Jim Mimiaga

Position: Journal Staff Writer

Montezuma County considers becoming gun rights sanctuary

In anticipation of possible new gun-control laws, the Montezuma County commissioners are leaning toward a resolution to declare the county a gun rights sanctuary exempt from a proposed state law....

DATE: Feb. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Small earthquakes rattle central Utah

A magnitude 3.7 earthquake struck the densely populated Bluffdale, Utah, area on Feb. 15, and a magnitude 4.0 hit farther south on Wednesday, according to the University of Utah Seismograph...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County braces for Sand Canyon parking problems

Winter’s snowpack likely will bring an extended mud season, and that could mean a problematic influx of visitors to the Sand Canyon trailhead this spring, Montezuma County commissioners said this...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

BLM releases report on special management areas

The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comment about a preliminary environmental assessment of 17 areas of public lands in Southwest Colorado proposed for designation as areas of critical...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Annual Dolores Spring Banquet to be held March 30

DOLORES – Bust up the snow-shoveling winter blues at the Dolores Chamber Annual Spring Banquet and Community Celebration Awards Ceremony March 30. The locals’ favorite costume party will be held at...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Backcountry skier found dead in Telluride’s Bear Creek

Search and Rescue and Telluride Ski Patrol have recovered the body of a backcountry skier who was killed in an avalanche Tuesday in the Bear Creek Preserve area in Telluride, according to the San...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM advisory group to meet in Dolores

The Bureau of Land Management will hold a meeting of the Southwest Resource Advisory Council from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 8 at the Dolores Public Lands Center, 29211 CO. 184 in Dolores. The...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Use of loud brakes at Kinder Morgan well gets county review

CORTEZ – Drilling for carbon dioxide by Kinder Morgan benefits the county with jobs and property tax revenues, but it also has impacts such as noise and increased traffic for rural residents. The...

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

Man and dog rescued after falling through ice in Cortez

A man and his dog were rescued Friday afternoon after falling through the ice on Totten Lake. Crews from the Cortez Fire Protection District responded to a 911 call at 2:30 p.m. and were the first...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County hires new planning director

New Montezuma County Planning Director Don Haley has a background in the construction business and is a longtime local. Haley studied construction management at Colorado State University, and has...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores considers rules against bow hunting

DOLORES – The Dolores Town board continues to discuss adding hunting restrictions in town and addressed several other topics. Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin said that according to a town...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lowry Pueblo gets 3D treatment

History Colorado has awarded Ekaterini Vlahos and Michael Nulty, both with the University of Colorado Denver, a 2019 Stephen H. Hart Award for their recent work documenting the Lowry Pueblo, a...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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