Kira Galbraith awarded Montezuma sheriff’s scholarship

The Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office has awarded its annual $1,000 scholarship to senior Kira Galbraith. This is the third year the Sheriff’s Office has presented the award, which aims to honor...

DATE: May 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Graduation nears for Montezuma County seniors

May is now upon us, which means that graduation is just around the corner. And for Montezuma County seniors, the culminating event is still set to happen – although this year it will look much...

DATE: May 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

The shows will go on! Cortez schools plan online theater performances

Montezuma-Cortez student actors might not have live performances this spring, but community members will still be able to enjoy their acting talents – through special, videoed showings. This...

DATE: May 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores elementary principal resigns after year in position

Kelly Howerton is stepping down as Dolores Elementary School principal, leaving a principal vacancy again in the district. Howerton stepped into the role at the beginning of this year, after...

DATE: May 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez schools adapt grading system to virtual classrooms

Schools in Montezuma County have faced a balancing act to make sure students remain on track while adjusting to online classrooms. Montezuma-Cortez School District Re-1 has released a “pass” or...

DATE: April 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

At Fort Lewis College, mock trials and studies of sedimentary rock seem to translate online

Kim Hannula is among 300 geoscience professors scrambling to convert field classes in which students scurry up and down rock formations to something that works online. Brian Burke had a week to...

DATE: April 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College hopes to hold on-campus classes in fall, but backup plans underway

Fort Lewis College plans to be open for business in the fall with the preferred option of holding on-campus, in-person classes, but planning for a variety of possibilities is underway as...

DATE: April 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

9-R adopts temporary grading policy to address COVID-19

In recognition that learning has been hindered by COVID-19 restrictions, Durango School District 9-R has adopted a temporary grading policy for middle and high school students that won’t affect...

DATE: April 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

PCC holds virtual graduation

As local educational institutions grapple with graduation plans amidst the coronavirus pandemic, Pueblo Community College has decided to hold a virtual ceremony, meaning that for the first time,...

DATE: April 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield, Ignacio students struggle with broadband access

Nikki Boling and her three children don’t have broadband access at their home near Bear Creek Canyon northeast of Bayfield. For them, and more than 120 students in the Pine River Valley, online...

DATE: April 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Education

Montezuma County school districts discuss graduation plans

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis announced Monday that all K-12 schools throughout the state should remain closed through the end of the year. But while that decision is now out of local districts’...

DATE: April 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Schmitt hired as Dolores interim principal

The Dolores school board voted April 9 to hire Justin Schmitt as interim principal of the secondary school, as long as he meets certain conditions. The secondary principal position was vacated Oct....

DATE: April 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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