Education

Teacher protests lead to more Colorado school cancellations

DENVER – More Colorado schools are canceling classes because of planned teacher protests later this week. As of Tuesday, over a dozen Colorado school districts, including the state’s 10 largest,...

DATE: April 24, 2018 | UPDATED: 20 hours 10 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

Longtime teacher Stephanie Moran helped hundreds of nontraditional students succeed

Stephanie Moran helped lay the foundation for hundreds of students to earn their GED diplomas at the Durango Adult Education Center over the past 18 years. As the high school equivalency program...

DATE: April 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Suspect in threat to Montezuma-Cortez schools is identified

The suspect who allegedly made an unsubstantiated threat toward Montezuma-Cortez schools was apprehended Friday afternoon in Cortez after the Sheriff’s Office located his car. “The Sheriff’s...

DATE: April 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College undergraduates shine at research symposium

Fort Lewis College senior Kyser Seaney hopes to become a high school chemistry teacher after graduation. On Thursday, Seaney gave a presentation on the energetics involved in chemical reactions and...

DATE: April 19, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

School Finance Act clears first hurdle in state House

The General Assembly could make major progress on buying down the state’s debt to K-12 public education under the School Finance Act, which cleared the House Education Committee Monday on an 11-2...

DATE: April 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Business plans battle for supremacy in the Hawk Tank

Ever think about enjoying a fine dining experience while floating in a hot-air balloon over the Animas Valley – the San Juan Mountains’ magnificence in the background? Tristan MacLean and Megan...

DATE: April 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Ex-lieutenant governor to lead Colorado’s community colleges

DENVER – Former Colorado Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia will take over as president of the Colorado Community College System, the state’s largest system of higher education. The Denver Post reports that the...

DATE: April 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Child care opens in Smiley Building

Cafe au Play, a new nonprofit, could ease the shortage of child care in Durango by serving infants and toddlers, including those with developmental delays. Across La Plata County, licensed child...

DATE: April 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Petition seeks to recall two Dolores School Board members

A petition filed with Montezuma County seeks to recall Dolores School Board President Dee Prock and school board member Vangi McCoy. The petition claims that both school both members have failed to...

DATE: April 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pine River Shares aims to build a food-secure region

Bayfield preschoolers peered curiously at purple cauliflower and munched on kiwifruit during a recent food-exploration class. Pine River Shares volunteer Susan Fischer encouraged students to smell...

DATE: April 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Child poverty persists in La Plata and Montezuma counties despite low unemployment

Poverty is proving to be a persistent problem for families and children across the region, even though unemployment is low. Recently released Colorado Kids Count data show that 11.7 percent of...

DATE: April 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Suspect in Mancos school threat admits offense, pleads guilty

Danielle Romero-Keller, a former substitute employee at Mancos Schools, pleaded guilty Thursday to making a threat against students and staff on Feb. 23. On the morning of Feb. 23, the Mancos...

DATE: March 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News