Pueblo Community College to launch new agricultural program in fall

Beginning this fall, Pueblo Community College will offer a certificate program in agricultural production at its Southwest campus in Mancos. The new program was designed in collaboration with local...

DATE: April 30, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local schools getting millions in aid; here’s how they’ll spend it

School districts across Southwest Colorado are set to receive hefty chunks of federal dollars in the latest round of coronavirus relief aid, leaving administrators with big decisions about how to...

DATE: April 28, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango charter school does nasal swabs every day

“Who doesn’t love a nasal swab in the morning?” asked Jen Lokey, Mountain Middle School’s instructional guide, as she greeted sixth graders as they arrived for school Tuesday morning. Strangely...

DATE: April 21, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mountain Middle School to break ground on expansion

Construction will begin next month at Mountain Middle School on a 7,000-square-foot, $3.5 million expansion to the south of the main building that will add classrooms for an additional 60 fourth...

DATE: April 15, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango High School program helps students reach new academic heights

Raelee Lucero, 18, a Durango High School senior, is on track to graduate, something she couldn’t imagine a year ago in the depth of the COVID-19 pandemic. “I did really badly my freshman and...

DATE: April 13, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Community support impresses new superintendent of Durango School District

Overwhelming community support for a bond issuance to raise more than $114 million for schools was one of the big impressions Durango School District 9-R’s next superintendent, Karen Cheser, took...

DATE: April 12, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mountain Studies Institute to hold online youth summit about environmental issues

Mountain Studies Institute is looking for students and adults interested in participating in its virtual Resiliency Youth Summit, which will allow students to present their projects about...

DATE: April 11, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos school board hopes to hire superintendent this month

With longtime Superintendent Brian Hanson set to retire at the end of the school year, the Mancos school board hopes to finalize the selection of his replacement by the end of April. According to...

DATE: April 11, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College begins to address housing costs

Durango’s high cost of housing has Fort Lewis College looking at ways to help employees, faculty and staff members with homeownership costs. FLC’s board of trustees heard results from a survey of...

DATE: April 9, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College requires students to get COVID-19 vaccination for fall semester

Fort Lewis College is among the first colleges or universities in the nation to require students to have the COVID-19 vaccination for the fall semester, a move quickly followed by several other...

DATE: April 6, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Salary, benefits announced for Durango School District’s next superintendent

Karen Cheser, who will assume the reins as Durango School District 9-R superintendent in July, will make $200,000 annually and receive a more generous benefits package than the current...

DATE: April 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College dean focuses on the lexicon of learning

Jenni Trujillo, who is eight months in as dean of the Fort Lewis College School of Education, is no stranger to the campus or Durango. This is Trujillo’s third stint at the Fort. She met her...

DATE: April 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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