Jacob Klopfenstein

Position: The Journal

Colorado relaxes standards for Mancos teachers

The Colorado State Board of Education has awarded Mancos School District Re-6 “innovative status,” which allows the district to hire unlicensed teachers and give less frequent evaluations,...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

Mancos Elementary needs leader after principal’s automobile crash

Mancos School Board members are discussing potential short-term solutions for the absence of Elementary Principal Cathy Epps. Epps was injured in a Jan. 2 crash at the intersection of Montezuma...

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

Director of Montezuma School to Farm Project resigns

The Montezuma School to Farm Project faces a leadership change and possible staffing and program cuts in 2017 because of declining funding, according to a Dec. 20 release from interim director...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. Rep. Tipton will focus on finance, veterans in 2017 Congress

As the year comes to a close, U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton looks to continue focusing on finance, veterans affairs and health care. Tipton , a Republican from Cortez, again will represent Colorado’s 3rd...

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

GOCO grant will fund Manaugh school garden in Cortez

Great Outdoors Colorado awarded $340,000 to projects in Montezuma and La Plata counties last week. The Southwest Conservation Corps got a $25,200 Youth Corps grant for the Montezuma School to Farm...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

State denies Montezuma-Cortez’s accreditation appeal

The Montezuma-Cortez School District was denied a new district accreditation rating from the Colorado Department of Education, but it gained new ratings for the middle and high schools....

DATE: Dec. 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez School District graduation rates steadily improve

Graduation rates have increased over the past four years in the Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 District, but they remain below state averages, according to the Colorado Department of Education. In October,...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Vandals spray-paint bus at Community Connections in Cortez

Vandals spray-painted obscenities and slurs on a bus at Community Connections last weekend, according to a news release from the organization. Employees and clients of the organization arrived...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Montezuma-Cortez schools report reveals discipline stats

Over the past three years, the number of expulsions in the Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 District has fallen, but the number of total discipline incidents has stayed about the same. The Indian Policies and...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sheriff plans to address escapes from Montezuma courts

Officials are making efforts to improve security at Montezuma county and district court after several people have recently escaped from court while in custody, Sheriff Steve Nowlin said Tuesday....

DATE: Nov. 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Device will monitor Mancos air quality

Environmental officials installed an E-BAM air quality monitor near Western Excelsior on the southwest side of Mancos on Wednesday. The device will collect data for two weeks in order to give town...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos schools struggling to find substitute teachers

Mancos Re-6 Superintendent Brian Hanson said the district is having trouble finding substitute teachers. “We are struggling to fill classrooms with subs,” he told school board members at an Oct. 24...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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