Tobie Baker

Position: The Journal

Project to decode apples’ genetic history

Funds from a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant will be used in part to genetically identify historic apples grown in Montezuma County. In recent years, Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2015 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Dispute over pot plant erupts at a Cortez church

No charges were filed after an armed sheriff’s employee got into a dispute at a Cortez church over a missing marijuana plant. In a three-page report, Cortez Police Department Officer Mark Adkins...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Box, Plentyholes elected to Ute Mountain council

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

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

Montezuma County kids face uphill battle

Nearly 2 in 3 Montezuma County children younger than 6 reside in homes that face financial hardships. While only about a third of Montezuma County children live below the federal poverty level,...

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

Colorado may give mascots second look

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: Local News

S. Utes: Spill costs at $200K

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. Southern Ute Chairman Clement Frost...

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

Cortez’s 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. 3, 2015 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Cortez vets battle over parade route

The smoke has evidently cleared after a battle erupted over the annual Veterans Day Parade in Cortez. The first shots were fired last November when several veterans opted to boycott the parade on...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hickenlooper says no long-term effects from Animas River sampling

TOWAOC – A week-and-a-half after drinking water from the Animas River, Gov. John Hickenlooper, during a tour of Ute Mountain Ute land Sunday, pronounced himself in the pink, and he predicted no...

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

Without their native tongue, Utes fear for loss of souls

IGNACIO – In an effort to preserve the Ute language, some 75 members of the Southern Ute, Ute Mountain Ute and Northern Ute tribes attended the first “Let us all wake up and speak Ute” linguistics...

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

Vet reflects on WWII, devastation

Drafted into the U.S. military at age 18, Bill Saulters said one of the most horrific scenes he ever witnessed was in Hiroshima, Japan. He served there after the atomic bomb was dropped 70 years...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County man battles Sinclair

A Montezuma County man has indicated that he plans to file a counterclaim for damages against a regional oil company. A judge has advised him to proceed cautiously. Appearing via telephone at a...

DATE: July 27, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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