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Indigenous Peoples Day rally, march calls for the ‘Chief’ sign to come down

Indigenous Peoples Day in Durango culminated Monday evening with 150 people meeting in Buckley Park for a rally and then marching down Main Avenue to call for the “Chief” sign in front of Toh-Atin...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

After rally, behavior of 9-R students, teacher under investigation

Durango School District 9-R is investigating whether inappropriate activity occurred during a student-organized rally to express concern about climate change that culminated in an angry...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

How would Durango School District 9-R spend $90 million in bonds?

Voters in Durango School District 9-R are being asked this November to approve up to $90 million in bonds to improve safety and security at schools and repair a long list of deferred maintenance...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College’s provost trades Boston for Durango

When Durangoans think about fresh leadership at Fort Lewis College, people tend to focus on Tom Stritikus, the high-energy president now entering his second year on the mesa. But Stritikus’ chief...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College adds nutrition major

A new bachelor’s degree program in nutrition was approved by the Fort Lewis College Board of Trustees at their meeting Saturday. It will be offered through the school’s growing Health Sciences...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Powerhouse to help kids deal with remote learning

Powerhouse Science Center with a host of partners will offer an academic and social enrichment program called Learning Lab this school year aimed at K-12 students who are spending at least part of...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Quarantine begins for 19 Durango School District 9-R students

Nineteen students at Animas Valley Elementary will begin a quarantine Thursday after a potential exposure to a person displaying symptoms of COVID-19. Because of the severity of the symptoms the...

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

Fort Lewis College enrollment rises 4%

Enrollment increased 4% for the fall semester at Fort Lewis College, halting a multiyear slide in student numbers that had pinched school budgets. Fall enrollment came in at 3,443 compared with...

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

Fort Lewis College enrollment rises 4%

Enrollment increased 4% for the fall semester at Fort Lewis College, halting a multiyear slide in student numbers that had pinched school budgets. Fall enrollment came in at 3,443 compared with...

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

Durango School District 9-R bond passage would fund charter schools

Durango’s three charter schools will get $2.5 million each if voters approve issuing $90 million in bonds sought by Durango School District 9-R on Nov. 3. On a 4-1 vote, the school board approved...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Frustrated and overworked: Durango teachers speak out

The experience of teachers at Durango School District 9-R is only one case study, but it is probably not unique. At this week’s school board meeting, a trio of teachers expressed the stresses and...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Where will the money go if voters approve Durango School District’s bonds?

Durango school board members heard details about where money will go for security and safety upgrades, repairs and new projects if voters approve $90 million in bonds on the Nov. 3 general election...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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