Jim Mimiaga

Position: Journal Staff Writer

Avalanche control on Colorado Highway 145 goes high tech

Avalanche control on Lizard Head Pass between Rico and Telluride on Colorado Highway 145 is about to go high tech with a $1.4 million remote-control system. Every winter north of Rico, the Yellow...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 14 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Rico considers building mountain bike park

Rico Trails Alliance has submitted a preliminary plan to construct 1.5 miles of non-motorized trails on a 10-acre hillside above Deadwood Road in the town of Rico. The flow park concept includes a...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Orchard hub to serve Montezuma County apple growers

The Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project in Southwest Colorado now has a base of operations, thanks to a donation from The Nature Conservancy and other donors. The conservancy donated $297,000...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Cortez woman faces charges in 2018 Haycamp slaying

Jennifer Marie Folsom has been charged with second-degree attempted murder for allegedly shooting her husband, James Lloyd Box Jr., on Haycamp Mesa outside Dolores in 2018. Box was then fatally...

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

Ute Mountain Utes may earmark CARES Act money for household water

The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe is considering using CARES Act funding to improve basic utility services for tribal residences, according to a tribal council member. But a tribal member who has lived...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Bustang Outrider resumes round-trip route from Durango to Grand Junction

Bustang Outrider’s round-trip bus service from Durango to Grand Junction has resumed with COVID-19 prevention measures. To ensure social distancing, capacity has been reduced by 50%, or 16 maximum...

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

Friends of Cedar Mesa awarded $300,000 to protect Bears Ears

Friends of Cedar Mesa has been awarded $300,000 from the World Monuments Fund to help protect the most at-risk archaeology sites in the Bears Ears area of southeast Utah. The contribution is part...

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

Montezuma County sheriff’s deputy charged with domestic violence

Montezuma County sheriff’s deputy Donnie Mack Brown has been arrested and charged with domestic violence and harassment, according to the Cortez Police Department and 22nd Judicial District...

DATE: July 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County officials clash over mask mandate

Montezuma County commissioners have defied Colorado Gov. Jared Polis’ COVID-19 prevention orders, and one suggested the local health department could face firings and a reduced budget if it...

DATE: July 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Coal seam fire near Dolores extinguished; second one discovered

A coal seam fire discovered in October north of Dolores has been extinguished, but another one along a steep ledge was discovered a few miles west, according to the San Juan National Forest. The...

DATE: July 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sen. Michael Bennet hears Rosa’s sanctuary story

MANCOS – On Monday, U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet met with Rosa Sabido, a Cortez resident from Mexico who has been living in sanctuary at the Mancos United Methodist Church since June 2017. “I told him...

DATE: July 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Opposition to imported Estonian uranium grows in Four Corners

San Juan County, Utah, and the Navajo Nation have joined other groups to oppose a proposal by the White Mesa Mill in Blanding to accept radioactive material from Estonia. Mill owner Energy Fuels...

DATE: July 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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