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SPruce'S Future Location

743 CR 510
Durango, CO 81303

Capital Campaign Events:

December 2023

SPRUCE sold the property at
743 CR 510 on December 6th. 

November 2023

SPRUCE has received two offers on the property. 

October 2023

Due to our USDA Funding not coming through, the SPRUCE Board has made the heavy decision to put the SPRUCE property up for sale. 

September 2023

This year's SPRUCE Spectacular is a day in Ouray! Hiking, picniking, and hot springs! 

August 2023

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Back to School Time! SPRUCE Open House Aug. 30 5-7pm

July 2023

SPRUCE will be hosting a booth at the Bayfield Block Party again this year. Find us on June 15th, July 20th, & August 10th. 

June 2023

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Natalie will be attending Rural Philanthropy Days for professional development opportunities, networking with other community leaders, and relationship building opportunities with statewide funders.

May 2023

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May 24th, postponed to July 22, will be SPRUCE's final planning meeting with LaPlata County for the building project!

April 2023

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SPRUCE's Circus-themed school year culminated in a Circus Talent Show on April 27th at the Durango Arts Center Theater. The students did an amazing job!

March 2023

SPRUCE's Read-A-Thon Fundraiser was a great success. We raised $3,830.00 toward our Forest of Knowledge Reading Center in the new building. 

February 2023

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SPRUCE is holding a Read-A-Thon 
Fundraiser to raise donations for our Forest of Knowledge Reading Center in the new building. 

January 2023

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SPRUCE Moose Posse students participated in a Mock Trial. They found Eugene Fitzherbert, AKA Flynn Rider, from Tangled guilty, and sentenced him to 55 years!

December 2022

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SPRUCE has raised $180,000.00 towards our Capital Campaign.

November 2022

Septic design done for SPRUCE property.

October 2022

SPRUCE Bonfire
We held a huge bonfire burning weeds from the property. We enjoyed cooking smores around the fire. 

September 2022

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SPRUCE Spectacular
Tico Time Resort

August 2022

Circus Themed
Open House

75 Students Enrolled
9 Dual Enrollment Students

July 2022

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SPRUCE has raised $130,000.00 for the Capital Campaign

June 2022

SPRUCE participated in building community rapport at the Bayfield Summer Block Party with a wet sponge throwing activity at our booth. We will continue having a presence at future block parties on July 21 & Aug 18.

May 2022

End of Year Event
We had a wonderful End of Year event at the lake. We have enjoyed Pine River Industrial's facility this year and thank Andy & Ellis for providing such a great space as landlords!

April 2022

Each student at SPRUCE learned about entrepreneurship including; budgeting, marketing, profit & loss by creating products from household items presented at their businesses on Market Day culmination event.

March 2022

We received an unexpected surprise in the mail in the form of a grant of $27,500.00 towards our Capital Campaign from the Dellora A & Lester J. Norris Foundation.

February 2022

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We launched our SPRUCE' n Up our Sports Zones Exercise Campain to raise money to purchase playground & sports equipment. 

January 2022

Groups began planning their unique challenge in their specific area of Destination Imagination to prepare for the competition on 3/5/22! 
AA = Improvisation 
  • Festival Frenzy
MH = Science Up Close
  • Dust Mite Skit      
MM = Monster Manners
  • Skit & Tree House

December 2021

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Christmas Caroling Community Service Event to the neighbors of the new SPRUCE property.

November 2021

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Capital Campaign 
Meet, Greet, & Eat
Event to preview exterior colors and features of new building.

October 2021

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SPRUCE has reached 15% of Capital Campaign Goal.

September 2021

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SPRUCE's six year struggle with purchasing property is published in the Durango Herald. 

August 2021

We planted roots and broke ground on our property!

July 2021

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SPRUCE approves floor plans for the community learning campus based on a student led class blueprint from 2015.
Original Student Blueprint

June 2021

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Capital Campaign Website
is Launched

May 2021

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April 2021

SPRUCE moves into storage units and is temporarily building-less due to high rent prices.

March 2021

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Architect Janet Wiley published first-draft schematics.

February 2021

SPRUCE Purchased 3.1 acres at 743 CR 510 Durango CO 81303 to build a Community Learning Campus.

January 2021

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SPRUCE approved to hire  Architect Janet Wiley to design school building.
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