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Ex-Gov. John Hickenlooper enters presidential race

DENVER – Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said on Monday he’s running for president, casting himself as a can-do uniter who’s used to overcoming adversity and accomplishing liberal goals in a...

DATE: March 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Education

Shop class stars strut their stuff at regional competition

Seth Thornburg, 17, a senior at Durango High School, is pretty handy with a miter saw and a router – skills enhanced in carpentry and woodworking classes. Seth and 85 other students from five...

DATE: March 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Mancos schools celebrate Dr. Seuss-themed holiday

Dr. Seuss’s March 2 birthday has become widely celebrated as “Read Across America Day” at schools across the nation – and Mancos joined in on Thursday. The day kicked off with a parade at 8:30...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez grants Kiva Montessori permit for two locations

The Cortez City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a conditional use permit allowing the Children’s Kiva Montessori School to move into two buildings as the struggling charter school faces the...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores Public Library gets new assistant, children’s librarian

The Dolores Library has some new staff and new programs. Cheyenne Baber is the new children’s librarian. She is also an artist and offers free painting classes. Bryan Kyle is the new library...

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

Mancos Creative District offers scholarship for artists

Young Mancos artists are invited to apply for a new scholarship established by the Mancos Creative District. The Create 81328 Scholarship fund aims to support local college-bound, arts-focused...

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

Animas High School students study genocides

For the past semester, students in Lori Fisher’s 10th-grade Animas High School humanities class studied a complex and dark subject in history: genocides. What they learned is a mixture of stresses,...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Education

Cortez middle, high schools reverting to semester calendar

After a year of trimester scheduling, the Montezuma-Cortez High School is returning to a semester system. Superintendent Lori Haukeness announced the change at the Feb. 19 board meeting. She...

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

Cortez school board approves logo design

Cortez schools will soon have a new emblem, as the school board unanimously approved a logo to represent the Montezuma-Cortez School District RE-1 at its Tuesday night meeting. Board members were...

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

Dolores school board talks student reading scores

Reading scores came in for Dolores elementary and secondary students, with overall expected results. At a regular board meeting for the Dolores School District RE-4A on Feb. 14, elementary and...

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

Kiva Montessori granted ‘second chance’ to meet contract conditions

The Montezuma-Cortez school board has decided to grant the Children’s Kiva Montessori School a few months to get on its feet before possibly losing its charter. Kiva has not met the enrollment and...

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

We Care Fair at M-CHS

By Erika Alvero Journal Staff Writer School health and wellness organizations joined together at Montezuma-Cortez High School on Thursday at noon for the school’s first We Care Fair. The fair aimed...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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