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Bayfield Elementary breaks ground for renovations

It was a day of thanks and excitement at Bayfield Elementary School. Students are anticipating the prospect of a new playground, library and cafeteria at their existing school, as well as the...

DATE: May 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

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School threat may have originated in Europe

A Facebook threat made against Columbine Christian School in Durango appears to have originated from Europe, the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday. The post, threatening to “shoot the...

DATE: March 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango Christian school cancels classes after receiving threat

Columbine Christian School in Durango closed for the day Tuesday after someone posted a threatening message on the school’s Facebook page. The message, posed at 12:32 a.m., threatened to “shoot the...

DATE: March 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Liberty School seeks temporary space as building plan stalls

The private Liberty School is searching for a temporary space to hold classes in the fall. “We are exploring all of our options,” Head of School Christian Holmen said. The school has raised more...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Legislative roundup: Ballot selfie, PTSD bills move forward

DENVER – Four bills were slated for a third and final reading before being sent from the Colorado Senate to the House of Representatives on Monday, and 27 bills were slated for second readings...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Variety and creativity beat boredom of brown bag lunches

Apple Days, The Great Pumpkin Express, Oktoberfest ... It’s definitely fall in Durango. The school year is well underway, and the excitement and novelty of back-to-school have worn off, leaving...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Food

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Photos: Teachers rally for new school year

DATE: Aug. 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Liberty School’s planned gym raises concerns

Neighbors of the future Liberty School on Western Avenue raised concerns Monday that the school’s planned gym would change their scenic views. They argued the school’s special-use permit requires...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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GOP candidates differ over student testing in race for state board

DENVER – The Republican primary for State Board of Education in the 3rd Congressional District comes down to a candidate who aligns with tea party interests, and another who is fighting to keep...

DATE: June 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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PHOTOS: Slipping into summer

DATE: June 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Marijuana-in-schools bill sent to governor

DENVER – Students would be guaranteed the ability to use medical marijuana at school under a bill that was sent to the governor on Tuesday. Highlighting an evolution on the subject, the Senate gave...

DATE: May 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Charter schools’ equal-funding fight clears Senate Education Committee

DENVER – State lawmakers on Thursday advanced legislation that aims at equitable funding for charter schools, a topic that crosses political lines and has divided school districts. Two bills passed...

DATE: April 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News