Position: Journal Staff Writer

Email: jmimiaga@the-journal.com

Phone Number: 970-564-6034

Commission hesitant to lighten up on pot

Perry “Eddie” Sheets of Lewis just wants to start a farm, but the type of crop is problematic, a quasi-legal drug requiring permission from the Montezuma County commission to grow commercially....

DATE: Aug. 8, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Saving native fish

A better understanding of the needs of native fish on the Lower Dolores river below McPhee dam is key to their survival, two fish biologists told local water boards recently. Jim White and David...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hikers test their stamina on steep Navajo Lake trail

If you’re looking for a solid workout with epic views and cool water at the end, check out the trail to Navajo Lake in the Lizard Head Wilderness Area. The approximate five-mile hike to the lake is...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2013 | CATEGORY: Living

Dolores bar scene hopping

Three classic drinking establishments are returning to Dolores, a flash-back to historic times. The Hollywood Bar and Café is expected to re-open next month on Highway 145 at the old Karla's...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2013 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Commercial music studio opens

A modern music studio with a retro touch has opened its doors in Dolores. Back Stage Recording, located at 313 Railroad Ave., is the inspiration of three music professionals: Dean Acheson, Leo...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2013 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Hunter to stay on board

A letter to the editor written by Tim Hunter criticizing the Montezuma County commissioners' decision to grant a land-use code variance for an illegal deck on the Dolores River was sharply...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2013 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Hunter to stay on board Suckla irritated by letter critical of deck variance

A letter to the editor written by Tim Hunter criticizing Montezuma County commissioners' decision to grant a land-use code variance for an illegal deck on the Dolores River was sharply denounced by...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2013 | CATEGORY: MT - News

New vets trained in latest technologies

There is a nationwide shortage of veterinarians, but Montezuma Veterinary Clinic, in Cortez, has managed to snag two of the brightest and most dedicated animal doctors available. Recent vet school...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Chacoans traded for chocolate

One thousand years ago, the ancient people of Chaco Canyon may have had a version of the frothy chocolate mocha we enjoy today, but in a very limited supply and without the cream, according to new...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Motion to remove Hunter from board fails

A letter to the editor written by Tim Hunter criticizing Montezuma County Commissioner’s decision to grant a land-use code variance for an illegal deck on the Dolores River was sharply denounced by...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

The country life

The annual fair represents the core of this traditional Western Slope community. We’re not Durango-Telluride trend setters, we’re not Denver-Boulder city slickers, we’re Montezuma County,...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Motorcycle ballet

To say vintage motorcycle trial racing is a passion for Dolores resident Tony Down would be an understatement. His love of competition and beauty of a powered ascent over obstacles most people...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2013 | CATEGORY: More Sports

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