Education

Animas Museum launches online exhibits during pandemic closure
Oct19

Animas Museum launches online exhibits during pandemic closure

Old schoolhouse building remains closed to in-person visits   Courtesy of the Animas Museum The Animas Museum, a repository of everything historical in La Plata County, including its people, places and events, has been closed to in-person visits since the onset of COVID-19. In the meantime, staff members have been busy creating online exhibits, now totaling 10 with more to come, said Jeremy Foote, president of the board of...

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Register to Vote in Colorado
Sep24

Register to Vote in Colorado

New voters can can register to Vote in Colorado Right Here!If you are outside of Colorado, these 40 states allow online registration. And you can check your current registration status below Election Day is 40 days away, but voting is already underway in several states. To help you vote during this unusual year — in a country where voting is already more difficult than in most other democracies — we have put together a step-by-step...

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Region’s Only Waldorf Preschool Opens
Aug19

Region’s Only Waldorf Preschool Opens

A small, rural preschool in Weber Canyon south of Mancos offers a curriculum based on the Waldorf Method, an approach to education that allows to learn from exploring their own curiosity.

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Tips For Successful Online Learning
Jun11

Tips For Successful Online Learning

Tips For Successful Online Learning  As  a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the online learning industry – which has already been enjoying steady growth over the last decade – is now booming more than ever before. With all learning institutions across the country closed indefinitely, students of all ages have had to take their classes online, providing a glimpse of what the future could hold for education. If you’re...

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A Love for Weeds: Garden Pest Appreciation
Apr24

A Love for Weeds: Garden Pest Appreciation

Good day all! It has been a wonderfully sunny spring this year! With this fantastic weather comes the natural explosion of wide variety of weeds. This makes maintaining gardens and yards a lot more trouble than it needs to be. In this part of Colorado we see a great deal of leafy greens pop up such as Dandelions, Curly/Yellow Dock, Common Mallow, Prickly Lettuce, and so much more. The plants I’ve just listed are known to many...

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Canyon of the Ancients: Visions of the Past
Apr10

Canyon of the Ancients: Visions of the Past

Canyon of the Ancients is a desert masterpiece. It’s many abstract rock formations and caves are complimented by a spectrum of different colors and vibrant plant life. This natural wonder also happens to contain countless relics and artifacts that remain from ancient peoples you have come and gone with time. Ancient structures and evidence of many kinds are present throughout this seemingly holy landscape. As the seasons turn...

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The Magic of Mullein: Cowboy TP & More!
Apr10

The Magic of Mullein: Cowboy TP & More!

To many of us living in this beautiful little corner of Colorado Mullein is a fairly common sight. It can be recognized by its distinct towering rod-like stem that has an incredibly soft feel to its leaves and flowers. It’s no wonder it earned the name back in the old west as Cowboy Toilet Paper. This might come in handy if we keep seeing the toilet paper keep flying off our shelves! Most of the time we pass the plant by,...

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Sand dunes can ‘communicate’ with each other
Feb20

Sand dunes can ‘communicate’ with each other

Image credit: phys.org Even though they are inanimate objects, sand dunes can ‘communicate’ with each other. A team from the University of Cambridge has found that as they move, sand dunes interact with and repel their downstream neighbours. Using an experimental dune ‘racetrack’, the researchers observed that two identical dunes start out close together, but over time they get further and further apart. This...

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Do Cellphones Interfere with Learning?
Feb14

Do Cellphones Interfere with Learning?

We have laws that prohibit us from using our cellphones while driving because of the distractions they present. Durango middle schools now are considering a ban on phone use during school hours.

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Financing Options Using Assets as Income
Feb04

Financing Options Using Assets as Income

For homebuyers entering their golden years, who may not have a steady income stream from working, both Fannie and Freddie allow access to retirement-related funds and assets for use as income.   Recent changes to Freddie Mac’s (FHLC) guidelines have made this the more optimal of the two programs, but this general overview might be helpful in picking and choosing which might work best for you. Often the asset stream is used to...

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Fort Lewis 101: Becoming a College Student
Oct12

Fort Lewis 101: Becoming a College Student

Finding the dining hall, let alone the Registrar’s Office can make the first year of college intimidating for any new student. So Fort Lewis College has started a program for first-time students to help with retention and student success.

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Here’s How Long It Takes to Feel the Effects of CBD
Oct12

Here’s How Long It Takes to Feel the Effects of CBD

CBD oil is the top trendy ingredient on the market right now. It’s so popular, in fact, that revenue from products made with CBD are projected to grow to $20 billion by 2024. In case you’re wondering what is CBD, exactly?, here’s a quick refresher: CBD is a naturally occurring compound present in the flowers and leaves of cannabis plants. There’s no THC in it, which means it can’t get you high, no matter how much you take....

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Bayfield Now a College Town with PCC
Sep12

Bayfield Now a College Town with PCC

A new era of education opened this month in Bayfield: Pueblo Community College opened a satellite campus in the town to offer a variety of post-secondary courses in the community.

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Keeping an (Electronic) Eye on 9-R Kids
Sep06

Keeping an (Electronic) Eye on 9-R Kids

In a world of almost daily mass shootings, Durango School District 9-R is spending $1.1 million on security measures, including a new, video-surveillance system that can be accessed on the Internet.

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PCC Dean Focuses on Building Community
Aug29

PCC Dean Focuses on Building Community

Sam Dosumu, the new executive dean for Pueblo Community College Southwest, wants to put the ‘community’ back in community college. We visit with him on the first day of the fall semester

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‘We Should Be Retreating Already From the Coastline,’ Scientist Suggests After Finding Warm Waters Below Greenland
Aug23

‘We Should Be Retreating Already From the Coastline,’ Scientist Suggests After Finding Warm Waters Below Greenland

Andrew Yang’s assertion that people move away from the coast at the last Democratic debate is the completely rational and correct choice for NASA scientists in Greenland. “There is enough ice in Greenland to raise the sea levels by 7.5 meters, that’s about 25 feet, an enormous volume of ice, and that would be devastating to coastlines all around the planet,” said Josh Willis, a NASA oceanographer, to CNN....

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Boy Turns School Project into Board Game
Aug16

Boy Turns School Project into Board Game

Eric Shadt has turned a fourth-grade science project into a board game that will help save the endangered Philippine Eagle. And after he’s finished with that one, he hopes to create more.

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FLC Makes Tectonic Shift in Mission
Aug09

FLC Makes Tectonic Shift in Mission

Under the first-year leadership of President Tom Stritikus, Fort Lewis College is changing its image and mission from a public liberal arts college to a comprehensive regional college and university.

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Building a Website for Your Small Biz
Jun10

Building a Website for Your Small Biz

Join us for a 2 hour workshop to learn how to build a basic website with our web master, Nathan Morris! Nathan has been building websites since 1994 – since before there was a dot-com. Learn what web hosting sight will be the right fit for you, how to review a website, how to build your site, and then how to optimize your SEO. When: Thursday, June 20th from 9am – 11am Where: TBK Bank (259 W 9th Street in Durango) Cost: $25...

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7 Life Changing Health Benefits of CBD for Seniors
Apr14

7 Life Changing Health Benefits of CBD for Seniors

In the last few years, CBD has sparked a massive shift in the health and wellness communities as people everywhere are finding natural relief for their health conditions. Based on the findings from multiple research studies, CBD can provide natural relief for over fifty conditions including arthritis, multiple sclerosis (MS), epilepsy, numerous stress-related disorders, and more. While its properties can certainly benefit individuals...

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