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‘Word pedometer’ aims to improve language development for children in Southwest Colorado

Language defines how we communicate with one another, how we interact with the world. But language development is just as vital, affecting our learning abilities and shaping how we think. That is...

DATE: July 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College lands $33M for Health Sciences Center

Fort Lewis College will get its new Health Sciences Center after all despite the economic chaos caused this year by COVID-19. Gov. Jared Polis signed a bill Tuesday providing funding for higher...

DATE: July 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Efforts to improve education in Southwest Colorado just became harder

Tigo Cruz wears a dusty green baseball cap with Mancos scrawled across the front and a button-down blue shirt untucked from khaki pants. He’s driving his big, black SUV down a gravelly dirt road...

DATE: July 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District to seek voter approval of new bonds

Durango School District 9-R Board of Education unanimously approved seeking voter approval for a bond issuance on the November General Election ballot. Details of what capital improvements and the...

DATE: July 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas High School lands $13.7 million for new school

Animas High School has been awarded $13.7 million to build a permanent school on the Fort Lewis College campus from the state’s BEST grant program, which will fund 68.5% of the estimated $20...

DATE: June 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Group recommends Durango schools ask for $85 million bond

A group looking at maintenance needs of existing schools and studying future capital needs has recommended Durango School District 9-R seek voter approval for $85 million in bonds in the November...

DATE: June 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District 9-R approves $56.6 million budget for 2020-21

The Durango School District 9-R Board of Education unanimously adopted a $56.6 million budget for 2020-21 that includes cuts to account for $3.6 million in reduced state funding and $1.6 million in...

DATE: June 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College to develop solar park

Fort Lewis College will develop a 2 megawatt solar garden at the Old Fort Lewis property south of Hesperus that will not only generate energy but provide opportunities for students and faculty to...

DATE: June 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College trustees approve 2.15% budget reduction

A $47.52 million general fund budget that lays off 12 employees and furloughs 11 others was approved Monday by the Fort Lewis College Board of Trustees for academic year 2020-21. The budget is a...

DATE: June 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College announces layoffs, furloughs to trim budget

Twelve employees will be laid off and 11 employees will be furloughed next year in moves Fort Lewis College is taking to trim $1.85 million from the general fund budget. FLC had actually pegged the...

DATE: June 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District will hold in-person summer school classes

Summer school will be held in July and August this year in two- to three-week blocks thanks to money provided to Durango School District 9-R in the CARES Act. For elementary-age students, summer...

DATE: June 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District nears deadline on whether to seek bonds

The Durango School District Board of Education will decide later this month or in July whether to move forward in asking voter approval to issue about $90 million worth of bonds. The bonds would...

DATE: June 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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