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Durango preschool to undergo radon mitigation

Radon mitigation at the Roberta Shirley Center is scheduled for August to reduce levels of the colorless, odorless gas. The level of radon does not require mitigation, but the administration is...

DATE: June 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Cortez schools declare critical teacher shortage

Cortez school board members have declared a critical teacher and bus driver shortage. Assistant Superintendent Dan Porter said 31 district staff members have resigned since the end of the school...

DATE: June 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

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Sherpa Sustainability Institute teaches social responsibility

The Sherpa Sustainability Institute, headquartered in Durango, wants to give businesses, nonprofits and governments the tools to improve their social responsibility and become more sustainable. ...

DATE: June 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Durango, Mancos school districts earn state grants for construction

DENVER – The Colorado Board of Education approved more than $193 million in grants for construction projects across the state Thursday. Included in the list of 28 projects were two for Durango...

DATE: June 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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State Board of Education announces move away from PARCC testing

DENVER – Colorado’s K-12 students will transition to a new series of standardized tests in the upcoming academic year after the State Board of Education decided to move away from multi-state PARCC...

DATE: June 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Teacher shortage town halls kick off Wednesday in Ridgway

DENVER – The state’s departments of Education and Higher Education will hold the first in a series of town halls Wednesday in Ridgway to learn what’s driving down enrollment and graduation rates of...

DATE: June 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Colorado teacher shortage study gets underway

DENVER – The state’s Department of Higher Education is beginning its work to study teacher shortages after State Rep. Barbara McLachlan, D-Durango, sponsored a bill requiring it. McLachlan, with...

DATE: June 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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SWOS grants will support technology, agriculture in Cortez

Southwest Open School has been awarded three competitive grants that will expand curriculum at the school, according to a press release. A $4,965 grant from the Kinder Morgan Foundation will allow...

DATE: June 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Department of Education addresses post secondary achievement

DENVER – Members of Colorado’s minority communities are predicted to face a backslide in educational achievement after high school. This was one of the sobering realizations provided Thursday by...

DATE: June 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Fort Lewis College raises tuition for in-state, out-of-state students

The Fort Lewis College Board of Trustees on Friday approved a tuition increase at the college for the 2017-18 academic year. Resident students will see a 5.7 percent increase in tuition, while...

DATE: May 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Nature Studies director brought outdoor education to thousands

Thousands of students have uncovered bugs, learned about wildlife tracks and discovered their place in the natural world with Durango Nature Studies, in part because Executive Director Sally...

DATE: May 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Governor Hickenlooper visits Durango, signs education bill

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper visited Durango on Sunday to sign a new bill that seeks to address teacher shortages throughout the state. Hickenlooper signed House Bill 17-1003, “Strategic Plan to...

DATE: May 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News