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Mancos Elementary School dismissing week early

Mancos Elementary School students will be released a week early from school this May because of the large construction project underway. The early release on May 16 is intended to give teachers...

DATE: May 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores Destination Imagination team heads to global finals

The Dolores Middle School Destination Imagination team will head to the global finals to compete against teams from all over the world. Destination Imagination is an academic competition in which...

DATE: May 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

New principal at Mancos Secondary School

Mancos Secondary School has a new principal starting next year. John Marchino joins the Mancos team from Dolores School District RE-4A, where he was serving as athletic director. His selection was...

DATE: May 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Full-day kindergarten bill heads to Polis’ desk

DENVER – Free, full-day kindergarten will be available to all Colorado kids this fall, thanks to the final passage late Tuesday of House Bill 1262, which sets aside $175 million for the program....

DATE: May 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas High School seeks $21M grant for new school

Animas High School officials should know by May 17 whether they will get a $21 million BEST grant for a new school. The application is complicated by a local match AHS must raise if it is awarded...

DATE: April 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Education

Bayfield School District’s new online monitoring helps identify students in crisis

Bayfield School District is monitoring student activities online this year through new software, and it has allowed staff to successfully intervene with students in crisis. Gaggle tracks...

DATE: April 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis graduates aim high in sciences

About 480 Fort Lewis College graduates were urged Saturday to stay nimble in life, embrace their struggles and appreciate challenges as a chance for growth by Colorado Lt. Gov. Dianne Primavera. ...

DATE: April 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pinwheels to prevent child abuse

In support of Child Abuse Prevention Month, pinwheels sprouted up at some Cortez elementary schools in April. Pinwheels have come to symbolize innocence or childhood, and are used to support child...

DATE: April 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College names new provost

A new Fort Lewis College provost who will help promote student success and retention has been hired and will begin July 1. FLC’s first-year retention rate, at 66% for 2015, the last year for which...

DATE: April 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

PCC purchases synthetic cadaver

Pueblo Community College recently purchased a synthetic cadaver, which faculty say will ultimately save the school resources. The cadaver is constructed using synthetic fibers and water, and is...

DATE: April 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Flooding causes cancellation of events at Dolores school gym

Winter storms brought much-needed precipitation to Southwest Colorado, but they also damaged the Dolores School District’s main gym. The gym flooded in March, and the flooring is a complete loss,...

DATE: April 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Dolores superintendent talks educational priorities, experiences

The Dolores school board has selected Elisabeth “Lis” Richard to soon take over as district superintendent. Richard came to the Dolores School District RE-4A from Creede, Colorado, about three...

DATE: April 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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