Tobie Baker

Position: The Journal

Old Cortez high school demolition bid tops $2M

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. 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

$2M awarded for Cortez hospital project

In addition to a voter-approved sales tax, proceeds from energy and mineral production will also help fund a $14.2 million capital improvement project at Southwest Memorial Hospital in Cortez....

DATE: Dec. 30, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez students lag state averages in PARCC test scores

Cortez students at every grade level lag average Colorado scores by nearly 20 percentage points in meeting or exceeding expectations in English and math, according to test results from the 2014-15...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez schools warned about their aging buses

More than half the buses used daily to shuttle students to Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 schools have more than a quarter-million miles on the odometer. “There’s going to come a day that we can’t pick...

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

Cortez OKs land-for-jobs deal with Osprey

The city of Cortez and Osprey Packs, which is based in the town, have agreed to a deal that provides the well-known backpack company with land for new headquarters if it adds 45 full-time jobs by...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

Ute students’ film wins award in Los Angeles

“Escape,” the first movie produced by Ute Mountain Ute teens, won Best Student Film at the recent LA Skins Fest. The fictional film, which aims to change the negative stereotypes of Native American...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cultural divide adds to disparity

About 40 percent Native American students – 2 in 5 – received special-education instruction at local schools last year, according to the 2015 Indian Policies and Procedures report released by the...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2015 | CATEGORY: Education

Cortez vandal armed with BB gun, police say

Eight Main Street storefronts in Cortez were vandalized by an unknown suspect apparently armed with a BB gun. Cortez police responded to the Fiesta Theatre, at 23 W. Main St., for a shots-fired...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Autopsy: Montezuma County inmate died of natural causes

Complications of chronic alcohol abuse were determined to be the cause of death for a woman inside the Montezuma County jail last month. According to the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office, Denver...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Former Mancos marshal convicted of DUI in 2009 in Indiana

Former Mancos Marshal John Cox, who faces a DUI charge after hitting a guardrail this month, was convicted in a DUI case in Indiana several years before joining the Mancos force. It appears that he...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lawsuit filed in intoxicated man’s 2013 death in Montezuma County jail

An Albuquerque attorney has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit in connection to the 2013 death of a Navajo man in the Montezuma County jail. In a 40-page complaint filed last week in U.S....

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

Navajo artist Cohoe featured at Denver show

Cortez artist Jerry Cohoe will be among more than 20 artists featured at the third annual Rims to Ruins Show this weekend in Denver. Born in a canvas tent south of town in 1957 to traditional...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

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