Reid Wright

Position: Journal Staff Writer

Law officers find 4 children missing for year, arrest mother

The Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office located 28-year-old Carina Bieber and her four children early Thursday, ending a local child abduction case that received national attention.New information...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

90-day jail sentence for McCormick in 2009 sex assault case

A local man was sentenced to 90 days in jail and 48 months probation Tuesday stemming from a 2009 incident in which he tied up a woman, cut clothing off her with a knife and forced sexual...

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

Yazzie given 3 years for case involving his grandmother

Man sentenced for incident where gun misfired

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

Celebrating 125 years

In December of 1886, work began on the town of Cortez. According to the city’s website, in 1889 a sandstone building was completed at the intersection of Market and Main Street to house mercantile...

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

Wednesday night car accident victims identified

One man was killed and two men were severely injured Wednesday night in a single-car accident just east of Cortez.A Ford Focus with three occupants was heading eastbound on U.S. Highway 160 near...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wanted man nabbed after high speed chase

Cortez police fired on a vehicle driven by a man wanted on an outstanding warrant from Mississippi Tuesday.As the suspect sped away, the vehicle brushed against an officer and started police on a...

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


Cortez City Park was speckled with myriad colors from the clothing of hundreds of residents, emergency responders, law enforcement, search and rescue, armed forces servicemen and area leaders who...

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

Marijuana group

After more than an hour of deliberations Tuesday, the new Cortez Medical Marijuana Ad Hoc Committee made a vote — deciding where to start.The committee is charged with the daunting task of...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Axis integrates health care

Program combines mental, physical health care needs

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

Signal 99

Growing up, local rocker Chuck Haven listened to famed metal band Powerman 5000, never knowing he would one day sit down with the band members to eat posole and fry bread.“We’ve played with them a...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

Highway grant targets park

A future project to improve the Mesa Verde National Park U.S. 160 highway interchange recently received $4.6 million in Federal Highway Administration funds — the largest federal highway grant...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

City of Cortez lays out plans for South Broadway repairs

Residents and travelers might hear the grinding and hammering of street construction Monday with the start of a waterline replacement project on South Broadway Street. The project is a prelude to a...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

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