Tobie Baker

Position: The Journal

Montezuma County, Forest Service at odds

A U.S. Forest Service ranger told Montezuma County commissioners that local officials continue to overstep their authority in regard to the Dolores-Norwood Road. District Ranger Derek Padilla said...

DATE: July 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Judge bars 32nd bong-a-thon event near Stoner

District Court Judge Todd Plewe issued a restraining order Wednesday to bar the 32nd annual Colorado Invitational Bong-A-Thon marijuana competition from taking place next weekend near Stoner....

DATE: July 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

New high school in Cortez nears completion and remains under-budget

School officials are buzzing with anticipation as they prepare to open the doors of the new Montezuma-Cortez High School. A public ribbon-cutting is planned for Aug. 14. “I believe this is the...

DATE: July 19, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sinclair removes ‘toxic’ signage

Almost five months after seeking a court order, the Wyoming-based Sinclair Oil Corp. was allowed to remove its signage from a defunct gas station between Cortez and Mancos. The Montezuma County...

DATE: July 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County nixes Bong-A-Thon

Montezuma County officials have denied a permit for North America’s oldest marijuana event to be held outside Stoner. Planning director LeeAnn Milligan said Colorado Invitational Bong-A-Thon...

DATE: June 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez ‘lawn cop’ angers homeowner

With more rainfall comes more weeds – and a “few more” city-code violations. The number of code enforcement citations issued for overgrown weeds inside Cortez city limits wasn’t available, but one...

DATE: June 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ska Brewing: Pioneers of the summer stout

A summer cream stout will be toasted Sunday, the day the Northern Hemisphere marks the summer solstice. What? “There is no seasonal stout category,” confirmed Colorado Brewers Guild spokesperson...

DATE: June 18, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos teen dies in crash

Two people were killed and two others were seriously injured in a head-on collision along U.S. Highway 160 in Costilla County. A Colorado State Patrol spokesperson said the collision occurred near...

DATE: June 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma schools again face budget crunch

Despite a projected $265 per pupil funding increase next year, the 2015-16 budget for Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 schools again is forecast to be underfunded at the state level. As determined by School...

DATE: June 15, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

No charges in river incident

No charges will be filed in connection to a cable placed across the Dolores River that knocked boaters overboard earlier this month, sending one woman to the hospital. During an interview with KSJD...

DATE: June 14, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Natives add $2B to state economy

Native American-owned businesses provide more than 16,000 jobs and add more than $2 billion to Colorado’s economy. The economic impact findings were announced at a quarterly Colorado Commission of...

DATE: June 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

Cleaner finds remains in Cortez garage

A man charged with cleaning a house for a mortgage company found more than just dirt and grime. He also found human remains. Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Ryan Hancock was dispatched to...

DATE: June 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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