Jim Mimiaga

Position: Journal Staff Writer

Montezuma County considers convention center at fairgrounds

The Montezuma County Commission is considering construction of a multimillion dollar convention center at the county fairgrounds if the city of Cortez, tourism groups and chambers cover building...

DATE: March 18, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 hour 27 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Solar power comes to Ute Mountain Tribe

The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe broke ground Wednesday on a $2 million solar project that will be used to lower electricity bills for tribal residents in Towaoc. An 8-acre hayfield west of the Ute...

DATE: March 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM, Montezuma County disagree on fighting noxious weeds

Part of a burn scar from the 2012 Weber Fire south of Mancos has become infested with noxious weeds, but Montezuma County and the Bureau of Land Management disagree about how it should be managed....

DATE: March 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

BLM provides roundup of regional projects

After at two-year hiatus, a citizen council that advises the Bureau of Land Management in Southwest Colorado has resumed work. The 15-member Southwest Resource Advisory Council met at the Dolores...

DATE: March 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Utah oil spill reaches San Juan River

A pipeline break discovered March 1 in southeast Utah spilled a mixture of oil and produced water that reached the San Juan River near Montezuma Creek, according to the Environmental Protection...

DATE: March 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Galloping Goose plows through snowstorms in Animas Valley

The Galloping Goose No. 5 experienced some winter adventure during two February excursions on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. The Feb. 15 and Feb. 18 trips to Cascade Canyon were cut...

DATE: March 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Bill would expand Yucca House National Monument

Yucca House National Monument south of Cortez would grow six times larger under legislation introduced this week in Congress. U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton and Sen. Cory Gardner, both Colorado...

DATE: March 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Backcountry skier killed in avalanche near Lizard Head Pass

CORTEZ – A backcountry skier was killed Sunday after being buried by an avalanche near Lizard Head Pass, according to the Colorado Avalanche Information Center . The man was identified as Scott...

DATE: March 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Logging, thinning plan for Dolores District is released

The San Juan National Forest is seeking public comment on a proposed logging and forest restoration project northwest of Dolores and east of Dove Creek. The draft environmental assessment for the...

DATE: March 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Four States Ag Expo coming to Montezuma County Fairgrounds

Get prepared for the farming and ranching season at the Four States Agricultural Exposition on March 14-16. The long-running tradition at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds is in its 37th year and...

DATE: March 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma commissioners declare county a gun sanctuary

CORTEZ – Montezuma County commissioners on Thursday declared the county a gun sanctuary in response to a proposed gun control law in the Colorado Legislature. About 150 people filled the...

DATE: March 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Upcoming river season bolstered by snow

As the snow piles up, boaters start dreaming about spring melt water that will fill local rivers. But depending on the river, a permit may be required – triggering a bureaucratic lottery that...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

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