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After COVID disruptions, students, parents and teachers return to school

Outside Needham Elementary School on Monday, Maggie Collins was looking forward to seeing all of her friends, not just her neighborhood pals. Her mother, Gretchen, was ecstatic to again have the...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College restructures bonds

Fort Lewis College Board of Trustees unanimously voted to restructure up to $5.5 million in bond payments – providing more financial flexibility should an extended COVID-19 pandemic pinch the...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango High School announces on-campus lunch options

Students at Durango High School will be confined to campus this year to limit their person-to-person contacts in the age of the novel coronavirus, but they will gain one perk – lunch options from...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

2 new members appointed to Fort Lewis College Board of Trustees

Two Southwest Colorado residents, Mary Rubadeau and Adam Red, have been appointed to the Fort Lewis College Board of Trustees by Gov. Jared Polis. The addition of Rubadeau and Red will bring the...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District 9-R reports one COVID-19 positive test

One employee of Durango School District 9-R tested positive for COVID-19 among 600 district personnel tested last week. Superintendent Dan Snowberger said the person who tested positive initially...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Juniper School welcomes students to new building

Wednesday was a biggie for The Juniper School. Not only was it the first day of school in a year that will be marked with extra precautions to deal with the novel coronavirus, it was also the first...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District to seek $90M in new bonds

Voters will be asked in November to approve $90 million in bonds for Durango public schools and the three charter schools in town. The Durango School District 9-R Board of Education unanimously...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas High School adapts to deal with COVID-19

Students will spend two days a week in classrooms and three days a week learning remotely at home at Animas High School as the charter prepares to open Monday for the second school year affected by...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College students arrive, are greeted with nasal swabs

Last year, college students from 47 states descended on Durango with nary a worry in the world about their annual migration. What a difference a year makes. Fort Lewis College, like institutions...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District 9-R begins examining multicultural equity

The death of George Floyd in the custody of Minneapolis police has led to discussions about racial and ethnic equity across institutions, and on Tuesday, the Durango School District 9-R Board of...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District tests employees for COVID-19 before start of school

Everyone knew this would be an unusual back-to-school year, but just how unusual became obvious Tuesday as Durango School District 9-R employees lined up in their vehicles for COVID-19 nasal swab...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Preschool slots available with Durango School District 9-R

Plenty of spaces are available in Durango School District 9-R’s preschool program, and financial assistance is available for families who cannot afford the cost of $550 for a month of full-day...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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