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Cortez schools declare critical teacher shortage

Cortez school board members on Tuesday voted to declare a critical teacher and bus driver shortage. Assistant Superintendent Dan Porter said 31 district staff members have resigned since the end of...

DATE: June 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Officials lift stop-work order on school demolition

A stop-work order on the retired Montezuma-Cortez High School demolition project will be lifted Monday morning after a contractor agreed to closely comply with local and state requirements to...

DATE: June 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Teacher shortage town halls kick off Wednesday in Ridgway

DENVER – The state’s departments of Education and Higher Education will hold the first in a series of town halls Wednesday in Ridgway to learn what’s driving down enrollment and graduation rates of...

DATE: June 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Cortez students visit Lockheed Martin

Montezuma-Cortez High School graduate Marcus Amrine, Mancos High school senior Denver Syndergaard and Dolores High senior Jade Reynolds recently took a trip to Lockheed Martin Corp. in Colorado...

DATE: June 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Southwest Studies kicks off lectures with Adventure in Crooked Canyons

The Journal The Center of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College kicks off its summer lecture series based on the theme “A Year in the Life of the West” with a presentation from Jack Turner, 1936:...

DATE: June 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

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Dolores library director unexpectedly quits after five months

The Dolores Public Library is looking for a new director after a recent hire unexpectedly quit. Former director Virginia Mattingly left the library in May after just five months on the job. “It was...

DATE: June 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Colorado teacher shortage study gets underway

DENVER – The state’s Department of Higher Education is beginning its work to study teacher shortages after State Rep. Barbara McLachlan, D-Durango, sponsored a bill requiring it. McLachlan, with...

DATE: June 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Piñon kids are given a trip down Dolores River

Nothing kicks off summer vacation better than a free raft trip down the Lower Dolores River. About a dozen kids from Montezuma and Dolores counties got to experience that adventure thanks to a...

DATE: May 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Cartoonist, author to visit Cortez library

The Journal Cartoonist and writer Matthew Henry Hall, author of the children’s books “Phoebe and Chub” and “The Lucky Hat,” will visit the Cortez Public Library on Tuesday, June 13, at 2 p.m....

DATE: May 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Fort Lewis College raises tuition to offset enrollment decline

The Fort Lewis College Board of Trustees on Friday approved a tuition increase at the college for the 2017-18 academic year. Resident students will see a 5.7 percent increase in tuition, while...

DATE: May 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

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SWOS grants will support technology, agriculture in Cortez

Southwest Open School has been awarded three competitive grants that will expand curriculum at the school, according to a press release. A $4,965 grant from the Kinder Morgan Foundation will allow...

DATE: May 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News