Jim Mimiaga

Position: Journal Staff Writer

Crash kills three people on U.S. 491 south of Cortez

Three people died Monday morning in a two-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 491 south of Cortez, according to the Colorado State Patrol. The crash occurred at mile marker 1, north of the New Mexico...

DATE: March 29, 2021 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Archery while on horseback showcased at Ag Expo in Cortez

The Queen family of Durango loves riding horses and the sport of archery. So, a few years ago they decided to combine the two and have embraced the sport of competitive mounted archery. They...

DATE: March 28, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Tribe breaks ground on $3.1 million health clinic

TOWAOC – The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe broke ground March 22 on a $3.1 million expansion of its Towaoc health clinic. The new 5,000-square-foot Indian Health Services building will house dental and...

DATE: March 28, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM plans habitat improvement for Gunnison sage grouse

A plan to improve habitat for the threatened Gunnison sage grouse in San Miguel County has been proposed by the Tres Rios Field office of the Bureau of Land Management. The agency is seeking public...

DATE: March 27, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma Land Conservancy awarded $355,000 in grants

Great Outdoors Colorado has awarded the Montezuma Land Conservancy two grants totaling $355,029 to elevate Native American perspectives about land conservation and to start a youth outdoor...

DATE: March 20, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Justice Department reopens cold case murders on Ute Mountain Ute reservation

The U.S. Department of Justice is seeking information about two unsolved suspected murders of Native Americans from Towaoc, on the Ute Mountain Ute reservation. In a news release, the FBI requested...

DATE: March 20, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

High-speed chase ends in crash near Colorado-New Mexico line

New Mexico State Police were involved Friday in a high-speed car chase of a kidnapping suspect on U.S. Highway 491 that ended when the suspect crashed, according to the Colorado State Patrol. CSP...

DATE: March 19, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Four State Agricultural Expo headed to Cortez

All things farming and ranching will be featured at the Four States Agricultural Expo from March 25 to 27 at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. The event in its 39th year has a full slate of...

DATE: March 19, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

Dolores teacher from Sudan releases children’s book

In her newly released children’s book, “My Beautiful Colors, A Refugee Story,” Dolores high school teacher Nyibol Bior translates her experience as a refugee in the Second Sudanese Civil War into...

DATE: March 17, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ride of the Ancients returns to Dolores June 26

The popular Ride of the Ancients cycling event is back, and has been revamped into a gravel-grinder course from Dolores through the San Juan Mountains on June 26. Riders can choose between a...

DATE: March 16, 2021 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Former Montezuma County sheriff officer charged in fatal shootout

A former Montezuma County sheriff sergeant faces felony gun charges after firing at a suspect in a fatal car chase and shootout in McElmo Canyon in 2018. In September, the 22nd Judicial District...

DATE: March 16, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Out-of-bounds skier rescued from above cliff near Telluride

A man who skied out of bounds in Telluride Sunday afternoon was rescued in the Bear Creek area, according to the San Miguel County Sheriff’s Office. He was with a ski instructor and guided group...

DATE: March 15, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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