Preschool slots available with Durango School District 9-R

Plenty of spaces are available in Durango School District 9-R’s preschool program, and financial assistance is available for families who cannot afford the cost of $550 for a month of full-day...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Health clinic to offer immunizations at no cost to parents

FARMINGTON – Public health officials are warning parents not to miss crucial routine vaccines for students despite school closures and worries about the coronavirus. One local clinic is offering...

DATE: July 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Child care programs in Southwest Colorado adapt to pandemic

Masked Durango parents arrived at Christ the King Lutheran Church last weekend ready to pick up brooms and clean. They were helping Cafe au Play, a nonprofit that helps parents connect through...

DATE: July 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Summer reading programs hope to bring normalcy to kids

FARMINGTON – Summer vacation days typically bring barbecues, poolside hangouts and, for the more book-inclined children, summer reading programs at public libraries. But with library closures and...

DATE: July 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Emergency responders celebrate 5-year-old’s birthday with a parade

The novel coronavirus didn’t put a damper on Derrick McMullen’s 5th birthday party after his mom, Liz, organized an emergency responder parade of vehicles to come down their street. Liz McMullen...

DATE: June 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Free child care offered to first responders, medical care employees

With classes now being held online, Durango School District 9-R has opened its child care center for children of first responders and medical providers. Only five to seven children have been using...

DATE: April 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Community partnerships drive Durango High School technical skills programs

The buzzing saws, spinning drills and scratching sandpaper have come to a stop for dozens of woodshop students at Durango High School, but not before they were able to finish a few tables for...

DATE: April 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Farmington is going on a bear hunt

FARMINGTON – Those with a keen eye might have noticed fuzzy, stuffed bears popping up in windows throughout town this past week. Farmington is going on a bear hunt. Part of a nationwide trend,...

DATE: April 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Verdict on Durango school-delivered lunches: ‘I’d have eaten it’

Robert Frank said every little bit helps as he cuts expenses after being furloughed from his job at a Durango salon. He cycled to Needham Elementary with his daughter, Indie Snead, 8, on Thursday...

DATE: March 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

How to cook for and with your kids during the extended coronavirus school closures

School closures due to the novel coronavirus outbreak mean millions of children are spending a lot more time at home. That’s challenging on any number of levels, and food is at the top of the list....

DATE: March 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

New Mexico works to meet child care needs amid COVID-19 outbreak

FARMINGTON – After the announcement of a state of emergency and K-12 schools closing for at least three weeks in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, New Mexico state agencies have created emergency...

DATE: March 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Three Durango men arrested in online sex sting

Three local men were arrested this month after planning sexual contact with a fake 14-year-old persona created online by the Durango Police Department. The Durango Police Department for about a...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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