Jim Mimiaga

Position: The Journal

Artifact looting, vandalism surge in southeastern Utah

The Bureau of Land Management and Friends of Cedar Mesa , a nonprofit, formed an unusual public-private partnership this month to prosecute looters and vandals of southeastern Utah’s Native...

DATE: May 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Montezuma County sheriff: Legal pot attractive to drug traffickers

Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin says an increase in drug trafficking in the area is a result of Colorado’s legalization of recreational marijuana. “Colorado has become a source state for...

DATE: May 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Grizzly Peak wilderness preserved as research haven

The San Juan National Forest recently established the Grizzly Peak Research Natural Area to preserve its ecological diversity. The remote 3,254-acre area northeast of Rico is stunning for its...

DATE: May 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Good Earth

Archaeology, wildlife and funds stall Phil’s World expansion

Wildlife issues, a funding shortage and additional archaeology studies have stalled the public review process for the proposed Phil’s World trail expansion. The Bureau of Land Management is...

DATE: May 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Who will replace the Baby Boomers?

Colorado demographer Elizabeth Garner delivered a detailed presentation on local population data during an event sponsored by the Montezuma County Economic Development Council to help officials...

DATE: April 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Utah recreation mecca considered for monument status

BLUFF, Utah – Want to climb sheer cliffs at Indian Creek, raft the San Juan River, explore Comb Ridge, ski the Abajos, jeep into Arch Canyon, or backpack Grand Gulch to visit ancient ruins?...

DATE: April 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dry early spring sinks rafting hopes on Lower Delores

The famed Snaggletooth Rapid below McPhee dam whimpers for a healing rush of water to once again show off its whitewater fangs. The last boaters crashed through the jagged Class IV rapids in 2011,...

DATE: April 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Arizona driver dies after sliding off Hwy. 145 into Dolores River

A man was killed Friday afternoon after his car slid off Colorado Highway 145 and crashed into the Dolores River, landing upside down. The accident occurred near mile marker 28, said Montezuma...

DATE: April 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Beauty salon opens in Cortez

A beauty salon has opened at 37 E. Main St. in downtown Cortez. Elite Lash and Aesthetics offers eyelash extensions, facials, waxing, spray tans and tanning bed services. “I’m inspired to enhance...

DATE: April 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Eclectic Aromas opens in Cortez

A new aroma-therapy store has opened in downtown Cortez at 37 E. Main St. Eclectic Aromas offers essential oils and accessories, free consultations on their benefits and ionic detoxification foot...

DATE: April 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Compromise pushed for oil, gas at Phil’s World

Montezuma County wants to protect Phil’s World from excessive oil and gas development, and it wants to protect the county from excessive federal regulation. The county believes it has a simple...

DATE: April 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lawsuit filed on Dolores River standard

The Southwestern Water Conservation District has filed a legal challenge in water court against a new minimum flow requirement for the Lower Dolores River established by the state last year. In...

DATE: April 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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