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Southwest Open School in Cortez, or SWOS, started its school year at the beginning of August. SWOS is an alternative charter high school that serves 90 percent at-risk students. Its new director Charlotte Wolf is in the process of learning what they call SWOSology—a character education course required for everyone on the school campus. KSJD's Austin Cope sat down with Charlotte Wolf to talk more about her background and experience before she came to SWOS, and what perspectives her new job has brought her so far.


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Schools in the Montezuma-Cortez RE-1 district started on Wednesday, and the school district administration has quite a few things on its plate as the school year starts. KSJD's Austin Cope sat down with Lori Haukeness, the new superintendent of the school district, to learn more about the issues facing the district in the 2016-2017 school year.

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The Cortez City Council gave preliminary approval Tuesday to moving forward with a revamp of several blocks of Main Street downtown to make them safer and more pedestrian-friendly.


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Five citizen-initiated proposals have made it onto Colorado’s November ballot so far.


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After a groundbreaking ceremony last Friday, dirt work on the Montezuma County combined courthouse project is expected to begin early in September once the mass-grading permit is approved by the city of Cortez.


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The president of the Navajo Nation has vetoed a bill that would have put a question on the November ballot asking whether the tribe’s 110 chapters should be consolidated into 24 regional governments over a four-year period.


NASA-JPL Caltech

When scientists first discovered a methane hot spot over the Four Corners, it was so large they assumed that their satellite detection technology had malfunctioned.

 

United States Navy

Sailors with the USS Mesa Verde will travel to Mesa Verde National Park on August 25th to support the centennial birthday celebration of the National Park Service.

Colorado Preservation, Inc.

The Durango School District 9-R is seeking to leave the San Juan Board of Cooperative Educational Services, or BOCES.

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The small town of Mancos has never seen a violent attack on its school campus, but its school board members said during their Monday meeting that because of other attacks and school shootings recently, they want to be proactive.

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