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Tobie Baker

Position: The Journal

Hemp corridor sprouts on U.S. 160

Along a 45-mile stretch of U.S. Highway 160, a farmer, a biochemist and a manufacturer have partnered to help sprout a viable hemp industry in Southwest Colorado. The process starts in Mancos,...

DATE: June 7, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos farmer plants industrial hemp crop

On a small research plot in Weber Canyon, three varieties of industrial hemp were planted Monday, the first day of Hemp History Week. Scott Perez, a second-year industrial hemp farmer from Mancos,...

DATE: June 3, 2015 | CATEGORY: Good Earth

Assault suspected after rafters hit cable

A metal cable stretched across the Dolores River scraped five people off their raft on Tuesday, sending one woman to the hospital with a head injury. The Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office is...

DATE: June 3, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sheriff’s deputy in car chase speaks

Many people might find it difficult to maintain their composure while involved in a high-speed pursuit with your quarry firing at you. That really wasn’t a problem for Montezuma County Sheriff...

DATE: May 18, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County schools back off request for tax hike

The Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 School District has opted not to ask voters for additional tax revenue via a mill-levy override. “There was no way it would’ve passed,” said Re-1 Superintendent Alex...

DATE: May 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Suspect ID’d in car chase

A Florida man wanted in connection with the disappearance of his niece has been identified as the driver who died after a high-speed pursuit on Monday. Lt. Kyle Lincoln, of the San Juan County...

DATE: May 12, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Car chase ends in apparent suicides

Two suspects involved in a high-speed police chase that began Monday morning in Cortez were found dead after eventually crashing on a dead-end street in Shiprock, New Mexico. San Juan County (New...

DATE: May 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Actor Carradine pays fine for crash

The Colorado State Patrol confirmed that Hollywood actor Robert Carradine paid the fine for a careless driving ticket it issued to him last month. CSP spokesman Sgt. Rob Madden said Carradine, 61,...

DATE: April 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

From ex-pot agent to ganjapreneur

Twice retired, John Seckman benefited from a 30-year executive career in oil and tech booms. Now he’s engaged in the marijuana boom. “I’m 66 years old,” he said. “I don’t have another boom left in...

DATE: March 31, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

For pioneer, hemp pays

An attentive audience of more than 50 local farmers and residents quizzed America’s first modern-day industrial hemp farmer at the Four States Ag Expo. As the three-day event came to a close...

DATE: March 25, 2015 | CATEGORY: Good Earth

She traded her cubicle for a plow

Working as an international conservationist, Kellie Pettyjohn routinely found herself daydreaming. Not about garbage patches of plastic debris floating in oceans or the number of animal species...

DATE: March 18, 2015 | CATEGORY: Good Earth

‘Hateful Eight’ seeks aid in ski burn, asks for snow

TELLURIDE – High temperatures and low snowfall in the Southwest Colorado ski resort have hampered production of Quentin Tarantino’s “The Hateful Eight.” In the last 30 days, Telluride has received...

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

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