Jim Mimiaga

Position: The Journal

Cortez Ag Expo gives kids their moment in the rodeo arena

CORTEZ Forty children got a chance to enter a rodeo arena Thursday during a debut event at the Four States Ag Expo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. The Ag-ceptional Rodeo gives local youths...

DATE: March 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Overturning Bears Ears an uphill challenge, lawyers say

BLUFF – Utah legislators and the San Juan County, Utah, commission are urging President Donald Trump to undo the controversial Bears Ears National Monument. But at a legal forum last week put on by...

DATE: March 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Montezuma irrigation company bans boats at Narraguinnep

Narraguinnep Reservoir has been closed to all boating to avoid an invasive mussel contamination, according to lake managers. The permanent boating ban went into effect Tuesday, said Brandon...

DATE: March 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Forecast points to a long Dolores River rafting season

An epic boating season on the Lower Dolores River is starting to shape up because of above-normal snowpack in the San Juan Mountains. The most probable runoff forecast shows an inflow of 440,000...

DATE: March 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Kinder Morgan, Montezuma County argue in Colorado Supreme Court

The Colorado Supreme Court heard oral arguments Thursday in Kinder Morgan’s tax case against Montezuma County. The nine-year battle stems from a 2008 dispute over the company’s reported assessed...

DATE: March 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

No clues for hiker missing since 2013

A hiker who went missing in Mesa Verde National Park more than 3½ years ago has still not been found, but the search continues. On June 9, 2013, Mitchell Dale Stehling, 51, disappeared after...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Push for public transit goes to rural towns

Demand for public transit is growing in Southwest Colorado, but state funding to support it is lacking, according to local agencies and a January report by the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project....

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Conditions improve for Spring Creek Basin mustangs

A new water catchment system and birth-control dart program have stabilized the Spring Creek Basin wild horse herd in Disappointment Valley. Today, a manageable 62 wild mustangs roam the...

DATE: March 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Climate study shows trouble for upper Dolores River basin

Fish habitat in the upper Dolores River basin is at risk from overall warmer weather and longer, more intense droughts, according to a long-term climate study recently released by Trout Unlimited....

DATE: Feb. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Montezuma commissioners endorse King II coal mine expansion

The Montezuma County Commission supports a proposed expansion of the King II coal mine near Hesperus. In a Jan. 23 letter, commissioners urged the Bureau of Land Management to approve the 952-acre...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos to Cortez trails plan depends on easements

Several proposed routes for the Paths to Mesa Verde trail were unveiled for public viewing recently during a packed meeting at the Cortez Recreation Center. Trail alternatives extend between...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Forgotten rock-art panel attracting attention in Bluff

A recently rediscovered rock-art panel at the Sand Island Campground near Bluff, Utah, is now within the new Bears Ears National Monument. The ancient petroglyphs along the San Juan River were...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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