Jim Mimiaga

Position: Journal Staff Writer

Missing hiker found in Canyons of the Ancients

A missing hiker was rescued after getting lost in a snowstorm in the Sand Canyon area Monday afternoon, said Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin. Deputies with the Sheriff’s Mounted Patrol...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Memorial lists prices for medical services

Southwest Memorial Hospital has been posting prices for customary medical services on its website since July, said Bridgett Jabour, executive assistant for Southwest Health Systems. In 2019,...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Snowslide hits Colorado Highway 145 near Trout Lake; avalanche threat ‘high’

The Colorado Department of Transportation is conducting avalanche mitigation today on Colorado Highway 145 from north of Rico to Ophir. The highway could have intermittent closures of 30 minutes or...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 14 hours ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

Montezuma County seeks way to open Mesa Verde road

The Montezuma County Board of Commissioners and county staff are discussing how to reopen the road into Mesa Verde National Park, which closed because of the partial federal government shutdown....

DATE: Jan. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Kinder Morgan plans for new well near Goodman Point

Permits for a new Kinder Morgan carbon dioxide well in the Goodman Point area gained approval from the Montezuma County Planning and Zoning commissioners Thursday, and it could indicate an expanded...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

USDA veterinarian stationed in Cortez

Melissa Cleavinger, a U.S. Department of Agriculture medical veterinarian for Southwest Colorado, is stationed in Cortez. She told the Montezuma County Board of Health about her role as the...

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

Montezuma County elected officials take oath of office

Nine Montezuma County officials elected Nov. 6 were sworn in to serve the oath of public office by Chief District Court Judge Douglas Walker during a ceremony Tuesday at the Montezuma County...

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

State propane shortage not hitting Cortez, supplier says

A propane shortage in Colorado is not impacting a main supplier in Cortez. Fraley Co. has a full supply and is meeting customer demands, said General Manager Kelly Gagneaux. He said Fraley’s main...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Montezuma County Fairgrounds gets new leader

Longtime Montezuma County Fairgrounds employee Larry Copeland has been promoted to manager of the facility. He replaces Tanner Young, who served as manager since 2010, but resigned in November to...

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

Colorado 145 reopens between Dolores and Telluride

Colorado Highway 145 reopened about 11 a.m. between Dolores and Telluride after a work crew recovered a crashed vehicle near County Road 38 at the West Fork of the Dolores River. The highway was...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man injured, vehicles collide during ill-advised tow on U.S. Highway 160

Slick roads and an attempted roadside tow combined to cause a three-car crash that injured one person about 5 p.m. Monday on South Broadway in Cortez. A southbound black Mustang slid off the road...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire destroys home on Road H southeast of Cortez

A fast-moving fire destroyed a family’s home at 30168 Road H near Cortez on Sunday morning. All four people and pets in the two-story home were safely evacuated, and no one was injured, said Cortez...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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