Frustrated and overworked: Durango teachers speak out

The experience of teachers at Durango School District 9-R is only one case study, but it is probably not unique. At this week’s school board meeting, a trio of teachers expressed the stresses and...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District 9-R enrollment down 96 students

Pay increases for teachers are likely in the offing at Durango School District 9-R, which is down only 96 students, good news considering the district anticipated it would be down 200 students. 9-R...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Where will the money go if voters approve Durango School District’s bonds?

Durango school board members heard details about where money will go for security and safety upgrades, repairs and new projects if voters approve $90 million in bonds on the Nov. 3 general election...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas Valley Elementary cohort will return to classes

An individual at Animas Valley Elementary who tested inconclusively for COVID-19 earlier this week tested negative in a follow-up test. Durango School District 9-R notified families about the...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango High School suspected COVID-19 case proves negative

Follow-up tests came back negative for an adult employee at Durango High School who was suspected of suffering from COVID-19 on Tuesday, and 69 students who were sent home for remote learning will...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Free, reduced meals extended at all schools

The U.S. Department of Agriculture reopened the Summer Food Service Program through December, allowing schools across the country to offer free meals to students during the COVID-19 pandemic....

DATE: Sept. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Ute Tribe student gives powerful argument for school on reservation

A Fort Lewis College student from Towaoc gave a heartfelt explanation of the need for a charter school on the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe reservation during a virtual community meeting with tribal...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Common Grounds Cafe helps special education students build work skills

Lou Hatten-Walker believes she would enjoy a career as a barista after working at the Common Grounds Cafe inside Durango Public Library. Hatten-Walker, 18, began working at Common Grounds when she...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

$2M in relief money to boost internet access for rural Coloradans

Colorado will invest $2 million in federal coronavirus relief funds in school districts trying to make sure all of their students have a reliable internet connection while learning at home. ...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Will CU be the first in Colorado to defund police?

Massive protests in the wake of George Floyd’s death led to legislation to curb police brutality in Colorado. But two high-profile efforts to “defund” or reshape police departments and security...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

After COVID disruptions, students, parents and teachers return to school

Outside Needham Elementary School on Monday, Maggie Collins was looking forward to seeing all of her friends, not just her neighborhood pals. Her mother, Gretchen, was ecstatic to again have the...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Juniper School welcomes students to new building

Wednesday was a biggie for The Juniper School. Not only was it the first day of school in a year that will be marked with extra precautions to deal with the novel coronavirus, it was also the first...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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