Knots, knives and hatchets – not just for boys anymore

Girls are joining the boys in scouts in La Plata County this year, learning to split firewood, backpack and lead their peers. The change is part of a nationwide shift for the Boy Scouts of America,...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

In covering impeachment, teachers focus on historical significance

The timing of the impeachment inquiry – a few weeks after schools started their fall semesters in La Plata County – didn’t exactly give political science teachers and other educators the ability to...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College enrollment flat, but showing signs of growth

Fort Lewis College enrollment is flat compared with last year, but college officials say the numbers also show signs of the growth. This fall 3,308 students are attending FLC compared with 3,317...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District forum highlights new security personnel, investments

A Durango School District 9-R forum about school safety Wednesday highlighted how the district is investing in new equipment, training and personnel, in addition to weighing whether to arm school...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango school board candidates debate arming security guards, literacy, finances

Two candidates competing for one Durango School District 9-R board seat took on tough questions Monday at the League of Women Voters forum about arming school guards, improving literacy, school...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College paves way for free tuition to lower-income students

Fort Lewis College announced Friday it will ensure students from working and middle-class families can attend the school tuition-free starting next fall. The FLC Tuition Promise, a new grant...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango school board candidates address firearms, superintendent

Two Durango School District 9-R candidates are competing for a chance to tackle sticky issues, such as arming school security guards, after a tumultuous year for the district. Incumbent Stephanie...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College drops ‘liberal arts’ from mission statement

The Fort Lewis College Board of Trustees approved a new mission statement for the school Friday that drops the words liberal arts, but school officials say, captures the essence of what it means to...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County tests camera-equipped radar trailers

Camera-equipped radar speed trailers in La Plata County could haunt a driver’s record rather than just flash a reminder to “slow down.” La Plata County Sheriff Sean Smith said his office is testing...

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

Soccer skills camp aims to bring sport to rural students

Animas Valley Elementary students rushed onto the soccer field en masse Wednesday to practice drills with their friends through a free pilot program to bring the sport to La Plata County kids. Rio...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Osprey donates over 200 backpacks to Cortez schools

A few hundred Cortez students are receiving sturdy backpacks this year, thanks to an annual donation by Osprey. This is the third or fourth year the Cortez-based backpack company has taken on the...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

State Rep. Barbara McLachlan celebrates ag with eighth graders

Escalante Middle School eighth graders stirred bubbling peach jam and pear honey in an agriculture class Friday as State Rep. Barbara McLachlan, D-Durango, observed and jumped in to help. McLachlan...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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