Jacob Klopfenstein

Position: The Journal

Rafting season looks likely for Lower Dolores River

The drought is over, and the area is looking good for the 2017 water season, Dolores Water Conservancy District Engineer Ken Curtis told Southwest Colorado Livestock Association members at their...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma evidence locker needs relocation

If the Montezuma County justice building sells, Sheriff Steve Nowlin will need to find a new location for the office’s evidence locker. The department’s evidence room contains thousands of items,...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Air Force band to play Cortez, Bayfield

Editor’s Note: Free tickets were available at the Cortez Welcome Center, but were gone by Tuesday afternoon. If there are still seats available, people without tickets will be let in to the...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

Water is top priority for Coram, Catlin

Speaking to an agriculture group this month in Cortez, state legislators Don Coram and Marc Catlin said they’re prepared to help farmers and ranchers from Colorado’s Capitol.“The basis of this...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Mancos senior Axel Bonde gets FLC football scholarship

Mancos senior Axel Bonde has been awarded a football athletic scholarship to Fort Lewis College for this fall.Bonde has played tailback and outside linebacker for the Blue Jays, who finished last...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Montezuma judge erred in 2015 sentencing, appeals court says

The Colorado Court of Appeals has sent a 2015 ruling back to Montezuma District Court after deciding that Judge Doug Walker failed to properly record the number of days that a defendant served in...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango artist’s Southwest pastels on display at Olio

Durango pastel artist Jan Goldman creates landscape drawings that capture the nuance of places in the Four Corners region, but still have the “fluidity and vibrancy” of pastel colors, she said...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM travel map invites input on Montezuma trails, roads

The Bureau of Land Management Tres Rios Field Office has debuted an interactive “travel management” map that features information on roads and trails in BLM areas of Montezuma County, such as...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Battle Rock school looks ahead after 100 years

As schools face academic and financial pressure in a fast-changing education world, the tiny, 102-year-old Battle Rock Charter School preserves its legacy with hands-on, nature-focused education....

DATE: Feb. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Building grant deadline imminent for Mancos schools

Mancos Schools officials are putting finishing touches on the district’s application for a Building Excellent Schools Today (BEST) grant, which is due to the Colorado Department of Education by...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pearson is interim principal at Mancos Elementary

Drew Pearson is the interim principal of Mancos Elementary School in the absence of Cathy Epps. Epps was injured in a Jan. 2 crash at the intersection of County Road 40 and Colorado Highway 184,...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County could have solar farm soon

As many as 13 companies might be interested in building a solar farm in Montezuma County, Empire Electric Association representative Clint Rapier told county planning commissioners at their meeting...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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