Durango School District extends spring break, bolsters cleaning efforts

Spring break will be extended two days, school-sponsored travel will be canceled and use of school buildings by outside groups will be curtailed in an effort to keep Durango School District 9-R...

DATE: March 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

In response to coronavirus, Fort Lewis College to hold online-only classes

Fort Lewis College will hold online-only classes from March 25 to April 6 in an effort to minimize the spread of the coronavirus. “Fort Lewis College is actively monitoring the spread of...

DATE: March 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College trains faculty, staff in suicide prevention

Here are some myths about suicide: No one can stop a suicide if a person is committed. Those who talk about suicide don’t do it. Confronting a person considering suicide will only make them angry...

DATE: March 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos’ Boyle Park water festival set for April

Mancos students are giving Boyle Park a splash next month. In partnership with the Mobile Earth and Space Observatory, Mancos School District Re-6 will host a “Water Science and Recreation...

DATE: March 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez High to perform ‘Fiddler on the Roof’

A fiddler on a roof may seem to have a uniquely precarious situation, but perhaps there are some universal parallels that can be drawn. At least according to Tevye, the Jewish milkman hero of the...

DATE: March 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez schools look to make ‘hard choices’

As school districts across the country deal with a teacher shortage, the Montezuma-Cortez School District Re-1 has announced that it will look at “everything within our abilities” to attract...

DATE: March 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Forum on education funding draws a crowd in Mancos

More than 100 people from Southwest Colorado showed up in Mancos Saturday morning to advocate for more state educational funding – with a few legislative ears on hand. State Sen. Don Coram,...

DATE: March 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Vaping sensors installed in Montezuma-Cortez schools

The vaping trend has hit home in rural Montezuma County, and schools have begun installing vaping sensors at Montezuma-Cortez middle and high schools and plan to expand educational programs....

DATE: Feb. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Most Colorado student teachers aren’t paid. Will lawmakers ease burden?

At one point during the 4½ years Jen Tarwater studied to become a teacher and completed two minors, she juggled four jobs – among them, serving as a student employee at her school’s Hispanic...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores school board tables calendar approval

The Dolores school board debated the school calendar at length Feb. 13, then tabled a decision until community input could be gathered. The board approved a three-year calendar last year , but it...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

FLC looks for free online replacements for textbooks

Students at Fort Lewis College will increasingly benefit from open educational resources offered free online that replace often-costly textbooks with the assistance of a $31,000 grant from the...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Education

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