Donations, gifts to Fort Lewis College set record

The Fort Lewis College Foundation received more than $6.17 million in gifts and pledges for the 2019-20 fiscal year, a record amount. The number of individual donors also is increasing. During the...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College trustees look to deepen diversity on campus

To deepen and reinforce Fort Lewis College’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, the Board of Trustees agreed Thursday to examine taking several steps, including creating a trustee...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fearful of virus, business denies health care worker pedicure in Durango

A business’ refusal to serve people based on their race, political beliefs, religion and gender affiliation is considered strictly off limits – even illegal – but what about the denial of service...

DATE: July 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez students question presence of officers on campus

A group of Montezuma-Cortez students is asking school administrators to reconsider using school resource officers on campus. Montezuma-Cortez School District Re-1 has the equivalent of 1.5 SROs...

DATE: July 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gear lending library up and running in Cortez

COVID-19 may have disrupted normal operations of almost everything this year, but the great outdoors is still readily available — and the School Community Youth Collaborative wants to help young...

DATE: July 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College drops SAT, ACT tests for 2021-22 year

First-year students for the 2021-22 school year will not have to take SAT or ACT tests to gain admission to Fort Lewis College after many students were unable to schedule dates for the...

DATE: July 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Department of Education offers school reopening guidance

Maximizing the amount of safe in-person learning for the upcoming school year was among the chief goals the Colorado Department of Education conveyed Monday during an online meeting about reopening...

DATE: July 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County schools, Pueblo Community College prepare to reopen

The beginning of the school year is fast-approaching, and Montezuma County schools are working to solidify what that will look like. Right now, all three K-12 districts, along with Pueblo Community...

DATE: July 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College lands $33M for Health Sciences Center

Fort Lewis College will get its new Health Sciences Center after all despite the economic chaos caused this year by COVID-19. Gov. Jared Polis signed a bill Tuesday providing funding for higher...

DATE: July 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez program quantifies the effect words have on learning, development

Language defines how we communicate with one another, how we interact with the world. But language development is just as vital, impacting our learning abilities and shaping how we think. That is...

DATE: July 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Manaugh students help plan new play area

A revamped play area is in the works at Manaugh Elementary School, thanks to a Great Outdoors Colorado grant the school received in March. Manaugh was awarded a $110,000 School Yard Initiative...

DATE: July 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores school committee evaluates three sites for new school

Although no final decision has been made, a Dolores schools committee prefers building a campus just south of Joe Rowell Park. The Dolores school board approved building a new school in March, but...

DATE: July 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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