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Eight candidates running for Mancos school board

In the upcoming Mancos school board election, there will be eight candidates vying for three open seats this November. Two of the seats are currently held by directors Pam Coppinger and Tim Hunter,...

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

Montezuma-Cortez mill levy campaign begins

Members of the “For Our Kids’ Future” committee have begun their campaign to pass Ballot Measure 4A, a proposed property tax increase to raise teacher salaries and improve school safety in...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Secure Rural Schools funding allocations not to change

The Montezuma County Board of Commissioners has decided to stick with its current Secure Rural Schools funding allocations for the time being. Secure Rural Schools funds are provided through the...

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

9-R could ask voters for a bond to improve infrastructure

Durango School District 9-R is looking at its future infrastructure needs, and financing improvements may require renewal of a bond by voters. “Our buildings are starting to look a little tired,”...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Panther Chefs practice skills at Champion for Children event

Advanced catering students at Montezuma-Cortez High School practiced their customer service skills Friday night for the Champion for Children event at Cliffrose Garden Center and Gifts. Champion...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango schools tighten security, will seek feedback on arming guards

Durango School District 9-R plans to hold town halls this year to hear from parents, students, community members and others about possible security measures, including arming security guards. The...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College builds foundation for enrollment growth

Fort Lewis College President Tom Stritikus this week welcomed thousands of students back to a campus with a renewed vision for growth after years of declining enrollment. Stritikus started last...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Schools house teachers as recruitment, compensation tools

As a teacher shortage persists statewide, La Plata County school districts are grappling with high housing costs and low teacher salaries, which can make filling positions challenging. Across the...

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

Four local schools hit highest state accreditations

This week, the Colorado Department of Education released preliminary accreditations for schools across the state, and four Cortez campuses have achieved the highest accreditation plan rating. This...

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

Mancos construction progresses; sites open for students

After a summer of construction work, the Mancos football field, elementary school and historic gym are very close to being completed. Owner’s representative Monty Guiles said there are still minor...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos talks concurrent enrollment with PCC dean

The Mancos School District Re-6 hopes to improve its working relationship with Pueblo Community College and smooth the concurrent enrollment process for district students. The first Mancos school...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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