Jacob Klopfenstein

Position: The Journal

Ex-lawman pleads not guilty in sex assault

A former Montezuma County Sheriff’s deputy pleaded not guilty to charges of sex assault with a minor Tuesday in district court. William “Bill” Gary Conner, 56, appeared in court with defense...

DATE: March 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ex-Marine private gets 12 years in burglary case

Before handing former Marine private Kai Blood a 12-year sentence Tuesday, District Court Judge Todd Plewe said Blood was one of the more violent people he’d had in his court. Blood, 27, was...

DATE: March 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos Melt golf tournament raises $700

The Seventh Annual Mancos Melt Putt-Putt Golf Tournament took place March 12 and raised $700 for The Painted Turtle Studio’s children’s scholarship program. The money will go toward funding and...

DATE: March 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos seeks more Internet options

Town officials say that opting out of Senate Bill 152 would give Mancos more opportunities to use its 3,300 feet of fiber optics line. But voters will decide April 5 whether the town can be free...

DATE: March 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos trustee, mayoral candidates discuss town’s future during forum

Citizens of Mancos got a chance to meet the candidates for the April 5 election in a forum March 14 hosted by the League of Women voters. Six candidates have their eyes on the five available seats...

DATE: March 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Middle School band director settles in

Even though Cortez Middle School band director Katie Zdanowski hasn’t yet finished her first year at the school, she says she has the “best job in the world.” A native of central Illinois,...

DATE: March 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Education

‘Cover crops make sense,’ CSU researcher says

Researchers at the Southwestern Colorado Research Center in Yellow Jacket are analyzing baseline data after the first growing season of three-year study on cover crops. The Yellow Jacket project’s...

DATE: March 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Montezuma jail kicks off inmate education program

A new inmate education program is “rocking and rolling” at Montezuma County Jail, Sheriff Steve Nowlin said.The sheriff’s department was awarded a $108,000 Colorado justice assistant grant in...

DATE: March 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Kids cling to sheep at Four States Ag Expo ‘mutton bustin’

Twelve youngsters hung on for dear life Thursday at the Four States Agricultural Expo in the pint-size, woolly rodeo known as “Mutton Bustin.”The contest is open to kids ages 4 to 7 and up to 50...

DATE: March 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Six council candidates talk issues during forum

Six candidates for Cortez City Council discussed a range of issues Tuesday in a forum moderated by the League of Women Voters. Mayor Karen Sheek, 69, and mayor pro-tem Ty Keel, 45, face competition...

DATE: March 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Task force tours old M-CHS, discusses options

Members of a task force that will investigate options for the retired M-CHS building toured the building on Tuesday and discussed plans including leasing, sharing and demolishing the building....

DATE: March 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos pursues title transfer of Jackson Gulch Reservoir

The Mancos Water Conservancy district is continuing its pursuit of sole ownership of the Jackson Gulch Reservoir, MWCD superintendent Gary Kennedy said. The Conservancy District board passed a...

DATE: March 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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