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Liberty School seeks temporary space as building plan stalls

The private Liberty School is searching for a temporary space to hold class in the fall. “We are exploring all of our options,” Head of School Christian Holmen said. The school has raised more than...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Colorado Discovery Festival showcases careers in science

With pipettes, students carefully added rubbing alcohol to plastic tubes to help DNA from wheat unwind. Shaking their tubes as instructed, they saw hundreds of thousands of white strands. These are...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Nifty Nanny carves out niche in child care

This fall, Vivienne Yeagy decided not to return to teaching in favor of growing her own child-care business, Nifty Nanny. “I really wanted to be able to invest my time in the families of Durango,”...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Juniper School enrollment opens Monday

Enrollment for The Juniper School, a new charter school, opened Monday. Classes will start in fall, and the school is aiming to enroll 150 students by March 10, said Tammy Fraley, president of the...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Fort Lewis College identifies dean finalists

Fort Lewis College needs to fill its two dean positions before the 2017-18 school year starts, and three finalists for each position will be visiting campus over the next week to meet with...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Parents may gain time for a child’s academic activities

DENVER – Colorado’s working parents may have an increased opportunity to attend academic activities for their children in the K-12 system. House Bill 1001 would reintroduce a portion of the...

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

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Durango Head Start preschool program to reopen

A Durango Head Start preschool will reopen Tuesday after closing this week because some teachers refused to come to work after screenings showed elevated levels of radon. Tri-County Head Start...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Republicans back free speech on campus bill

DENVER – College students’ ability to speak their minds on college campuses may get protections based on a GOP-backed bill in the General Assembly. The Student Free Speech Public Higher Education...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Regional school districts outline plans for improvement

Recently released evaluations from the state outlined the shortfalls and strengths of the three La Plata County school districts. How students perform on state and college entrance tests,...

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

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4 Corners school districts boast lower dropout rates than state average

Durango, Bayfield and Ignacio school districts had a lower dropout rate than the state average during the 2015-16 school year, according to data released Thursday by the Colorado Department of...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Hickenlooper mulls pot sales tax hike

DENVER – Recreational marijuana products could see a price hike this year if a proposal from the governor’s office to raise the tax rate on them is approved. The move is an effort to combat the...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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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