Position: Journal Staff Writer

Email: tbaker@the-journal.com

Phone Number: 970-564-6033

Mancos weighs solar savings

A 60-kilowatt direct-current photovoltaic energy project could save Mancos nearly $75,000 over the next 20 years. Officials from Rosen Perry, LLC are scheduled to present a proposal to design,...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2013 | CATEGORY: MT - News

Business mushrooming

Farmers aren't flocking to the semi-arid region of the Four Corners to produce mushrooms, but on a hilltop south of Mancos, the fungi are fruiting inside a 48-foot refrigerated tractor-trailer. At...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2013 | CATEGORY: MT - News

Council might wait to pass pot rules

The City of Cortez wants to experiment with marijuana as city leaders consider adopting a moratorium on recreational marijuana sales. In a wait-and-see mode, local officials want to know what new...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Bridge Emergency Shelter seeks understanding, support

With a year of experience under her belt, AmeriCorps member Kristen Tworek believes she will be better equipped to work at The Bridge Emergency Shelter this winter. “I feel like I can be 10 times...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Roatcap fire trial delayed

This month’s jury trial for a Dolores man charged with arson in connection to the Roatcap Fire has been postponed until December. Facing a single count of fourth degree arson, Roger Stratton, 54,...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Board seeks to save Calkins

As a little girl from a small country school, Vivienne Kenyon found the two-story Calkins School Building in Cortez an imposing structure when she first attended in 1934. “The building seemed so...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Up to this minute, never broken

Uncle Sam wanted Navajo boys, but Sam Sandoval was fresh out of a 12-year stint in a Methodist boarding school, where he had been instructed to never utter his native language. At 18, Sandoval...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tracking registered offenders

Glen C. Baty is the latest name added to the local registry of sexually violent offenders, bringing the total number of sex offenders living in Montezuma County to 52. At a community notification...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Officials dissolve 'gentlemen's' water agreement

A gentlemen's water agreement reached last month between the Town of Mancos and Mesa Verde National Park has been suspended. Park and town officials appeared satisfied after the July 24 Mancos...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2013 | CATEGORY: MT - News

Menefee coal fires to be doused

Officials are calling for a contractor to extinguish nearly 6,000 cubic yards of burning coal on Menefee Mountain. A half-dozen contractors attended a pre-bid meeting outside of Mancos last week to...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2013 | CATEGORY: MT - News

Furse won’t prosecute Harper’s cases

Local and state authorities were informed last week that a Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office deputy with a checkered past would no longer be utilized to prosecute criminals. In an eight-paragraph...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sheriff drops lone drug cop

While under investigation for alleged misconduct, the first drug recognition expert hired by the Montezuma County’ Sheriff’s Office was officially relieved of his duties Saturday, according to...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

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