Dolores schools go for 'distinction'

"Accreditation with Distinction" has a nice ring to it. In the 2010-2011 school year, the Dolores school district earned that high mark under the testing standards of the Colorado Department of...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: DS - Education

Cortez Kiva students put on a health fair

Students from the Children’s Kiva recently put on a health fair at their school. “Students worked with 11 different health care practitioners,” said instructor Caitlin Munroe. Students in grades...

DATE: April 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: DS - Education

State may give Native mascots second look

Ute tribal leaders say the state could be a shining example for the nation if Native American mascots were retired at public schools. Earlier this year, House Bill 15-1165 was introduced in Denver...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - Education

College Scorecard compares schools' cost, earning power

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama on Saturday debuted a redesigned online tool with college-specific information about student costs, loans and potential earning power, scaling back a planned...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - Education

School news: New teachers check in after first week

Ryan Hoover: "I am really happy I chose to be a part of Dolores Schools and the community. My wife, 2 little ones, and I have lived in a few places since moving out here (from Michigan), and this...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - Education

Unlimited Learning receives $450,000 grant for training

In an effort to help locals get a foothold in the health-care and energy industries, Unlimited Learning Center in Cortez is working to prepare students for entry-level career or postsecondary paths...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - Education

Los Pinos Fire donates ambulance to SCCC

Southwest Colorado Community College's emergency medical services coordinator, Troy Salazar, was handed the keys to an ambulance on Wednesday, Aug. 19, that will be used to help train students as...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - Education

Elks name scholarship winners

Cortez Elks Lodge 1789 has named its four 2015 scholarship winners from Montezuma-Cortez and Dolores high schools. Each will receive a $1,000 to be used at the accredited college or university of...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - Education

Meet Dolores' class of teachers for 2015

Dolores Schools hired about 25 educators this year, including two principals and a counselor. Gary Livick, a former science teacher at Cortez Middle School, is the new principal for Dolores...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - Education

School News: Discuss the mill levy at the Ponderosa

Discussions about the mill levy are taking place every Wednesday at 4 p.m. in the back room of the Ponderosa. Here are some details on the renewal. The current monthly support is coming from...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - Education

Meet the elementary teachers

Taylor Farquharson: From Virginia, grew up in North Carolina. She has a bachelor's degree in English with education concentration from Virginia Tech, and is a third-grade teaching assistant. She...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - Education

School News: Registration begins for all Dolores schools

This week is fall registration for all Dolores Schools. Elementary kids to get find out what teacher they will have for the year. Today, registration is from 8 a.m - 1 p.m, then 5 p.m. to 8 p.m....

DATE: Aug. 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - Education