photo courtesy of Matt Keefauver

Southwest Open School (SWOS) in Cortez has named local educator Matt Keefauver as its assistant director. He and SWOS Director Charlotte Wolf joined KSJD's Austin Cope to look ahead at the school year, including possible challenges and the new programs intended to help students.

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.

Montezuma Land Conservancy

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.

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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.

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Three members of Colorado’s congressional delegation are seeking to ease the financial burden on states for providing tuition-free higher education to Native Americans.