Position: Journal Staff Writer

Email: tbaker@the-journal.com

Phone Number: 970-564-6033

Lost teen walks out

A young man lost overnight near Priest Gulch has returned to camp safe and sound. Local search and rescue teams combed the Priest Gulch campground area overnight for Jacob Laube, 15, of Bluefield,...

DATE: July 4, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Airport project won’t be disruptive

Air traffic into the Cortez Municipal Airport will be periodically grounded this fall by a planned improvement project. Airport Manager Russ Machen said the 11-week construction upgrade is slated...

DATE: July 4, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Petition drive seeks to place education tax boost on ballot

Some area teachers aren’t taking the summer off. Instead, they’re seeking support for the new school finance act. Initiative 22, a $950 million ballot proposal, would increase the state income tax...

DATE: July 4, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local children face big challenges

With nearly 6,000 children calling it home, Montezuma County is one of the worst in Colorado for overall child well-being. According to the 2013 Kids Count in Colorado report, more than one in...

DATE: July 4, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Missing teen walks into camp

A young man lost overnight near Priest Gulch has returned to camp safe and sound. Local search and rescue teams combed the Priest Gulch campground area overnight for Jacob Laube, 15, of Bluefield,...

DATE: July 4, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Habitat sales center a success

The greatest challenge at the Habitat for Humanity sales center is the relentless task of rearranging the ever-changing merchandise inside the store. "We constantly have to reconfigure our floor...

DATE: July 3, 2013 | CATEGORY: DS - Living

Prescribing childhood literacy

A little girl sits reading at a small brightly painted table inside the waiting room at a local health clinic. A little boy approaches. He looks scared. "Are you getting a shot too?" he asks. "No,"...

DATE: July 3, 2013 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Spigots still open

The amount of water used every day to irrigate residential lawns in Mancos is enough to supply the entire town's basic water needs for more than a month. Mancos water department director Robin...

DATE: July 2, 2013 | CATEGORY: MT - News

Mancos zones out dispensary

Things are tough all over for one businessman in Mancos. Owner of the Mancos Valley Business Center on North Willow Street in Mancos since 2004, Jim Cody said he has faithfully attempted to meet...

DATE: July 2, 2013 | CATEGORY: MT - News

Mancos Days prompts cleanup

To put the town's best foot forward, Mancos officials are urging residents to step up and maintain their private property. In preparation for Mancos Days later this month, Mancos officials are...

DATE: July 2, 2013 | CATEGORY: MT - News

Fireworks postponed

The Mancos Fourth of July fireworks show has been canceled because of current drought conditions. Mancos Fire District Assistant Chief Ed Martinez confirmed Tuesday that the town's annual...

DATE: July 2, 2013 | CATEGORY: MT - News

Habitat sales center a success

The greatest challenge at the Habitat for Humanity sales center is the relentless task of rearranging the ever-changing merchandise inside the store. “We constantly have to reconfigure our floor...

DATE: July 1, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

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