Education

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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Deep Sleep Optimizes the Glymphatic System
Apr11

Deep Sleep Optimizes the Glymphatic System

It wasn’t very long ago that scientists discovered a mechanism for the brain to remove toxins, called the glymphatic system, and now can link its efficiency to the quality of sleep. The glymphatic system behaves much the same way as the lymphatic system but is managed by glial cells in the brain. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) supplies nutrients to and removes toxins from the brain. The glymphatic system is like plumbing that surrounds the...

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Fort Lewis College Spring Commencement Set for April 26-27
Apr09

Fort Lewis College Spring Commencement Set for April 26-27

Fort Lewis College Spring Commencement will take place Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27 in Whalen Gymnasium. About 480 students will graduate in three ceremonies held at 3pm on Friday, and 10am and 1pm on Saturday. “Our graduating students are ready to do great things with their degrees from FLC, and as an institution we are already so proud of what they’ve accomplished and look forward to supporting them as alumni,” says...

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Durango High Culinary Students Shine at Dinner
Mar29

Durango High Culinary Students Shine at Dinner

Durango High School culinary-arts students shine when they show off their skills at a school-district special event to highlight the need for a tax increase to support vocational education.

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Physicists reverse time using quantum computer
Mar15

Physicists reverse time using quantum computer

Researchers from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology teamed up with colleagues from the U.S. and Switzerland and returned the state of a quantum computer a fraction of a second into the past. They also calculated the probability that an electron in empty interstellar space will spontaneously travel back into its recent past. The study is published in Scientific Reports. “This is one in a series of papers on the...

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Teacher Appreciation Day, presented by Vectra Bank
Mar01

Teacher Appreciation Day, presented by Vectra Bank

Date: March 3, 2019 Purgatory Resort Teachers — today is your day!  Join us on the mountain so we can honor you for your commitment to our children. All School Employees Are Invited! Teacher Appreciation Day is not just for teachers.  Anyone who works for a school in La Plata County is invited.  So if you are a cafeteria worker, bus driver, custodian, counselor, principal, or administrator, you are invited too!  Just bring a school ID...

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Durango Fire & Rescue needs your help with the snow…
Feb23

Durango Fire & Rescue needs your help with the snow…

  Post courtesy of Jim Wotkyns Blog.  Read more here or search Durango real estate.

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Thought-to-speech: Scientists say their AI can read out what happens in your brain
Jan30

Thought-to-speech: Scientists say their AI can read out what happens in your brain

Neuro-engineers at New York’s Columbia University say they have created a system that can translate human thoughts into recognizable speech, which would revolutionize not just medicine but communication. By monitoring brain activity of subjects, the researchers at Columbia’s Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute were able to train artificial intelligence to translate thought patterns into intelligible sentences, says a...

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Don’t Ignore Sudden Loss of Sight
Jan27

Don’t Ignore Sudden Loss of Sight

Drs. Sara Haug and Moss Fenberg with Southwest Retina Consultants explain why it’s so important to see an ophthalmologist is you experience sudden vision loss in one eye.

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Will Tax District Save Our Rural Libraries?
Jan27

Will Tax District Save Our Rural Libraries?

Neighbors of the Durango Public Library branches at Fort Lewis Mesa and Sunnyside elementary schools want to preserve their local libraries, but they may have to establish a new taxing district to ensure stable funding.

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How to Elevate Civility in School Sports
Jan27

How to Elevate Civility in School Sports

Two long-time Durango coaches want to return to a focus on sportsmanship, both on the fields and in the stands, with a new non-profit to train coaches in transactional leadership and coaching styles.

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NASA asteroid WARNING: 460ft asteroid discovered last month flew past Earth TODAY
Jan14

NASA asteroid WARNING: 460ft asteroid discovered last month flew past Earth TODAY

A GIANT asteroid discovered by radars only one month ago flew past the Earth in the early morning hours, NASA has revealed. The asteroid, dubbed by NASA Asteroid 2019 AG3, made a so-called “Earth Close Approach” today. NASA’s scientists at the California-based Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) have tracked the asteroid down to a 2.18am GMT (UTC) flyby. The startling revelation comes just one month after the rogue asteroid was first...

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DFRA Demonstrates How to Conduct a Cold-Water Rescue
Jan11

DFRA Demonstrates How to Conduct a Cold-Water Rescue

It takes special equipment to rescue someoine who’s fallen into freezing water.

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