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Durango School District security prepares for worst-case scenario

Law enforcement officers pressed plastic guns to the backs of Durango School District 9-R security specialists in a school gym Wednesday, giving them a chance to practice taking weapons from an...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: Education

Kiva Montessori School raises its flag

Assisted by the Cortez Fire Department, the Children’s Kiva Montessori School officially hung up its flag at noon Aug. 2. School officials said it was a monumental moment for the charter, which has...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Re-1 upgrades school security

The Montezuma-Cortez School District Re-1 is rolling out security upgrades for the coming school year. The upgrades come after the district applied for and received two state grants totaling about...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Towaoc education leaders hope to open charter

Ute Mountain Ute educators are looking to open a charter school in Towaoc. The school would emphasize a “different” type of learning along with incorporating language and culture into its...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Three area high schools rank among state’s top 100

In a U.S. News & World Report ranking of Colorado’s best public high schools, Durango High School came in 66th and Bayfield High School was 79th, based on factors such as test scores and...

DATE: July 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez school meal prices going up

Lunch and breakfast prices in Cortez schools are going up by 50 cents this coming school year. The Montezuma-Cortez school board approved the rise at its meeting Tuesday night. According to food...

DATE: July 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mill levy ballot language solidified

The Montezuma-Cortez school board unanimously approved ballot language for a mill levy override they hope to pass this November. The property tax increase would go to support teacher raises and...

DATE: July 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos school board likely to leave vacancy for voters to fill

MANCOS – The Mancos school board will leave a vacancy unfilled until the school board election in November. The board received three applications to fill the post of Ed Whritner, who resigned from...

DATE: July 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Panthers Stadium lights up to show off upgrades

Upgrades to Panthers Stadium are nearing completion just in time for the new school year. On Wednesday, a handful of school and district officials gathered at the field by the middle school to see...

DATE: July 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Science teacher takes reins at Montezuma-Cortez High School

A longtime Montezuma-Cortez High School science teacher will be taking over as principal this coming fall. Eric Chandler has been selected to fill the role for the 2019-20 school year. He takes...

DATE: July 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pueblo Community College Southwest names new executive dean

Samuel “Sam” Dosumu has been named the new executive dean for Pueblo Community College Southwest. He began the position July 1. Dosumu recently retired as the associate vice chancellor of academic...

DATE: July 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Degree maps could save Pueblo Community College students money

A new agreement between Pueblo Community College and Fort Lewis College could save transfer students time and money on their degrees. The two schools designed maps for PCC students in 18 different...

DATE: July 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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