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August restaurant inspections: McDonald’s, Pippo’s, Burger Boy, Ocean Pearl ...

The Journal publishes local restaurant inspection reports provided monthly by the Montezuma County Health Department. Unannounced inspections are conducted for restaurants, school, hospital and...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Education

Middle school student brings restorative justice to Ignacio

IGNACIO – Willow Schulz, an eighth grade volleyball player at Ignacio Middle School, is the youngest certified restorative justice specialist in La Plata County. This fall, Willow hopes to start...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College builds foundation for enrollment growth

Fort Lewis College President Tom Stritikus this week welcomed thousands of students back to a campus with a renewed vision for growth after years of declining enrollment. Stritikus started last...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Schools house teachers as recruitment, compensation tools

As a teacher shortage persists statewide, La Plata County school districts are grappling with high housing costs and low teacher salaries, which can make filling positions challenging. Across the...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos talks concurrent enrollment with PCC dean

The Mancos School District Re-6 hopes to improve its working relationship with Pueblo Community College and smooth the concurrent enrollment process for district students. The first Mancos school...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango 9-R test scores show low growth among middle school students

Durango School District 9-R’s state test scores were a mix of strong academic growth and some points of concern, particularly among middle school students. “We had points to celebrate. We had...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez HR director Porter retires from education

After over two decades with the Montezuma-Cortez School District Re-1, Dan Porter is retiring from education. The assistant superintendent and human resources director said his departure from the...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District embarks on mission to improve student achievement

Thousands of students returned to school Tuesday in Durango pumped with nervous energy and excitement. First-year fifth grade teacher Katie Ames expected to roll with the chaos on the first day at...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gov. Jared Polis welcomes Durango students back to school

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis surprised hundreds of Park Elementary School students by welcoming them back to school Tuesday morning and personally wishing some good luck on their studies. Third...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

CU president touts closer ties with Fort Lewis College

Ties between Fort Lewis College and the University of Colorado might grow tighter as the schools examine partnerships on everything from degree programs to routine purchases of new computers....

DATE: Aug. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio School District seeks school directors

The Ignacio School District is seeking nominations of candidates for school directors to be placed on the ballot for the regular biennial school election to be held Nov. 5. At this election, three...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Education

Re-1 upgrades school security

The Montezuma-Cortez School District Re-1 is rolling out security upgrades for the coming school year. The upgrades come after the district applied for and received two state grants totaling about...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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