Durangoan supports charity work in India with baked goods

Lessons learned during the U.S. recession helped Bernie David, a part-time Durangoan, form a sustainable nonprofit in India focused on helping women from the poorest backgrounds learn vocational...

DATE: April 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Teen birth rates decline, but sexually transmitted diseases rise in Southwest Colorado

The good news: Many sexually active teens are successfully preventing pregnancies in Colorado and La Plata County. The bad news: Sexually transmitted diseases are a growing problem among high...

DATE: April 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

District 9-R: No intentional foul in balloon game; it was a bad call

An investigation into a balloon game played earlier this month at a Durango High School pep rally found no ill intent. Durango School District 9-R released a written statement Friday to The...

DATE: March 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Horny’ box spreads sexual education across Fort Lewis College

Anonymous questions about everything from birth control to bondage can be slipped into Horny the Sex Box, a vessel set up to educate students at Fort Lewis College. Fort Lewis senior Matisse Monty...

DATE: March 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Health may improve as regional poverty rates fall

Child poverty rates are falling in the region, a positive sign for long-term public health, according to new health rankings. Social and economic factors, such as child poverty and educational...

DATE: March 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Balloon game played at Durango High School pep rally raises concerns

A balloon game some Durango High School athletes played during a pep rally Friday has riled some students and parents over its inappropriate nature, prompting the principal to email an apology to...

DATE: March 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

As drug use rises, so does the spread of syphilis

Syphilis is spreading nationally and across Colorado among residents using drugs, according to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Heterosexual syphilis and drug...

DATE: March 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

FLC’s diversity coordinator gives students a soft place to land

Nancy Stoffer left the University of Kansas her sophomore year, because, as a lesbian in her first relationship, she felt disconnected from the school. “I felt if I was to pursue that part of my...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

State senator breaks with party line to support sex ed bill

Montrose Republican Sen. Don Coram is leading a state effort to fund a controversial sex education program in Colorado’s public schools, the latest example of the senator’s unusual break with his...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County ranks high for sexually transmitted disease

Sexually transmitted diseases have reached record levels for the fourth consecutive year in Colorado, and La Plata County is not immune to the trend. La Plata County ranked high among Colorado...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Teen births on the decline in La Plata County

Widespread access to long-acting contraceptives is credited with declining teen birth rates in La Plata County and across Colorado. “It’s been almost a 10-year effort that produced these phenomenal...

DATE: April 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Navajo Nation Council delegate trying to outlaw revenge porn

FARMINGTON – A Navajo Nation Council delegate is trying to outlaw revenge porn. The Farmington Daily Times reported that Delegate Jonathan Hale is sponsoring a bill that would make it a crime under...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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