Position: Journal Staff Writer

Email: tbaker@the-journal.com

Phone Number: 970-564-6033

The show will go on

With smoke from the West Fork complex of fires casting a pall over Sleeping Ute Mountain and the La Plata Mountains, officials Friday opted to proceed with the city’s annual Fourth of July...

DATE: July 1, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

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 1, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Balance, flexibility goals of downtown yoga studio

Jill Lawson was an aerobics instructor when she took her first yoga course in 1992. By 1998, she was hooked. “Yoga is good for the mind and body,” Lawson said. “It’s a safe and gentle exercise with...

DATE: July 1, 2013 | CATEGORY: Business

Carter joins MCSO

Tapped as the new Montezuma County undersheriff, former Deputy District Attorney Lynda Carter vowed to use her expansive background to help advance the county’s top law enforcement organization. “I...

DATE: June 27, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Council considers marijuana sales

Polled at a city council workshop on Tuesday, a majority of city leaders hinted they wouldn’t choke recreational marijuana sales in Cortez. Police Chief Roy Lane told council members he’s in favor...

DATE: June 27, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

DA starts standing grand jury

District Attorney Will Furse fulfilled a campaign promise last week, establishing the 22nd Judicial District's first standing grand jury. Last fall on the campaign trail, Furse spoke of better...

DATE: June 26, 2013 | CATEGORY: DS - News

District attorney launches standing grand jury

District Attorney Will Furse fulfilled a campaign promise last week, establishing the 22nd Judicial District's first standing grand jury. Last fall on the campaign trail, Furse spoke of better...

DATE: June 26, 2013 | CATEGORY: MT - News

Town wants control of Main Street

Mancos officials want to take back Main Street. They have until July 1. The Mancos board of trustees has a July 1 deadline to file a devolution application with the Colorado Department of...

DATE: June 26, 2013 | CATEGORY: MT - News

Can you hear me now?

Hearing loss impacts more than auditory senses, many times leaving those who suffer to become anti-social. Huh? Pardon me? What did you say? Audiologist and speech and language pathologist Dr....

DATE: June 25, 2013 | CATEGORY: MT - News

District attorney launches standing grand jury

District Attorney Will Furse fulfilled a campaign promise last week, establishing the 22nd Judicial District's first standing grand jury. Last fall on the campaign trail, Furse spoke of better...

DATE: June 25, 2013 | CATEGORY: MT - News

Town wants control of Main Street

Mancos officials want to take back Main Street. They have until July 1. The Mancos board of trustees has a July 1 deadline to file a devolution application with the Colorado Department of...

DATE: June 25, 2013 | CATEGORY: MT - News

Dropouts toil to earn GEDs

Two husband-and-wife couples, a grandfather and a mother-and-daughter duo recently received their high school equivalency diplomas at a ceremony last week. “There were some amazing family...

DATE: June 25, 2013 | CATEGORY: Education

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