Mancos School District Re-6 has been approved for a $19.8 million grant from the state’s Building Excellent Schools Today, or BEST, program. School-board member Monty Guiles gave the news to the Montezuma County commissioners on Monday. The grant – which is for a major renovation of the K-through-12 campus – is contingent on the passage of a local bond issue to raise matching funds of close to $5 million. The question is expected to go to voters this fall.
In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, host Kellie Pettyjohn talks with Jay Loschert, Outreach and Education Coordinator for the Montezuma Land Conservancy, about "Fozzie's Farm", an 83-acre working farm that will be a showcase for agricultural research and education.
Southwest Health System operates a summer intern program for youth interested in pursuing careers in healthcare. KSJD's Karen Childress spoke with the hospital's education director Mehgan Higman about how the program works and how community youth can get involved.
KSJD's Austin Cope speaks with Dr. Patty Erjavec, President of Pueblo Community College, and Tonya Nelson, Executive Dean of Southwest Colorado Community College. He first asks Dr. Erjavec to address rumors that the college will leave the area.