Jacob Klopfenstein

Position: The Journal

Tipton, Gardner advocate for agriculture, fair trade

As U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, starts a new year and legislative session, he’s addressing issues such as regulation, trade and energy, he told Southwest Colorado Livestock Association members...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

County backs Kinder Morgan permit near Pleasant View

Montezuma County Planning Commissioners on Thursday unanimously recommended approval of a high-impact and special-use permit for a Kinder Morgan carbon dioxide well near Pleasant View. The...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Mancos trustees talk traffic code

Mancos officials discussed lowering the town’s speed limits at the Board of Trustees meeting Wednesday. Speed limits vary from 15-20 mph on town roads and go up to 45 mph on Colorado Department of...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

State gives teachers high marks in Montezuma County

An overwhelming majority of teachers and principals in Montezuma County school districts were given Colorado Department of Education’s top two evaluation ratings for the 2014-2015 school year,...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

SCCC gets new welding, auto equipment

Southwest Colorado Community College recently received two grants that brought new equipment to the automotive and welding programs. The college got five new welding machines courtesy of a $51,000...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos chamber honors Citizen of the Year Simmons

Mancos Citizen of the Year Linda Simmons was honored at a Mancos Valley Chamber of Commerce social event on Feb. 2. The event took place at the Mancos Visitor Center. Simmons is president of the...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Air Force band to play Cortez, Bayfield

The U.S. Air Force Academy Band will visit Montezuma-Cortez High School on Feb. 17 as part of its Western Slope tour.The band’s eight-day tour will feature seven performances, starting in Salt Lake...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

Western Excelsior gets $38,000 workforce grant

Western Excelsior in Mancos received a $38,000 workforce development grant for training for 44 employees through Southwest Colorado Community College, the company’s human resources employee, Stacy...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Business help center opens Cortez office

The Colorado Small Business Development Center has opened a Cortez office at 31 W. Main St., in the same space as the Cortez Area Chamber of Commerce. Office Manager Mary Shepherd said office...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Montezuma commissioners talk public lands at town hall meeting

Public lands were the focus of a sometimes contentious discussion at a Montezuma County Commission town hall meeting this week. The two-hour meeting Monday at Mancos Town Hall was the third in a...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

SCCC president: No plans to close Mancos campus

Addressing a widely circulated rumor that surfaced this week, Southwest Colorado Community College President Patty Erjavec said Wednesday that the school is not leaving Mancos. “Pueblo Community...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

Mancos sewer plant needs more improvements

Mancos Trustees again discussed the town’s wastewater treatment plant at their meeting Jan. 25. The plant has not worked properly since it was built in 2012, Town Administrator Andrea Phillips...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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