Virtual graduation event for Indigenous youths to feature celebrities

FARMINGTON – A star-studded virtual graduation celebrating the Indigenous graduates of 2020 is taking place Tuesday evening with celebrities like Ava DuVernay, Mark Ruffalo, Sean Penn and Chris...

DATE: June 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Animas High School lands $13.7 million for new school

Animas High School has been awarded $13.7 million to build a permanent school on the Fort Lewis College campus from the state’s BEST grant program, which will fund 68.5% of the estimated $20...

DATE: June 29, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Shutdown causes hardships, but also silver linings, for Durango families

The novel coronavirus pandemic has affected nearly every facet of daily life, and no more so than for families who have had to adapt to life without the regular routines of school, sports and other...

DATE: June 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District will hold in-person summer school classes

Summer school will be held in July and August this year in two- to three-week blocks thanks to money provided to Durango School District 9-R in the CARES Act. For elementary-age students, summer...

DATE: June 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

SWOS students set commencement for July 31 in Cortez

High school graduation season is not yet over in Montezuma County: Southwest Open School’s ceremony is set for July 31. While other high schools in Montezuma County held drive-thru commencements,...

DATE: June 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Durango School District gets some good budgetary news

A bit of good budgetary news finally came for Durango School District 9-R after the introduction of the School Finance Act in the Colorado General Assembly on Friday. Instead of cutting an...

DATE: June 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos High grads focus on good memories, perseverance

The Mancos High School Class of 2020 graduated May 29 to honking horns and blaring sirens. As with its neighboring school districts, the Mancos ceremony took a unique format this year to comply...


Durango parents want more than remote learning next school year

A large majority of parents rejected the idea of continuing remote learning in the fall for Durango School District 9-R students at an online meeting Wednesday with Superintendent Dan Snowberger....

DATE: June 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Virtual caps fly for Fort Lewis College graduates

There were no hugs, handshakes, whoops or hollers, but just over 450 students graduated Friday from Fort Lewis College as part of a virtual ceremony to celebrate the Class of 2020. The event –...

DATE: May 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Juniper School on schedule to move into new building

The Juniper School is on schedule to move into a 5,500-square-foot remodel of the old CenturyLink building on a 4-acre site in Bodo Industrial Park for the next school year. Long-term plans are to...

DATE: May 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District 9-R presents bleak budget picture to public

Residents within Durango School District 9-R boundaries were given a look at the difficult budgetary alternatives in this COVID-19-marred year and asked to provide feedback about what paths they...

DATE: May 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Summer reading programs bring magic to La Plata County libraries

Knights, fairies and dragons, oh my! Local libraries have harnessed the national summer reading program theme, “Imagine Your Story,” to help families stay engaged over the summer – and to add some...

DATE: May 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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