Despite falling enrollment, early education in Dolores excels

Enrollment and revenue at Dolores public schools have each fallen over 10 percent since 2015, but students have shown notable increases in testing performance, particularly in the lower grades....

DATE: Oct. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Operation Graduation plans for 2019

Operation Graduation — a community program that provides a safe, substance-free celebration for high school seniors on graduation night — is in the planning and fundraising stage. Families and...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Willowtail Springs preparing future artists through residencies

Six Durango High School students took part in Willowtail Springs’ first student artist-in-residence retreat Oct. 18-20. The event gave students the chance to see what a working artist goes through...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

Before changes, Kiva parents criticized school leadership for over a year

Emails obtained by The Journal show that parents complained about the leadership of the Children’s Kiva Montessori School for more than a year before the head of school and two board members...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos gym and school construction updates

Phase 2 in construction at Re-6 Mancos School District continued this week, with work on various facilities around the elementary school and gym additions. Phase 2, which is scheduled to be...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Student videos explain ballot measures in nonpartisan way

American government students at Fort Lewis College have produced nonpartisan, informational videos to aid voters as they decide how to cast their vote on 11 of the 13 ballot measures they’ll face...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores third-graders create, manage restaurant

Last week, Dolores elementary school students in third-grade classes taught by Angie Lowe, Meg Neeley and Melody McNeill served locally sourced meals to their parents and other community members,...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Alternative high school gets new campus

A lesser known charter school in Cortez is gaining in popularity and has recently moved to a larger campus. GOAL Academy High School, 2531 E. Main St., is an accredited multidistrict online charter...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis, nonprofit aim to boost voter turnout

Voters younger than 30 are the least likely to participate in elections nationally, but a nonpartisan group is working hard to ensure young adults participate in the upcoming midterm election. The...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Adult Education Center starts ESL and GED classes on Oct. 22

The Cortez Adult Education Center will start Session II English as a second language and GED and high school equivalency classes on Oct. 22. Class registration will be Tuesdays from 12-3 p.m. for...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez High School notifies parents of Safe2Tell report

Montezuma-Cortez School District RE-1 received a report that a student might have been armed near the high school on Friday, but police and school administrators determined that students were not...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado’s Safe2Tell program sees surge of suicide reports

DENVER – Colorado’s program for parents, students and teachers to report potential school threats or violence has seen a substantial increase in reports related to suicide, surpassing bullying as...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

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