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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

Tests indicate schools have more work to do

Across the board, Montezuma-Cortez district principals agree that more work is needed to improve students’ academic performance. Last year’s Colorado TCAP scores were made available to the public...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

District has plan to raise performance

The Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 School District is struggling, but efforts are underway to help turn things around, according to Superintendent Alex Carter. “Our reading levels are most alarming,” he...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

Cortez schools fail to make the grade for fourth straight year

For the fourth straight year, Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 schools did not meet state performance expectations during the 2012-2013 academic year. According to a Colorado Department of Education report...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

Mental health forum draws 50 parents, counselors

Effective suicide prevention is up to each community, therapists and counselors said during a packed mental health forum Monday at Dolores Schools. Colorado has the seventh-highest number of...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores students get hands-on taste of restaurant business

Dolores third-graders got into the restaurant business this week, fixing and serving freshly prepared meals from the school garden to hungry crowds. The Bear Café sprang to life at the Dolores...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

FLC students design campus composting facility

A group of Fort Lewis College engineering students left a unique mark on the campus: the first student-designed building. Seven Physics and Engineering Department students spent the fall 2015...

DATE: July 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos school district adopts truancy policy

The Mancos Re-6 school board has unanimously approved a new expulsion policy in an attempt to resolve a few truancy issues. At a board meeting earlier this month, Mancos Dean of Students Heath...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos students impress at middle school science fair

The projects at last week’s Mancos Middle School Science Fair were diverse and awe-inspiring. “I am always impressed with what students are able to do,” said Mancos sixth-grade science teacher...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Quilt Co. trains a new generation of quilters

Quilting since last summer, 10-year-old Mercades has handcrafted a personalized Halloween bag, hanging chalkboard, a small throw quilt and a Christmas stocking. “I love the fabrics,” a smiling...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Living

Mancos school board discusses college entrance exams

A Colorado Department of Education proposal to change college entrance exams across the state is on the radar at Mancos schools. State education officials had to backtrack last week after...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Utes, Cortez Middle School launch monthly science night

Cortez Middle School teachers are reaching out to tribal students and parents in Towaoc, offering a series of hands-on scientific experiments. “The purpose of the program is to provide an...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News