Escalante Middle School

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Escalante Middle School students raise money for peregrine falcons

The use of DDT pesticides during the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s nearly wiped the American peregrine falcon off the map. The birds of prey were critically endangered by 1975, with an estimated 324 nesting...

DATE: May 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

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Durango boy, 14, who was found dead in home is identified

A 14-year-old Durango boy who was found dead Tuesday at his home south of Durango has been identified as Cody Ledford, a student at Escalante Middle School. Cody’s death is being investigated as a...

DATE: May 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Escalante Middle School student found dead

An Escalante Middle School student was found dead in his home Tuesday morning. The 14-year-old boy was found by his parents at their home on the 8000 block of U.S. Highway 550, a La Plata County...

DATE: May 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Photo: Escalante’s new track

DATE: Oct. 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Angels, Eagles middle school football players will shed wings to become Durango Demons

Before Durango hosts its homecoming football game against Bayfield on Friday, Durango fans got an early look at the future of the Demons. Escalante and Miller middle schools met Thursday night in...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Youth Sports

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Durango School District 9-R ramps up school security

In an uncertain world, school safety is becoming a priority. When Durango School District 9-R students returned to school Tuesday, some of them found locks and buzzers on school doors – with more...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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New 9-R Activities Code is a go

School just let out for the summer, but before Durango School District 9-R students head back to activities and classes in August, it will pay to do some homework by reading the new Activities...

DATE: June 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango to mourn Blue Angels pilot Jeff Kuss on Saturday

For five days, the coverage of the death of Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss, a member of the Blue Angels has focused on his life as a pilot. But for La Plata County residents, the Durango native was the kid...

DATE: June 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Activities code still to be updated

After more than six months of research and writing, the Healthy Choices Committee officially submitted its recommendations for the revised Activities and Athletic Code to the Durango School...

DATE: May 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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9-R educators honored for excellence

Community members and parents showed 9-R staff and teachers the love this year by submitting 400 nominations for 184 candidates in the Durango Education Foundation’s 2016 Educators of the Year...

DATE: May 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Eighth-graders learn Keys to Success in high school

The move to high school can be daunting – more students, more freedom, more choices and more responsibilities. So the Women’s Resource Center, Durango School District 9-R, the Mankind Project and...

DATE: May 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Kids on the run

DATE: April 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News