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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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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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Salida School Board approved new director district boundaries for R-32-J.

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Salida School District director districts may change slightly with the adoption of a resolution to revise those districts based on demographic information from a recent population survey.

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In her last weekly update of 2020, Buena Vista School District Superintendent Lisa Yates said the district has no confirmed positive cases in the school community as of Monday morning.

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The Greater Arkansas River Nature Association (GARNA) is hosting programs to supplement homeschooling in Salida in December. 

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Salida Middle School eighth-graders enjoy a sweet treat as a reward for not missing any classes, either in-person or remote, and turning in all assignments for the first quarter.

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Salida School Superintendent David Blackburn announced the suspension of district programming for Monday and Tuesday at all Salida Schools.

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Salida Sunrise Rotary will accept applications Nov. 9 through Dec. 1 for winter/spring semester 2021 scholarships. 

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Fifteen people spoke in the public comment period during the Buena Vista school board meeting on the subject of adding Career Technical Education courses to the curriculum.

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Salida School District Transportation manager Evalyn Parks announced Tuesday the addition of a new bus route for district students effective Monday morning.

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Buena Vista High School Principal Jon Ail announced Thursday that homecoming events scheduled to take place this weekend would be rescheduled to mid-November in light of a number of students being quarantined due to potential contact with a presumed positive COVID-19 case.

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Horizons Exploratory Academy students headed out to Mission: Wolf, a wolf sanctuary in Westcliffe, recently for volunteer work and to learn about wolves and the sustainable environment they live in.

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Students from from Keri Weis’s second grade class listen as tour guide Steve Chapman of Salida Walking Tours tells tales about Salida’s past. Longfellow Elementary School second-graders study Salida’s history as part of their social studies curriculum.

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Salida School Board unanimously elected Joel McBride as board president to fill the spot left by resigning school board member Jennifer Visitacion.

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Salida School District moved to remote learning Tuesday after two positive COVID-19 cases prompted the action. One student and one staff member have tested positive in the school district.  

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