Position: Journal Staff Writer

Email: jmimiaga@the-journal.com

Phone Number: 970-564-6034

November restaurant reports are in

The Journal publishes local restaurant inspection reports provided monthly by the Montezuma County Health Department. Inspections of all retail food facilities are done yearly, and in some cases,...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Applicants sought for county recreation committee

Montezuma County is accepting applications for the Montezuma County Recreation Advisory Committee. The committee will advise the Montezuma County Board of Commissioners on the planning,...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ribbon-cutting celebrates saving of historic flume

Journal Staff Writer The 128-year old McElmo Creek Flume – a relic of pioneer ingenuity that operated until 1991 – was nearly swept away by flood waters in 2006. But today the historic irrigation...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores, Towaoc residents face heightened risk of wildfire

An updated wildfire risk map released by the Colorado State Forest Service shows the foothill towns of Dolores, Towaoc and Durango have a “higher” potential to be impacted by a wildfire. The...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Crash on U.S. 160 closes highway, diverts traffic

A portion of U.S. Highway 160 south of Cortez closed Monday afternoon after a head-on collision between a semitrailer and a pickup truck. Both drivers were transported to Southwest Memorial...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rico studies central sewer for commercial district

Rico is exploring options to build a central sewer project and upgrade its water system. The town’s domestic water treatment system is outdated, and it does not have a central sewer system....

DATE: Dec. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Parks and Wildlife offers reward in elk poaching case

Colorado Parks and Wildlife continues to seek information about two bull elk killed illegally northeast of Norwood in the Uncompahgre National Forest in early November. Now a reward of $1,250 is...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez’s Restaurant Row gets some country flavor

The culinary dreams of Wigglin’ Pig owner Ernie Padilla continue to come true with the opening of a storefront restaurant at 44 W. Main St. in Cortez. Padilla had such good success with his local...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Fresh snow ushers in 29th annual Parade of Lights

The 29th annual Parade of Lights put on a spectacular display of lights, live music and holiday cheer Saturday night on Main Street in Cortez. The fresh snow and winter chill added to the...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Winter storm hits Montezuma County, San Juan Mountains

A winter storm hit Southwest Colorado about midnight Thursday and dumped about 2.5 inches of snow in Cortez by sunrise, the National Weather Service said. The weather service reported that by 7...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Navajos get funding for manufacturing school

Navajo Technical University, based in Crownpoint, New Mexico, has been awarded a $3.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to establish a Center for Advanced Manufacturing. The...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local nonprofits, schools awarded grants for youth activities

Six local nonprofits and two charter schools have been awarded a total of $46,521 in grants for young people from the Community Foundation Serving Southwest Colorado. The Sky is Green grant...

DATE: Nov. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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