Jacob Klopfenstein

Position: The Journal

Mancos school board postpones push for renovations

Though Mancos school board president Blake Mitchell said the district needs to “aggressively pursue” renovating its football field and other school facilities, board members agreed the district is...

DATE: May 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Raven Narratives sells out Cortez weekend show

Eight storytellers will be sharing their tales before an audience during The Raven Narratives spring show, titled “Baggage.”The show, inspired by NPR’s The Moth Radio Hour, features “real people...

DATE: May 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Jackson Gulch Reservoir is full, ready for irrigation

The Jackson Gulch Reservoir is full and set at 100 percent allotment for irrigation in 2016, Mancos Water Conservancy District Superintendent Gary Kennedy said. The Conservancy District Board held...

DATE: May 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Human jaw bone found south of Cortez

A human jaw bone was discovered Sunday near the intersection of Montezuma County Road E and U.S. Highway 160, south of Cortez, according to reports. About 8 p.m. Sunday, Montezuma Sheriff’s Deputy...

DATE: May 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

High school bands earn awards and plan concert

The Montezuma-Cortez High School symphonic and jazz bands earned several awards in April and May, and the bands wrap up the year with a Senior Appreciation Concert on Thursday at 7 p.m. at the high...

DATE: May 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. Highway 491 under construction through November

Cortez motorists can expect construction on U.S. Highway 491 through the summer on a Colorado Department of Transportation project that started last week. The construction affects about a mile of...

DATE: May 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Calkins building qualifies for National Historic Register

The Calkins building has been placed on the National Historic Register, according to city documents. Kansas developers Becky Barber and Ivy Tu plan to convert the building, a former schoolhouse at...

DATE: May 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores man reportedly throws knife at deputy

A Dolores man threw a knife at a police officer’s head earlier this month, according to Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office reports. About 5 p.m. Thursday, May 5, Sheriff’s Deputy Xavier Brito...

DATE: May 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos trustees appoint Jason Spruell as marshal

Members of the Mancos Board of Trustees unanimously voted to appoint Jason Spruell as town marshal at their meeting Wednesday. Spruell had been acting marshal since the December resignation of...

DATE: May 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Moab provides lessons in science, language and survival

Seventh-graders from Cortez Middle School visited Moab, Utah on May 3-5 for an educational trip that blended science, social studies and language arts learning, trip sponsor Melanie Cook said....

DATE: May 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

City skeptical about industrial zone for marijuana

A Cortez landowner urged city council members at their meeting Tuesday to consider allowing marijuana cultivation operations in industrial zones within city limits. Council members remained...

DATE: May 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Teacher proposes dorm to support challenged Cortez students

A Montezuma-Cortez High School teacher is proposing a dormitory-style development program for high school students. Deb McVicker, who teaches media, computers and math at M-CHS, told Cortez City...

DATE: May 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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