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

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 | 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

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