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Nature Center completes conservation easement

The Nature Center at Butler Corner, north of Dolores, will be preserved thanks to a recently completed conservation easement with the Montezuma Land Conservancy. The 263-acre property features...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Stillwater helps schools offer music

Juniper School elementary students practiced new rhythms together on xylophones, drums, pianos and other instruments this week as part of Stillwater Music’s recent expansion. The nonprofit group’s...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2017 | UPDATED: 5 hours 18 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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On work trips, DeVos flies on her own dime

WASHINGTON – Education Secretary Betsy DeVos flies on her personal plane at her own expense when she visits schools around the country, according to her office, as other Cabinet secretaries’ flying...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2017 | UPDATED: 1 day 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Ignacio student’s robotic hand up for national award

The regional science fair gave Marissa Jordan, 14, an excuse to build a robot in the spring. This month, her creation was selected as a semifinalist in a national competition. Jordan’s soft robotic...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2017 | UPDATED: 3 days 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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Higher education commission wants more Coloradans educated in STEM

The Colorado Commission on Higher Education announced on Tuesday its master plan, “Colorado Rises: Advancing Education and Talent Development,” as a call to action to increase education levels...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Search begins for new Fort Lewis College president

The Board of Trustees for Fort Lewis College launched its national search for a new college president after President Dene Thomas’ announcement that she will retire in June 2018, according to a...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango 9-R board appoints District D representative

The Durango School District 9-R school board appointed Joe Kusar on Tuesday as the new District D representative. Kusar will replace Matt Sheldon, who resigned from his position in August. District...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Animas High students test well in language arts

Animas High School’s standardized test results show a proficiency across grade levels in language arts and an improvement in ninth-grade mathematics. Overall, students tested above-average on the...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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State to study open source materials to lower textbook costs

A statewide council is working on how to increase the use of open educational resource materials in colleges to address the high cost of textbooks. The council plans to create a digital repository...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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New charter school customizes classes for K-5 students

With this week’s grand opening of The Juniper School, children now have more freedom and say-so in their education. The Juniper School is a kindergarten through fifth-grade elementary school...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Montezuma-Cortez schools cancel solar eclipse event

Citing safety and cultural issues, Montezuma-Cortez School District RE-1 has canceled Monday’s eclipse-viewing events. On Friday on its website , the district released a statement from...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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State education department holds meeting in Ignacio

About 30 educators, administrators and parents gathered Monday night in Ignacio with the Colorado Department of Education to discuss ways to attract young people to work in education. The meeting...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News