Position: Journal Staff Writer

Email: tbaker@the-journal.com

Phone Number: 970-564-6033

Stipulations sprout for marijuana-cultivation license

City council members Tuesday heard two hours of sworn testimony and reviewed more than 75 photographs before voting to renew a conditional cultivation license for a Cortez medical marijuana...

DATE: July 25, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Clampers toast the Columbine Bar

Clad in a sea of red at high noon Saturday, the Clampers drank beer, christened a plaque with beer, then echoed with a "satisfactory" roar before drinking more beer to celebrate one of Colorado's...

DATE: July 23, 2013 | CATEGORY: MT - News

Marshal's presence at Re-6 meetings draws criticism

A new Mancos school board policy to have law enforcement present at its monthly meetings has drawn criticism from one local resident. School board members recently enacted a new security policy,...

DATE: July 23, 2013 | CATEGORY: MT - News

Collins resigns town board post

Any registered voter in Mancos could potentially become the next town trustee in Mancos after the recent resignation of Reneata Collins. Collins was elected to serve a four-year term as a town...

DATE: July 23, 2013 | CATEGORY: MT - News

Local competes on ‘Summer Camp’

With roots in Southwest Colorado, Justin Jackson has been cast as the conservative Second Amendment hunter type in a new reality television show. “It all sort of fell into my lap,” said the...

DATE: July 22, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

City staff sheds 428 pounds

Don Cornett is a 52-year-old Cortez public works employee with eight grandchildren. He’s lost nearly 50 pounds over the last 24 weeks. “Before, all I could do was sit and watch my grandkids play...

DATE: July 22, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Violations close dispensary

After failing a building inspection, a Cortez medical marijuana dispensary was shut down by city officials on Friday. Police swarmed The Medicine Man medical marijuana dispensary at 310 East Main...

DATE: July 22, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sealed arrest warrant issued for Cronk

Former Montezuma County Undersheriff Robin Cronk turned himself in Wednesday on charges of embezzlement and misconduct. A Colorado Bureau of Investigations press release states that Cronk “turned...

DATE: July 18, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

State shuts Red Arrow Mine

A gold miner nine miles northeast of Mancos denies allegations that he used mercury to refine gold. Reached by telephone Monday morning, Craig Liukko told the Cortez Journal he declined to comment...

DATE: July 18, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Veterans train to combat wildfires

Joshua Jones served three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. Now he’s training alongside other veterans in the San Juan National Forest. A 25-year-old Army veteran from Ardmore, Okla., Jones is...

DATE: July 18, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Excelsior pollution complaints continue

Mancos residents cleared their throats at last week's trustee meeting, demanding the town's largest manufacturer clear the air. "Mancos is always going to be an old, dusty cowtown, but we don't...

DATE: July 16, 2013 | CATEGORY: MT - News

Tree Board re-established

A large branch from a cottonwood tree snapped and fell last Wednesday evening on South Main Street, temporarily blocking traffic in Mancos. At the exact same time, town trustees were appointing...

DATE: July 16, 2013 | CATEGORY: MT - News

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