San Juan College plans mix of in-person, online instruction

FARMINGTON – As the national debate continues about how to open higher education institutions, San Juan College released its plan for a hybrid model. The college’s plan involves offering classes in...

DATE: July 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Efforts to improve education in Southwest Colorado just became harder

Tigo Cruz wears a dusty green baseball cap with Mancos scrawled across the front and a button-down blue shirt untucked from khaki pants. He’s driving his big, black SUV down a gravelly dirt road...

DATE: July 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sen. Michael Bennet talks deficit, COVID response and masks in Durango visit

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet is infuriated by one issue that gets the goat of many Americans – especially his political opponents in the Republican Party, the $26.5 trillion federal deficit But...

DATE: July 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Summer reading programs hope to bring normalcy to kids

FARMINGTON – Summer vacation days typically bring barbecues, poolside hangouts and, for the more book-inclined children, summer reading programs at public libraries. But with library closures and...

DATE: July 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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 | 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...

DATE: June 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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