Jacob Klopfenstein

Position: The Journal

Cortez school board talks strategic plan, mill levy

It’s been about five years since the idea to build a new Montezuma-Cortez High School was first proposed, and now the Re-1 district is preparing to demolish the old high school building this...

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

Montezuma-Cortez school board OKs improvement plan

A private Denver charity organization will partner with the Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 School District to help address school needs, Superintendent Lori Haukeness announced at Tuesday’s school board...

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

Mancos Elementary needs leadership after principal’s crash

Mancos School Board members on Monday discussed potential short-term solutions for the absence of Elementary Principal Cathy Epps.Epps was injured in a Jan. 2 crash at the intersection of County...

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

Mancos school board passes 2017 budget

At their meeting Monday, Mancos School Board members passed what Superintendent Brian Hanson called a “balanced budget.” The board approved the $6.69 million budget for the 2016-2017 fiscal year...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

2017 water season looks promising in Mancos Valley

The 2017 water season in the Mancos Valley is looking good, for now, Mancos Water Conservancy District Superintendent Gary Kennedy said Tuesday. “It’s looking like a good water year as of right...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

New programs starting at Mancos library

The Mancos Public Library’s new director of adult programming, Shari Dunn, is starting the new year with several new programs at the library. Dunn started at the library about four months ago. She...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Health opts out of Colorado’s aid-in-dying law

Southwest Health System will opt out of a medical aid-in-dying law that Colorado voters approved in last November’s election, according to a Jan. 5 news release from the company. The hospital board...

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

Knapp found guilty of domestic violence charges

Joshua Knapp was found guilty of domestic violence charges this week after an incident in March where he allegedly beat a woman for hours.Knapp, 34, was found guilty on counts of second-degree...

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

Cortez school district creates improvement plans

State ratings showed last fall that the Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 School District isn’t performing well enough, but district officials revealed plans this week to get back on track. At Tuesday’s...

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

Volunteer group will take over Mancos Days festival

Mancos trustees on Wednesday approved an agreement with the Mancos Days Association that gives the group funds and authority to run the annual Mancos Days festival through 2019. According to the...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tipton will focus on finance, veterans in 2017 Congress

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton looks to continue focusing on finance, veterans affairs and health care in the new year, according to his communications director. Tipton, a Republican from Cortez, defeated...

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

Mancos’ sisterhood developing with Feins, France

Sisterhood between Mancos and the town of Feins, France is growing. Feins, a small agricultural town in northwest France, officially became Mancos’ sister city in June 2015. Since then, the two...

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

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