Position: Journal Staff Writer

Email: jmimiaga@the-journal.com

Phone Number: 970-564-6034

M-CHS scales back its plans for new stadium

The athletic complex for the new Montezuma-Cortez high school will be scaled back from original plans, school officials revealed Tuesday. But the project will still feature a 1,000-capacity...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local woman BLM’s volunteer of the year

During a surprise ceremony Wednesday at the Anasazi Heritage Center, local resident Marty Costos was presented with the BLM Volunteer of the Year award for her dedication to archaeology education...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Term-limited assessor Vanderpool on his way out

Montezuma County assessor Mark Vanderpool announced Monday that he is leaving his post and taking a job in the private sector. “I will be term-limited in November 2014, and this offer at a tax...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Kinder Morgan refuses to give up tax fight

Carbon dioxide producer Kinder Morgan is not ready to throw in the towel on an ongoing tax dispute with Montezuma County. The company plans to appeal a higher asset valuation and tax bill by county...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Kiva charter is turned back

The Re-1 school board voted 5-0 Tuesday to deny an application for a proposed charter school. But that decision does not prevent the Children’s Kiva Montessori Charter School from moving forward....

DATE: Dec. 13, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Grouse talks end; feds get decision on status

Public meetings and comment periods have ended on the issue of whether the U.S. Fish and Wildlife should list the long-suffering Gunnison sage grouse under the Endangered Species Act. Local outcry...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

A journey of knowledge

When Carole Arnold came to Dolores in 1983, there was not much of a library. Her enthusiasm and dedication led to the modern library that Dolores enjoys today. Arnold is retiring...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2013 | CATEGORY: DS - Education

Sage grouse discussions end; in feds' hands

Public meetings and comment periods have ended on the issue of whether the U.S. Fish and Wildlife should list the long-suffering Gunnison sage grouse under the Endangered Species Act. Local outcry...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores County helium plant approved for 2014

A helium-extraction facility will be built in Dolores County next year in cooperation with CO2 producer Kinder Morgan. Air Products, of Allentown, Pa., has been approved to build the plant next to...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2013 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Highway 145 set for $10M upgrade

Colorado Highway 145 between Cortez and Dolores will receive $10.2 million in upgrades beginning next year. The CDOT project will resurface the 9.4-mile section of roadway from MP 0 (at the...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2013 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Anasazi Heritage Center worker named BLM volunteer of the year

During a surprise ceremony Wednesday at the Anasazi Heritage Center, local resident Marty Costos was presented with the BLM Volunteer of the Year award for her dedication to archaeology education...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2013 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Helium plant approved

A helium-extraction facility will be built in Dolores County next year in cooperation with CO2 producer Kinder Morgan. Air Products, of Allentown, Pa., has been approved to build the plant next to...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

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