Jim Mimiaga

Position: Journal Staff Writer

BLM Ranger Fouss is named acting manager of Canyons of Ancients

Bureau of Land Management law enforcement ranger Tyler Fouss has been named acting manager of Canyons of the Ancients National Monument. Fouss will serve in the post until May, to allow time for...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Republican officials reassure cattlemen about water, wolves and the wall

Local leaders and elected officials gave a roundup of issues, concerns and legislative plans during the 2019 Southwestern Colorado Livestock Association’s annual meeting Saturday at the Cortez Elks...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores Mountain Quilters participate in Sew Day to honor veterans

The Dolores Mountain Quilters participated in the 2019 Quilts of Valor National Sew Day on Feb. 2. Quilters nationwide participate in the event to create quilts that are donated to a veteran. “The...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Workers, tourists return to Mesa Verde

A group of five hardy tourists huddled against the frigid cold Thursday morning waiting for the gate to Mesa Verde National Park to open. Four inches of fresh snow had fallen, and the previous...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Galloping Goose to run winter excursions on Durango & Silverton railroad

For the third consecutive winter, the Dolores-based Galloping Goose No. 5 will run winter excursions up the Animas Valley on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. On Feb. 15 and Feb. 18,...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

County reconsiders new septic regulations

Montezuma County Commissioners are reconsidering a new regulation they previously approved that prevents nonfunctioning septic systems. The commissioners voted 3-0 to put a six-month moratorium on...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mesa Verde National Park reopens to visitors

Mesa Verde National Park has reopened after an extended federal government shutdown and work to repair road damage from rockfalls. “We are open! Thank you for your patience while we had the...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Body of missing Towaoc man is found

The body of a local man missing since December was found Thursday afternoon near Towaoc, according to officials. Arnold Dean House, 49, was discovered in the Dry Creek Road area east of Towaoc,...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County recreation committee meets for first time

The new Montezuma County Recreation Advisory Committee began to visualize the potential of proposed multi-use trails in the area at its first meeting. Nine members represent a variety of users,...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Report: Dolores water plants aging, but in good shape

The Dolores water and sewer systems are older but in good standing, according to a recent analysis by engineering firm SGM. Areas that need improvement were identified, and savings are needed to...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Search teams, family looking for missing Towaoc man

Search teams and family members are looking for Arnold Dean House, a Towaoc man who has been missing since Dec. 24. House, 49, is often seen walking or hitchhiking along U.S. Highway 491 between...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Avalanche victim near Rico saved by companions

In December, an avalanche east of Rico buried a snowmobiler who was saved by his companions, according to a recently released report by the Colorado Avalanche Information Center. On Dec. 16, two...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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