Jim Mimiaga

Position: The Journal

Bear cubs rescued after mother killed near Dove Creek

Two bear cubs captured near Dove Creek last week after their mother was killed by a vehicle on U.S. Highway 491 will be rehabilitated and released into the wild, according to Colorado Parks and...

DATE: July 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Book updates guide to New Mexico mountains

The enthusiasm that Cortez author Liesl Ungnade has for the New Mexico backcountry is contagious. Her new book, “Guide to the New Mexico Mountains,” ignites an urge to head out and climb a peak,...

DATE: July 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Montezuma County seeks sales tax for high-speed internet

Montezuma County commissioners have agreed to ask voters in November to approve a sales tax that would finance new broadband infrastructure for improved internet service countywide. Believing that...

DATE: July 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County OKs Jaynes to build new courthouse

The Montezuma County commission has approved Jaynes Corp. as the general contractor for the new combined courthouse project, and set a guaranteed maximum price of $8,268,783. The 32,000-square-foot...

DATE: June 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rico museum captures rich, surprising history

Drive north on scenic Colorado Highway 145 past legacy ranches on the Dolores River and you’ll find a destination in the mountain town of Rico that allows you to experience a piece of Western...

DATE: June 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Suspected fugitive from Iowa kills himself during standoff outside Cortez

A suspected fugitive from Iowa wanted by the U.S. Marshals Service and U.S. Homeland Security killed himself Wednesday after being confronted by Montezuma County deputies at a residence just north...

DATE: June 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hundreds of boaters raft Dolores for first time in four years

Over the weekend, hundreds of boaters took advantage of a three-day whitewater release on the Dolores River below McPhee Dam , the first in four years. Reservoir managers said that as of Sunday,...

DATE: June 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Radar blind spot exposes Southwest Colorado to dangerous storms

Four Corners residents live in a National Weather Service blind spot that hides dangerous storm conditions and compromises water supply forecasts. “We can’t forecast what we can’t see, whether it’s...

DATE: June 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

It’s official: Dolores River boating season launches Friday

A whitewater boating release below McPhee Dam was scheduled to begin at 1 a.m. Friday and will last at least three days. Flows were planned to be ramped up to at least 800 cubic feet per second by...

DATE: June 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Colorado eSchool gaining in popularity

There is another option these days for motivated students working toward high school graduation. Southwest Colorado eSchool is a fully accredited, free public school that offers online credit...

DATE: May 31, 2016 | CATEGORY: Education

Bear killed after scratching Montezuma County resident

A problem bear was euthanized Friday northwest of Cortez after it scratched a homeowner, reported Colorado Parks and Wildlife. In a brazen effort to reach dog food, the juvenile bear reportedly...

DATE: May 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Whitewater release a go for lower Dolores River

It’s official: There will be a whitewater release on the lower Dolores River below McPhee Dam, the first since 2011. Reservoir managers have announced a 10-day spill at an approximate rate of 1,000...

DATE: May 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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