Position: Journal Staff Writer

Email: tbaker@the-journal.com

Phone Number: 970-564-6033

State to re-examine Native mascots

Ute tribal leaders say the state could be a shining example for the nation if Native American mascots were retired at public schools. Earlier this year, House Bill 15-1165 was introduced in Denver...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2015 | CATEGORY: Education

Spill cost tribe at least $200K, Southern Utes say

IGNACIO – The price tag for the Gold King Mine disaster has reached about $200,000 for the Southern Ute Indian Tribe, and additional expenditures are likely, according to Southern Ute Chairman...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Western artists head east

Just after 2 a.m. on Friday, June 2, 1899, men wearing white masks and carrying lanterns flagged down the Union Pacific Overland Flyer No. 1 at mile marker No. 609 outside of Wilcox, Wyo. Led by...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

Hampson case stalled until fall

The proceedings for post-conviction relief for a man serving a 25-year prison term appear stalled until November, at the earliest. “I’m stuck,” lead prosecutor Jack Roth told the court this week. A...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

No arrests made at DUI checkpoints

The Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office failed to make a single arrest while operating three area DUI checkpoints this summer. The latest DUI sting was conducted on Saturday, Sept. 5. “No DUI...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Inside the 9/11 Museum

It’s educational. It’s worthy. It’s heart-wrenching. It’s overwhelming. Last fall, I had the fortunate opportunity to visit the 9/11 Memorial Museum in New York. Located in lower Manhattan next to...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police: Kids left in car as adults fought

The Cortez Police Department responded to a couple of calls on Saturday, Aug. 29, that involved children left in cars while adults fought indoors. Officers responded to the 600 block of North Ash...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Sunflower gets international film festival

Area residents will be given the opportunity to decide if a German, Swiss, Turkish, French, Chilean, Danish, British or American film director should win the 18th Annual Manhattan Short Film...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: Living

Sunflower gets international film festival

Area residents will be given the opportunity to decide if a German, Swiss, Turkish, French, Chilean, Danish, British or American film director should win the 18th Annual Manhattan Short Film...

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

EPA tests water at spill site on U.S. 160

A substance described as diesel or fuel oil was detected in a well about nine months ago at the Wild Wild Rest toxic spill site west of Mancos. The findings were included in a 114-page...

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

Meet the Re-1 school board candidates

Should property taxes be raised to better fund public education? This was one of 15 questions posed by The Cortez Journal to candidates seeking a four-year term on the Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 school...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police: Kids left in car as adults fought

The Cortez Police Department responded to a couple of calls on Saturday, Aug. 29, that involved children left in cars while adults fought indoors. Officers responded to the 600 block of North Ash...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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