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Smile kids, you’re on candid camera: Durango schools expanding video surveillance

When hundreds of students return to school next month, they can smile and wave: They’ll be on candid camera. Durango School District 9-R is spending $365,000 on video surveillance systems to...

DATE: July 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez school meal prices going up

Lunch and breakfast prices in Cortez schools are going up by 50 cents this coming school year. The Montezuma-Cortez school board approved the rise at its meeting Tuesday night. According to food...

DATE: July 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mill levy ballot language solidified

The Montezuma-Cortez school board unanimously approved ballot language for a mill levy override they hope to pass this November. The property tax increase would go to support teacher raises and...

DATE: July 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Science teacher takes reins at Montezuma-Cortez High School

A longtime Montezuma-Cortez High School science teacher will be taking over as principal this coming fall. Eric Chandler has been selected to fill the role for the 2019-20 school year. He takes...

DATE: July 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pueblo Community College Southwest names new executive dean

Samuel “Sam” Dosumu has been named the new executive dean for Pueblo Community College Southwest. He began the position July 1. Dosumu recently retired as the associate vice chancellor of academic...

DATE: July 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Preventing child abuse in the classroom

Child abuse most often occurs in the home, and 90% of all child abuse victims know the perpetrator in some way, according to the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. That same...

DATE: July 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College Calendar

Visit www.fortlewis.edu and click on “See All Events” to view the complete FLC events calendar. Wednesday Lecture, “La Fabulosa Fabiola (Cabeza de Baca): First Lady of New Mexican Cuisine,” with...

DATE: July 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Education

New leader to guide project-based learning in Mancos

The Mancos School District RE-6 continues to develop the rigor of its project-based learning endeavors. And to better support these efforts, former school board treasurer Ed Whritner will be...

DATE: July 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos school board member resigns

The Mancos school board will soon have a vacancy, as former Treasurer Ed Whritner has announced his resignation. He will be taking on the newly created position of project-based learning...

DATE: June 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

2 new preschool classrooms coming to Cortez

Gov. Jared Polis’ recently approved funding of full-day kindergarten has allowed the Montezuma-Cortez School District RE-1 to open two new preschool classrooms at the Beech Street site. The new...

DATE: June 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Summer construction underway on Mancos campus

Summer construction is underway on the Mancos school expansion and remodeling project. The campus along Grand Avenue will be busy and dusty while it is being prepared for the new school year....

DATE: June 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores Destination Imagination takes eighth in global finals

After traveling to Kansas City, Missouri, for the global finals, the Dolores Middle School Destination Imagination team took eighth place out of 73 teams in their division. Destination Imagination...

DATE: June 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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