Position: Journal Staff Writer

Email: jmimiaga@the-journal.com

Phone Number: 970-564-6034

Bow WOW! Not as easy as it looks!

Organizers of the Durango Kennel Club Dog Show, held over the weekend at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds, reported low attendance this year. But a good time was still had by attendees and their...

DATE: May 20, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

No plea bargain yet in Roatcap Fire case

District Court Judge Todd Plewe was skeptical of a plea bargain presented by prosecutors for a man charged with starting a wildfire south of Dolores. Roger “Bucky” Stratton, 54, has been charged...

DATE: May 20, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rule case remains under investigation

It’s been five months since law enforcement searched the home and property of former Montezuma County commissioner Larrie Rule as part of an auto theft investigation. A few weeks ago, law...

DATE: May 16, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Internet upgrades

Locals and visitors soon can expect updated web pages for Montezuma County, the city of Cortez and the Re-1 school district, officials report. However, a city proposal to collaborate with other...

DATE: May 14, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Shoults to change embezzlement plea

A former Cortez Office Outpost employee, charged with embezzling $255,000 from the company, is expected to plead guilty later this month, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office. Brian K. Shoults,...

DATE: May 14, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local film ‘GloryKilling’ about youth, violence

A gang of rogue, blood-stained filmmakers has been carousing around Cortez shooting video for a low-budget horror flick. Josh Mason, a Dolores native and former sociology instructor at Pueblo...

DATE: May 9, 2013 | CATEGORY: Living

Building boomlet boosts economy

New businesses and new home construction are creating a mini-surge of development and revenues for area towns, prompting optimism about an economic recovery. City officials for Cortez, Dolores and...

DATE: April 29, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

9Health Fair at rec center Saturday

When it comes to health care, the word free is rarely used, but the exception is the 9Health Fair taking place this Saturday at the Cortez Recreation Center from 7 a.m. to noon. People attending...

DATE: April 25, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Breakwater to block boat-rocking waves

Launching a boat at the McPhee Reservoir boat ramp west of Dolores can be a harrowing experience on a windy day, because there is no breakwater. But that is all about to change. Sometime this...

DATE: April 25, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News