Planning underway for Dolores school campus renovations

Dolores School District Re-4 plans to revamp its campus and is working to finalize a master plan to help secure state funding. Architecture firm Humphries Poli Architects has been awarded a...

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

Gov. Jared Polis welcomes Durango students back to school

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis surprised hundreds of Park Elementary School students by welcoming them back to school Tuesday morning and personally wishing some good luck on their studies. Third...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 16 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District security prepares for worst-case scenario

Law enforcement officers pressed plastic guns to the backs of Durango School District 9-R security specialists in a school gym Wednesday, giving them a chance to practice taking weapons from an...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fourth-grader’s idea sprouts family board game company

At 11 years of age, Eric Schadt is likely Durango’s youngest entrepreneur. With the aid of his older sister, Jennifer, 21, and his older brother, Paul, 16, Eric has turned his fourth grade science...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

CU president touts closer ties with Fort Lewis College

Ties between Fort Lewis College and the University of Colorado might grow tighter as the schools examine partnerships on everything from degree programs to routine purchases of new computers....

DATE: Aug. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

No know-how? No problem at Powerhouse’s new Tinker Lab

Cecil Powell, 4, giggled with glee this week as he put pieces of felt into a wind tube at the new Tinker Lab at the Powerhouse Science Center and watched them float to the ceiling. The Tinker Lab...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango and Bayfield high schools rank among state’s top 100

In a U.S. News & World Report ranking of Colorado’s best public high schools, Durango High School came in 66th and Bayfield High School was 79th, based on factors such as test scores and...

DATE: July 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pueblo Community College Southwest names new executive dean

Samuel “Sam” Dosumu has been named the new executive dean for Pueblo Community College Southwest. He began the position July 1. Dosumu recently retired as the associate vice chancellor of academic...

DATE: July 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

First Navajo business professor lands at Fort Lewis College

When Carma Claw started teaching this summer at Fort Lewis College, she became the first Navajo business professor with a doctoral degree in the country. While Claw is breaking ground in an...

DATE: July 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Students learn to find secrets hidden in human bones

Elementary school students studied the “bones” of Wild West outlaws for clues about age, gender, height and, ultimately, the identity of the “deceased,” just as professionals would. The bones –...

DATE: June 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Grant helps teachers take students on outdoor field trips

Teachers in Durango now have an opportunity to apply for a grant to help take their students outside on science-based field trips. Great Outdoors Colorado, a state group that invests a portion of...

DATE: June 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos high-schooler competes in international science fair

Rising Mancos 11th grader Kylie Guiles is making scientific waves in the Four Corners. This past year, she was selected to participate in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in...

DATE: June 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Community

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