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Fort Lewis College Board of Trustees expands to nine seats

Gov. Jared Polis signed a bill adding two members to Fort Lewis College’s Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees will now have nine voting members and one faculty and student representative. The...

DATE: April 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Confirmed: NCAA to give spring athletes extra year of eligibility

The NCAA will permit Division I spring-sport athletes – such as baseball, softball and lacrosse players – who had their seasons shortened by the coronavirus pandemic to have an additional year of...

DATE: March 30, 2020 | UPDATED: 4 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: College Sports

Time has come for Durango Athletic Hall of Fame

One hundred forty years. When the town of Durango was formed two miles south of Animas City in 1880 to serve the San Juan mining district, it would have been impossible for those settlers to...

DATE: March 29, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Sports

PLOEN: Beauty of an unknown final score

As sports fans, there are few things more gripping than a close sporting event in the final minute of regulation. Every play, coaching instruction and bounce of a ball suddenly seems so fragile. It...

DATE: March 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Sports

Griego stays home: Fort Lewis College drops interim tag from women’s basketball coach

Orlando Griego is no longer the interim women’s basketball coach at Fort Lewis College. After a discussion with FLC athletic director Brandon Leimbach on Friday morning, Griego had the interim...

DATE: March 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: College Sports

USA Cycling cancels collegiate road nationals

The 2019-20 collegiate cycling season is over. Fort Lewis College had already made the decision to cancel the Squawker Road Classic event scheduled April 25-26 in Durango because of COVID-19. Now,...

DATE: March 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Squawker Classic collegiate bike race silenced by coronavirus

The Squawker Classic has hit the brake levers for 2020. The cycling event hosted by the Fort Lewis College cycling team was scheduled for April 25-26 in Durango but has now been canceled because...

DATE: March 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Farris an all-region talent for Fort Lewis College basketball

Fort Lewis College knew it had an all-region caliber basketball player in Riley Farris. After the season, he got the accolade to back up what his coaches believed to be true all year. Farris, a...

DATE: March 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: College Sports

RMAC, Fort Lewis College spring sports canceled by coronavirus

One day after the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference announced all spring sports competition would be suspended through at least April 6, the NCAA Division II conference made the decision to cancel...

DATE: March 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Coronavirus impacts CHSAA state basketball championships

LOVELAND – Coaches’ messages were heard loud and clear and every bounce of a basketball, slip of a sneaker and muffled chants were magnified Thursday at the opening day of the Class 2A Colorado...

DATE: March 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Durango baseball squeezes in opener before CHSAA suspension

The Durango High School baseball team laced up cleats, strapped on batting gloves and dug into the batter’s box at Ricketts Park in Farmington ready to start the 2020 season. It was a beautiful day...

DATE: March 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

RMAC, Fort Lewis College suspend spring competition because of coronavirus

The NCAA made the decision Thursday to not only cancel all winter sports postseason play, including the NCAA basketball tournaments, but also all spring sports postseason play because of the spread...

DATE: March 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: College Sports

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