Jim Mimiaga

Position: Journal Staff Writer

Coal seam fire near Dolores extinguished; second one discovered

A coal seam fire discovered in October north of Dolores has been extinguished, but another one along a steep ledge was discovered a few miles west, according to the San Juan National Forest. The...

DATE: July 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sen. Michael Bennet hears Rosa’s sanctuary story

MANCOS – On Monday, U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet met with Rosa Sabido, a Cortez resident from Mexico who has been living in sanctuary at the Mancos United Methodist Church since June 2017. “I told him...

DATE: July 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Opposition to imported Estonian uranium grows in Four Corners

San Juan County, Utah, and the Navajo Nation have joined other groups to oppose a proposal by the White Mesa Mill in Blanding to accept radioactive material from Estonia. Mill owner Energy Fuels...

DATE: July 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Cortez Congressman to exit Washington stage

In 2010, Republican U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton embarked from the small city of Cortez on a mission to pass legislation and inform Washington lawmakers about priorities and values of rural Colorado. It...

DATE: July 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man revived, airlifted after heart attack on Telluride gondola

A man was revived Saturday after suffering a heart attack on the Telluride Ski Resort gondola. The 65-year-old man from Tennessee fell unconscious while in a gondola cabin leaving Mountain Village...

DATE: July 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

The River Bar and Grill agrees to revamp operations, gets new license

The Dolores Town Board voted unanimously to renew the liquor license for The River Bar and Grill after the general manager agreed to revamp operations to prevent liquor violations. The restaurant...

DATE: July 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores chamber offers drive-in movie nights this summer

The Dolores Chamber of Commerce will offer free Drive-in Movie Nights at Joe Rowell Park throughout the summer. Movies will be shown on a 20-by-30-foot screen on a trailer built and donated by Lone...

DATE: July 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Update: Yellow Jacket Fire reaches 395 acres; fire in monument at 155 acres

A fire in Yellow Jacket Canyon southwest of Lewis on Monday reached 395 acres. The blaze, dubbed the Yellow Jacket Fire, was burning on private land and partially on Canyons of the Ancients...

DATE: June 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Short-haul operations a specialty of Mesa Verde Helitack

If you are badly injured in Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, the rescue may include dangling from a fixed line attached to the Mesa Verde Helitack helicopter. Short-haul operations are a...

DATE: June 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Low-stress roundup technique begins for Mesa Verde horses

Mesa Verde National Park has begun bait-trapping for wild horses as part of a long-term effort to habituate them for eventual capture, removal and adoption. As many as 80 “free-roaming” mustangs...

DATE: June 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Juneteenth holiday honored in Cortez

At Cortez Veterans Park on Friday, about 40 people attended the Juneteenth holiday event that honors the end of slavery in the United States on June 19, 1865. The commemoration is widely celebrated...

DATE: June 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Loading Pen Fire still active northeast of Dolores

The Loading Pen Fire near Stoner in the Dolores River Valley held at 35 acres Wednesday, fire officials said. The fire is burning in thick timber on the steep flanks of Haycamp Mesa. As of...

DATE: June 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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