Political candidates

Ute Mountain Utes to hold election Oct. 13

Ute Mountain Ute tribal members will elect one tribal council delegate during the Oct. 13 election in Towaoc. Seven candidates are running for a seat being vacated by DeAnne House, whose three-year...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores school board candidates field questions during forum

At a public forum Tuesday, seven candidates running for two open seats on the Dolores School Board fielded a variety of questions. The candidates are Sandra Corbitt, Rebecca Frasier, Lisa Holz,...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gubernatorial candidate faces national questions, offers state solutions

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Johnston offered state-centric solutions to questions about health care, public lands and climate change during a campaign stop Monday at the Durango Public...

DATE: July 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tim Miller: Cortez City Council candidate

Name: Tim MillerAge : 67 Occupation: Retired Electrician Party 1. How do you define freedom of information, and what three action items would you introduce to guarantee the peoples’ right to know?...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Becker appointed to Town Board

Three political hopefuls fielded multiple questions on Wednesday before one was appointed to temporarily serve on the Mancos town board. The post comes available in April. While four residents...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

M-CHS demolition bid tops $2 million

At $2.2 million, the top estimate to demolish the former Montezuma-Cortez High School building is more than 15 times the budgeted amount. Last month, Re-1 School Superintendent Alex Carter told...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez school district to interview board appointees

At a meeting tonight, officials will interview candidates interested in filling two open seats on the Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 school board. Submitting a letter of interest to serve for District G is...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Former sheriff hopeful arrested

Once a candidate for Montezuma County sheriff, William “Bill” Conner faces allegations that he molested two underage relatives. Conner, 55, of Cortez, was arrested and jailed on Friday, Oct. 16. A...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute elections are next week

A total of nine candidates are seeking election to one of two three-year terms on the Ute Mountain Ute tribal council. The election, open to tribal members 18 and older, is held Friday, Oct. 9....

DATE: Oct. 1, 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

Local and state candidates' positions

At the local level, three Montezuma County political posts remain contested, including commissioner, sheriff, and clerk and recorder. According to Montezuma County election officials, more than...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Candidates respond to Journal’s questions

Biographical information on the remaining Montezuma County candidates in contested races pulled from questionnaire surveys circulated to each contestant earlier this year by The Cortez Journal. ...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News