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Rico Elementary School to shut down as enrollment falls

The Dolores County school board has decided to close Rico Elementary School by June due to a lack of students. It will not reopen for the fall 2018. In a letter to Rico residents, Bruce Hanson,...

DATE: May 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Petitions to recall two Dolores school board members filed with county

A group has turned in its petitions to recall Dolores School Board President Dee Prock and board member Vangi McCoy, according to the Montezuma County Clerk and Recorder’s Office. “We have only...

DATE: April 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Why pot taxes don’t fix Colorado teachers’ problems

DENVER – Colorado teachers are protesting for higher salaries and increased money for schools, prompting questions about why the state’s booming marijuana sales have not fixed the funding problems....

DATE: April 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Manaugh to hold Cinco de Mayo fun run to help fund playground

Manaugh Elementary School will host a Cinco de Mayo fun run on May 5 at 10 a.m. to raise money for a new playground. According to assistant principal Whitney Stewart, the school wants to update the...

DATE: April 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Former professional baseball player speaks at Mesa Elementary

Former pro baseball player Adam Morrissey spoke to Mesa Elementary students on Thursday about “living with a champion mindset.” He encouraged students to believe in themselves, have a good work...

DATE: April 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Manaugh goes ‘interstellar’ for learning

Manaugh Elementary School held its fourth annual Spring Fling on Thursday evening. The event is an opportunity for students to learn in a hands-on environment and for residents to see what the...

DATE: April 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hickenlooper vows to push Colorado to repay $1 billion for education

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said Friday that he will help push for the state to pay back about $1 billion borrowed from education during the recession. The governor spoke to several thousand...

DATE: April 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College students compete in First Nations Launch competition

Up on the mesa, three out of five Native American students from Fort Lewis College just returned from the First Nations Launch, where they tied for second in the presentation portion of the contest...

DATE: April 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores FFA students receive state degrees

Seven members of Dolores High School’s chapter of the National FFA Organization will be awarded state degrees at the Colorado annual convention in Pueblo from June 6-7. The students are Jasper...

DATE: April 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez’s Olivia Story wins scholarships for theater presentation

Olivia Story will graduate from Montezuma-Cortez High School with an honors diploma and $1,500 in scholarships for her honors presentation. Story won the scholarships for her honors diploma...

DATE: April 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Community college gives students a second chance

Pueblo Community College is giving students an opportunity to return to school to finish their degrees. The initiative provides scholarships for students who had to leave PCC shortly before...

DATE: April 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News