New Dolores superintendent talks educational priorities, experiences

The Dolores school board has selected Elisabeth “Lis” Richard to soon take over as district superintendent. Richard came to the Dolores School District RE-4A from Creede, Colorado, about three...

DATE: April 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fundraiser settles lunch debt for students

Miller Middle School announced it would serve partial lunches to students who owed $8 or more to the cafeteria this week, prompting a school employee to start a Facebook fundraiser to pay off their...

DATE: April 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Schools in Southwest Colorado experience change driven by Columbine

One look at Durango High School, built in 1976, and Montezuma-Cortez High School, which opened in 2015, tells you a lot about how the world of education has changed 20 years after the Columbine...

DATE: April 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

It’s prom time in Dolores and Cortez

Cortez and Dolores high school students were decked out in bow ties, gowns and heels this weekend, with both school districts holding senior prom on Saturday night. The Montezuma-Cortez High School...

DATE: April 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez-area youth services seek to collaborate

There is a wide array of services that support youths in Montezuma County, but services are not always connected. Representatives of local organizations met Tuesday to address that challenge,...

DATE: April 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas High School music students receive $1,500 in new gear

Animas High School students broke out in spontaneous line dancing Friday as a bluegrass band jammed in the school’s parking lot. Songs From The Road, a band from Asheville, North Carolina, visited...

DATE: April 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Education

Dolores school board selects superintendent from Creede

After a monthslong application process, the Dolores School District RE-4A has a new superintendent. At a special board meeting Thursday night, directors voted 3-2 to offer the job to Elisabeth...

DATE: April 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos Middle School honor roll

The Mancos Middle School recently released honor roll results for the third quarter of the school year. Of the school’s 104 students, 24 were named to the high honor roll, awarded for receiving a...

DATE: April 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Education

Cortez Middle School performs ‘The Miracle Worker’

Communication themes take center stage at Cortez Middle School, as theater students tackle the 1957 drama “The Miracle Worker.” The play tells the story of Helen Keller, the famous deaf-blind child...

DATE: April 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

It’s careers à la carte for eighth-graders at Cortez Middle School

Workers of all sorts descended this week on Cortez Middle School for the school’s second career fair. The fair allowed students to meet people employed in a variety of professions. Participants...

DATE: April 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Funerary objects will be returned to Native American tribes

Hundreds of items collected by amateur archaeologists and treasure hunters from the 1930s to the 1960s are being returned to Native American tribes for repatriation by Center of Southwest Studies....

DATE: April 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College pleased with steady enrollment projection

Fort Lewis College expects enrollment to be flat for 2019-20 – viewed as a win by school officials who have been battling declining enrollment since the Great Recession. For budgeting purposes, the...

DATE: April 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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