Position: Journal Staff Writer

Email: jmimiaga@the-journal.com

Phone Number: 970-564-6034

Ex-official at domestic violence nonprofit Renew faces felony charges

The former executive director of Renew Inc., a Cortez nonprofit that serves victims of domestic violence, has been charged with theft of agency resources after an investigation by the Montezuma...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado’s native razorback sucker making a comeback

The razorback sucker, a native fish found in the Colorado River basin, is making a comeback, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering reclassifying it from endangered status to...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Inaugural October forest festival coming to Dolores

Learn about local forest management, wildfires and natural resources at the inaugural Oktoberforest in Dolores on Oct. 20 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Butler’s Corner and the Dolores River Campground....

DATE: Oct. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores school board recall fails; McCoy retains seat

Voters rejected an attempt to remove Dolores RE-4A school board member Vangi McCoy in Tuesday’s mail-in recall election. McCoy retained her seat on the board after 485 voted against her recall and...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ultralight plane crashes south of Cortez

A man who was injured as his ultralight aircraft crashed Tuesday in a remote field south of Cortez was assisted by a British tourist who witnessed the accident while driving. “I saw him flying...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan Forest finalizes Glade grazing plan

A new cattle grazing plan for the Glade area of the San Juan National Forest north of Dolores has been finalized. Dolores District Ranger Derek Padilla has issued a final record of decision for the...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Disposal fees jump up at Montezuma County landfill

Disposal fees at the Montezuma County landfill will increase in 2019 to save money for $3 million in estimated closure costs when the current landfill reaches capacity and the permit expires in...

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

Damron pleads not guilty by reason of insanity

Jeremiah Paul Damron, who is charged with first-degree murder of his mother last summer, pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity on Tuesday. The plea sets in motion a mandatory mental health...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Suspects in August pot raids hear charges

Six of eight Chinese-speaking defendants arrested in a Montezuma County raid Aug. 28 for allegedly growing too many marijuana plants appeared Tuesday in front of District Court Judge Todd Plewe for...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Q&A: Candidates in Dolores school board recall election

Two candidates are vying to unseat a Dolores RE-4A school board member in Oct. 9 recall election via mail ballot. Voters will decide whether board member Vangi McCoy will retain her seat or be...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Oprah Winfrey reality show filmed in Dolores

Television crews for the Oprah Winfrey Network visited Dolores last month to shoot a reality show about a local man engaged to pop singer Michelle Williams. “Chad Loves Michelle” features Dolores...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Four Corners Board of Realtors announces Realtor of the Year

Jason Witt, of Re/Max Mesa Verde Realty, was awarded Realtor of the Year by the Four Corners Board of Realtors during a ceremony at Blondie’s Trophy Room Sept. 20. The honor was presented by last...

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

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