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El Diablo May 22, 2018

On April 20th, Durango High School experienced a peaceful walkout in protest against the current gun laws in America. Durango High School’s student body has continuously contributed to local protests, particularly those about US gun laws. The majority of students are standing up for what they believe is right, whether they are for or against […]

El Diablo May 22, 2018

In early April, La Plata County watched while two wildland fires got out of control near Elmore’s Corner. These fires took the whole fire department to fight, which has caused the National Weather Service to issue the first red flag warning of the season.     Durango has had a fairly dry winter this year, which, because […]

El Diablo May 22, 2018

The Stranger Things crew are in trouble, and this time it’s not the demogorgon. Stranger Things creators, “The Duffer Brothers,” are under fire by a fellow filmmaker who claims that they stole his idea from a short film he called “Montauk”. Filmmaker Charlie Kessler claims that he met the brothers at a premier party for […]

El Diablo May 14, 2018

Although schools help students academically prepare for life, there are some things they just can’t teach. The SkillsUSA Program aims to teach students the things school doesn’t, and prepare them in more fields and professions. SkillsUSA is a nationwide program that aims at ensuring that the country has a strong workforce. 18,000 local chapters and […]

El Diablo May 14, 2018

Many Durango residents and locals are familiar with the mounting homeless population in our small mountain town. A homeless camp, established near the Tech Center, has recently been determined to be relocated due to safety concerns and other complications. “In addition to the fire risk, the site lacks ready access for sanitation, trash removal, or […]

El Diablo May 14, 2018

In the wake of nationally covered shootings such as in Parkland, FL, and the shooting closer to home in Aztec, NM, the Durango 9R school district district, students, parents, and community members are evaluating new security measures in order to create the safest and most reasonable atmosphere at DHS. The conflicting opinions on safety have […]

El Diablo May 14, 2018

Across the United States, teacher walkouts are taking the nation by storm. Not only are teachers underpaid, but they aren’t given quality benefits, leading to major protests in the hopes that they will soon receive the rights they deserve. The walkouts and protests are meant to encourage legislation that will increase education funding and salaries. […]

El Diablo May 14, 2018

The Durango school district has recently refined it’s instructional program to ensure all students are prepared for college, career, and community. Changes are going to be implemented in several ways, over the next few years, according to the school level. These changes are in accordance with the state’s graduation standards, but are a move from […]

El Diablo May 10, 2018

Instead of vibrant commerce and frenzied customers, empty spaces characterize the Durango Mall. The mall has always been struggling to be a place that people actually shop, but nowadays it seems that the mall is empty as ever. Due to a changing retail economy in Durango and elsewhere, a small population, and multiple other factors, […]

El Diablo May 10, 2018

Durango School District 9-R has undergone many significant changes in recent years, including the hiring of a new principal and a handful of updates to the standards and graduation requirements. Most of these changes are welcome; some, however, have fared worse than others and are rather controversial. The newly-installed WiFi hotspots have been cause for […]

El Diablo May 10, 2018

In late July a new girls club joined the ranks in Durango, Colorado: the Durango Lady Climbers. This group of hardcore women are based out of the Rock Lounge and run a Facebook page where they plan group climbing excursions almost every weekend. Gloryann Linch, one of the masterminds and avid climber behind this group, […]