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Education Fair to provide look at 26 Durango schools

Parents and students have more choices than ever when selecting a school in Durango that is the right size, best location and suits the learning style and objectives of the student. On Thursday, 26...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Head Start turns 50

Head Start, the federal child and family development program, celebrates its 50th year in 2015. Head Start was only two years old when the Southern Ute Montessori Head Start and Early Head Start...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

The new thinking on an age-old problem

As local residents and officials mobilize to meet struggling families' needs today, advocates say some big-picture and novel approaches also will be a necessary part of the battle against poverty....

DATE: Jan. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Solutions hinge on involvement

Even before the recession began hammering family finances, researchers say, many of Colorado's working families were falling fast into poverty. The economic downturn continues to compound the...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Single mom overcomes poverty to earn degree

Nicole Pearson came to town six years ago ready to take on the world. Or at least a degree from Fort Lewis College.If only it had worked out so simply.She met someone. Then came two children....

DATE: Jan. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

The new face of poverty? It's your neighbor's

Poverty isn't new in La Plata County, but today it has new faces.They are the faces of people with homes, cars and histories of self-sufficiency. Many of them aren't making it here anymore.“There...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

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