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Transportation, education top Governor Hickenlooper’s list

DENVER – The need to properly fund Colorado’s transportation infrastructure and the long-standing quest for a reformed Hospital Provider Fee took center stage Thursday in Gov. John Hickenlooper’s...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Colorado Department of Higher Education requests budget increase

DENVER – The Colorado Department of Higher Education is seeking a budget increase of $20.5 million for the 2017-18 fiscal year because of increased health insurance costs and a need to moderate...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Elks offer scholarship to veterans, high school seniors

The Durango Elks Lodge is offering scholarship opportunities for veterans and graduating high school seniors starting Friday Applications are available to La Plata County residents, veterans or...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Out-of-state tuition hike overdue for Fort Lewis College, president says

DENVER – Fort Lewis College is overdue for an out-of-state tuition increase, which it has put off because the state picks up the tuition tab for Native American students who come to the school from...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Community colleges plead case for increased state funding

DENVER – Representatives for the Colorado Community College System and several Denver District colleges and technical schools pleaded for additional funding from the Joint Budget Committee on...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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State education board looks toward test change

Tests may be the last thing on students’ or teachers’ minds during winter break, but testing is on the agenda for the Colorado Board of Education, which wants a revision of its Colorado Measures of...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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New FLC science and engineering building will ‘rocket us forward’

After $35.3 million and 10 years of planning, lobbying the state and construction, Fort Lewis College students will finally be able to pursue learning in the state-of-the art Geosciences, Physics...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Teaching Strategies to present creative curriculum for preschoolers

Teaching Strategies, supported by the Early Childhood Council of La Plata County , will be presenting a creative curriculum for preschoolers from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday Jan. 7 at the Durango...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Schools, community building support for depressed youth

When a teenager dies by suicide, it makes news. What isn’t making as much news are the efforts area schools and community organizations are pursuing to ensure kids have access to the support...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Animas High School announces presentations, enrollment opportunities

All Animas High School students will complete presentations of learning through Friday, Dec. 16. Presentations are individually scheduled. There is limited availability for ninth-, 10th- and...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Education

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Durango 9-R board to vote on 2021 graduation guidelines

After two years of discussion and meetings with teachers, counselors, parents, higher education and business community members, the Durango School District 9-R school board is planning to vote on...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Farm-to-lunch-table program shows Colorado kids where food comes from

BOULDER – Natalie Condon smiled as young consumers of her Lafayette farm’s winter squash harvest compared notes about the vegetable’s texture and taste. “It’s orange; it tastes like orange,” said a...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News