Position: Journal Staff Writer

Email: jacobk@the-journal.com

Phone Number: 970-564-6033

Bikers give Lewis-Arriola student a ride home

Motorcycle riders escorted a Lewis-Arriola Elementary School student home Wednesday after reports that the student had been bullied. Bikers Sharon King, Dawn Lingo, Bill Bone and Rus Bone gathered...

DATE: May 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos schools present upgrade plan to state this month

As they prepare for a grant presentation on a proposed campus upgrade, Mancos school officials are promising transparency and honesty. Superintendent Brian Hanson and school board members are set...

DATE: May 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos residents demand answers over administrator’s departure

Three town residents demanded more details about the resignation of Town Administrator Andrea Phillips at a Board of Trustees meeting April 26, but Mayor Queenie Barz announced that board members...

DATE: May 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two Mancos seniors earn Daniels scholarships

Mancos High School seniors Hannah Skinner and Axel Bonde will get full scholarships through the Daniels Foundation as they enter the next stage of their lives this fall. Bonde is headed to Fort...

DATE: May 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos Creative District hires new staffers

The Mancos Creative District has hired several new staff members and has plans for a major project over the next few months. Sarah Syverson is the new director for the group, and Carol Mehesy will...

DATE: May 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez bands wrap up concert season

The Montezuma-Cortez High School bands will wrap up their performance season with two concerts this month. M-CHS hosts the All-District Band Night Tuesday at 7 p.m. The senior appreciation concert...

DATE: May 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma School to Farm announces new director

Montezuma School to Farm Project’s new director will bring 35 years of organic farming experience to the group. David Glenn, a fifth-generation farmer from Michigan, takes the reins in September....

DATE: April 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Run + Hike store opens in Cortez

Darrin and Melanie Dennison hope to encourage people to get out and enjoy the areas around Cortez with their new store Run + Hike. The store has opened at 1 W. Main St. in Cortez, behind FB...

DATE: April 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos weather station offers data for farmers

At a Mancos Conservation District meeting Saturday, Colorado State University Climate Scientist Zach Schwalbe discussed what one meeting attendee called the “best kept secret in Mancos.” Schwalbe...

DATE: April 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County’s child poverty rate nearly double state average

More Montezuma County children are affected by poverty on average, and more are born into high-risk situations than the state as a whole, according to a new report from the Colorado Children’s...

DATE: April 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos State Park preparing for summer of boating, fishing

Though Southwest Colorado saw the return of colder weather this week, Mancos State Park is ready for the summer season, Park Manager Scott Elder said. “It’s coming quickly,” Elder said. “It’s...

DATE: April 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos schools moving to four-day schedule

Mancos School District will move to a four-day week next school year. Board members unanimously voted to make the switch at their regular meeting Monday after hearing results of a survey sent out...

DATE: April 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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