Jim Mimiaga

Position: The Journal

Company eyes Dove Creek for hemp plant

A Florida firm is interested in purchasing an abandoned sunflower processing plant in Dove Creek to process hemp crops. Bayfront Capital, of Bradenton, Florida, is negotiating to purchase the...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Orphaned cub found in Dolores to get company

A mountain lion cub rescued near Dolores on Oct. 13 will be paired with another orphaned cub at the Schneegas Wildlife Foundation rehabilitation center in Silt, according to Colorado Parks and...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County apples pressed into cider for new market

Montezuma County apples were once again pressed into juice for market during a successful pilot project held in a Lebanon orchard last month. The event, sponsored by the Montezuma Orchard...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Deaths jolt Montezuma schools

Two juveniles’ deaths in recent weeks, one from Cortez and one from Dolores, are being investigated as probable suicides, according to the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office . One death occurred in...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County faces 10 percent budget cut

As the oil and carbon dioxide markets fizzle, so does the 2017 Montezuma County budget. During a budget workshop this week, county administrator Melissa Brunner reported that department budgets...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores maintains ban on pot sales

DOLORES – The Dolores Town Board has continued the ban on retail marijuana shops by a vote of 5-2. The pot-sales prohibition ordinance, enacted in 2014, was extended two years, until Dec. 31,...

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

BLM presents plan to save Gunnison sage grouse

DOVE CREEK – Since 2014, when the Gunnison sage grouse was listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, farmers, ranchers and oil and gas companies have braced for new federal polices to...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Stagnant ponds get repair, fresh water

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has stepped up to repair a forgotten headgate and inlet pipe designed to fill two retainment ponds on the edge of McPhee Reservoir near Dolores. The system is...

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

Ute Mountain voters oust Heart, 3 council members

The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe voted for change Friday, electing a new tribal chairman and three new Tribal Council members. In a landslide victory, Harold Cuthair was elected the new tribal chairman,...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Developer eyes hillside for homes in Dolores

The Dolores Town Board has delayed making a decision on whether to grant a controversial subdivision request by a developer who wants to build homes on a hillside off North Ninth Street. “I think...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Ute Mountain Utes hold election Oct. 14

Ute Mountain Ute tribal members will elect a tribal chairman, two council delegates and a White Mesa, Utah, representative on Friday. Polls will open from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Community Center...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Utah residents fear contamination from uranium mill

WHITE MESA – Residents who voiced concerns this week about the uranium mill outside their town in southeastern Utah are worried about two toxic spills and a new report that says toxic metals are...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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