Jim Mimiaga

Position: Journal Staff Writer

Scooter travelers seek world record, human stories

Two bundled-up figures riding Honda scooters loaded with gear arrive at the entrance to Mesa Verde National Park. Fed up with the fast-paced, cynical world, videographers Michael Reid, a climbing...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Severe drought returns to Four Corners

The recent dry spell has pushed Southwest Colorado back into severe drought. Since Oct. 8, the U.S. Drought Monitor has shown the Four Corners at level D2, or severe drought, the third-worst...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hunter, age 86, remains missing in San Juan National Forest

An intensive five-day search has failed to locate missing hunter Alvie Webb, 86, who was last seen on the morning of Oct. 19 in the Divide Road-Roaring Fork area of the San Juan National Forest....

DATE: Oct. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pueblo villages thrived on Mesa Verde escarpment

The next time you look south toward the Mesa Verde escarpment, imagine prehistoric Pueblo villages from 1,000 years ago with reservoirs, farms, stone dwellings, kivas and perhaps signal fires to...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mountain of tires being shredded at Montezuma County Landfill

A tire collection and recycling program at the Montezuma County landfill has been successful. More than 26,000 tires were brought to the landfill by hundreds of residents as part of an effort to...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Kokanee spawn less than expected on Dolores River

Few kokanee salmon will be available for the public fish giveaway in Dolores Oct. 24 at 3 p.m. because of a weak spawn up the Dolores River, according to Colorado Parks and Wildlife. However, there...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Update: Coal seam fire burns north of Dolores

A coal seam fire has been discovered burning underground 15 miles northeast of Dolores in the San Juan National Forest. Forest Service personnel discovered the fire Oct. 9. It is burning along a...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM proposes new trails, parking lots and e-bike access

Do you support more trails, better parking and roads or have specific concerns about e-bikes, archaeological sites or wildlife on local Bureau of Land Management lands? Now is the chance to...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Revamped Dolores mill starting up

Iron Wood Group LLC is gearing up to produce veneer for the plywood industry at a refurbished mill southwest of Dolores. CEO Jeff Bunnell was granted a high-impact permit for the business by...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Ute Mountain Utes elect Heart with strong support

Ute Mountain Utes have again elected Manuel Heart to lead the 2,100-member tribe in Southwest Colorado. In a landslide victory Friday, Heart earned 231 votes to become the next tribal chairman,...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

McPhee Reservoir contains strong carryover supply for 2020

McPhee Reservoir has strong carryover supply going into the 2020 irrigation season, and even below-average winter snowfall will refill it, officials say. This winter’s above-average snowpack...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Lost Canyon wildfire south of Dolores is contained

Fire crews on Friday mopped up a wildfire that broke out Thursday morning south of Dolores, said Dolores Fire Chief Mike Zion. The 2-acre Lost Canyon Fire torched trees and created spot fires in...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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