Position: Journal Staff Writer

Email: tbaker@the-journal.com

Phone Number: 970-564-6033

High-tech and scheduling glitches linger at new M-CHS

It’s been seven weeks since the new Montezuma-Cortez High School opened its doors, but teachers and students remain disconnected from some of its state-of-the-art technology. High school junior...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Schools promise academic gains

When can the community expect to see notable academic gains at Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 elementary schools? That was the question posed to Superintendent Alex Carter after his update on a University...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2015 | CATEGORY: Education

Utes plan to build 10 units for homeless

TOWAOC – Ute Mountain Ute officials recently broke ground to build 10 housing units for the homeless. Located near the rodeo grounds on Ute Trail Road, the housing units are part of a long-term...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Box, Plentyholes elected to UMU tribal council

TOWAOC - After her fifth campaign attempt, Marissa Box has finally landed a seat on the Ute Mountain Ute tribal council. Incumbent Juantita Plentyholes was also re-elected. “I had a dream, and now...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Brewery turns 1

The eight stools at its long wooden bar were filled by 5 p.m. last Friday as the Mancos Brewing Co. kicked off its one-year anniversary party. “We love this brewpup,” said loyal customer Trina...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Girl Scout advocates new status quo

A 14-year-old Girl Scout is challenging the status quo when it comes to educating local students. Alexx Earley, who recently earned the Girl Scout Silver Award, said she was motivated to raise...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Education

Suspect in attempted murder is denied child visitation

With attempted murder charges pending, a Cortez man has been denied visitation with his daughter. At a scheduled preliminary hearing on Wednesday, Oct. 7, public defender Sara Hildebrand requested...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bridge shelter reopens Monday

Last year, the Bridge Emergency Shelter provided lodging and meals to more than 40 homeless citizens on some nights. It reopens on Monday. Located in the old Montezuma County jail on the corner of...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local vets’ photos needed for Vietnam Wall

Efforts are underway to secure a photo of every name inscribed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C., including three men from Montezuma County.You might be able to help.To...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Ute teens tackle filmmaking

Although fictional, “Escape” is an authentic story that filmmakers’ hope can help change the negative stereotypes of Native youths on and off the reservation. At its premiere Sunday, Oct. 4, at the...

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

Towaoc blaze displaces 7 families

Seven families were displaced Saturday after a fire destroyed an apartment complex in Towaoc. “There were no injuries,” said Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Chairman Manuel Heart. An investigation was...

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

International film fest thrills Cortez crowds

And the winner is… Announced on Monday, the Gold Medal winning film in the 18th Annual Manhattan Short Film Festival was “Bis Gleich.” The 15-minute German film, which translates to “Until Then,”...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

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