Education

Andrea Parmenter appointed to Durango school board

Durango resident Andrea Parmenter, a consultant and a 9-R parent, was appointed Tuesday to serve on the Durango School District 9-R Board of Education. Parmenter, who fills a vacant seat for two...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College to financially reward civic-minded students

Fort Lewis College announced Monday it will financially reward students who have earned scholarships from civic organizations in Southwest Colorado. The college will start providing the one-time...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield a college town? Pueblo Community College opens satellite site

The night before her first college class at Pueblo Community College in Bayfield, Heather McKee, 42, couldn’t sleep. “I was very nervous. Mostly because I knew the high school kids would be there,...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Adults trying to understand dyslexia get a taste of the frustration, exasperation

Imagine trying to read a story printed backward, with each and every letter turned around, or trying to write your letters staring into a mirror rather than looking at the page. The ensuing...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Escalante Middle School drug search concerns some parents

Some parents say an unannounced drug search that involved the use of a police dog in a sixth grade class Thursday at Escalante Middle School was a heavy-handed approach to keeping schools...

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

Bayfield High School wins governor’s award

Bayfield High School was one of three high schools in the state to receive a Colorado Governor’s Distinguished Improvement Award this week in Denver. About 90 schools received the award for...

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

Starbucks internship helps nonverbal student shine

Adam Kalk can’t speak. But what he lacks in words, he makes up for with a big smile, charisma and warm relationships with colleagues and customers at his Starbucks internship on north Main Avenue...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

After 17 years, hand-carved doors still hold storybook magic

FARMINGTON – Any booklover will tell of the doors reading can open – that whole worlds can exist between the pages. At the Farmington Public Library , that’s literally the case. The children’s...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gov. Jared Polis and Fort Lewis College voice support for DACA

Gov. Jared Polis and Fort Lewis College are hoping the U.S. Supreme Court will uphold the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and its protections for undocumented immigrants brought to...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gov. Jared Polis targets soaring costs of higher education

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis rolled out a plan Tuesday to combat the high cost of college tuition across the state, and in doing so, highlighted Fort Lewis College’s work to help students financially....

DATE: Nov. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mountain Middle School art teacher works to break the mold

The thought of an entire class doing the same art project, like painting sunflowers, seems to miss the point of creative expression, said Kari Pepper, a teacher at Mountain Middle School. She would...

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

Fort Lewis College’s inspired interns

Shay Calhoun, a Fort Lewis College graduate, discovered the importance of split-second, day-to-day communications with clients during her internship with The Rochester Hotel. Shelby Polkingham, a...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

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