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Jacob Klopfenstein

Position: The Journal

U.S. Highway 491 in Cortez under construction

Southwest Colorado motorists can expect construction on U.S. Highway 491 through the summer on a Colorado Department of Transportation project that started last week. The construction affects about...

DATE: May 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos pursues affordable housing for artists

Mancos officials are pursuing a project that might bring affordable housing for artists to town. The Space to Create program aims to construct affordable housing for artists and other creatives in...

DATE: April 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Smithsonian selects Mancos as a ‘best small town’

Mancos has been named one of Smithsonian Magazine’s top 20 best small towns to visit in 2016. In honor of the National Parks Centennial this year, the list exclusively includes towns near parks....

DATE: April 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lewis man cast in History Channel survival show

Lewis resident Mike Lowe ventured into the Canadian wilderness with nothing but four cameras and 10 survival items to film the second season of the History Channel survival reality show “Alone.”...

DATE: April 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Little Loves Boutique opens in Cortez

Little Loves Boutique is bringing a local option for Cortez shoppers seeking maternity clothes and other items for babies and small children. Kayla Maynard has opened the shop at 40 E. Main St.,...

DATE: April 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Cortez kids plant White House garden with Michelle Obama

Five fourth-graders from Kemper Elementary in Cortez helped first lady Michelle Obama plant her White House kitchen garden on Tuesday. Students Miles Frost, Gael Garcia, Christian Rebaza, Cecelia...

DATE: April 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mesa Verde grant funds school field trips to park

Officials at Mesa Verde National Park are hoping to involve more local schools in visits to the park. The park received an $8,000 “Ticket To Ride” grant from the National Park Foundation that...

DATE: April 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos School of the West starts second year

After its “amazing” first year in 2015, the Mancos School of the West is looking to expand its reach beyond the Mancos Valley, steering committee member Linda Rose said. Artists teach classes in...

DATE: March 31, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Online survey seeks public’s input on old Montezuma-Cortez High School

A survey on the Montezuma-Cortez RE-1 School District’s website asks respondents to consider options for the fate of the retired high school building on Seventh Street in Cortez. The survey, posted...

DATE: March 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dove Creek murder trial moved to La Plata County

A murder trial for a Dove Creek man accused of strangling and killing his girlfriend has been moved from Dolores County to La Plata County, according to a court order issued Friday by 22nd District...

DATE: March 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Cover crops make sense,’ Colorado State University researcher says

Researchers at the Southwestern Colorado Research Center in Yellow Jacket are analyzing baseline data after the first growing season of a three-year study on cover crops. The Yellow Jacket...

DATE: March 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Montezuma jail kicks off inmate education program

A new inmate education program is “rocking and rolling” at Montezuma County jail, Sheriff Steve Nowlin said. The Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office was awarded a $108,000 Colorado justice assistant...

DATE: March 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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