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Durango School District 9-R looks at tight budget for 2019-20

Durango School District 9-R Board of Education members heard about a tight budget situation taking shape for the 2019-20 school year as state lawmakers debate how much aid they’ll provide for...

DATE: March 22, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Funnel cloud spotted east of Cortez

The first days of spring in Cortez have been marked by unpredictable weather conditions – including a funnel cloud appearance on Friday. Brent McWhirter, co-owner of Moose and More on Main Street,...

DATE: March 22, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

ICE targets immigrants at La Plata County Courthouse

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is using the La Plata County Courthouse in Durango as a staging ground to arrest people suspected of being in the country illegally, a practice some in the...

DATE: March 22, 2019 | UPDATED: 23 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Number of homeless students nearly doubles in Durango schools

The number of homeless students in Durango School District 9-R has increased by 63 percent in recent years. During the 2016-17 school year, 68 homeless students were identified in the district, and...

DATE: March 22, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

USDA launches youth website

In honor of National Ag Day on March 14, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has launched a Youth and Agriculture website. The website aims to engage and inspire young people to pursue careers in...

DATE: March 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Piñon Project will lead activities for students during spring break

Montezuma-Cortez schools may be heading to spring break next week, but there’s still plenty for young people to do. The Piñon Project is hosting a series of activities over the course of the week,...

DATE: March 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Balloon game played at Durango High School pep rally raises concerns

A balloon game some Durango High School athletes played during a pep rally Friday has riled some students and parents over its inappropriate nature, prompting the principal to email an apology to...

DATE: March 22, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Legislative committee kills Fort Lewis College’s $25M request for gym expansion

DENVER – Colorado lawmakers have denied Fort Lewis College more than $25 million to construct a much-needed expansion of Whalen Gymnasium, which has already cost the college millions as part of a...

DATE: March 21, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Man gets prison time for leading police on chase

A New Mexico man who led law enforcement on a chase through central La Plata County in a stolen vehicle from the Navajo Nation was sentenced Thursday to two years in prison. Michael Ahkee, 21,...

DATE: March 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango dismisses campaign finance complaint filed against city

A campaign finance complaint accusing Durango city councilors and the city manager of illegally using taxpayer money to encourage electors to vote for a proposed sales-tax increase has been...

DATE: March 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos school board sets next year’s calendar

The Mancos school board unanimously approved next year’s academic calendar during their regular meeting March 18. The upcoming calendar for the Mancos School District RE-6 looks very similar to...

DATE: March 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Backpack program helps fill a food gap in Cortez

The federally funded free and reduced school lunch program is crucial for many children and families nationwide, including in Montezuma County. But on weekends, no school means no lunch, which can...

DATE: March 21, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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