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Montezuma-Cortez High School notifies parents of Safe2Tell report

Montezuma-Cortez School District RE-1 received a report that a student might have been armed near the high school on Friday, but police and school administrators determined that students were not...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado’s Safe2Tell program sees surge of suicide reports

DENVER – Colorado’s program for parents, students and teachers to report potential school threats or violence has seen a substantial increase in reports related to suicide, surpassing bullying as...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 18 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Education

2017 survey suggests bullying problems for Mancos High School

The Mancos school board on Monday discussed the 2017 Healthy Kids Colorado Survey as school counselors expressed concern with the findings about marijuana use. Compared with the rest of the state,...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores school board recall fails; McCoy retains seat

Voters rejected an attempt to remove Dolores RE-4A school board member Vangi McCoy in Tuesday’s mail-in recall election. McCoy retained her seat on the board after 485 voted against her recall and...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 16 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

PCC Southwest names Rubadeau interim executive dean

Pueblo Community College President Patty Erjavec announced Tuesday that Mary Rubadeau will be the interim executive dean for the college’s Southwest Campus in Mancos and its site at Durango High...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College celebrates Indigenous Peoples Day

Indigenous Peoples Day, which has been celebrated at Fort Lewis College in place of Columbus Day since 2016, included a Parade of Nations with some Native American students in traditional clothing...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 14 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Tenured Fort Lewis College professors gain buffer year before a layoff

If future layoffs are required at Fort Lewis College, tenured faculty will be granted a terminal year of employment before they are dismissed under changes approved to the Faculty Handbook on...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Q&A: Candidates in Dolores school board recall election

Two candidates are vying to unseat a Dolores RE-4A school board member in Oct. 9 recall election via mail ballot. Voters will decide whether board member Vangi McCoy will retain her seat or be...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

CMS teacher seeks volunteers, participation at Hispanic Heritage Night

by Carter Pape Journal Staff Writer In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Cortez Middle School English teacher Lissa Lycan is planning a schoolwide gathering on Oct. 15 in the CMS cafeteria...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Student in hospital after apparent fall down stairs

by Carter Pape Journal Staff Writer At least one ambulance and one firetruck responded to a call about a fallen student at Montezuma Cortez Middle School on Monday about 3:45 p.m. The student, an...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Liberty School shows off new digs in west Durango

The Liberty School students and staff moved into a permanent home this semester after operating in five different buildings over the last 11 years. The private school ’s new building in west...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Durango school board backs statewide tax hike for education

The Durango school board voted 4-0 to endorse passage of a ballot measure that will increase state taxes $1.6 billion annually to fund preschool through high school education across Colorado....

DATE: Sept. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education