Education

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Amendment to school finance act leads to squabble

DENVER – The annual decision on how much state funding school districts will get for each pupil is eagerly awaited as they prepare their budgets. But this year, an amendment to the School Finance...

DATE: April 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

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Montezuma elementary students plant trees for Arbor Day

Students from six Montezuma County elementary schools gathered at Parque de Vida on Thursday to celebrate trees and their importance. Mesa, Manaugh, Kemper, Lewis-Arriola, Mancos and Kiva...

DATE: April 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Montezuma County’s child poverty rate nearly double state average

More Montezuma County children are affected by poverty on average, and more are born into high-risk situations than the state as a whole, according to a new report from the Colorado Children’s...

DATE: April 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Cortez council approves conditional use permit for school

On Tuesday, the Cortez City Council approved a conditional use permit that would allow Children’s Kiva Montessori School to move to Empire Street, even though the school doesn’t yet own the...

DATE: April 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Democrats kill attempt to provide tax credits for private education

DENVER – An attempt to institute an education voucher-like program was struck down Monday by Democrats in the state Legislature. Senate Bill 35, which would have provided tax credits for children...

DATE: April 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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County considers asphalt plant; city weighs in

Is there a good place for a hot asphalt plant? The plants emit black smoke and stink of oil, but they’re needed to pave area roads, which the public demands. The hot-button issue came to the...

DATE: April 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Cortez council to discuss school permit, grants on Tuesday

The Cortez City Council will meet Tuesday night to discuss a conditional use permit for Children’s Kiva Montessori School, state grants for the Parks, Recreation and Forestry Advisory Board and...

DATE: April 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Photo: Tricycling when drunk

DATE: April 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Cortez school board debates new grad guidelines

Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 school district board members put proposed new high school graduation guidelines through the gauntlet at their meeting Tuesday. The Colorado State Board of Education approved...

DATE: April 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Montezuma Land Conservancy developing 80-acre farm

Montezuma Land Conservancy has acquired an 80-acre farm northwest of Cortez that the group hopes can become a community resource, MLC Outreach and Education Coordinator Jay Loschert said April 12....

DATE: April 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

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Fort Lewis College boosts efforts to recruit students

As Fort Lewis College anticipates an enrollment decrease again next year, staff and faculty are intensifying recruiting efforts to turn the slide around. “A large part is our gradual move to 2019...

DATE: April 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Southwest Open School exhibit opens in Cortez

Students from Southwest Open School brought their artwork to the Cortez Cultural Center on Thursday for an exhibit that will be on display through April. The school’s annual Spring Art Show is...

DATE: April 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News