Fort Lewis College trains faculty, staff in suicide prevention

Here are some myths about suicide: No one can stop a suicide if a person is committed. Those who talk about suicide don’t do it. Confronting a person considering suicide will only make them angry...

DATE: March 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos’ Boyle Park water festival set for April

Mancos students are giving Boyle Park a splash next month. In partnership with the Mobile Earth and Space Observatory, Mancos School District Re-6 will host a “Water Science and Recreation...

DATE: March 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez High to perform ‘Fiddler on the Roof’

A fiddler on a roof may seem to have a uniquely precarious situation, but perhaps there are some universal parallels that can be drawn. At least according to Tevye, the Jewish milkman hero of the...

DATE: March 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez schools look to make ‘hard choices’

As school districts across the country deal with a teacher shortage, the Montezuma-Cortez School District Re-1 has announced that it will look at “everything within our abilities” to attract...

DATE: March 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Forum on education funding draws a crowd in Mancos

More than 100 people from Southwest Colorado showed up in Mancos Saturday morning to advocate for more state educational funding – with a few legislative ears on hand. State Sen. Don Coram,...

DATE: March 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Vaping sensors installed in Montezuma-Cortez schools

The vaping trend has hit home in rural Montezuma County, and schools have begun installing vaping sensors at Montezuma-Cortez middle and high schools and plan to expand educational programs....

DATE: Feb. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Most Colorado student teachers aren’t paid. Will lawmakers ease burden?

At one point during the 4½ years Jen Tarwater studied to become a teacher and completed two minors, she juggled four jobs – among them, serving as a student employee at her school’s Hispanic...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores school board tables calendar approval

The Dolores school board debated the school calendar at length Feb. 13, then tabled a decision until community input could be gathered. The board approved a three-year calendar last year , but it...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

FLC looks for free online replacements for textbooks

Students at Fort Lewis College will increasingly benefit from open educational resources offered free online that replace often-costly textbooks with the assistance of a $31,000 grant from the...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Education

Behind closed doors: When it comes to seclusion and restraint, Colorado schools ‘are investigating themselves’

Originally posted on Chalkbeat by Melanie Asmar on February 20, 2020 Nearly every day, Brenna Wann saw staff members take young students, sometimes kicking and screaming, to the “quiet room” of...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Kiwanis Club donates to alleviate lunch fund debt

The Kiwanis Club of Mesa Verde has joined businesses and individuals nationwide that have jumped in to help settle lunch fund debts. The local nonprofit recently donated $1,250 to the...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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