Gear lending library up and running in Cortez

COVID-19 may have disrupted normal operations of almost everything this year, but the great outdoors is still readily available — and the School Community Youth Collaborative wants to help young...

DATE: July 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College drops SAT, ACT tests for 2021-22 year

First-year students for the 2021-22 school year will not have to take SAT or ACT tests to gain admission to Fort Lewis College after many students were unable to schedule dates for the...

DATE: July 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Department of Education offers school reopening guidance

Maximizing the amount of safe in-person learning for the upcoming school year was among the chief goals the Colorado Department of Education conveyed Monday during an online meeting about reopening...

DATE: July 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County schools, Pueblo Community College prepare to reopen

The beginning of the school year is fast-approaching, and Montezuma County schools are working to solidify what that will look like. Right now, all three K-12 districts, along with Pueblo Community...

DATE: July 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College lands $33M for Health Sciences Center

Fort Lewis College will get its new Health Sciences Center after all despite the economic chaos caused this year by COVID-19. Gov. Jared Polis signed a bill Tuesday providing funding for higher...

DATE: July 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez program quantifies the effect words have on learning, development

Language defines how we communicate with one another, how we interact with the world. But language development is just as vital, impacting our learning abilities and shaping how we think. That is...

DATE: July 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Manaugh students help plan new play area

A revamped play area is in the works at Manaugh Elementary School, thanks to a Great Outdoors Colorado grant the school received in March. Manaugh was awarded a $110,000 School Yard Initiative...

DATE: July 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores school committee evaluates three sites for new school

Although no final decision has been made, a Dolores schools committee prefers building a campus just south of Joe Rowell Park. The Dolores school board approved building a new school in March, but...

DATE: July 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez school board OKs $34 million budget

The Montezuma-Cortez School District Re-1 board of education approved a $34 million budget Tuesday night at its regular June meeting. The budget adjusted the one proposed a few weeks ago, after the...

DATE: July 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas High School lands $13.7 million for new school

Animas High School has been awarded $13.7 million to build a permanent school on the Fort Lewis College campus from the state’s BEST grant program, which will fund 68.5% of the estimated $20...

DATE: June 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District 9-R approves $56.6 million budget for 2020-21

The Durango School District 9-R Board of Education unanimously adopted a $56.6 million budget for 2020-21 that includes cuts to account for $3.6 million in reduced state funding and $1.6 million in...

DATE: June 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Group recommends Durango schools ask for $85 million bond

A group looking at maintenance needs of existing schools and studying future capital needs has recommended Durango School District 9-R seek voter approval for $85 million in bonds in the November...

DATE: June 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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