Position: Journal Staff Writer

Email: tbaker@the-journal.com

Phone Number: 970-564-6033

Plea to drop offender listing rejected

Convicted nearly two decades ago, a Dolores man’s appeal to no longer register as a sex offender was rejected this week. “I don’t do the things I used to do,” Brian Kartchner told District Court...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lawsuit filed in intoxicated man’s 2013 death in jail

An Albuquerque attorney has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit in connection to the 2013 death of a Navajo man in the Montezuma County jail. In a 40-page complaint filed last week in U.S....

DATE: Nov. 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez artist Cohoe featured at Rims to Ruins Show in Denver

Cortez artist Jerry Cohoe will be among more than 20 artists featured at the third annual Rims to Ruins Show this weekend in Denver. Born in a canvas tent south of town in 1957 to traditional...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2015 | CATEGORY: Living

Wright easily wins Re-1 seat again

Sitting Montezuma Cortez Re-1 board member Sherri Wright’s re-election campaign ended with a landslide victory late Tuesday. With 2,275 votes, Wright easily secured another four-year term as a...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sex offender fails to register

The Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office reported this week that a convicted sex offender has failed to register with local authorities. Made available to the public on Monday, Deputy Brian Hill wrote...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ex-sheriff candidate faces 7 sexual assault charges

Former Montezuma County sheriff hopeful William “Bill” Conner was officially charged with seven counts of child sexual assault this week. During a 23-minute proceeding in Montezuma County Court on...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sheriff investigates dispute over pot

The Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office has investigated a recent confrontation between two women at a local soup line, and has reported that the armed woman had resigned from the sheriff’s office...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Final days to vote

Stop. Don’t take your ballot to the U.S. Post Office. Instead, drop it off at the Montezuma County Annex building on Main Street. Montezuma County Clerk and Recorder Kim Percell has cautioned...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Intoxicated woman dies in county jail

The Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office has reported that a woman died in jail last weekend. In a 206-word press release issued on Tuesday, Oct. 27, officials stated that detention officers were...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Los Angeles festival to screen Ute Mountain Ute teen film

An online fundraising campaign has been launched to help Ute Mountain Ute teens attend next month’s LA Skins Fest. Earlier this year, some 14 teens from Towaoc wrote, directed, produced and...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

Locals weigh in on Prop BB – the pot surplus

Recent online reaction among Journal readers was mixed regarding Proposition BB, a $66.1 million marijuana tax surplus. Last week, The Journal asked Facebook fans to weigh in on whether they...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Middle school counselor tapped as among best in state

Sincere. Effective. Outgoing. Positive. Respected. Those are accolades bestowed upon Cortez Middle School counselor Carrie Schneider-Lemay, a semifinalist for the 2015 School Counselor of the Year....

DATE: Oct. 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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