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Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center Foundation recently announced it is offering two scholarships of $2,500 each for current college students planning to pursue a career in healthcare.

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Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction recently recognized Salidan Abby Groover for academic achievement for the spring 2021 semester by placing her on the dean’s list.

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Salidan Taryn Ceglowski recently graduated magna cum laude from the University of Sioux Falls in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

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An end-of-the-school-year tradition will continue Thursday and Friday as Salida’s youth musicians take the stage at Riverside Park for SunFest.

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It’s the end of an era at Salida High School as Tammy Thompson, principal for the past 13 years, retires and passes the torch. 

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Salida Sunrise Rotary is offering grants in youth, education and vocational projects; community service; and environmental programs. Grant applications open April 15 through May 15.

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Salida School District R-32-J board members voted to approve the lease of the Kesner building to Colorado Mountain College for three years  at a rate of $15,000 per month.

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Directors discussed whether or not they would allow the Clay Target League, Buena Vista High School Demon’s newest athletic team to letter in their sport during the school board’s meeting. 

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Salida School District R-32-J board members voted to approve the lease of the Kesner building to Colorado Mountain College for three years  at a rate of $15,000 per month.

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Students in the Crest Academy seventh- and eighth-grade classes have been working on a display about Isaac William Haight for several months and set it in place Wednesday at the Salida Museum.

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Salida High School science teacher Heidi Slaymaker, was notified March 11, that she had received  a Boettcher Teacher Recognition Award after being nominated by senior Sophie Pressly, a Boettcher Scholarship finalist. 

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Salida Middle School sixth-graders learned a life lesson, got some exercise and raised money for a worthy cause Thursday morning as they climbed Tenderfoot Mountain carrying five-gallon containers of water.

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Proposed changes to the Salida High School graduation requirements was a main topic of conversation at the Salida School Board meeting Tuesday.

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A recurring topic of discussion for Buena Vista School District R-31 board members recently has been attending to the growth of the district’s student body and addressing the facility needs that will come with that growth.

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Thirty five years ago, the late Betty Blackwell saw a need for a Christian day care and preschool in the community and Temple Baptist Church established Son Shine. 

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Seventh-grade poets at Salida Middle School celebrate the publication of their work in a book of poetry published by Creative Communication, a publisher of student writing. English teacher Jacque Fisher said the company receives thousands of entries, and less than 50 percent of submissions a…

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Salida High School graduates Zane Timko and Susan Wadsworth earned spots on the University of Wyoming’s Dean’s Honor Roll for the fall semester. 

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Buena Vista School District R-31 staff will begin to receive the COVID-19 vaccine Friday, superintendent Lisa Yates told the district board of directors Monday, with the goal that the staff will go into spring break fully vaccinated.

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Salida School Board will consider a resolution declaring fiscal exigency at Tuesday’s school board meeting.

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The Buena Vista School Board continued to discuss the possibility of entering into a ground lease for property near the district administration building that would be used for employee housing and a daycare space.

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Colorado Mountain College Trustees unanimously voted recently to increase tuition for 2021-22 by $5 per credit hour, for all categories except non-resident students, who will not see an increase.

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Buena Vista Middle and High schools will shift to remote learning through Monday due to the percentage of students who have been identified as having close contacts to positive COVID-19 cases. 

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Abby Groover was recognized by Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction for Academic Achievement for Fall 2020 with the honor of being placed on the Dean’s List.

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The Buena Vista school district returned from winter break and resumed the school year with “very few confirmed cases,” Superintendent Lisa Yates said in her Monday morning release.

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