Durango School District 9-R

Durango, Bayfield school districts cancel Friday classes

Good evening, Southwest Colorado, and welcome to the 62nd day of winter. We’ll keep this story updated with cancellations, road conditions and weather forecasts. Here’s what you need to know as of...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2019 | UPDATED: 20 hours 32 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Heavy snowstorm creates hazardous road conditions

Winter weather covered area roads with slush and snow Thursday – sending scores of vehicles sliding off roads or spinning out of control, and the Colorado State Patrol warned road conditions were...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District considers mill levy request

Voters could be asked to commit more money to curriculum aimed at career trades, such as culinary arts, industrial arts and business programs, in Durango School District 9-R schools. The timing of...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Students learn to cope with crisis by focusing on strengths

While crafting decorations for a Tree of Life mural in a shared cafeteria, Big Picture High School students encouraged The Juniper School elementary students to think about how they deal with...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

A childhood dream to serve on a school board

Marianna Valdez seemed destined to serve on a school board. Even growing up, she was fascinated with schools for their interaction with the community. “I’ve always wanted to be on a school board,”...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Big Picture High School takes time out of equation

With students who often arrive on campus already behind and enmeshed in fragile or abusive family environments, Durango Big Picture High School strives to nurture students, many of whom are...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango High School graduation rates increase, beat state average

Durango High School improved its four-year graduation rate from 86.1 percent in 2017 to 87.4 percent in 2018, a seemingly small amount that obscures a major improvement in the graduation rate of...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Juniper School invites community to discuss plans for a new school

The Juniper School will begin a community discussion to plan for its permanent facility and kick off its enrollment application window at a meeting Monday at the school, 215 E. 12th St. Head of...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Common Grounds Café fundraising for permanent equipment

Many have tried and most have failed, but for Common Grounds Café, the Durango Public Library has been the ideal location for a café designed to prepare students with special needs for the...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District 9-R explores bond election

Durango School District 9-R is examining a request for bond issuance of $75 million to $85 million to improve school security, to maintain aging schools and to deal with a backlog of maintenance...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Images offer glimpses into the lives of Durango High students

Images lining a fence in front of Durango High School offer a glimpse of the world through a teenager’s eyes. The large banners were produced from photographs taken by DHS digital photography...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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