Mancos School District working on alternative to state tests

As schools across Colorado are preparing for state standardized testing in March and April, most students in Mancos will likely not take part. Mancos School District RE-6, as well as nine other...

DATE: March 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

New road is a glitch in Bayfield’s school plans

Development of 40 acres south of Bayfield Middle School has been stymied for years by lack of a U.S. Highway 160 access at the east edge of town to reduce traffic impacts on the Commerce...

DATE: March 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

County’s 3 school districts receive a little extra money

In a state that ranks among the lowest in the country for school funding, any extra money is cause for celebration. Last week, Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a supplemental budget that will increase...

DATE: March 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield schools seek $8.5M construction grant

The old school building housing the Bayfield Primary School is being used to ease overcrowding at Bayfield Elementary school. The Primary School was deemed unsuitable for student occupancy 19 years...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield schools seek feedback on tax increase

Bayfield School District is surveying voters to see if they will support another tax increase four years after extending a bond issue and approving a mill levy override. The school board will...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield kindergartner left on bus

A 5-year-old was left on a Bayfield School District school bus in frigid temperatures Monday morning and was found walking down U.S. Highway 160B by a member of the Upper Pine Fire Protection...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield school evacuated because of gas leak

Students and staff members at Bayfield Primary School were evacuated Tuesday because of a small gas leak detected at a meter behind the west campus. An alert sent to parents around 10:30 a.m....

DATE: Jan. 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield School District shocked by low standardized test scores

BAYFIELD – Everyone was prepared to see lower scores for the new statewide assessment tests for math and language arts, but the Bayfield School District was shocked by its results. The Partnership...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield designs new grade school to be energy-efficient

A new school planned just south of Bayfield Middle School is being designed to meet LEED Gold energy-efficiency standards, Superintendent Troy Zabel said. District staff members and the architect...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

The 1996 Bayfield football team that started it all

The Bayfield Wolverines beat the Meeker Cowboys 14-0 in the 1996 Colorado High School Activities Association Class 3A State Football Championship game. The game was played in Meeker, and a storm...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2015 | CATEGORY: Sports

Foutz, Blatnick, Hoover win Bayfield School Board seats

Mike Foutz is the newest member of the Bayfield School Board, and incumbent Carol Blatnick will keep her seat, according to unofficial election results released Tuesday night. Foutz had 1,345...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Persistent driver shortage has Durango, Bayfield, Ignacio schools scrambling

The need for bus drivers has grown so dire in Durango School District 9-R – six positions open out of 22 routes – that mechanics and district administrators have put down their tools or computers...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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