Position: Journal Staff Writer

Email: jmimiaga@the-journal.com

Phone Number: 970-564-6034

A white Christmas? El Nino is setting up

There is a small chance for a white Christmas in Cortez, according to the National Weather Service. Meteorologist Norv Larson said models indicate a 20 percent possibility for snowfall late in the...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Elementary students sing in the holiday season

Sounds of the holidays filled the gymnasium during the popular Dolores Elementary Christmas Concert Tuesday. An estimated 800 people attended the event, which featured songs by each grade during...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores School board gets good news, bad news

The Dolores Re-4a School District has received two awards from the Colorado Department of Education for student performance on state tests. Superintendent Phil Kasper announced that Dolores High...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Eaton retires from Canyons of the Ancients post

A mix of excitement and pride emanates from Canyons of the Ancients National Monument Manager Marietta Wetherill Eaton as she prepares to retire in January after a four-decade career working in...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Annual Cortez Christmas Bird Count is Dec. 29

The 2018 Cortez Christmas Bird Count will take place Dec. 29 at 7:30 a.m. beginning at the Cortez Cultural Center, 25 N. Market St. Participants will be divided into groups to survey areas of...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Millwood Junction not being sold

Talk in Cortez business circles that the Millwood Junction restaurant in Mancos was being sold is not true, said owner Joann Riffel. A business source told The Journal on Thursday that the owner of...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Montezuma County stirs debate over water, drought planning

A concern that agricultural water supplies in McPhee Reservoir could be unfairly threatened under a proposed Colorado drought plan has prompted the Montezuma County Board of Commissioners to...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Christmas Comet arrives over Southwest Colorado for holidays

The night sky will offer two astronomical shows this week and next. The Christmas Comet will fly closest to Earth in 20 years and will be visible in the southern night sky, preferably with a...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores passes 2019 budget of $1.28 million

The Dolores Town Board passed the 2019 budget Monday. The budget is based on an estimated annual income of $908,810 derived from property taxes, sales taxes and utility fees. Total expenses to...

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

Three finalists named for top county position

Three finalists have been named for the position of Montezuma County administrator. Chuck Giannone, Travis Parker and Shak Powers were chosen out of 12 applicants by the county commissioners for...

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

Rico is awarded two transportation grants

Rico was recently awarded two transportation grants. The town was awarded a $10,000 Charge Ahead Colorado grant from the Colorado Energy Office for an electric-vehicle station. The station will be...

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

Crash on U.S. 160 sends man to hospital

A violent one-car crash on U.S. Highway 160 east of Cortez about 5 p.m. sent the driver to Southwest Memorial Hospital, according to the Colorado State Patrol. A white Toyota 4Runner with Colorado...

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

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