirley Center compared...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Seed Studio is enrolling for its kids programs

The Seed Studio, 1309 East Second Ave., is enrolling children for several of its programs and workshops. A Durango School District 9-R “Colour Your World” no-school workshop for children from 6 to...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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AmeriCorps filling need for mentors for La Plata County kids

When it comes to finding mentors, Big Brother Big Sisters of Southwest Colorado is always on the hunt. This year, the nonprofit group brought in extra, temporary mentors to work with students on...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango gymnastics building opens

Gymnasts flipped through the air Monday afternoon enjoying a newly remodeled building in Bodo Industrial Park. The city bought and remodeled the building for $2.1 million, so the gymnastics program...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News