Jim Mimiaga

Position: The Journal

Efforts underway for Montezuma County peach market revival

The hot days and cool nights of McElmo Canyon are ideal for growing a sweet peach with tangy complex flavors. More than 100 years ago, Montezuma County pioneers knew this well, and planted...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Towaoc woman pleads not guilty to murder charge

A Towaoc woman has pleaded not guilty to a second-degree murder charge and has been released on a $100,000 bond to a halfway house in Durango while her case moves forward, according to federal...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Utes are awarded a $9 million grant for water upgrades

The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe has been awarded a $9 million federal grant to upgrade its water and wastewater infrastructure in Towaoc and White Mesa. The grant, issued through rural development...

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

Historic apple orchards begin comeback in Montezuma County

An apple orchard revival is taking place in Southwest Colorado. The Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project wants to return the region back to the glory days of the early 20th century when the apple...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Good Earth

Forest visitor center serves a world of travelers

Travelers along Colorado Highway 145 near Rico will find an informative, kid-friendly rest stop at the historic San Juan National Forest Visitor Center. Tucked into an aspen grove at 9,000 feet,...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Dolores librarian retires then starts nature center at her ranch

Twelve years ago, Dolores resident Kathie Butler retired from a 31-year career as an elementary school teacher, mostly spent in the Mancos School District. But that was not satisfying enough, so...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Montezuma County’s commissioners’ internet proposal may miss deadline

Montezuma County’s $39 million internet project might not be on the November ballot because commissioners have not filed required documents to the Colorado Department of Revenue. County attorney...

DATE: July 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Unusual winter hampered Dolores River boating release

A sporadic 12-day boating release from McPhee Dam into the Dolores River in June was hampered by uncertain runoff forecasts after a late-season snowfall, reservoir managers said at community...

DATE: July 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Good Earth

Susie’s Gifts closes after 23 years

Susie’s Gifts on Main has been a go-to gift shopping and greeting card store for locals and visitors for decades. But owner Susie Keck has decided it’s time to close up and retire, albeit with a...

DATE: July 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Gov. Hickenlooper opposes transfer of public lands

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and former Interior Secretary Ken Salazar say a recently released Republican Party platform that promotes the transfer of federal public lands to states is bad for...

DATE: July 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Ute tribe, CU develop archaeology field school

The Ute Mountain Ute tribe is working with the University of Colorado anthropology department to develop a field school to document and preserve ruins on the reservation. During the first two-week...

DATE: July 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Top Obama officials to discuss Bears Ears' protection

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and other top officials from the Obama administration will host a public meeting in Bluff, Utah, on Saturday to discuss future management of the Bears Ears region....

DATE: July 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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