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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

Hires, funding approvals on tap for Mancos school board

The Mancos school board is set to consider approving a series of hires and funding authorizations at its regular meeting tonight. Directors are looking to hire Elijah Knepper as the head high...

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

Dolores school board finalizes salary range for superintendent

The Dolores school board decided on a salary range and benefits package for the new superintendent as it moves forward in its search process. After deliberating, the District RE-4A Board of...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County grad rates exceed state average

The Colorado Department of Education released 2018 graduation rate data Wednesday morning, and Montezuma County schools exceeded the state average. Of the three districts, Mancos School District...

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

Mancos schools expand reduced lunch applications because of shutdown

The weekslong partial shutdown of the federal government has resulted in thousands of federal workers throughout the country going without pay – including in Southwest Colorado . In light of the...

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

Polis proposes $227 million for full-day kindergarten

Gov. Jared Polis has proposed to fulfill a signature campaign promise by offering $227 million to the state’s school districts to fund full-day kindergarten, a proposal that could bring a budget...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez schools getting communication system upgrades

Montezuma-Cortez School District RE-1 trustees unanimously approved a $200,000 state grant for emergency communication system upgrades and reauthorized the charter for Battle Rock Charter School at...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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