Recent Stories

Gillian Holmgren October 2, 2018

Following the last winter’s dry conditions, Durango residents are eager to accept any chance of snow in the upcoming season. Many hope for an El Nino weather pattern to aid in rectifying the recent drought, but is there a chance of it occurring? “El Nino is a weather pattern that affects North America and beyond, […]

Gillian Holmgren October 2, 2018

The 416 fire has not only had an effect on the local economy, but its ghost is causing harm months after. Mudslides have caused concern in Hermosa, which is situated 10 miles north of Durango.   Durango’s economy was hurt quite badly by the 416 fire, but Hermosa’s economy was hurt worse. Not to mention […]

Sophie Hughes March 12, 2018

In the wake of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida, young activists have been advocating for reforms regarding gun control. Infuriated victims of the Parkland shooting are acting to end gun violence on a national level. In the month since the massacre, students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have participated […]

Gillian Holmgren March 12, 2018

Durango High School students and staff can expect big changes next year. Starting in June, Southwest Community College (formerly Pueblo Community College) is moving in. SWCC’s Durango campus currently lays on the second floor of the Common Building, adjacent to Albertsons. The facility, which was originally built as commercial office space, currently houses approximately 50 […]

Sophie Hughes February 1, 2018

In December, 2017, the Federal Communications Committee (FCC) voted to overturn the Obama-era regulations regarding the freedom of the internet. This policy, known as net neutrality, gave all internet users immunity from discrimination regardless of the platform, content, website, application, or form of communication. At DHS, students consistently use the internet to socialize, complete school […]

Gwen Stoddard January 29, 2018

Getting there-      Waking up at 5:45 in the morning is usually the worst thing ever because you are so deep in sleep that your body is saying “What the heck man!”. But this morning was different because I didn’t sleep, throughout the whole night because all my mind was saying was, “What the […]

Gwen Stoddard October 20, 2017

Durango High School is filled with dedicated students who do amazing things. Many take full course loads, advanced classes, and participate in a myriad of extracurriculars. But while a busy lifestyle is appealing to most, sleep is often compromised, which can lead to multiple issues inside and outside of the classroom. The importance of sleep […]

Gwen Stoddard October 19, 2017

  This fall season, the Durango High School Cross Country team will host the annual CHSAA 4A Region 5 Championships on their home course. After a rousing success at Durango Cross Country’s (DXC) Southwest Sunset Classic, athletes and coaches alike are excited to come back and race on Durango’s home turf. “I’ve grown up playing […]

Gwen Stoddard October 17, 2017

During everyone’s time at Durango High School, they reach the age where they can go to the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and take a driver’s test. Every experience is different, and their stories are both entertaining and educational. Maggie Wigton, a former DHS student, took her driver’s exam with the DMV and passed the […]

Gwen Stoddard October 16, 2017

Hurricane Harvey devastated many areas in September of this year. With thousands of homes destroyed, people all over the country have joined in the effort to help those affected. Through several fundraisers and donation centers, our own town of Durango has played a part in bringing relief to all the victims of this awful hurricane. […]

Gwen Stoddard October 13, 2017

  Caroline Knight- This summer, a white nationalist rally protesting the removal of Confederate statues in Charlottesville, North Carolina sparked a national debate. Supporters of the removal argue that statues of Confederate leaders are symbols of white supremacy, and only help to encourage hate groups that appear to have been given new momentum under the […]