Reid Wright

Position: Journal Staff Writer

Investigation details emerge in Hayes murder

On Jan. 6, two men were dropped off on a rural county road near Dolores. Only one of them would be seen again alive.Details have emerged in the case of Luther Hampson, 27, who is accused of the...

DATE: May 30, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Etnier again looks to court in board battle

Cortez Sanitation District board candidate Don Etnier, who finished last in the recent election, filed a suit challenging the election before the results were even certified.In a suit filed against...

DATE: May 19, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

A new council begins, mayor remains

The Cortez City Council said goodbye to a pair members Tuesday and welcomed four newly elected members.Outgoing council members Donna Foster and Betty Swank were presented with plaques for their...

DATE: April 26, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

State probes murder case

Further information on a Dolores homicide earlier this year may be revealed Monday in a preliminary hearing for Luther Hampson. Hampson, 26, is accused of murdering fellow Dolores resident Jonathan...

DATE: March 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gas explosion rips through home

A Cortez woman was seriously injured when a natural gas explosion rocked her Cortez home Wednesday evening.Cortez Fire Protection District Chief Jeff Vandevoorde said fire crews arrived at the 400...

DATE: March 8, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘The Foreigner’ comes to M-CHS

Local high school drama students are breathing new life into Larry Shue’s comedy “The Foreigner” — to be performed for locals in the coming weeks. The story of the awkward intermingling of two...

DATE: March 1, 2012 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

Brawl at Angel’s sends one to hospital

A man was airlifted to Grand Junction and others were injured after an apparent brawl in the parking lot of Angel’s End Zone in the early hours of Sunday morning.There are multiple accounts of what...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Comedy Club Hue-mor

This year’s “Family Comedy Club” show promises to offer a glimpse into the lighter side of some big names in Montezuma County.A fundraiser for the nonprofit Pinion Project family resource center,...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2012 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

Input wanted

With the new year comes a new opportunity for Cortez community members to take the helm and chart a new course for their city. The city of Cortez is looking for residents of all ages, occupations...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman found dead in park

A woman was found dead in a Cortez park early Monday, Montezuma County Coroner Charlie Rosenbaugh confirmed.The body of 47-year-old Mary Rose Shay was found around 7:30 a.m. in Parque De Vida...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sullivan case centers on search warrants

The admissibility of evidence obtained through search warrants was called into question Monday in the case of a local man shot by law enforcement earlier this year.Representing 31-year-old Zachary...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Court charges man for infant’s death

Dylan Kuhn, 18, of Dolores, has been charged with child abuse causing death in his alleged role in the death of a 6-month-old infant last month.The offense is a felony.The defendant is out of...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

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