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State awards $3.6 million for learning collaborative in SW Colorado

Fort Lewis College, Pueblo Community College Southwest and five regional school districts have received $3.6 million in state funds for a partnership to pool resources to build stronger educational...

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

COVID-19 spike forces Durango schools to remote learning

With COVID-19 transmission rates spiking regionally, Durango School District 9-R will move to remote learning for all its students beginning Wednesday and extending through Jan. 4, the end of...

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

Eight students quarantine at The Juniper School in Durango

Eight students and four staff members at The Juniper School began a quarantine Tuesday after an individual at the school tested positive for COVID-19. The exposure affected only one cohort at the...

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

Quarantines begin for 82 students, 11 staff members at Durango schools

Sixty students at Escalante Middle School and 22 students at Durango High School have begun quarantines after exposures to individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19. Additionally, seven...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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. 13, 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. 7, 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 on Saturday. It will be offered through the school’s growing Health Sciences...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Quarantine begins for 19 Durango School District 9-R students

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

DATE: Oct. 1, 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. 29, 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

Fort Lewis College ranks among top 10 for diversity

Durango Herald Staff Writer U.S. News & World Report ranks Fort Lewis College ninth for campus diversity among liberal arts colleges in its 2021 Best Colleges rankings. The top three liberal arts...

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

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 | CATEGORY: Local News

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