Elementary students headed back to Durango schools

Beginning next week, most Durango School District 9-R elementary school students will return to in-person learning at their schools each Monday and Tuesday, with remote learning still occurring...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College will return to in-person learning Feb. 1

In-person learning, with enrollment projected to be flat or down slightly, is slated to return to Fort Lewis College on Feb. 1, a few days after the spring semester begins on Jan. 28. All students,...

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

Bayfield High School COVID-19 outbreak will not deter in-person learning, superintendent says

An outbreak of COVID-19 cases prompted Bayfield High School to close to in-person learning earlier than scheduled for winter break last week, but the school’s superintendent said in-person learning...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College featured in premiere of new Amazon Prime show

Viewers of the new Amazon Prime series “The College Tour” can see the inside story of what makes Fort Lewis College tick through interviews with students and a tour of campus. The series premiered...

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

Fort Lewis College begins salary adjustments

The Fort Lewis College Board of Trustees has begun addressing salary inequities that have developed largely because the college has offered pay increases only once in the past three years. Trustees...

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

Durango School District 9-R releases plan for return of in-person classes

Durango School District 9-R’s plan to return to in-person learning brings back the youngest students first and will be based on the state’s color-coded Dial Level framework that has five different...

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

Durango School District 9-R commits to protect Buckley Park

Durango School District 9-R agreed Tuesday to enter negotiations with the city of Durango to find a land swap that would preserve Buckley Park. The school board voted 4-0 to accept a memorandum of...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

It’s holiday meal time at Durango School District 9-R

Chalk it up to the 2020 vibe: When novel coronavirus challenges come along, you adapt on the fly. Escalante Middle School – staff members, students and parents – have been preparing holiday meals...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wife of Durango school superintendent suffers hip injury in crash

Olga Snowberger, the wife of Durango School District Superintendent Dan Snowberger, is recovering from hip-replacement surgery in the Denver area after she was injured Saturday in a...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Budget hawk questions Durango School District 9-R bond issuance

Durango School District 9-R plans to issue $90 million in bonds in late January or early February, but the amount raised could increase by tens of millions of dollars through the use of bond...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango school board all ears in superintendent search

Wanted: a strong relationship-builder with exceptional communications skills who is willing to take a financial hit if they are moving from a big city or the Front Range. A focus group held...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District 9-R wants your views on new superintendent

The Durango school board is looking for public input on priorities for a new superintendent as it begins its search for a new leader. An eight-question survey is on the Durango School District 9-R...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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