Position: Journal Staff Writer

Email: jmimiaga@the-journal.com

Phone Number: 970-564-6034

Noxious weeds a concern on Menefee Mountain

Part of a burn scar from the 2012 Weber Fire south of Mancos has become infested with noxious weeds, but Montezuma County and the Bureau of Land Management disagree on how it should be managed....

DATE: March 16, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Ag-ceptional youth rodeo kicks off Ag Expo

About 40 special needs kids got to be cowboys and cowgirls during the Ag-ceptional Rodeo at the Four States Ag Expo. The children came from local schools, including Ignacio, Bayfield and Pagosa...

DATE: March 15, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Solar power comes to Ute Mountain Tribe

The Ute Mountain Ute tribe broke ground Wednesday on a $2 million solar project that will be used to lower electricity bills for tribal residents in Towaoc. An 8-acre hayfield west of the Ute...

DATE: March 15, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

County considers convention center at fairgrounds

The Montezuma County Commission is considering construction of a multimillion dollar convention center at the county fairgrounds if the city of Cortez, tourism groups and chambers cover building...

DATE: March 15, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Three crash on snowy, slushy roads in Montezuma County

At least three single-vehicle crashes occurred in Montezuma County on snowpacked and slushy roads during Wednesday’s snowstorm, according to Sgt. James Saunders of the Colorado State Patrol. At...

DATE: March 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hemp forum featured at Four States Agricultural Expo

Local hemp experts, growers and processors will gather for an educational forum at the Four States Ag Expo on Saturday 16 at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. At 9 a.m., Abdel Berrada, a hemp...

DATE: March 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM provides roundup of regional projects

After a two-year hiatus, a citizen-based council that advises the Bureau of Land Management in Southwest Colorado has resumed work. The 15-member Southwest Resource Advisory Council met at the...

DATE: March 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores surveys other towns on marijuana shops

As part of an education effort to determine whether Dolores should allow retail marijuana stores, town officials completed a survey of similarly sized Colorado towns that approved the business. “We...

DATE: March 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Paralyzed Dolores athlete finds new purpose on slopes

A rollover car crash in 2017 left Logan Fuller with lower-body paralysis, but it has not stopped the Dolores athlete from pursuing his passion for skiing. Fuller has become a well-known independent...

DATE: March 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bill would expand Yucca House National Monument

Yucca House National Monument south of Cortez would grow six times larger under legislation introduced last week in Congress. U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton and Sen. Cory Gardner, both Colorado...

DATE: March 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Utah oil spill reaches San Juan River

A pipeline break discovered March 1 in southeast Utah spilled a mixture of oil and produced water that reached the San Juan River near Montezuma Creek, according to the Environmental Protection...

DATE: March 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sandhill cranes return to San Luis Valley

In February and March, the annual spring migration of greater sandhill cranes takes place in the San Luis Valley. In appreciation of the wildlife spectacle, the 36th Monte Vista Crane Festival ...

DATE: March 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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