Jim Mimiaga

Position: Journal Staff Writer

Federal public land offices reopen in Dolores

On Monday, the Dolores Public Lands Office and Canyons of the Ancients National Monument Visitor Center and Museum reopened. Since Dec. 22, when the partial federal shutdown began, about 50 staff...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County’s hopes for solar power begin to dim

Three years ago, Montezuma County began an economic development campaign to attract large-scale solar farms. And while there has been progress, hurdles remain. In 2015, county commissioners rolled...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Federal shutdown not affecting Spring Creek Basin wild horses

CORTEZ – The wild horses of the federally managed Spring Creek Basin herd in Disappointment Valley are blissfully unaware of the government shutdown and have not been impacted, according to a...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Dolores boating group to hold annual river permit party

The Dolores River Boating Advocates will have their annual river permit party from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday at the Dolores Community Center. The event will feature films, food, drinks, a silent auction...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Drought level drops a notch for Montezuma County

A drop in drought intensity for Montezuma County, combined with mountain snowpack tracking near 100 percent of average, bodes well for the 2019 irrigation season. The Four Corners has been the...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Missing hiker found in Canyons of the Ancients

A missing hiker was rescued after getting lost in a snowstorm in the Sand Canyon area Monday afternoon, said Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin. Deputies with the Sheriff’s Mounted Patrol...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Memorial lists prices for medical services

Southwest Memorial Hospital has been posting prices for customary medical services on its website since July, said Bridgett Jabour, executive assistant for Southwest Health Systems. In 2019,...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Snowslide hits Colorado Highway 145 near Trout Lake; avalanche threat ‘high’

The Colorado Department of Transportation is conducting avalanche mitigation today on Colorado Highway 145 from north of Rico to Ophir. The highway could have intermittent closures of 30 minutes or...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Montezuma County seeks way to open Mesa Verde road

The Montezuma County Board of Commissioners and county staff are discussing how to reopen the road into Mesa Verde National Park, which closed because of the partial federal government shutdown....

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

Kinder Morgan plans for new well near Goodman Point

Permits for a new Kinder Morgan carbon dioxide well in the Goodman Point area gained approval from the Montezuma County Planning and Zoning commissioners Thursday, and it could indicate an expanded...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

USDA veterinarian stationed in Cortez

Melissa Cleavinger, a U.S. Department of Agriculture medical veterinarian for Southwest Colorado, is stationed in Cortez. She told the Montezuma County Board of Health about her role as the...

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

Montezuma County elected officials take oath of office

Nine Montezuma County officials elected Nov. 6 were sworn in to serve the oath of public office by Chief District Court Judge Douglas Walker during a ceremony Tuesday at the Montezuma County...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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