Jim Mimiaga

Position: Journal Staff Writer

New orchard takes root in Dolores

The persistent blank spot on Joe Rowell Park’s east side is set to blossom into a vibrant orchard producing heritage apples. This fall, the Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project planted 70 trees...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Galloping Goose reunion tour planned for July

Over the years, there have been a handful of Galloping Goose rail-car reunion tours, and another one is planned for July in Chama, New Mexico. The event is part of the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

River Permit Party is Jan. 24 in Dolores

The seventh annual River Permit Party and auction is Jan. 24 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Dolores Community Center. The event is a fundraiser for the Dolores River Boating Advocates . There will be a...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Antique Corral in Cortez accused of selling racist products

Replicas of historical signs depicting racial inequality at the Antique Corral south of Cortez have triggered a wave of controversy on social media. The reproduced signs represent relics of the...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Dinostore brings retro style to Dolores

Walking into The Dinostore in Dolores is like taking a step back in time when style had a life of its own. The boutique at 1127 Railroad Ave. is the creation of owner Steve King, a local artist and...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Rescues cause Norwood Road closure

Motorists relying on GPS route-finding technology have triggered a series of rescues on the snowy Dolores-Norwood Road, forcing a winter closure by Dolores County until further notice. The...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez police seek help identifying graffiti vandals

Cortez police request the public’s help to catch graffiti vandals in town. Suspects are being sought for recent graffiti that has caused thousands of dollars in property damage to local businesses,...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Authorities report auto theft, 100 mph chase in Cortez

Authorities in Montezuma County and Cortez reported a stolen vehicle and car chase this week. On Jan. 2, a van from a home on Road H was reported stolen, said Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin....

DATE: Jan. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County passes $51.4 million budget for 2020

The Montezuma County budget jumped for 2020, with additional expenditures going toward paving roads, infrastructure projects and law enforcement. On Dec. 17, county commissioners approved a $51.3...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two-vehicle crash kills one, injures another south of Cortez

A two-vehicle crash killed one man Tuesday south of Cortez on U.S. 160/491, according to the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office. The collision occurred just before 1 p.m. and involved a white Ram...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Earthquakes trigger new plans for injection well in Paradox

When engineers installed the Paradox Valley Salinity Control project in 1996 on the lower Dolores River in Southwest Colorado, the result was improved water quality in the nearby Colorado River and...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Dolores approves 2020 budget

The Dolores Town Board approved a $1.5 million budget for 2020 that funds a variety of services, and includes infrastructure upgrades and recreation projects. The budget is balanced, said town...

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

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