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Jim Mimiaga
Position: Journal staff writer

Dolores Town Board election will be April 5

Mayor and three board seats are up for grabs; candidates can pick up nomination packets

Public comment sought for proposed BLM land purchase

Inholding would be added to Canyons of the Ancients National Monument

Cortez Municipal Airport slowly recovering from pandemic downturn

Essential Air Service contract is up for bid this year; manager hopes for airline with more capacity

Young Cortez couple welcome first baby of 2022 at Southwest Memorial

Life of rodeo, fishing, and fixing cars awaits county’s first son of the year

Ute Mountain Ute Tribe plans for 2022

Priorities include new grocery store, design of education campus, and economic development

Montezuma County commissioner hospitalized with COVID-related complications

Joel Stevenson reported a positive test in November and recovered, according to county administrator

Dolores plans open house on proposed land use code changes

Revisions have been ongoing since 2019; draft available on town website

An inside peek into the Montezuma County jail

Detention center has lots of moving parts; COVID impacts operations

COVID deaths increase in Montezuma County; outbreaks reported at Walmart, nursing home

Number of cases in county decline; 61% fully vaccinated

Good snowpack opens up trails for cross-country skiing and fat biking

Mancos Chicken Creek trails are groomed for skiers; Dolores Boggy Draw trails are groomed for fat biking

New access to BLM lands attracts horses and hikers

Summit parcel has winter closure Dec. 1 to April 30

Another snowstorm hits Four Corners

Lower valleys get 2-4 inches; higher terrain gets 5-12 inches