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Law enforcement identifies man killed in U.S. Highway 550 crash

A 38-year-old Texas man died Sunday night after driving off U.S. Highway 550, about 9 miles north of the Colorado-New Mexico border. Colorado State Patrol Trooper Josh Lewis said authorities...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Residents submit 400 signatures in support of rural library district

An informal community group submitted a petition with more than 400 signatures Tuesday to the La Plata County Clerk and Recorder’s Office to form and fund a new library district in southwestern La...

DATE: July 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District expected to fund branch libraries for one more year

Satellite locations of the Durango Public Library at Sunnyside and Fort Lewis Mesa elementary schools are expected to stay open through June 2020 thanks to funding from Durango School District 9-R,...

DATE: May 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Residents work to save Sunnyside, Fort Lewis Mesa libraries

Community groups are working to find funding to save two satellite locations of the Durango Public Library from closing this summer at Sunnyside and Fort Lewis Mesa elementary schools. La Plata...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Second-graders gain STEAM

Kaia Horton, 7, was frugal, coming in at $222, well under her teacher-imposed budget of $300 for her gingerbread house, although she admits she got a free chocolate snowman from her teacher, Nicole...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango 9-R approves budget, saves libraries

The satellite public libraries at Fort Lewis Mesa and Sunnyside elementary schools are no longer at risk of closing after Durango School District 9-R decided to pay the salaries of library staff to...

DATE: June 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

Three Durango 9-R schools honored by state

Three Durango School District 9-R elementary schools were honored for growth or excellence by the Colorado Department of Education on Wednesday. “Our staff and students work hard every day to...

DATE: March 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

Some Durango 9-R school boundaries may change

Durango School District 9-R will consider redrawing school boundaries as it faces uneven growth and an increasing number of students whose parents work in town and want their children to attend...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango to mourn Blue Angels pilot Jeff Kuss on Saturday

For five days, the coverage of the death of Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss, a member of the Blue Angels has focused on his life as a pilot. But for La Plata County residents, the Durango native was the kid...

DATE: June 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango High School activities director, Sunnyside principal hired

As one school year comes to an end, Durango School District 9-R has filled three more key positions in time for the upcoming academic year. Adam Bright, one of four finalists for the athletic and...

DATE: June 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

9-R budget: Every addition requires cuts elsewhere

There’s still work to be done on the 2016-2017 budget for Durango School District 9-R, but one change will be eliminating three elementary-level teacher positions at the district’s smaller schools...

DATE: May 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Four-year-olds to get free book this week

All 4-year-olds in La Plata County are in for a treat this week as One Book 4 Colorado gives them each a free picture book when they visit their local library. The book chosen for 2016 – Giraffes...

DATE: April 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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