Straight-A Durango student, who had life interrupted, takes care of unfinished business

Jennifer Gallegos-Bay had the life of a normal 15-year-old before her sister became sick. A straight-A student, Gallegos-Bay pushed herself to do well in school. “My grades defined me at that age,”...

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

Montezuma-Cortez schools delay start date

The Montezuma-Cortez School District announced Friday that it will postpone the start of the 2020-21 school year to Aug. 24 for in-person classes and Aug. 26 for online classes. As of Thursday,...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Campus life will look different this year at Fort Lewis College

Fort Lewis College plans to lease a hotel in Durango to handle more requests for single dorm rooms, and some students will be trained as health advocates to educate people about procedures taken on...

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

Gear lending library up and running in Cortez

COVID-19 might have disrupted normal operations of almost everything this year, but the great outdoors is still readily available, and the School Community Youth Collaborative wants to help young...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Community

Navajo Nation moves toward virtual learning

FARMINGTON – Even with case rates slowing on the Navajo Nation, schools are likely to implement virtual learning for the fall semester, with funding support from the federal CARES Act. The Navajo...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Durango teachers worry about time crunch

The most valuable resource of all – time – emerged as the prime concern among teachers and staff members at a meeting Thursday to get feedback about Durango School District 9-R’s plan to deal with...

DATE: July 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Summer school offers trial run for fall classes in Durango

Mary Jane Ramos, 13, and Steffon Lanus, 14, spent Thursday morning putting the finishing touches on their Popsicle-stick robots that used a simple hydraulic system controlled by water levels...

DATE: July 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Farmington school employee tests positive for coronavirus

FARMINGTON – A Farmington Municipal Schools employee has tested positive for COVID-19, the district announced Tuesday in a news release. The release said a second school district employee is also...

DATE: July 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Colorado Department of Education offers school reopening guidance

Maximizing the amount of safe in-person learning for the upcoming school year was among the chief goals the Colorado Department of Education conveyed Monday during an online meeting about reopening...

DATE: July 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College drops SAT, ACT tests for 2021-22 year

First-year students for the 2021-22 school year will not have to take SAT or ACT tests to gain admission to Fort Lewis College after many students were unable or schedule dates for the...

DATE: July 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango schools prepare to reopen, with à la carte approach

Durango schools will offer three different learning models when they reopen Aug. 25 for the 2020-21 school year and are examining the current summer sessions for lessons to help minimize risks from...

DATE: July 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Word pedometer’ aims to improve language development for children in Southwest Colorado

Language defines how we communicate with one another, how we interact with the world. But language development is just as vital, affecting our learning abilities and shaping how we think. That is...

DATE: July 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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