Durango School District 9-R

Interoperable radio communications for school safety passes first test

It’s not just about preventing another Columbine-style school shooting. Handheld radios in schools help employees manage difficult parents or help students get to school when the bus breaks down....

DATE: Feb. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Winter storm transforms parched landscape across Southwest Colorado

A winter storm Monday that left up to 5 inches of snow in downtown Durango is expected to continue into Tuesday morning, causing messy commutes for drivers while bringing much-needed moisture to...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District looks at new computer system, new schools

A glimpse of the future came into focus Tuesday night for Durango School District 9-R. The school board received an update on a computer system aimed at better management and coordination of...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Edward Kutzleb, longtime Durango school superintendent, dies at 88

Edward L. Kutzleb, 88, who served as superintendent of Durango School District 9-R from 1968 to 1989, died Jan. 20 after a bout with pneumonia at the Cottonwood Inn and Rehabilitation and Extended...

DATE: Jan. 29, 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

Durango 9-R’s Dan Snowberger gets 1-year contract extension

Dan Snowberger, superintendent of Durango School District 9-R, will receive an automatic one-year contract renewal at the end of the month, extending his contract through June 30, 2020. The 9-R...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Liberty School breaks ground on new school in Durango

Construction is underway for Liberty School’s new building at 3107 Western Ave. in Durango. “The greatest thing is to have a permanent home,” said Head of School Christian Holmen in a telephone...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Classroom pets expelled from Durango schools

If your child has a favorite classroom pet – a hamster, a lizard, a goldfish – you may have heard of the animal’s sudden disappearance after winter break or you may hear of its soon-to-come...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District’s farm-to-school program brings the beef

A year and a half into its existence, Durango School District 9-R’s food distribution center is thriving and has allowed the district to expand its offerings. The newest addition to school menus is...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Power restored to 2,230 customers east of Durango

Power has been restored to more than 2,200 customers on Florida Mesa, east of Durango, after a front-end loader hit a utility pole Tuesday morning, according to the La Plata Electric Association....

DATE: Jan. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango High School resurrects its culinary education program

Durango High School has resurrected its culinary education program after several years without one. In 2017, the school hired culinary teacher Jessica Bright, resumed offering cooking classes and...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Durango school superintendent’s contract set to renew

Dan Snowberger’s contract to lead Durango School District 9-R is set to automatically renew Jan. 31, and he has notified the board of his intent to seek the scheduled one-year renewal. Snowberger...

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