Montezuma-Cortez Superintendent Haukeness announces retirement

Montezuma-Cortez School District RE-1 Superintendent Lori Haukeness announced Tuesday that she will retire at the end of the school year. Haukeness has served as superintendent since 2016, capping...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

At Durango School District 9-R, in-person learning returns

Replete with a face mask and goggles, the new teacher uniform in the COVID-19 era, Rachel Tabor welcomed back her 18 kindergarten students this week, after they had spent eight weeks at home after...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District 9-R board OKs parameters for bonds

The parameters for issuance of $90 million in bonds to improve school safety, to take care of a backlog of maintenance needs and to finance two new major buildings were set Tuesday by the Durango...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas High School, Fort Lewis College agree to land lease for new school

Animas High School has moved a step closer to building a new school on the campus of Fort Lewis College – agreeing to a ground lease for 3.2 acres of land just south of the Bader-Snyder resident...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

State board shoots down idea for local match to finance new Animas High School

A proposal to meet the required $4.4 million BEST grant local match to build a new school for Animas High School on the Fort Lewis College campus has been shot down by a state board. But AHS Head...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

COVID-19 case among staff reported at Ignacio High School

Ignacio High School shifted into remote lessons Thursday after the district was notified that a staff member tested positive for COVID-19. The school will also hold remote lessons Friday to give...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio school board identifies three finalists for superintendent

As Ignacio Superintendent Rocco Fuschetto eyes a May retirement, the school district has set its sights on three possible replacements. After announcing finalists for the superintendent position in...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Is Durango Police Department’s mission aligned with community values?

The Durango Police Department is taking steps to gather community input in an effort to align its mission with the city’s values. The department has been ramping up efforts to address community...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College begins salary adjustments

The Fort Lewis College Board of Trustees has begun addressing salary inequities that have developed largely because the college has offered pay increases only once in the past three years. Trustees...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District 9-R releases plan for return of in-person classes

Durango School District 9-R’s plan to return to in-person learning brings back the youngest students first and will be based on the state’s color-coded Dial Level framework that has five different...

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

Durango School District 9-R commits to protect Buckley Park

Durango School District 9-R agreed Tuesday to enter negotiations with the city of Durango to find a land swap that would preserve Buckley Park. The school board voted 4-0 to accept a memorandum of...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango school board all ears in superintendent search

Wanted: a strong relationship-builder with exceptional communications skills who is willing to take a financial hit if they are moving from a big city or the Front Range. A focus group held...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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