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Jim Mimiaga
Position: Journal staff writer

Main Street Cortez perks up with a new coffee shop

Cortez Coffee House and Eatery restores popular community meeting place

Avalanche in Ophir knocked out power Jan. 18

Power mostly restored the same day; residents were informed to shelter in place

Montezuma County leader Steve Chappell dies; service is Saturday

Steve Chappell was a family man and national Nordic champion

Dolores County judge finalists selected

Public comment sought on candidates; Polis will appoint judge

Jury finds Ronald J. Morosko guilty in fatal hunting incident

Defendant found guilty of criminally negligent homicide in death of Gregory Gabrisch; sentencing is March 31

Jury hears closing arguments in Morosko hunting trial

Deliberations began Tuesday, will continue Wednesday

Day 3: Morosko defense asserts faulty investigation of fatal hunting shooting

Psychologist testifies defendant’s mental ability was impaired after traumatic shooting incident

Day 2: Prosecutors present case that Morosko mistook bowhunter for elk

Defense cites statements by Morosko that he and partner saw an elk

New trial begins in Cortez after mistrial in fatal hunting case

Texas bowhunter was fatally shot by a muzzleloader hunter from Pennsylvania in San Juan National Forest

New trial in hunting death is delayed by weather, loss of key witness

Two snowed-in jurors don’t make it to court; mistrial request denied

Update: Snow closes schools in Montezuma County, Dove Creek

Impacts of major winter snowstorm linger into middle of week

Update: Major snowstorm causes power outages and closures in Montezuma County

But snowfall provides high hopes for McPhee Reservoir and drought-ravaged farms and ranches