Jim Mimiaga

Position: Journal Staff Writer

Suspects in Cortez-area pot raid appear in court

Eight defendants arrested Aug. 28 on suspicion of cultivating marijuana illegally at several properties in Montezuma County appeared Wednesday before County Court Judge JenniLynn Everett Lawrence...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos excelsior mill to start up again

The aspen lumber mill in Mancos is being reborn after a massive fire destroyed it in 2017. After months of negotiations, David Sitton purchased the 35-acre mill site from former operators Western...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Ute policymaker leaves state office

Ernest House Jr. has resigned his position as executive director of the Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs to take a job with the Keystone Policy Center. House is the first Ute Mountain Ute...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Memorial has plan to recover financial health

Southwest Memorial Hospital is struggling financially, but a robust recovery plan has been implemented to right the ship, top managers told a crowd of 50 residents and staff at a recent board...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Report released on horse accident; relatives disagree

A Montezuma County mounted patrol horse who kicked and injured two children during Escalante Days was startled by the kids’ roughhousing, which included being struck by a plastic hammer, according...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Repairs force drainage of Groundhog Reservoir; no bag limit on fish

Malfunctioning dam equipment discovered this week at Groundhog Reservoir has forced Montezuma Valley Irrigation Co. to begin draining the lake in order to make repairs, officials report. As a...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pickup crashes head-on with Montezuma County gravel truck

A Lewis driver faces a DUI charge after a head-on collision with a loaded Montezuma County gravel truck west of Dolores on Aug. 15, according to the Colorado State Patrol. The eastbound Ford F-250,...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores students show improvement on state CMAS tests

The latest state test scores for Dolores elementary and middle school students showed significant improvement from 2017, according to results released by the Colorado Department of Education last...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores museum features astronomy events in September

The public is invited to two astronomy events at the Canyons of the Ancients Visitor’s Center and Museum, 27501 Colorado Highway 184, Dolores. On Sept. 1, astronaut Rick Hieb will present “Space...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tribes to rebury ancient remains found by hiker near Dolores

Native American tribal leaders with ancestral ties to the region will conduct a reburial ceremony for ancient human remains found near Dolores on the San Juan National Forest, officials say....

DATE: Aug. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Survey helps define Dolores playground project

The Dolores Parks Advisory Committee has released the results of a community survey about a new playground planned for Joe Rowell Park. The survey was distributed earlier in the year and was filled...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

July restaurant inspections for Montezuma County

The Journal publishes local restaurant inspection reports provided monthly by the Montezuma County Health Department. Inspections of all retail food facilities are done yearly, and in some cases...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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