Durango School District 9-R sets timeline for superintendent search

A new superintendent could be named in early April under a hiring timeline presented to the Durango School District 9-R Board of Education on Tuesday. The board would bring in finalists for the...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2020 | UPDATED: 12 hours 51 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango 9-R Board of Education reviews racial justice, equity resolution

The Durango School District 9-R Board of Education on Tuesday reviewed a draft of a resolution to reaffirm its commitment to racial justice, equity and inclusion. The document establishes an...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2020 | UPDATED: 13 hours 8 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Do apolitical policies at Durango School District stifle racial justice movements?

Prompted by more than a dozen people who spoke against Durango School District 9-R Superintendent Dan Snowberger’s email directive reminding teachers that they must remain apolitical on heated...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Indigenous Peoples Day rally, march calls for the ‘Chief’ sign to come down

Indigenous Peoples Day in Durango culminated Monday evening with 150 people meeting in Buckley Park for a rally and then marching down Main Avenue to call for the “Chief” sign in front of Toh-Atin...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College enrollment rises 4%

Enrollment increased 4% for the fall semester at Fort Lewis College, halting a multiyear slide in student numbers that had pinched school budgets. Fall enrollment came in at 3,443 compared with...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College enrollment rises 4%

Enrollment increased 4% for the fall semester at Fort Lewis College, halting a multiyear slide in student numbers that had pinched school budgets. Fall enrollment came in at 3,443 compared with...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District 9-R begins examining multicultural equity

The death of George Floyd in the custody of Minneapolis police has led to discussions about racial and ethnic equity across institutions, and on Tuesday, the Durango School District 9-R Board of...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College trustees look to deepen diversity on campus

To deepen and reinforce Fort Lewis College’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, the Board of Trustees agreed Thursday to examine taking several steps, including creating a trustee...

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

More than 1,400 people call for ‘Chief’ to be taken down

A petition to take down the “Chief” – a large caricature of a Native American man in downtown Durango – had received more than 2,300 signatures as of 11:30 a.m. Friday. “We are calling on the city...

DATE: June 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Democrats introduce police-reform bill

WASHINGTON – Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate unveiled a bill Monday that would enact broad police reforms nationwide in response to protests over the death of George Floyd...

DATE: June 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hundreds join vigil for victims of police brutality in downtown Durango

A candlelight vigil in Buckley Park mobilized hundreds of people Friday to demand broad structural reform after the violent deaths George Floyd and Breonna Taylor suffered at the hands of police....

DATE: June 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bipartisan response to protests forming in Washington

WASHINGTON – As protests over the death of George Floyd spread to more than 100 cities, lawmakers in Washington are acknowledging the protests and exploring ways to address police use of force. On...

DATE: June 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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