Public finance

Charter school fails to get grant

When The Juniper School’s charter was approved by the Durango School District 9-R Board of Education in August, the budget included a $600,000 startup grant spread over three years. The school did...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College sees dramatic increase in applicants

When every student makes a difference to Fort Lewis College’s sustainability, the Board of Trustees was happy to hear some good news on the application-and-acceptance-rate front at meetings...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sewer, water rates to rise

After no public comment about significant proposed increases in water and sewer rates, Durango city councilors agreed Tuesday to proceed with city ordinances to up the charges. The average...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos schools OK lawsuit against state

The Mancos School District will become the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit against the state. As a member of the Colorado Rural Schools Caucus, Mancos schools would have been a part of the lawsuit...

DATE: March 12, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Regional school officials steamed about loss of funding

Regional school officials are sick and tired of the state eroding education funding. “In 28 years, this is the maddest I’ve been,” Mancos School Superintendent Brian Hanson said at a Feb. 27...

DATE: March 9, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez schools face $750,000 shortfall

The Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 School District may face a budget deficit of up to $750,000 this year, potentially eating into the district’s savings for a fifth consecutive year. “The budget is not in...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

More trouble for state budget

DENVER – Gov. Bill Ritter will have to announce another round of budget cuts – possibly before the election – based on a slightly gloomier economic outlook than state leaders expected this...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

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