Education

Sheriff’s Office starts $1,000 scholarship program

The Journal The Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office has implemented a scholarship program for 2018 for $1,000 to qualified legal residents in Montezuma County. Applications are due Feb. 24. For...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 12 hours ago | CATEGORY: Education

Cagin seeks equality for rural Colorado’s 58th District

A Telluride newspaperman is vying for the House 58th District seat in the Colorado Legislature. Democrat Seth Cagin, 64, was the editor and publisher for the Telluride Watch for 25 years, and has...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Watters chosen to serve on Dolores Town Board

Melissa Watters was appointed to the Dolores Town Board on Monday. She fills a seat vacated by Trever Ince, who recently resigned. Watters has lived in Dolores for 6½ years and has been a teacher...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 days 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

2017: Mancos rises from ashes, ends year with a celebration

This was a year of beginnings, growth and camaraderie in Mancos. The biggest story of the year was the Western Excelsior Plant fire, which left hundreds without jobs. However, alongside tragedy,...

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

Former state Sen. Ellen Roberts tapped for Fort Lewis College board

Gov. John Hickenlooper has appointed former state Sen. Ellen Roberts to the Fort Lewis College Board of Trustees. “As a community member, I’ve always valued what Fort Lewis gives to our community...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma Land Conservancy awarded $1.8 million grant

Great Outdoors Colorado has awarded the Montezuma Land Conservancy a $1.8 million Inspire Initiative grant for programs that focus on outdoor activities for local youths. The grant will be used to...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Manaugh Elementary School may face state intervention

Manaugh Elementary may face state intervention next year, according to the Colorado Department of Education. Lori Haukeness, superintendent of Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 School District, said she and...

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

Dolores coach James Biard resigns; cites eligibility policy

Longtime Dolores coach James Biard announced his resignation during the Dec. 14 school board meeting. Biard expressed frustration with the schools’ athlete eligibility policy, and felt too many...

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

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

Community Calendar

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DATE: Dec. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

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

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