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Fort Lewis College in Durango has been recognized by the Chronicle of Higher Education for producing the nation’s top number of Fulbright scholars. The college is tied with the U.S. Naval Academy in the ranking, and listed ahead of colleges like Bowdoin, Hampshire, and Middlebury for the "Scholars" category.

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Four major construction projects are underway in Cortez. Crews are expanding Southwest Memorial Hospital, building a new courthouse for Montezuma County and a new headquarters for Osprey Packs, and putting the final touches on the new Cortez City Hall near Parque de Vida. All of those projects are happening within a one-mile radius. According to Montezuma Community Economic Development Association Economic Specialist Chelsea Jones, these construction projects can have direct--and indirect--impacts on the area's economy. KSJD's Austin Cope sat down with her to find out more.

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The tiny Rico School in the mountain town northeast of Dolores will remain open for the near future, but some way needs to be found to make it self-sustaining.

Budget cuts of more than $1.1 million will mean laying off a dozen employees of San Juan College in Farmington, New Mexico.

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KSJD's Austin Cope spoke with Montezuma-Cortez RE-1 School District Superintendent Lori Haukeness about Durango School District 9-R's decision to pull out of the San Juan Board of Cooperative Educational Services, or BOCES.