Jim Mimiaga

Position: Journal Staff Writer

FBI investigates homicide in northeast Arizona

The FBI has responded to a homicide that occurred Sept. 13 at a home in Sweetwater, Arizona, on the Navajo Nation. “We are working alongside the Navajo Nation Department of Public safety, Shiprock...

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

Rare American marten sighted in La Sal Mountains

A rare American marten has been documented in the La Sal Mountains near Moab, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources reports. “One of our biologists has made an incredible finding,” the agency...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

BLM, San Juan National Forest host recreation meetings

The San Juan National Forest and Bureau of Land Management are hosting two public recreation meetings this month, including one about proposed Sage Hen and Rico Trails, and one on regional...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan National Forest proposes new trails near Rico

New nonmotorized and motorized trails are proposed for the Rico area by the San Juan National Forest. The Dolores Ranger District is requesting written public comment about the plan as part of a...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez’s Stand Down for veterans assists with military benefits

Montezuma County Veteran Services and VFW Post 5231 will hold a Stand Down for Veterans on Sept. 20 to provide information about benefits and programs. The event will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. advances case against four defendants in Montezuma County pot raid

The U.S. Attorney’s Office seeks to obtain and sell three properties connected to a large marijuana raid last year in Montezuma County and has offered one of the four defendants a plea deal in...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Colorado hits heat records in August, September

The sizzling heat in August and the first part of September has set records in Southwest Colorado, and the lack of moisture has increased the drought status from abnormally dry to moderate. “Due to...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores teacher tells about flight from war-torn Sudan

Dolores teacher Nyibol Bior endured war in Sudan as a child but never gave up – an experience she translates into lessons of perseverance, hard work and compassion. As a child in the 1980s, Bior’s...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner tours Aspen Wood Products mill

U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner visited the Aspen Wood Products mill in Mancos on Tuesday as part of a tour of Colorado. The mill, owned and operated by David Sitton, was formerly the Western Excelsior...

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

Famous wayward condor that visited Montezuma County is growing up

Nate, the young California condor that became famous after his wayward flight to Montezuma County from the Grand Canyon in 2014, is alive and well. Nicknamed “Nate” based on wing tag number, N8,...

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

U.S. Rep. DeGette defends values of wilderness bill

On a sunny mesa overlooking expansive green hills of the Weber and Menefee Mountain Wilderness Study Areas, Montezuma County officials tried to persuade U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette, D-Denver, to drop...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Horse roundup plan for Mesa Verde National Park under review

A plan to round up and remove a wild horse herd from Mesa Verde National Park is in the review process, according to the Colorado Chapter of the National Mustang Association. The park is partnering...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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