About 200 Native American students enrolled in state colleges and universities should each see their annual tuition slashed by about $15,000 this year under a new law that provides in-state status to members of 48 tribes with historical ties to Colorado. While the number of students immediately impacted is small, education officials and proponents of […]
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Fort Lewis College will require students to be vaccinated for coronavirus to enroll for the next academic year
By Sarah Flower, KSUT Public Radio Fort Lewis College in Durango on Friday said it will require its students to be vaccinated to enroll in fall of 2021. The college, a public institution, is the first of higher learning in Colorado — and one of the first in the nation — to make such a […]
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A cartoonish Native American towering over Durango has divided the city. Should “the chief” stay or go?
He has a wide grin under a big nose. A single feather dangles beside one of his braids. His hand is raised in a howdy-friendly wave. And his bow legs and moccasins are planted atop a commercial sign. He is “the chief,” a two-story-tall metal depiction of a Native American that has been part of […]