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Durango 9-R evaluating options for new schools, bond measure

Durango School District 9-R is taking a hard look at its aging buildings and floating some big ideas, such as replacing Miller Middle School, closing and selling Florida Mesa Elementary School, and...

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

Gun discovered in Montezuma-Cortez High School locker

A Montezuma-Cortez High School student brought a gun to school Tuesday, according to a letter sent by school district officials later that night. District staff members and Cortez police officials...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District votes to renew The Juniper School’s charter

The Durango School District 9-R board voted to renew The Juniper School’s charter Wednesday after some members expressed concerns last week about the school’s finances and its plan to buy a...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Teaching climate change a tricky endeavor in politically charged world

At Durango’s schools, it’s up to students to decide whether climate change is real. “Naming climate change as a thing, you won’t see that anywhere stated explicitly,” said Leanne Garcia, director...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College re-examines its past

The symbolic heart of Fort Lewis College, the Clock Tower, presents a series of panels highlighting the school’s history – panels that have drawn scrutiny in recent years for seemingly glossing...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Does Fort Lewis College’s sexual harassment policy restrict free speech?

A study of more than 400 colleges released this week called into question Fort Lewis College’s sexual harassment policy, saying it restricts students’ right to free speech. FLC’s sexual harassment...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College research lays foundation for next generation of nuclear power

Fort Lewis College students are determining the best ways to monitor and work with liquid sodium, a silvery molten metal, which could help develop the next generation of nuclear power plants. ...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan College announces holiday hours

The Educational Services Center at San Juan College, located in the clock tower building, will close at 5 p.m. Tuesday for the Thanksgiving holiday. The entire SJC campus will be closed for the...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Education

Durango High School students receive experience in child care

Durango High School senior Kiley Ryan soothed a fussy infant to sleep at the beginning of her school day, one of many challenges expected to prepare her for a career in teaching or pediatric...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gov. Jared Polis targets soaring costs of higher education

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis rolled out a plan Tuesday to combat the high cost of college tuition across the state, and in doing so, highlighted Fort Lewis College’s work to help students financially....

DATE: Nov. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College’s inspired interns

Shay Calhoun, a Fort Lewis College graduate, discovered the importance of split-second, day-to-day communications with clients during her internship with The Rochester Hotel. Shelby Polkingham, a...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Montezuma-Cortez School District mill levy rejected

Voters in the Montezuma-Cortez School District once again rejected the district’s request for a property tax increase to raise teacher salaries. It was a solid no vote for Ballot Measure 4A Tuesday...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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