Students, adults look to sky during ‘Great American Eclipse’

Schools across the Montezuma-Cortez school district canceled live viewing of the solar eclipse Monday, which happened to fall on the first day of classes.But despite the decision to keep students...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

State education department holds meeting in Ignacio

About 30 educators, administrators and parents gathered Monday night in Ignacio with the Colorado Department of Education to discuss ways to attract young people to work in education. The meeting...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Deputy Kaylee Green is assigned to Dolores schools

There is a new school resource officer on the Dolores campus, and she is a longtime local. Kaylee Green is a deputy with the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office specifically assigned to Dolores...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

How one local teacher stuck out the hard times and excelled

How do teachers captivate their students? Here, in the feature How I Teach, Chalkbeat asked educators how they approach their jobs. You can see other pieces in this series here .A few months after...

DATE: July 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

GED, English classes will be offered in Cortez and Mancos

The Journal The Durango Adult Education Center is partnering with schools in Montezuma County to provide GED and English as a Second Language classes in Cortez and Mancos starting Monday, Aug. 28....

DATE: July 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

SWCC plans informational sessions for prospective students

The Journal Southwest Colorado Community College will host informational sessions for prospective students on Aug. 7-8 at the SWCC campuses in Durango and Mancos. Participants will be given a...

DATE: July 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photo: Dance to the music

DATE: July 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield School District names finance director to be interim superintendent

Amy Lyons, the finance director at the Bayfield School District, will serve as the interim superintendent for the 2017-18 school year. Gary Martinez has been hired as the district’s finance...

DATE: July 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

Samantha Oxley, of Dolores, graduates from RIT

The Journal Samantha Oxley, of Dolores, graduated from RIT with a bachelor’s degree in computer science. Some 3,500 undergraduate and graduate students received their degrees during RIT’s 132nd...

DATE: July 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Government tweaks free, reduced-price school lunch rules

The expansion of guidelines this year for free and reduced-price school meals will help more families in need qualify for help, said Brehan Riley, director of the Office of School Nutrition at the...

DATE: July 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photo: Clowning around at the library

DATE: July 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News