Position: Journal Staff Writer

Email: jmimiaga@the-journal.com

Phone Number: 970-564-6034

Dolores-Norwood Road chip seal gets funding

Increased traffic on the Dolores-Norwood Road has prompted the San Juan National Forest to add 4 miles of chip-seal surface. Dolores District Ranger Derek Padilla announced this month that $502,696...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Report released on horse accident; relatives disagree

A Montezuma County mounted patrol horse who kicked and injured two children during Escalante Days was startled by the kids’ roughhousing, which included being struck by a plastic hammer, according...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores quilt show raises money for charity

A kaleidoscope of color and design was on display at the Dolores Mountain Quilt Show on Friday and Saturday. The show at the Dolores Community Center featured 168 entries, and 905 people attended...

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

Repairs force drainage of Groundhog Reservoir; no bag limit on fish

Malfunctioning dam equipment discovered this week at Groundhog Reservoir has forced Montezuma Valley Irrigation Co. to drain the lake to make repairs, officials report. As a result, Colorado Parks...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

July inspections: Stonefish Sushi, Loungin’ Lizard, Stateline Bar ...

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: Aug. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Emergency crews respond to fire alarm, then suicide threat

Two incidents kept local emergency crews busy on Friday. About 10 a.m., a fire alarm triggered an evacuation at Cortez-Montezuma High School. More than 600 students and all staff were safely...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pickup crashes head-on with Montezuma County gravel truck

A Lewis driver faces a DUI charge after a head-on collision with a loaded Montezuma County gravel truck west of Dolores on Aug. 15, according to the Colorado State Patrol. The eastbound Ford F-250,...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez school board will not ask for mill levy increase

The Montezuma-Cortez Board of Education has decided against asking voters for a mill levy increase in November. The unanimous vote was made at Tuesday’s regular meeting after a discussion concluded...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tribes to rebury ancient remains found by hiker near Dolores

Native American tribal leaders with ancestral ties to the region will conduct a reburial ceremony for ancient human remains found near Dolores on the San Juan National Forest, officials say....

DATE: Aug. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores students show improvement on state CMAS tests

The latest state test scores for Dolores elementary and middle school students showed significant improvement from 2017, according to results released by the Colorado Department of Education last...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Survey helps define Dolores playground project

The Dolores Parks Advisory Committee has released the results of a community survey about a new playground planned for Joe Rowell Park. The survey was distributed earlier in the year and was filled...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores museum features astronomy events in September

The public is invited to two astronomy events at the Canyons of the Ancients Visitor’s Center and Museum, 27501 Colorado Highway 184, Dolores. On Sept. 1, astronaut Rick Hieb will present “Space...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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