Jim Mimiaga

Position: Journal Staff Writer

State propane shortage not hitting Cortez, supplier says

A propane shortage in Colorado is not impacting a main supplier in Cortez. Fraley Co. has a full supply and is meeting customer demands, said General Manager Kelly Gagneaux. He said Fraley’s main...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Montezuma County Fairgrounds gets new leader

Longtime Montezuma County Fairgrounds employee Larry Copeland has been promoted to manager of the facility. He replaces Tanner Young, who served as manager since 2010, but resigned in November to...

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

Colorado 145 reopens between Dolores and Telluride

Colorado Highway 145 reopened about 11 a.m. between Dolores and Telluride after a work crew recovered a crashed vehicle near County Road 38 at the West Fork of the Dolores River. The highway was...

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

Man injured, vehicles collide during ill-advised tow on U.S. Highway 160

Slick roads and an attempted roadside tow combined to cause a three-car crash that injured one person about 5 p.m. Monday on South Broadway in Cortez. A southbound black Mustang slid off the road...

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

Fire destroys home on Road H southeast of Cortez

A fast-moving fire destroyed a family’s home at 30168 Road H near Cortez on Sunday morning. All four people and pets in the two-story home were safely evacuated, and no one was injured, said Cortez...

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

Montezuma County takes up issue of eagles nesting on private land

The Montezuma County Planning Department is considering how to address golden and bald eagles nesting on private land. Although the bald eagle was removed from the Endangered Species Act list in...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Financial recovery on track, Southwest Health System says

The financial health of Southwest Memorial Hospital is improving, a popular doctor has been rehired, and there has been a change in board leadership. Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Doug Bagge has signed a...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Piñon Project offers free rentals of outdoor gear

Local businesses and a grant have helped the Piñon Project set up an outdoor-gear library to serve local school programs, youth groups and other organizations. The inventory of gear is funded by a...

DATE: Dec. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Update: At least four crashes reported on Cortez-area highways

Three accidents within four miles of each other occurred on U.S. Highway 160 east of the Four Corners Monument on Friday afternoon. Emergency responders were first dispatched to a crash at milepost...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Storm blankets Montezuma County with heavy, wet snow

A Christmas storm dumped 3.2 inches of snow in Cortez and about 6 inches in Dolores overnight Tuesday. For Cortez, the heavy, wet snow had a snow-water equivalent of about 5-to-1, said Jim Andrus,...

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

Montezuma County hires new administrator

The Montezuma County Board of Commissioners voted to hire from within to fill the position of county administrator. After a discussion about three finalists during a special meeting Dec. 21, they...

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

Montezuma County passes $44 million budget for 2019

The Montezuma County Board of Commissioners approved a $44 million budget for 2019 that funds a wide variety of services and includes improvement projects. Total revenues coming in – including...

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

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