School district practices emergency response

Cortez schools and first responders last month practiced emergency procedures and communication in case of a disaster. Specifically, they practiced responding to a scenario of a collision between a...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Breathalyzer use sparks Mancos parents’ concerns

At a work session before the Oct. 21 school board meeting, community members were invited to share their concerns regarding the recent decision to give breath analysis tests to Mancos High School...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Forum to discuss future of Dolores campus

The Dolores School District Re-4A is planning a big campus renovation, and staff is seeking community input on some key decisions. This year, the district plans to apply for a Building Excellent...

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

Dolores school district announces changes in technology, facilities

The Dolores School District Re-4A has seen some significant changes in recent weeks that include technology, staffing and facilities. Outgoing board members The Oct. 10 regular school board meeting...

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

Sources of Strength gears up for the year

It takes a whole community to confront youth suicide – and people and programs in place for crisis response, intervention and prevention. While it’s crucial to have supports at all points of the...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores forum addresses school community concerns

The Dolores school board and staff held a special meeting Oct. 9 at the Dolores Community Center to allow residents to share concerns and ask Superintendent Lis Richard questions about the...

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

Mancos school board talks state news, construction progress

The Mancos school board talked over issues both near and far at its regular meeting Monday evening: The campus renovation now valued at $19.5 million is underway, with about $5.5 million in...

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

Deputies in the classroom work to build trust, improve security

BAYFIELD – Eight Bayfield High School students paired up, squared their feet in a fighting stance and clenched their fists into a proper punch. These students weren’t preparing for a fight;...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Education

Durango school board seeks, hears input about security issues

Residents had an opportunity Tuesday to ask questions of the Durango School District 9-R Board of Education about school security – a chance several complained was missing from a similar session...

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

Superintendent serving as Dolores interim principal

The Dolores school board has appointed Superintendent Lis Richard as interim secondary principal to serve out the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. The appointment comes after former Principal...

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

In covering impeachment, teachers focus on historical significance

The timing of the impeachment inquiry – a few weeks after schools started their fall semesters in La Plata County – didn’t exactly give political science teachers and other educators the ability to...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez homecoming parade runs on Main Street

Onlookers lined Main Street Friday afternoon to watch young athletes, musicians, and local businesses process their way to the annual Montezuma-Cortez High School Homecoming football game at...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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