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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

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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

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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

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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

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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: Sept. 30, 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

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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

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Steele responds

Write-in candidate Mike Steele says it’s impossible to attack an opponent who has lied in court or who has been accused in court of being dishonest. “Bearing false witness in a court of law is a...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Nowlin responds

GOP candidate Steve Nowlin has dismissed claims circulating about his “dishonest reputation” as politically motivated attacks aimed to “smear his name” in the run-up to the Montezuma County...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Nowlin wants more sheriff’s office training

Republican candidate Steve Nowlin believes increased spending on training is needed within the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office. A third in a series on various campaign issues, The Cortez Journal...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local news