Reid Wright

Position: Journal Staff Writer

Axis Health System integrates care

New Cortez site follows advanced approach to provide medical care

DATE: Dec. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lehi faces murder charge

A Towaoc man has been charged with first-degree murder for allegedly shooting a man in his home Saturday night.Clarence M. Lehi, 55, is in custody after allegedly fatally shooting 22-year-old...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Judge sentences accomplice

Wearing a jail uniform and shackles, 23-year-old Bryan Jim shuffled up to the wooden court room podium and unfolded a piece of yellow paper from his pocket — a speech he wrote in jail.“I didn’t...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Williamson enters plea

Carlos Deon Williamson, 29, entered into a plea agreement Tuesday with the district attorney’s office — pleading no contest to a count of misdemeanor false imprisonment.Under the agreement, all...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Occupy Wall Street protest comes to Cortez

Although slow to catch on in Cortez, the Occupy Wall Street movement gained local momentum Friday when approximately 25 people gathered downtown to advocate for political and economic equality.“I’m...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Suspected drug dealers in custody

In the pre-dawn hours of Wednesday, officers of the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office approached a mobile home wearing tactical vests. They surrounded the residence and knocked on the door. After...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Community Banks of Colorado taken over, sold

The financially troubled Community Banks of Colorado, with branch locations in Cortez and Dove Creek, was taken over by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and sold to Bank Midwest,...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Henri pleads to sex assault

Carlos Henri, 31, pleaded guilty Wednesday to three counts of felony sexual assault on a child, just as his case was approaching trial. The local man entered into a plea agreement with the 22nd...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Taking aim on a career

Sunlight filters through a whispering pine canopy north of Mancos, illuminating the bright green and rust colored leaves of oak brush in their autumn splendor.Figures wearing yellow helmets,...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Recycling services expand

Efforts to bring more recycling availability to the Four Corners area gained an ally when Baker Sanitation Inc. recently began providing recycling services.Utilizing a $145,000 state Recycling...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Court hears custody dispute

Carina Bieber, 28, has been formally charged with four felony counts of custody violation for allegedly hiding her children from their father and law enforcement for more than 10 months after a...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police report details shots

The Cortez Police Department released details Monday regarding an investigation of an officer-involved shooting Sept. 13 outside Wendy’s restaurant.In the incident, police Sgt. Larry Henson fired a...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

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