Science and technology

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Legislature looks to technology to assist elderly population

DENVER – The state Legislature’s Joint Technology Committee met Tuesday to hear about the technological developments that may help Colorado’s growing elderly population age.The presentation covered...

DATE: June 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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New Fort Lewis College sciences building named Sitter Family Hall

Students have enjoyed the state-of-the-art labs, classrooms and study areas since January, but on Friday, the community will have its chance to check out the new geosciences, physics and...

DATE: April 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

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Lawmakers want Colorado ready for driverless vehicles

DENVER – Colorado lawmakers took a step Thursday toward preparing the state for vehicles that will travel the roadways of the future. Senate Bill 213, which would allow automated driving systems in...

DATE: March 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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FFA Week inspires young farmers

The agriculture department at Dolores Schools is hosting FFA week to recruit future farmers and educate students on career opportunities. On Tuesday, it was tractor day, and dozens of elementary...

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

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Colorado Discovery Festival showcases careers in science

With pipettes, students carefully added rubbing alcohol to plastic tubes to help DNA from wheat unwind. Shaking their tubes as instructed, they saw hundreds of thousands of white strands. These are...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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New FLC science and engineering building will ‘rocket us forward’

After $35.3 million and 10 years of planning, lobbying the state and construction, Fort Lewis College students will finally be able to pursue learning in the state-of-the art Geosciences, Physics...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Education

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Montezuma native helped discover gravitational waves

A Montezuma County native and Montezuma-Cortez High School graduate was involved in a major scientific breakthrough earlier this winter — the discovery of gravitational waves.Margot Phelps helped...

DATE: June 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Moab provides lessons in science, language and survival

Seventh-graders from Cortez Middle School visited Moab, Utah on May 3-5 for an educational trip that blended science, social studies and language arts learning, trip sponsor Melanie Cook said....

DATE: May 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Archaeologists use high tech to unlock pyramids’ mystery

“An unprecedented grand plan.” This is how Egypt’s State Ministry for Antiquities describes the large-scale survey of pyramids that started in November last year. Using the latest technologies, a...

DATE: April 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Donors generous to Fort Lewis College

Fort Lewis College’s donors have been generous this year. For the fiscal year ending June 30, the college has received $3.8 million in cash, pledges and in-kind contributions, Vice President for...

DATE: April 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Education

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Gardner sees benefits of driverless cars in Colorado

WASHINGTON D.C. – Representatives from the automobile industry, the ride-sharing company Lyft and academia discussed efforts to create vehicles that don’t need a human driver in a hearing Tuesday...

DATE: March 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Chromebooks, new bus coming to Mancos high school classes

Students in Mancos will be enjoying more new Chromebooks soon. The Mancos School District Re-6 received an additional $119,000 last week from the state. It was onetime funding set aside for rural...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News