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Cortez Middle School honor roll

This past trimester, 251 students at Cortez Middle School earned honor roll spots. Of this number, 62 were recognized for receiving a 4.0 grade point average, 97 had a GPA of 3.5-3.99, and 92 a GPA...

DATE: March 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Education

Durango superintendent confronts controversies in student newspaper

In an interview with the El Diablo , the student-run newspaper at Durango High School, Superintendent Dan Snowberger repeated incorrect information and criticized The Durango Herald ’s...

DATE: March 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores principal resigns, cites new opportunities

Dolores Elementary School Principal Gary Livick recently announced his resignation, meaning the school district will be seeing two new faces on its leadership team next year. Livick will finish out...

DATE: March 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District 9-R looks at tight budget for 2019-20

Durango School District 9-R Board of Education members heard about a tight budget situation taking shape for the 2019-20 school year as state lawmakers debate how much aid they’ll provide for...

DATE: March 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Number of homeless students nearly doubles in Durango schools

The number of homeless students in Durango School District 9-R has increased by 63 percent in recent years. During the 2016-17 school year, 68 homeless students were identified in the district, and...

DATE: March 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

USDA launches youth website

In honor of National Ag Day on March 14, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has launched a Youth and Agriculture website. The website aims to engage and inspire young people to pursue careers in...

DATE: March 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Piñon Project will lead activities for students during spring break

Montezuma-Cortez schools may be on spring break this week, but there’s still plenty for young people to do. The Piñon Project is hosting a series of activities over the course of the week, for...

DATE: March 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Backpack program helps fill a food gap in Cortez

The federally funded free and reduced school lunch program is crucial for many children and families nationwide, including in Montezuma County. But on weekends, no school means no lunch, which can...

DATE: March 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores superintendent search nears end

The Dolores school board has selected four final candidates to assume the district’s superintendent position, and community members are invited to meet the finalists early next week. During a...

DATE: March 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos Girl Scouts head to NASA

After Mancos Girl Scout Troop 24652 visited the Denver Aquarium in 2016, they enjoyed themselves so much they decided to aim higher for future journeys. So their troop leader, Frieda Knezek, gave...

DATE: March 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College offers scholarships to San Juan College students

Students at San Juan College in Farmington with an associate’s degree and a GPA of 2.75 or higher will be offered scholarships to make up the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition....

DATE: March 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Schools rethink discipline, with focus on learning and empathy

Regional schools are looking at new methods for dealing with troubling behavior, including adopting restorative practices that turn disciplinary actions into learning experiences that promote...

DATE: March 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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