Jim Mimiaga

Position: Journal Staff Writer

Winter’s snowfall makes for summer skiing in Southwest Colorado

Skiers, snowboarders and sledders are getting summer runs in the backcountry of the San Juan Mountains thanks to lingering snowpack from an above-average winter. For those willing to hike or ski...

DATE: July 12, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 16 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Authorities investigate possible homicide near Mancos

The death of a man that occurred July 4 west of Mancos is being investigated as a possible homicide, according to Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin. David Allen Mooney, 60, of Chino Valley,...

DATE: July 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Crash occurs in U.S. 160 construction zone

A three-vehicle crash in the construction zone on U.S. Highway 160 on Monday morning sent one driver to the hospital, according to the Colorado State Patrol. The crash occurred when a westbound...

DATE: July 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mountain rescues include trapped bear, distressed kayaker

Crews in San Miguel County have responded to a slew of mountain missions during the past week, including a distressed kayaker, an injured hiker, snow-blocked roads and a trapped bear. On Saturday,...

DATE: July 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

There’s still time for whitewater boating on the Lower Dolores River

There is still time to boat the Dolores River below McPhee Dam. A whitewater release might continue into early July while the last of the remaining snowpack comes off the high peaks. Managers are...

DATE: June 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Doe Canyon Fire grows to 90 acres in Southwest Colorado

The Doe Canyon Fire southeast of Dove Creek grew this weekend, but at low intensity. By Monday, the fire had scorched 90 acres in the San Juan National Forest east of the Lower Dolores River...

DATE: June 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wood manufacturer announces plan for mill near Dolores

A new wood manufacturing plant is being planned on property southwest of Dolores. Jeff Bunnell of Iron Wood Group LLC said the company is refurbishing a warehouse on Road T in Montezuma County that...

DATE: June 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Six inner-tubers rescued on Dolores River

Six Dolores County youths reported missing on the Lower Dolores River were found Sunday morning by a Flight for Life helicopter, according to the Dove Creek Press . The group attempted to float the...

DATE: June 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man sentenced for role in death of 2 girls

A man charged with crimes connected to the death of two children in Norwood in 2017 was sentenced June 4, according to the San Miguel Sheriff’s Office. Ashford Nathaniel Archer was sentenced to...

DATE: June 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Forest Service analysis released on aspen logging project

The Dolores Ranger District of the San Juan National Forest has released a draft Environmental Assessment for an aspen logging project. The proposed project targets mature aspen stands in five...

DATE: June 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Flood watch issued for upper Dolores River

The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for the Dolores River from Rico to just below the Taylor Creek confluence beginning Thursday evening and ending Sunday afternoon. A flood watch...

DATE: June 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Feasibility study considered for Montezuma County convention center

After initial research, informal surveys and brainstorming sessions for a new convention center in Montezuma County, it is now time for a feasibility study, said a small group of organizers. Local...

DATE: June 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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