Jim Mimiaga

Position: The Journal

Washington approves boundaries for a gas well leasing plan for Montezuma, La Plata counties

Boundaries for a master leasing plan for oil and gas development in eastern Montezuma and western La Plata counties has been approved by the Washington office of the Bureau of Land Management,...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rare jaguar photographed in Arizona

A rare jaguar has been photographed in the Huachuca Mountains in southeastern Arizona, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reports. The photo of the big cat was taken Dec. 1 by a remote trail camera...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

McElmo Flume established as a monument to pioneers’ ingenuity

CORTEZ The historic McElmo Creek Flume has been officially consecrated as a monument to pioneer ingenuity and early water development. The project is the culmination of a three-year local effort to...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM to use interactive online map for travel-plan comments

The Bureau of Land Management’s Tres Rios Field Office plans to roll out an interactive online map that allows people to submit comments on what roads and trails they use. The program will launch...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County explores trail to Montrose linking to Moab

Montezuma County commissioners have requested that the Bureau of Land Management work with them on an idea to create a backcountry recreation route from Cortez to Montrose. Commissioner Larry Don...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Montezuma County, CDOT plan to close Road BB at U.S. Highway 491

The intersection of Montezuma County Road BB and U.S. Highway 491 is reportedly one of the most dangerous in the state, and officials plan to change that by eliminating it. Under a preliminary plan...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Could Trump derail a regional gas well master lease plan?

The Bureau of Land Management decided in October to move forward with development of a master lease plan to further regulate oil and gas development in Montezuma and La Plata counties. But the...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores expands plans for the holidays

Dolores is expanding its Christmas activities this year. On Saturday, the Dolores Community Center will hold its 25th annual gift bazaar from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Organizer Ruby Gonzales said this...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County agrees to adopt historic Bedrock bridge

Durango has the notorious Bridge to Nowhere. Montezuma County may soon have a historic bridge to somewhere else. The Colorado Department of Transportation has offered to donate to the county a...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Water from drilling used on Montezuma County roads

Montezuma County gravel roads are typically treated with a mixture of magnesium chloride and water to keep the dust down. But the county road department has added an ancient dust-control product...

DATE: Nov. 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Nucla men, Tennessee clients busted after 17 elk poached

Two unlicensed hunting guides from Nucla and their Tennessee clients have been convicted and sentenced by a federal court for illegal hunting activities involving poaching trophy elk on the...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Community rallies to discuss school bullying

Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin on Thursday told participants in a community meeting that school policies must adjust to the dangers of bullying. Nowlin, whose granddaughter took her own...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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