Education

Liberty School breaks ground on new school in Durango

Construction is underway for Liberty School’s new building at 3107 Western Ave. in Durango. “The greatest thing is to have a permanent home,” said Head of School Christian Holmen in a telephone...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 50 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Classroom pets expelled from Durango schools

If your child has a favorite classroom pet – a hamster, a lizard, a goldfish – you may have heard of the animal’s sudden disappearance after winter break or you may hear of its soon-to-come...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Infantryman turned teacher finds his second niche

PUEBLO (AP) – It was during his days as a tenaciously effective Army drill sergeant that Karl Brandenburg first entertained the idea of moving from the barracks into the classroom. “There was...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Durango High School resurrects its culinary education program

Durango High School has resurrected its culinary education program after several years without one. In 2017, the school hired culinary teacher Jessica Bright, resumed offering cooking classes and...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

2017: Mancos rises from ashes, ends year with a bang

This was a year of beginnings, growth and camaraderie in Mancos. The Western Excelsior fire At 1 p.m. on May 8, The Western Excelsior plant in Mancos erupted into flames , prompting at least 10...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Geothermal domes nurture plants and learning in Pagosa Springs

After about a year of gardening in a dome on the banks of the San Juan River in Pagosa Springs, the Geothermal Greenhouse Partnership plans to start construction on two more domes this spring. ...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma Land Conservancy awarded $1.8 million grant

Great Outdoors Colorado has awarded the Montezuma Land Conservancy a $1.8 million Inspire Initiative grant for programs that focus on outdoor activities for youths. The grant will be used to expand...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Second-graders gain STEAM

Kaia Horton, 7, was frugal, coming in at $222, well under her teacher-imposed budget of $300 for her gingerbread house, although she admits she got a free chocolate snowman from her teacher, Nicole...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Former state Sen. Ellen Roberts tapped for Fort Lewis College Board of Trustees

Gov. John Hickenlooper has appointed former state Sen. Ellen Roberts to the Fort Lewis College Board of Trustees. “As a community member, I’ve always valued what Fort Lewis gives to our community...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas Valley Elementary teaches the ABCs of emotional intelligence

Kindness, communication and a strong sense of self may not be the first thing people think of when they think of health classes. But those attributes are a core part of a pilot class started this...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango High School advance-placement students earn Christmas bonuses

More students are taking Advanced Placement classes at Durango High School, and one of the main reasons is the school’s involvement with a grant program that helps students, teachers and the school...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

School counselors help students navigate today’s social and academic challenges

Durango School District 9-R made a commitment last year to increase the student-to-councilor ratio, and early signs show the effort is paying off. Andy Burns, chief operations officer for Durango...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News