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After the Rico School closes in June, the Telluride schools will accept its students, according to Dolores County Schools Superintendent Bruce Hankins.

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In November of 2016, the San Juan School District in Utah received almost one million dollars from the U.S. Department of Education to support programs for about 1600 Navajo and Ute students.

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The Rico School will shut its doors for good at the end of this school year, but Rico Town Manager Kari Distefano is hoping it will make a comeback. 

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The tiny Rico School will permanently close its doors at the end of the 2017-2018 school year.

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Three conservation groups are suing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Interior Department over plans to kill mountain lions and black bears in two areas in Colorado.