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Sheriff’s Office offers $1,000 scholarship to Montezuma students

The Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office is offering its annual scholarship program for 2019. The $1,000 scholarship is for qualified legal resident enrolled in a high school in Montezuma County. A...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lutheran church to close early learning center

Christ the King Lutheran Church will close its early childhood learning center next week because of declining enrollment. The Children’s World Early Learning Center will serve its 14 enrolled...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Education

Ignacio Middle School scores improve in reading, math

Ignacio Middle School is celebrating a quiet victory in the middle of the school year. The school’s state CMAS scores in math and English in 2018 made significant improvements over 2017. “This...

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

Online schools free K-12 students from tyranny of the clock

Michele Carver, 17, a Durango high school student who frequently travels for dance competitions, has found a perfect school to accommodate her trips: Southwest Colorado eSchool, where classes are...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Education

Durango School Superintendent Dan Snowberger defends résumés against criticism

Durango School Superintendent Dan Snowberger is defending himself against allegations by a citizen-comprised accountability group that says he has misrepresented his educational career in résumés...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District explains notification effort after bomb threats

Durango School District 9-R sent an initial notice about 3:30 p.m. Monday to families that were affected by bomb threats made to Park, Needham and Riverview elementary schools, said Julie Popp, the...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores School board gets good news, bad news

The Dolores Re-4a School District has received two awards from the Colorado Department of Education for student performance on state tests. Superintendent Phil Kasper announced that Dolores High...

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

Cortez Middle School honor roll Trimester 1, 2018-2019

Grade 8, 4.0 GPA Izabella Balfour, Alyssa Barner, Ellai Black, Aleece Brown, Lexie Burton, Linanibaa Cordova, Gabriel Crowley, Gwendolyn Cudkowicz, Farrar Desloge, Alivia Durall, Amber Hebberd,...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Three Durango schools evacuated after bomb threats

Police responded to three Durango elementary schools Monday afternoon after receiving bomb threats from an unidentified caller. Durango Police Cmdr. Rita Warfield said the calls went out at 2:25...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College graduates to embrace the unknown

Sabra Artichoker doesn’t know what she’s going to do with her degree in anthropology and sociology. Neither does Zachary Scurrah, who graduated from Fort Lewis College on Saturday with a degree in...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

FLC students bring awareness to indigenous missing and abused women

Each earring on the “Sing our Rivers Red” exhibit represents a local missing or abused indigenous woman and aims to bring awareness about Native American and gender-based violence in the United...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

These Colorado lawmakers will shape education policy in 2019

When the Colorado General Assembly convenes in January, Democrats will control both chambers for the first time since 2014. That shift in the balance of power, along with a lot of turnover in both...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

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