Jim Mimiaga

Position: Journal Staff Writer

Dolores River Anglers seeks water quality protection for streams

The Dolores River Anglers Chapter of Trout Unlimited seeks to designate nine stream reaches in the Upper Dolores River watershed for Outstanding Waters status. The designation offers protection for...

DATE: April 17, 2021 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Pedestrian hit by truck while crossing E. Main Street in Cortez

A man was hit by a truck while crossing E. Main Street this week in Cortez. The man was taken to Southwest Memorial Hospital and released with minor injuries, said Assistant Cortez Police Chief...

DATE: April 16, 2021 | UPDATED: 1 day 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

One killed in crash on U.S. Highway 491

One person died and three people were injured in a single-car crash Wednesday on U.S. Highway 491 south of Dove Creek, according to the Colorado State Patrol. The crash was reported at 9:40 a.m. at...

DATE: April 14, 2021 | UPDATED: 3 days 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Mesa Verde National Park designated 100th International Dark Sky Park

Mesa Verde National Park is known for preserving ancient cultural sites, and now it will also protect the nighttime view of the stars. This year, Mesa Verde was designated the 100th International...

DATE: April 12, 2021 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Jury trials return to courts in Montezuma County

Jury trials resumed earlier this week in both district and county courts in the 22nd Judicial District, which includes Montezuma and Dolores counties. The pandemic forced a near-total suspension of...

DATE: April 11, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez mogul skier competes at U.S. Junior National Championship

A teenage skier from Cortez is ripping up the slopes, catching big air and competing at the national level. Mogul skier Max Johnson, a sophomore at Montezuma-Cortez High School, raced in the U.S....

DATE: April 11, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hikers report illegal target shooting on Canyons of the Ancients Monument

A Bureau of Land Management ranger responded to a report of shots fired in Canyons of the Ancients National Monument about 12:30 p.m., according to Sheriff Steve Nowlin. Nowlin said someone called...

DATE: April 8, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Federal agency predicts significant fire risk for Southwest Colorado

Wildfire risk for Southwest Colorado is predicted to be above normal starting in April, according to the National Interagency Fire Center. “The Southwest is forecast to have above normal...

DATE: April 7, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Winds and dry conditions trigger wildfire watch in Southwest Colorado

The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning and a fire watch for Southwest Colorado. The red flag warning is effective from noon to 9 p.m. Monday. The fire weather watch is effective...

DATE: April 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Impact of logging near Dolores raises concerns about recreation access

San Juan National Forest officials are addressing concerns about a logging project’s impact to recreation in the Boggy Draw area north of Dolores. The 22,346-acre Salter Vegetation Management...

DATE: April 4, 2021 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Youth Corps to work on motorized trails

Colorado Parks and Wildlife will fund $319,000 toward improving motorized trails in cooperation with the Colorado Youth Corps Association. According to a CPW news release March 31, the Youth Corps...

DATE: April 4, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County commissioners assert opposition to wolves

The Montezuma County Board of County Commissioners continues to oppose gray wolf reintroduction into the Western Slope, a plan narrowly approved by Colorado voters in November. Commissioners passed...

DATE: April 2, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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