Jacob Klopfenstein

Position: The Journal

Cortez students test below state averages

The Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 School District reported gains on raising the performance of its struggling students, but it fell far short of the state average in every grade level for performance in...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez buildings will be surveyed for historic value

Two dozen properties in Cortez on the south side of Main Street will be surveyed next month for historical significance. The city received a grant from the Colorado Historical Society to complete...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Colorado has high percentage of children in poverty

The percentage of children living in poverty in Southwest Colorado is considerably higher than the state average, but the region has decreased its number of teen births and births to unwed mothers,...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Boutique Air starts Cortez flights in October

Boutique Air will begin direct flights from Cortez to Denver and Phoenix on Oct. 1. The airline was awarded an Essential Air Service (EAS) bid from the U.S. Department of Transportation earlier...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Mancos marshal works to put department back on track

When Jason Spruell was appointed in April as Mancos marshal, he had several goals for the department. After the first few months on the job, he believes he’s making progress. “I’m trying to learn...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos misses out on Space to Create

Mancos has lost out to Ridgway in a project that could have brought affordable housing for artists to town, officials learned this month. The Space to Create program aims to construct affordable...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Cortez discusses marijuana cultivation in industrial park

Cortez City Council members on Tuesday delayed a decision about allowing marijuana grow operations in the Cortez Industrial Park, saying that they needed more information. Mark Rodgers, who owns...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos misses out on Space to Create

Mancos has lost out to Ridgway in a project that could have brought affordable housing for artists to town, officials learned last week. The Space to Create program aims to construct affordable...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Mesa Verde celebrates 100 years of the National Park Service

MESA VERDE – The National Park Service has marked its first 100 years of service, but for Mesa Verde Superintendent Cliff Spencer, the work is far from over. At a ceremony celebrating the Park...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mesa Verde officials propose fee increase

Mesa Verde National Park managers are proposing an entrance fee increase in 2017. Under the proposal, entrance fees would rise from $15 to $20 per vehicle during the summer season, from May to...

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

Cortez duels Aspen in contest to name Top Adventure Town

Cortez faces a showdown with Aspen in Elevation Outdoors Magazine’s Top Colorado Adventure Town 2016 contest. The magazine is a guide to outdoor sports, health, fitness and adventure in Colorado...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos artist’s work stolen at Utah festival

Mancos artist Kevin DesPlanques said about $11,000 of his handcrafted wood furniture was stolen during the Kimball Arts Festival in Park City, Utah. Several artists had art stolen overnight during...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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