Jim Mimiaga

Position: The Journal

Ute Mountain Utes nudge Obama on monument and water

Ute Mountain Ute leaders traveled to Washington this week to attend President Barack Obama’s eighth annual White House Tribal Nations Conference . Tribal Chairman Manuel Heart and councilwoman...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Orchard project awarded $42,400 federal grant

The Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project (MORP) has been awarded a $42,400 planning grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to jump start the local apple market. MORP has been working to...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Planning begins for Paths to Mesa Verde trail

Engineering firm Loris and Associates has presented its preliminary analysis of the proposed Paths to Mesa Verde trail to the Montezuma County commissioners and stakeholders. The 20-mile...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Court gives lynx ‘fighting chance’ in Southwest Colorado

A U.S. District Court has ordered U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to reconsider its decision to exclude the Canada lynx’s entire southern Rocky Mountain range — which includes Southwest Colorado —...

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

Arson suspected after fire destroys Dolores home

A man wanted for questioning in a fire that destroyed a home on County Road 27 led to a five-hour manhunt Monday afternoon in the Rustic Ridge area, Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin said...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hemp studies yield improved crop in Yellow Jacket

In its second year of industrial hemp trials, the Southwestern Colorado Research Center in Yellow Jacket reports a stronger crop. During a public tour of the Colorado State University station in...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Good Earth

Ute Mountain Utes Tribe will hold Oct. 14 election

Ute Mountain Ute tribal members will elect a tribal chairman, two council delegates and a White Mesa, Utah, representative during the Oct. 14 election. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at...

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

Biochar seen as potential market for forest

A type of biomass may be an untapped market for the vast stands of ponderosa pine in the San Juan National Forests that are in dire need of thinning. Ponderosa timber does not have a very lucrative...

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

Classic sport cars coming to Durango, Dolores

On Thursday, a parade of classic sport and race cars will drive along Main Avenue in Durango and will stop in Dolores in front of the Galloping Goose Museum. The Colorado Grand tour is an annual...

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

Phil's World trail plan released

The long-anticipated preliminary environmental assessment of the proposed Phil's World trail expansion has been released by the Tres Rios office of the Bureau of Land Management. The 107-page...

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

Rico tests the water for uses of geothermal resources

Rico is blessed with geothermal resources, but tapping into the underground hot water resource for commercial purposes within town is easier said than done, and costly. The Colorado School of Mines...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County broadband project still alive, but hinges on opt-out vote

A proposed $39 million internet broadband project for Montezuma County is moving forward, but proponents have shifted their immediate focus to a measure on the November ballot. In November, voters...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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