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School board considers upgrading bus garage

Dolores Schools is considering whether to remodel the bus garage or build a new facility. The current facility, located just west of Dolores, is outdated and does not meet state standards for...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos School Board discusses whether staff should be armed

The topic on everyone’s mind at the monthly Mancos School Board meeting was school safety. Board treasurer Tim Hunter brought up the question of arming school staff early in the meeting, leading...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez discusses school safety after Aztec shooting

The Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 School District’s safety team met Thursday at Cortez Middle School with parents, teachers and administrators to discuss its plans for a potential disaster. The district’s...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

First Southwest Bank Partners with online education program

First Southwest Bank announced in a news release that it will sponsor a web-based financial literacy program to 31 schools in the San Luis Valley, Pagosa, Bayfield, Durango and Cortez areas. The...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Asbestos being removed from retired high school

Abatement of the retired Montezuma-Cortez High School continues, according to a news release dated Dec. 8. According to the release, Colorado Hazard Control is using a dustless method similar to...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local schools respond to Aztec High School shooting

In the aftermath of the school shooting in Aztec, New Mexico, that left two students and the shooter dead, school districts are refocusing on safety. According to the districts, previously...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Open School to host Gallery Night

Southwest Open School will host a Gallery Night on Dec. 19 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The event aims to celebrate student learning through the academic semester of the school year. Parents, guardians or...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez National Honor Society holds coat drive

The National Honor Society of Montezuma-Cortez High School is seeking donations for its annual coat drive. According to senior Liz Story, M-CHS chapter president, the coats will go to Wings/Renew...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

FLC adds education master’s program

A new master’s program in the Teacher’s Education Department has been approved by the Board of Trustees of Fort Lewis College. The degree’s title will be Master of Arts in Education: Culturally and...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local McDonald’s rewards students for reading

The Cortez McDonald’s has made a commitment to rewarding local students for academic achievements. “Last year, McDonald’s supported education in our area with a program called ‘Readers are...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez School Board names new officers

In a meeting Tuesday night, the Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 School Board appointed new officers, briefly discussed the budget and held a meet-and-greet session with the audience. Sherri Wright was...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores School Board swears in two new directors

Two new members were sworn on the Dolores School Board on Monday night. Casey McClellan and Kay Phelps both won their new seats on the board in the Nov. 7 election. “It feels great. I am happy to...

DATE: Nov. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News