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Fort Lewis College surprised by low COVID-19 cases

Fort Lewis College had given 2,683 COVID-19 tests as of Wednesday, with 17 confirmed cases – all of which were reported during move-in week, when students were required to be tested. As of...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 hours 3 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas Valley Elementary School quarantines a group of students

An individual being evaluated for COVID-19 has had contact with one cohort of students at Animas Valley Elementary School, setting off an effort by the school district and public health department...

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

Mancos student researches high twin rates in cattle

Lilly Figueroa is a sophomore at Mancos High School, and at 16, she is also researching the molecular biology behind high twin rates in the cattle she raises with her family. Of the 35 cows...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango High School suspected COVID-19 case proves negative

Follow-up tests came back negative for an adult employee at Durango High School who was suspected of suffering from COVID-19 on Tuesday, and 69 students who were sent home for remote learning will...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

69 Durango High School students begin self-quarantine

Sixty-nine students in three cohorts at Durango High School have begun self-quarantines at their homes after coming in contact with a district employee exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms but whose test...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Florida Mesa Elementary student tests positive for COVID-19

A student at Florida Mesa Elementary has tested positive for COVID-19, and the student and classmates have begun a 14-day self-quarantine. The student was placed in an isolation room Tuesday after...

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

$2M into internet access for rural Coloradans

Colorado will invest $2 million in federal coronavirus relief funds in school districts trying to make sure all of their students have a reliable internet connection while learning at home. ...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

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. 27, 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

Ahead of fall semester, Fort Lewis College plans widespread COVID-19 tests

About 1,500 students staying in dorms and another 500 employees and other students are expected to be tested next week for the virus that causes COVID-19 during move-in week at Fort Lewis College....

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

Fort Lewis College will mentor CU Boulder postdoctoral students

Students completing their doctorates at the University of Colorado Boulder are now eligible for a newly formed postdoctoral teaching fellowship at Fort Lewis College. The new program, CU@FLC, is a...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Campus life will look different this year at Fort Lewis College

Fort Lewis College plans to lease a hotel in Durango to handle more requests for single dorm rooms, and some students will be trained as health advocates to educate people about procedures taken on...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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