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Upcoming Events for week of July 2, 2020

HUERFANO Fox Theatre Walsenburg final design plans are here! Cast your vote! WaLsenBURg — The final design plans have arrived from the team at the CU Denver School of Architecture & Planning. Go to https://foxtheatrewalsenburg.org/cu-denver-design-plans-2 to see the final plans. When reviewing the presentation, videos, and images, focus on these questions: 1. What programs would… Keep Reading

Gardner Valley Charter lottery this weekend

courtesy Janet Kinnery   GARDNER — Not all classrooms have four walls. Think about how much the world has changed in the past twenty years. Think about the skills and characteristics beyond academics that children need to successfully navigate these changes. Take a moment and daydream… imagine an educational experience that is not only academically… Keep Reading

Special delivery for the Gardner Post Office

by Ruth Orr   GARDNER — Big news for Gardner- the long wait for a new post office is nearly over! After a vehicle crashed into the previous building in late summer of 2019, on top of the lease ending in January of that year, the post office had to go through a series of… Keep Reading

Student-centered learning takes front stage for new Gardner school

by Gardner Valley School leadership team   GARDNER — It is with excitement and dedication that Gardner Valley School opens as a charter school this fall, enhancing the Gardner tradition of educating the whole child with a strong commitment to student-centered learning. Isn’t all learning centered on students? While it is true that learning is… Keep Reading

Commissioners place moratorium on any new Gardner PID customers – Bulk water requests denied this week until well issue addressed

by E. E. Mullens   WALSENBURG — The Huerfano County Commissioners this week voted unanimously to enact an until-further-notice moratorium on any new customers for the Gardner Public Improvement District’s water/sewer system. The water/ sewer system relies on two county water wells, but recently, one of those wells suffered a chamber collapse and is no… Keep Reading

Medina signs on as head of Gardner Valley Charter School

courtesy Janet Kinnery   GARDNER — The Gardner Valley School Charter Board is pleased to announce the hiring of Jody Medina as Head of School for Gardner Valley School for the upcoming school year. Medina was born in the Gardner valley to Joe and Lorraine Vargas. She was raised in Chama, a ranching and farming… Keep Reading

Adapting, improvising, learning

by Jaye Sudar   WALSENBURG — Passage of policy BEAA: Electronic Participation in Meetings ushered in a new era for the Huerfano RE-1 school board. They held their first meeting via Zoom, and live streamed it on Facebook. Staff, parents, and community members joined in to hear updates on how the district is coping with… Keep Reading

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