Montezuma County seniors named state scholarship finalists

Five Montezuma County seniors are finalists for two prestigious state scholarships and will move on to the final rounds in upcoming months. Chance Cote and Brianna Dennison from Montezuma-Cortez...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado teen vaping trends a concern, state officials say

In light of a new survey conducted by the nonprofit Rise Above Colorado, state leaders have expressed concerns about growing trends in teen substance use, particularly in teens’ misconceptions...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos school construction news

Construction marches on at the Mancos school site as the district upgrades, renovates and expands across the campus. The entire remodel is expected to finish up by spring 2020, and when completed,...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos schools honor roll

Mancos schools announced Tuesday that 70 high school and 49 middle students earned honor roll spots recently. High honors are awarded for a 4.0 grade-point average or higher, and honorable mention...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District 9-R board backs Snowberger in statement

Durango School District 9-R Board of Education members issued a statement backing Superintendent Dan Snowberger after granting an automatic, one-year extension allowing his contract to proceed....

DATE: Jan. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Education

Durango School District 9-R explores bond election

Durango School District 9-R is examining a request for bond issuance of $75 million to $85 million to improve school security, to maintain aging schools and to deal with a backlog of maintenance...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Education

Montezuma-Cortez honor society plans blood drive

The National Honor Society from the Montezuma-Cortez High School will host a blood drive throughout the school day on Thursday. It is one of two drives the school’s honor society hosts every year....

DATE: Jan. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Schools, communities respond to Towaoc teenagers’ deaths

Two Montezuma-Cortez Middle School students died by suicide this weekend, and two high school students attempted suicide in the past week, shaking the neighboring communities of Towaoc and Cortez....

DATE: Jan. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

High school band performing with adult musicians

The Montezuma-Cortez High School Symphonic Winds will perform with local adult musicians in a week, and tickets are on sale. The “Voices of Winds” concert on Feb. 2 will feature the high school...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos school board approves purchases, discusses project-based learning

The Mancos school board approved a series of funding authorizations at their regular meeting on a snowy Monday night. Directors first unanimously authorized Chief Financial Officer Christina Miller...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado’s top education officials support full-day kindergarten proposal

The Colorado State Board of Education has put its support behind a proposal for the state to cover the cost of full-day kindergarten. Gov. Jared Polis campaigned on this plan, and earlier this...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College honors Martin Luther King Jr.

A blustery, cold day with a few flakes of snow in the air didn’t dissuade about 200 students from rallying and marching across campus at Fort Lewis College to honor Martin Luther King Jr. “I...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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