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Jim Mimiaga
Position: Journal staff writer

Second suspect faces murder charge in death of uncle south of Cortez

Tanya Lori Ahasteen is arrested for first-degree murder, held on $1 million bond

Sheriff investigates suspicious deaths of two dogs near Cortez

Not enough evidence for criminal charges, says Sheriff Steve Nowlin; case remains open

San Juan Forest approves land swap with billionaire landowner in Archuleta County

Controversial deal was opposed by environmental groups and triggered Freedom of Information Act lawsuit

Coronavirus spikes in Southwest Colorado, but vaccines reduce severity

Montezuma and La Plata counties have high vaccination rate

Bill to protect Dolores River Canyon is introduced in U.S. Senate

68,000 acres proposed for protection from development; potential for wild and scenic river status would be dropped

Colorado Gov. Polis meets with Rico fire officials about wildfire preparedness

Governor views plans for new fire station, hears about challenges of volunteer fire districts

Colorado Highway 145 reopened after two vehicles collide

Two-vehicle crash involved injuries; rescue helicopter called to scene

Montezuma County gets on board with federal plan to protect Dolores River land

Water district opposes Bennet legislation to protect canyon below McPhee Reservoir

BLM to prepare land use amendment to protect Gunnison sage grouse

Public comment sought on conservation efforts for rare bird in Southwest Colorado and southeast Utah

Injured motorcyclist rescued in La Plata Mountains near Mancos

Man suffered broken leg in July 4 crash on Aspen Loop Trail

Fire destroys home east of Cortez; two pets die

Emergency crews responded to a house fire Sunday morning on Road 29.1 east of Cortez. The two residents escaped unharmed, but two dogs died in the blaze, said Battalion Chief Charlie Borden ...

Lightning triggers wildfire in La Plata Mountains

Fire contained using technique recently approved by National Forest Service