Jim Mimiaga

Position: The Journal

Home explosion kills Rico resident

A home explosion Monday in Rico killed a resident inside, according to fire officials. The explosion occurred about 4:30 p.m. on 340 N. Piedmont St., at the north end of town, said Dolores Fire ...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Supreme Court to hear Montezuma County-Kinder Morgan tax case

The Colorado Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Montezuma County’s long-standing $2 million tax dispute with Kinder Morgan in March. Legal briefs from both sides were filed last year. After...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Ute Mountain Ute chairman looks to tribe’s future

TOWAOC – Harold Cuthair, the newly elected chairman for Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, is a popular guy. On a bench outside his office door, tribal members line up to speak about their concerns on a...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Galloping Goose gearing up for winter trips

For the first time in more than 60 years, the Galloping Goose No. 5 will make a winter-time excursion. Managers of the restored rail bus are working with the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Above average snowpack bodes well for McPhee Reservoir, farmers, boaters

Above-average snowpack in the Dolores Basin bodes well for McPhee Reservoir, farmers and recreational boaters on the Lower Dolores River. Snotels in the basin show snowpack at 136 percent of the...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County Historical Society’s collections need new home

The Montezuma County Historical Society is in a game of musical chairs as Cortez and county officials prepare to move into new offices and sell old ones. The historical society depended on City...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM official supports development of new Mancos trails

MANCOS – Recreation groups met with federal and local officials last week to push for biking, hiking and horseback trails on three Bureau of Land Management parcels along U.S. Highway 160 north of...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

New investors plan to reopen M&M truck stop in Cortez

For folks familiar with recent Cortez business icons, brace yourself: New management is looking to reopen the long-abandoned M&M truck stop. The once-popular restaurant, gas station and convenience...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Towaoc woman pleads guilty to murder

A Towaoc woman charged with murder has pleaded guilty as part of a plea bargain, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Jaycene Littledeer Colorow, 18, was arrested in the early hours of Feb. 8...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Feds pull drilling from Lone Mesa State Park

The Tres Rios Bureau of Land Management office has elected to defer portions of proposed oil and gas leases that are within Lone Mesa State Park north of Dolores. About 1,000 acres from three...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Longtime Dolores doctor retires amid state inquiry

A longtime Dolores doctor has closed his office and retired amid a review by the Colorado Medical Board that alleged improper prescription of painkillers, including morphine and methadone,...

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

Utah trust lands in Bears Ears monument an issue

The creation of the Bears Ears National Monument likely will start years of contentious haggling and land swaps while the U.S. government tries to consolidate the monument’s boundaries and Utah...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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