Huerfano schools go remote till holiday break

This from the Huerfano School District RE-1 Facebook page: Due to rapidly rising positive COVID cases in Huerfano County and the county now being placed in the Red zone on the COVID dial, Peakview and JMHS will be in full remote learning beginning Monday, Dec. 7 through the last day of school before Christmas break,

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New Mexico Governor loosens state park restrictions for residents

by Lillian Eva Lieske NEW MEXICO — During a virtual news conference on Sept. 17, New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham listed a few of the COVID-19 restrictions that are being loosened up. Among those restrictions, New Mexico residents will be permitted to camp at open state parks, so long as there are no more

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Topsy turvey high school sports schedules in COVID era

Only CHSAA activities with no changes are student leadership and music activities Published on August 6, 2020 by Mark Craddock COLORADO — High school football, volleyball and basketball in February? Softball, tennis and golf in the fall? Baseball extending into late June? In a world turned topsy-turvy by the COVID-19 pandemic, when even the status

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Walsenburg Wild Waters closes over the weekend because of employee exposure to COVID-19

Posted Friday, July 31, 2020 on Walsenburg Wild Waters Aquatic Park facebook page: Urgent notice regarding COVID-19: I was just informed late this evening that one of my employees was exposed to an individual who had recently tested positive for COVID-19. They have been ordered to quarantine for 14 days. As a precaution, we will

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Huerfano RE-1 votes to start school online — Physical attendance may, possibly, start after Labor Day

by Jaye Sudar WALSENBURG — The Board of Education’s hot topic at the Monday board meeting was whether to fully open school as decided at the July 13 board meeting, or to change the plan. Superintendent Mike Moore began by informing the board that due to more information on COVID-19, as well as letters from

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N.M. Gov. Lujan Grisham orders delay in full school opening

by Sharon Niederman NEW MEXICO/RATON — Owing to the increase in cases of COVID-19 in New Mexico, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has ordered some delays in the school calendar. While Raton schools were expected to open on August 17, 2020 offering options of hybrid model that included both in-person and at home learning as well

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Primero school board tackles COVID questions

by Ruth Stodghill PRIMERO — The Primero School Board held its regular monthly meeting at 5 pm on July 21, focusing on topics including plans for the upcoming school year, fiscal changes due to cuts to the state budget, and a staff resignation. “The state department of education came out with further guidance regarding the

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Raton prepares to go back to school remotely at first

by Marty Mayfield KRTN Multi-Media RATON — Raton Public Schools will begin preparations with teachers doing in-service training beginning August 11, but how much of that will be in person versus online training will be confirmed in the upcoming week. Students will return to school in August in an online format, with in person classes

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Cimarron schools prepares plan for upcoming school year

by Sherry Goodyear CIMARRON — Like all schools in New Mexico, the Cimarron Public School system has been scrambling to devise a plan that will allow students to come back to school in the fall and fulfill the overwhelming criteria laid out by the N.M. Public Education Department (PED). In a Zoom-televised school board meeting

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2020 Spanish Peaks International Celtic Music Festival canceled

Board working on plans for an alternate celebration of Celtic culture and the 2021 festival by Sam Sortore HUERFANO — Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, and in the interest of maintaining the health and safety of our valued visitors, artists, volunteers, community, and staff, the Directors of the Spanish Peaks International Celtic Music Festival

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