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Montezuma-Cortez declares school board vacancy

The Montezuma-Cortez school board is currently one member down and is seeking candidates to fill the vacancy. The open seat comes after Kara Suckla decided not to seek reelection in the latest...

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

Dragonfly Preschool schedules open house

The newly formed Mancos Valley Dragonfly Preschool is up and running, and families are invited to an open house at the site in a few weeks. The preschool broke ground in April last year to meet the...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bridging a racial divide in Cortez schools

Overall test scores appear to be rising for Native American and non-Native students in Montezuma-Cortez schools, but work still remains to close gaps in performance and disciplinary action....

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

Lieutenant governor attends mental health listening session

A wide range of stakeholders gathered at the Montezuma-Cortez High School library late Friday afternoon to talk about mental health needs. The event was hosted by the Keystone Policy Center’s...

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

Fort Lewis College research lays foundation for next generation of nuclear power

Fort Lewis College students are determining the best ways to monitor and work with liquid sodium, a silvery molten metal, which could help develop the next generation of nuclear power plants. ...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Teen Maze prepares eighth graders for a healthy road ahead

Eighth grade is a transitional year, a time when students have just entered their teenage years and are preparing for high school. With this transition comes a host of new issues and choices young...

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

Northside Park opens in Mancos

The Mancos Northside Park is now finished and ready for play. The playground and turf surroundings, in the works for several months, aim to fill a need for children and families living in the...

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

Project-based learning underway in Mancos

Schools nationwide are confronting the question of how to make education more engaging – and adaptable to a changing career landscape. And Mancos schools are jumping onboard – working to...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gov. Jared Polis and Fort Lewis College voice support for DACA

Gov. Jared Polis and Fort Lewis College are hoping the U.S. Supreme Court will uphold the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and its protections for undocumented immigrants brought to...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gov. Jared Polis targets soaring costs of higher education

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis rolled out a plan Tuesday to combat the high cost of college tuition across the state, and in doing so, highlighted Fort Lewis College’s work to help students financially....

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

Dolores school district considers $57M move, $45M renovation

The Dolores School District and more than 150 residents on Nov. 6 discussed plans for a new or renovated school campus, at a cost of up to $57 million. At the community meeting, Superintendent Lis...

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

Montezuma-Cortez Middle School honor roll released

The first quarter has come to an end for Montezuma-Cortez School District Re-1, and the middle school honor roll has been posted. This fall, 45 students earned a 4.0 grade point average, 116 a GPA...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Education

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