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Sign of the Times

This is the final issue of The Watch as we know it. This newspaper and its contributors will be missed.

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EDITORIAL RANT | The End of an Era

11/27/14 | By | 411 More

It goes without saying the positive mark Seth and Marta have left on the entire region with The Watch is immeasurable.

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Vote for Mark Izard

11/26/14 | By | More

As a longtime member and supporter of KOTO, I am writing to endorse Mark Izard for the San Miguel Education Fund (KOTO) board of directors.

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‘Sex and the Single Beer Can’

11/26/14 | By | 48 More

“Sex and the Single Beer Can” was the title of a textbook my favorite college professor wrote for his Mass Communication 101 course.

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Mark Izard for KOTO

My name is Mark Izard, and I am running for the KOTO (SMEF) Board.

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New Lawsuit Filed Against County, Majestic Skies Over Agreement

11/26/14 | By | 83 More

FBO’s COO says lawsuit only slowing process down, keeping money from local contractors.

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McLachlan Concedes to Brown in District 59 Race

11/26/14 | By | More
McLachlan Concedes to Brown in District 59 Race

After the vote was finalized, J. Paul Brown received 170 more votes than McLachlan.

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Amy Irvine McHarg Reads Tuesday, Dec. 2, at Arroyo

11/26/14 | By | 56 More
Amy Irvine McHarg Reads Tuesday, Dec. 2, at Arroyo

Her chosen theme for December is “Descent Narratives – Down the Rabbit Hole We Go.”

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SPORTS WATCH | Is Odell Beckham’s Catch the Greatest Ever?

11/26/14 | By | More

Finally a media firestorm on the Internet that’s positive.

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MMH, Rec District Partner for Physical Therapy Facility

11/25/14 | By | More
MMH, Rec District Partner for Physical Therapy Facility

Patients will be provided care inside the dedicated therapy space as well as throughout the CRC including the therapy pool, walking track and the fitness area.

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Committee Sends New Version of Hermosa Creek Bill to Senate

11/22/14 | By | More

The amended version of the bill, which would protect more than 100,000 acres of the Hermosa Creek Watershed in the San Juan National Forest north of Durango.

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A Warm Thank You From Faye Eriksen’s Grandparents

It is both gratifying and heartwarming to see the breadth and depth of love and compassion expressed by the Ridgway-Telluride-Ophir-Ouray communities in the recent benefit for our granddaughter Faye Eriksen.

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KOTO Board Endorsements

With ballots now in the hands of members of KOTO Community Radio, I would like to endorse two of the candidates on the ballot.

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What’s Best for the Whole?

11/21/14 | By | More

When it comes to the Gunnison sage-grouse, it’s easy for people and groups to focus on differences of opinion.

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Town Council: Please Stop Granting Waivers

11/21/14 | By | More

This letter is written in regards to the upcoming vote by the Telluride town council on the very important issue of waivers to the Land Use Code.

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ELEVATED | Art on Trout Road, Fielder, Snowden

11/20/14 | By | 78 More

Art on Trout Road and photographer John Fielder in Montrose, and a critically acclaimed documentary screens in Telluride, all in the arts this week.

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County Sets Up Funding Program to Assist Small Municipalities

11/19/14 | By | More

With $100,000 approved to fund the program, the county will divvy up that amount between the towns, depending on project importance and project costs.

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Virgil Turner Addresses Broadband Field Hearing

11/19/14 | By | More

“We seek to bring together the strengths and capabilities of both the private and public sector to meet the growing demand for Internet bandwidth.”

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Quit Grousing and Do Something Productive

11/19/14 | By | More

Anyone who would like to help improve habitat for sage-grouse and other Colorado wildlife, it’s easy to donate on Dec. 12 – 13 with TelluriveGives.org.

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SPORTS WATCH | For the Broncos, It All Starts With a Running Game

11/19/14 | By | More

As the Broncos rushing attack goes, so goes Peyton Manning.

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UP BEAR CREEK | Quivira Takes Us Back to the Future

11/19/14 | By | More

Not too the far left of an issue, but right in the middle of the muddle.

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REPORT FROM CAPITOL HILL |In the Majority

11/18/14 | By | More

Typically, this means less controversial laws passed and more effort put into finding common ground between the two parties.

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Expanded Terrain at Crested Butte Mt. Resort

11/16/14 | By | 273 More
Expanded Terrain at Crested Butte Mt. Resort

Teo 2 delivers a variety of terrain for advanced skiers and riders.

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Telluride Alpine Bank’s Julia Prejs Promoted to Trust Officer

11/16/14 | By | More

Prejs has nearly 10 years of experience in the many facets of wealth management.

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Condé Nast Traveler Recognizes the Fairmont Heritage Plaza, Franz Klammer Lodge

11/14/14 | By | 60 More

ore than 76,600 well-traveled Condé Nast Traveler readers cast ballots to rate the world’s most celebrated cities and islands, hotels and resorts, cruise ships and airlines.

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Matchstick Productions Brings ‘Unparalleled Cinematic Experience’ to Opera House

11/13/14 | By | 168 More
Matchstick Productions Brings ‘Unparalleled Cinematic Experience’ to Opera House

The film utilizes the latest in aerial filming technology.

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Ski Patrol Thanks

Thanks to the generosity of the Telluride Ski Patrol, many students at Telluride Schools receive assistance to participate in the Ski PE program.

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Energy Fuels Sells Piñon Ridge License and Related Assets

11/13/14 | By | 62 More

Since the company owns and operates the 2,000 ton per day White Mesa Mill, it no longer needs to construct the 500 ton per day Piñon Ridge Project to meet current or planned production.

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Alpine Bank Receives Colorado Environmental Leadership Award

11/13/14 | By | More

Alpine Bank was recognized as a renewing Gold Leader, and the status applies for another three years.

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Feds Issue ‘Threatened’ Listing for Gunnison Sage-Grouse

11/12/14 | By | 60 More
Feds Issue ‘Threatened’ Listing for Gunnison Sage-Grouse

Fish and Wildlife also designated 1.4 million acres of critical habitat as necessary for the species.

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SPORTS WATCH | Colorado State University Is Colorado’s Football College Now

11/12/14 | By | 100 More

CSU is Colorado’s college football team now, and it needs to ride this wave of success as long as it can.

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UP BEAR CREEK | Cortez Shuts Down Its Presses

11/11/14 | By | 79 More

The brouhaha over using Native-American diminutives, nicknames and slurs as mascot appellations for sports teams has reached national proportions.

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SPORTS WATCH |Are SEC Officials Losing Control of Their Own Games?

11/04/14 | By | 73 More

Are SEC Officials Losing Control of Their Own Games?

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Special Agent’s New Book Unveils Dark World of Indian Art Trade

11/03/14 | By | 429 More
Special Agent’s New Book Unveils Dark World of Indian Art Trade

“The hardest part of undercover work is you have to be so friendly to crooks and then stab them in the back.”

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Midnite Scholtes Says Farewell to Nordic Center

10/31/14 | By | 146 More
Midnite Scholtes Says Farewell to Nordic Center

He proved to be a patient and effective teacher, completing every task with care and determination.

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City/County to Meet Over Dispatch Center Fee Increases

10/31/14 | By | More

Elected officials from the City of Montrose are hoping to find common ground.

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DISPATCHES | Depraved New World

10/30/14 | By | More

Never in human history have so few owned so much and so many owned so little.

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The Need for Affordable Housing in Telluride

10/30/14 | By | 128 More

The current PUD proposals are a complete mismatch for the actual needs of this community.

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No Reason to Jump May’s Ship

10/29/14 | By | More

The only reason I can see where anyone would vote against Joan May might be if she personally stole your ox.

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Save the Ouray School

10/29/14 | By | 52 More

I have witnessed the deterioration of our historic and famous building. It is in desperate need of help.

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ONE STEP AHEAD OF THE BLUES | In Search of an ‘Obtuse Classic’

10/29/14 | By | 183 More
ONE STEP AHEAD OF THE BLUES | In Search of an ‘Obtuse Classic’

Paul Pena’s “Jet Airliner,” and then some.

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Telluride Mountain Club Supports 3A

The Telluride Academy and Telluride Mountain Club wholeheartedly support the Telluride R1 School District’s proposed school expansion.

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Two Bad Ideas

10/28/14 | By | 78 More

Term limits and voting for commissioners by district are two very bad ideas.

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Amidst 15-Year Drought, Reservoir Contingency Plans Taking Shape

10/28/14 | By | 93 More

The boards two conservation districts adopted a set contingency plans if water levels in Lake Mead and Lake Powell continue to drop.

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SPORTS WATCH |Lessons Learned From Knoxville, Tennessee

10/28/14 | By | More

Even Alabama fans don’t like Lane Kiffin.

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3A: Yes Is the Only Answer

What questions remain? Why is this important to do now?

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Montrose Pedestrian Killed in Collision With Vehicle

10/23/14 | By | 208 More

Timothy Major was killed in an accident at the intersection of East Main Street and Cedar Avenue.

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‘Pampering’ Leads to a ‘Stupider’ Telluride

10/23/14 | By | 271 More

“I have lived here 37 years and have noted the more pampering of the kids, the stupider Telluride has become. “

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Look Forward, Not Backward

You have read the statistics regarding the growth in the number of students in our schools.

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GMO Yes or No?

Without hesitation I will vote for CO Prop 105 to label GMO foods.

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Dick Jossi Responds to John Hollrah’s Letter

10/23/14 | By | 63 More

As to your comment about tourism I would suggest the signs probably will have a positive effect with the messages reflecting what the majority of us feel and hope.

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Needs Versus Wants

10/23/14 | By | More

After reading all the gushing love letters featured in the papers on behalf of the school, I realized that it would be advantageous to lend another perspective.

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Vote for Tisdel

10/23/14 | By | More

While it is difficult to dignify Susan Watson’s letter with a response, we can agree that neither of us condone the vandalizing of signs, and I don’t know anyone who does.

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Voters Deserve an ‘Election Based Upon Candidate Qualifications’

While he manages to cast my objections in a negative light, Mr. Hollrah does get something correct in his attack letter.

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SPORTS WATCH |Royals Still Have the Energy to Turn World Series Around

10/23/14 | By | More

What we don’t need is another World Series championship won by the San Francisco Giants.

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Reelect Joan May

10/22/14 | By | 42 More

I’m voting to re-elect Joan May for San Miguel County Commissioner.

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May Day

10/22/14 | By | More

Let’s celebrate another May day in November.

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Greenspan for San Miguel County Commissioner

10/22/14 | By | More

I would like to offer my support and endorsement of Jonathan Greenspan for County Commissioner.

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ONE STEP AHEAD OF THE BLUES | The Joys of Filling in for No Man

10/22/14 | By | 138 More

Norman Squier (NoMan’s Land) is kind enough to sometimes entrust to me his Saturday morning show from 9 a.m.-12 –noon, when he is unable to do it.

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Montrose Education Foundation Seeks Nominees for 2015 Teacher of the Year

10/22/14 | By | More

The program is modeled after the Colorado Teacher of the Year Program.

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Power Outage Planned for a Portion of Mountain Village on Oct. 29

10/22/14 | By | More

Approximately 304 members will experience a brief 30-minute outage.

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Montrose Commissioners Deny Rezoning Request for Condo Complex

10/22/14 | By | 53 More
Montrose Commissioners Deny Rezoning Request for Condo Complex

The commissioners decide that a single-family subdivision was not the place for a multi-building condominium complex in rural location.

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Support 3B in Ouray

I hope this letter provides a reasonable explanation of the “3B” ballot issue in Ouray.

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Time for a Change, Vote for Greenspan

10/21/14 | By | More

Given the stalemate in both regional and national politics, it is a welcome relief to have a candidate who is running as an Independent

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DISPATCHES | ISIS Is No Mystery

10/20/14 | By | More

ISIS has ‘been “slouching toward Bethlehem to be born,” to quote Yeats, for decades.’

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‘Celebrate Life’ an Upcoming Expo for Seniors Oct. 23

10/20/14 | By | More

The theme of this year’s Expo is “Celebrate Life – Tools For Successful Aging.

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Telluride Mountain Club Hosts Oct. 25 Fundraiser

10/19/14 | By | 72 More

A one-evening showing of 10 films from the three-day Wild & Scenic Environmental Festival comes to the Sheridan Opera House.

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Illegal Hunter Sought

On Sept. 11, at about 7:30 a.m., a bull elk was illegally killed in West Meadows.

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Ridgway Elementary Reignites School Spirit

10/18/14 | By | More

FORS meets monthly and is open to community members.

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ONE STEP AHEAD OF THE BLUES | A Look Back at the Summer in Music

10/18/14 | By | More
ONE STEP AHEAD OF THE BLUES | A Look Back at the Summer in Music

As Always, Telluride hit the author with its best shots.

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Thank You, Telluride Medical Center

10/18/14 | By | More

The miracle that is the Telluride Medical Clinic.

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Theis Wants to Bring Better Communication, Openness to Montrose County

10/17/14 | By | More
Theis Wants to Bring Better Communication, Openness to Montrose County

Theis believes a breakdown in communication can lead to misunderstandings, mistrust and an ineffective use of time and energy.

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Butler Says He’ll Bring Honesty and Integrity Back to Montrose County

10/17/14 | By | 119 More
Butler Says He’ll Bring Honesty and Integrity Back to Montrose County

Butler: A good county commissioner must be a very close partner with all constituents in the county.

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Rob Smith Promises to Bring Positive, Experienced Change to Montrose County

10/17/14 | By | More
Rob Smith Promises to Bring Positive, Experienced Change to Montrose County

“I have eight years of municipal government experience. I have a full understanding of the county’s agricultural needs and what a small municipality needs,” Smith says.

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Glen Davis Brings ‘Experience,’ ‘Education’ for Future Challenges

10/17/14 | By | 50 More
Glen Davis Brings ‘Experience,’ ‘Education’ for Future Challenges

Republican candidate Glen Davis is not running for Montrose County Commissioner because he “needs a job” or to win a “popularity contest.”

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Tisdel Brings Trust, Good Working Relationship to Ouray County

10/17/14 | By | 52 More
Tisdel Brings Trust, Good Working Relationship to Ouray County

“Partisan solutions to problems and issues are not appropriate,” Tisdel says.

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Lezah Saunders Wants to Help Families and Ouray County Thrive

10/17/14 | By | More
Lezah Saunders Wants to Help Families and Ouray County Thrive

With a degree in mechanical engineering, Republican Ouray County Commission candidate Lezah Saunders says she has a very “analytical brain.”

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School Officials Say 3A Offers a Needed Boost for Schools

10/17/14 | By | More

Funds raised will go to hiring dozens of new teachers, provide teachers with three additional professional development days.

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Vote ‘Yes’ on Telluride School District’s proposed Bond Issue 3A

Please know that 100 percent of the proposed facilities will be used by our students on a daily basis.

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San Miguel County Preparing for Possibility of Ebola

10/16/14 | By | More

County officials are closely monitoring national developments and implementing the resources necessary to achieve appropriate levels of preparedness.

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Local Government Access Channel Number Change Effective Oct. 21

10/16/14 | By | More

The city will continue to air live and recorded broadcasts of City Council meetings on Channel 191.

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Brunch for Books at the Bon Ton

10/16/14 | By | More

The Bon Ton will donate $10 for every brunch served, with all donations going directly toward the purchase of new books.

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GUEST COMMENTARY | Make Sure You Have Health Insurance for the New Year

Tri-County Health Network (TCHNetwork) says it’s time to make sure your health insurance is lined up for 2015.

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Hollrah Fights Back

10/16/14 | By | More

This letter is a response to Susan Watson’s attack on me in her letter last week.

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Vote for J. Paul Brown

10/16/14 | By | More

For those who believe the state, and the country, are on the wrong track it is an opportunity to begin correcting past errors.

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Telluride Students First And Most Important: Vote Yes on 3A

Your local elected Board of Education voted unanimously to recommend the addition and renovation project and placed on the fall ballot measure 3A to fund that project.

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Ouray Candidates Tisdel and Saunders Square Off in WISE Forum

10/15/14 | By | 141 More
Ouray Candidates Tisdel and Saunders Square Off in WISE Forum

Both looked to prove they have the knowledge, dedication and leadership capabilities for the job.

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Tim Frates’ Framing, Laser Engraving Opens at New Location in Montrose

10/15/14 | By | 65 More
Tim Frates’ Framing, Laser Engraving Opens at New Location in Montrose

Frates has the ability to customize awards, trophies, medals, signs, nameplates, and plaques all to what the customer needs and specifies.

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SPORTS WATCH | A Return of the Running Game to the N.F.L.?

10/14/14 | By | More

Both Denver and Dallas proved last weekend that the running game is not only alive and well but that it still has importance.

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Montrose County Health and Human Services Vaccination Clinics Oct. 23

10/13/14 | By | More

Free vaccinations include Dtap for children, Tdap for adults and children 11 and older, and pneumovax for seniors.

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Celebrate Pinhead Interns at the Sheridan Opera House Oct. 16

10/12/14 | By | More

A donor has offered to match all donations (up to $25,000), which will be solicited in a brief call for donations halfway through the evening.

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Montrose Visitor Center Announces Winter Hours

10/10/14 | By | More

“The change in schedule reflects the fact that visitor numbers decline during the winter months,” said Visit Montrose Coordinator Jennifer Loshaw.

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Transmission Line Rerouting Affects Riverbottom and Cerise Parks

10/09/14 | By | More

Construction has begun on the Tri-State’s Happy Canyon-Bullock Transmission Line through Riverbottom Park and on top of Sunset Mesa, for maintenance and safety purposes.

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GUEST COMMENTARY | Colorado Farm to School Project Comes to Town Saturday

10/09/14 | By | More

How do we get more of the food that is grown locally actually on local plates and particularly on plates within our schools?

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Joan May Committed to Important Work

10/09/14 | By | 57 More

Please join me in keeping Joan May as our County Commissioner by voting for Joan on Nov. 4.

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To the Citizens of Montrose County

The Montrose Regional Dispatch Center (MRDC), and specifically the increase in fees to the user agencies, has been called into question recently as agencies are preparing for their upcoming budgets.

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DISPATCHES | When It Snows, the Cable Goes

10/09/14 | By | More

And other complaints regarding you-know-who….

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Incentives Approved With Hopes Secure Reel Manufacturer’s Relocation to Montrose

10/08/14 | By | 183 More

Mayfly Outdoors plans to make Montrose its corporate headquarters, thanks to a incentives package approved last week.

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Public Invitation to Wilderness 50th Event Thursday, Oct. 9

10/08/14 | By | More

There will be a dedication of the new kiosk for the trailhead, followed by a 2-3 mile hike on the Blaine Basin Trail.

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SPORTS WATCH | College Football Just Got a Lot More Interesting

10/07/14 | By | More

With major upsets to top teams, week 6 changed everything.

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Montrose Health Officials Keep Close Watch on Ebola Developments

10/03/14 | By | 153 More

While there have been no identified cases in Colorado at this time, the Montrose County and local authorities are taking appropriate precautions.

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RAISING ELLE | Being the Gatekeeper of Nutritional Good Sense

10/03/14 | By | More

“That doesn’t look like applesauce,” Elle says, staring at the gurgling pot full of cooking fruit.

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‘Half-Truths’ in Hollrah’s ‘Hit Piece’

As Ronald Reagan said, “Well, there you go again.”

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Pinhead Extends Tuesday Afternoon Programming Until Thanksgiving Break

10/02/14 | By | More

Mad Labs are themed around particular areas of science and encourage kids to experiment, learn, design, create, investigate, and more.

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More on TEX

10/02/14 | By | 55 More

In terms of spending other people’s money, one has to ask the TRAA, “When is enough, enough?”

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A Movement on Climate Change

10/02/14 | By | More

Inaction on climate change is no longer acceptable.

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Majestic Skies Submits Plans, Moves Forward With FBO Design

10/01/14 | By | 214 More
Majestic Skies Submits Plans, Moves Forward With FBO Design

Aviation DirectorLloyd Arnold confirmed Wednesday that building plans have been submitted as required.

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GUEST COMMENTARY | Transmountain Diversions Connect Us All

09/30/14 | By | More

The Colorado Water Plan does have the time and space to really delve into both sides of the transmountain diversion conversation.

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DISPATCHES | We Still Have Fall

09/30/14 | By | More

The world around us is rapidly going to hell in the proverbial handbasket, but we still have autumn.

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SPORTS WATCH | A Ryder Cup Loss, a Press Conference to Remember

09/30/14 | By | More

The whole way the U.S. team approaches the Ryder Cup needs to be reconfigured.

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Dog Problem

09/30/14 | By | More

Montrose County man reports to dispatch that neighbors dogs are harassing his horses and chickens and “would like to shoot them” but thought he better talk to a police officer first. #Scanner

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Montrose Man Killed in Motorcycle Accident

09/29/14 | By | 270 More

Brandon L. Brost died in the early morning accident that occurred on north San Juan Avenue near 6530 Road.

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Montrose Family Gets New Home From Habitat for Humanity

09/28/14 | By | More

Fourteen Wells Fargo volunteers will assist with building a new home on Oct. 18.

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OMR Hayden Mountain Rescue Thanks

09/27/14 | By | More

Without the help of OMR, the girls would have more than likely spent the night, until less skilled people could attempt a rescue in daylight.

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No Joke

09/27/14 | By | 48 More

When the second and third letters are shifted it becomes “dairymaid.” Very clever.

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Lone Cone Legacy Trust Presents Norwood Harvest Dinner

09/26/14 | By | 62 More

Local group launches its first annual fundraiser benefiting three local nonprofits.

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Pile Burning Planned for Mountain Village

09/26/14 | By | More

Firefighter and public safety is of primary concern.

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Hospitality Summit Announces Agenda and Speakers

09/26/14 | By | More

The Western Colorado Hospitality Summit is Oct. 23 and 24, held at the Montrose Pavilion.

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Friends of Ridgway Schools (FoRS) Frames Future Focus

09/26/14 | By | More

“Our idea is to grow our small group into a larger network of parents and community members, focused on ensuring our children have a great education in the Ridgway schools.”

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One Step Closer To Hope Walk/Run Oct. 11

09/26/14 | By | More

The walk/run begins at 9 a.m. with registration beginning at 8 a.m. at the Montrose Pavilion.

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Power Outage Planned for Members Located on Hwy. 145

09/26/14 | By | More

SMPA must de-energize and move the large three-phase power line serving these areas for construction purposes.

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Is Telluride Town Council Intellectually Dishonest, or Incompetent?

09/25/14 | By | 128 More

I am writing concerning the action or non action, to be more specific regarding the issue of where the proposed new medical center will be located.

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Canine Influenza, and an Update on Dan Koons

09/25/14 | By | More

I’m writing this so that everyone knows that, no matter how clean a boarding situation is kept, it can happen to you (me).

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Response to Art Goodtimes’ Commentary and My Candidacy

It was with great interest that I read your commentary in the Watch newspaper dated Sept. 11….

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Why I’m Voting for Ben Tisdel

09/25/14 | By | 149 More

This is the time to step up on the County Commissioner race and support Ben Tisdel.

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TASP Support

What a wonderful show of support for the Telluride Adaptive Sports Program at the 16th Annual Bob Miller Memorial Golf Classic that was held last week.

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Thank You TAR

Thank you very much for helping us realize our dream in Telluride with the help of a First Time Homebuyers Grant.

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Be Bear Aware!

On behalf of Wilkinson Public Library I would like to thank The Town of Telluride and The Telluride Institute for educating our youth and their families about how to be Bear Aware!

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CORA Lawsuit Costs Montrose County Over $265K

09/24/14 | By | 122 More

The judge’s ruling states that both parties prevailed, but the county was ordered to settle with Jet Canyon Partners regarding records requests.

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EDITORIAL RANT | Farewell to a True Community Journalist

09/24/14 | By | 548 More
EDITORIAL RANT | Farewell to a True Community Journalist

Next week, Woody will pack up his cameras, lenses and faded Duke T-shirts and heads to Ashville, N.C., to work for the ‘Citizen-Times.’

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SPORTS WATCH | Jameis Winston Was Focus of Game Even With Suspension

09/24/14 | By | More

This game shouldn’t have been about Winston and instead it was all about Winston.

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Former San Miguel County Commissioner Vern Ebert Dies at 80

09/24/14 | By | 289 More
Former San Miguel County Commissioner Vern Ebert Dies at 80

Career military man found a home in Telluride’s outdoors and with its people.

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Structure Fire Razes ‘Miracle House’ in Norwood

09/23/14 | By | 264 More
Structure Fire Razes ‘Miracle House’ in Norwood

Firefighters were able to keep an adjacent garage from burning down as well as keep the fire from the surrounding grassy areas.

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Celebrate Telluride’s Outstanding Citizen of the Year

09/22/14 | By | More

A celebration to honor Kristin will occur Wednesday, Sept. 24 from 5-6:30 p.m. at Arroyo Wine Bar.

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Police Believe Man Found in River Drowned

09/22/14 | By | 226 More

Forensic testing is being done to confirm the identity as Monte Edward Harrison of Montrose.

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GUEST COMMENTARY | Have a Knife Day and See You Spoon

Plastic forks while cheap and convenient, are not a good solution for the Telluride Schools cafeteria.

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GUEST COMMENTARY | Draft Water Plan Sections Available for Comment

Draft basin plans were submitted to the CWCB in July and are due to be finalized in April.

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Carbon Leaf at the Sheridan Opera House Wednesday, Oct. 1

09/20/14 | By | More

The Sheridan Arts Foundation presents a night of eclectic folk-rock, Americana music with Carbon Leaf live in concert.

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Sunday Is International Day of Peace

09/19/14 | By | More

Even though seemingly buffered from various national and world concerns, we in Montrose and Colorado can take part in our own way, but act we must.

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ONE STEP AHEAD OF THE BLUES | The Year the Weather Stole the Show

09/18/14 | By | 64 More

Steve Gumble is a true impresario in the sense that he is not solely concerned with profits.

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Vandalism of Republican Candidates’ Signs

What kind of people take a sign that supports a particular candidate from someone’s private property?

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Term Limits Long Overdue

09/18/14 | By | More

It was disappointing the BOCC denied a request of local residents to place term limits on the ballot in November.

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Yes for 3A for the Long Haul

It is now time to consider the next stage in the growth of our schools.

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Tammy Theis for Commissioner

I am Tammy Theis, I am your Montrose County (MC) Commissioner Candidate for District 2.

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Kara Huber Plays Saturday, Sept. 27

09/17/14 | By | More
Kara Huber Plays Saturday, Sept. 27

An advocate of new music, Huber works closely with living composers and has collaborated with Percussion Group Cincinnati.

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SPORTS WATCH | In Seattle, a Denver Win Is All About the Defense

09/16/14 | By | More

The Broncos face an uphill battle this weekend in Seattle and two half of good football isn’t going to be enough.

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Ken Norris Takes Helm as Montrose County Manager

09/16/14 | By | More
Ken Norris Takes Helm as Montrose County Manager

The Western Slope native was at the top of the county’s nationwide search.

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GUEST COMMENTARY | GMUG National Forest Celebrates Wilderness 50th

GUEST COMMENTARY | GMUG National Forest Celebrates Wilderness 50th

The GMUG has a rich history of wilderness stewardship with over 10 congressionally designated wilderness areas covering about 20 percent of our 3 million acre forest.

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Ninth Annual Montrose Oktoberfest on Tap for Sept. 27

09/16/14 | By | 72 More
Ninth Annual Montrose Oktoberfest on Tap for Sept. 27

On Saturday, Sept. 27, Centennial Plaza hosts live music from Euforquestra, Kipori Woods and more.

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Judge Orders Review of Uranium Mill Approval Process

09/12/14 | By | 59 More

The CDPHE and Energy Fuels filed separate motions to dismiss the complaint in September 2013.

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Wildlife Officials Need Help With Poaching Incident Near Telluride

09/11/14 | By | 795 More
Wildlife Officials Need Help With Poaching Incident Near Telluride

According to Parks and Wildlife Public Information Officer Joe Lewandowski, a portion of the elk was found on private property in the West Meadows subdivision.

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GUEST COMMENTARY | More on the KOTO Wars

09/11/14 | By | 173 More

Unless the “end-game” of current management is underwriting, events must be a major part of the KOTO game plan.

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BeaconFest for Seniors Sept. 18

09/11/14 | By | More
BeaconFest for Seniors Sept. 18

This year’s Montrose-Delta BeaconFest features an exciting lineup of live entertainment, free food, informative seminars and booths sponsored by over 60 senior-related businesses.

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Loss of Peter Kinnick Immeasurable

09/11/14 | By | 105 More

I had the pleasure of knowing Peter Kinnick for 13 years, and sadly no more.

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ELEVATED | Reap What You Sow Art for Kids, Welcoming the Harvest

09/11/14 | By | 42 More
ELEVATED | Reap What You Sow Art for Kids, Welcoming the Harvest

Children’s art classes in Telluride, Ridgway and Montrose, and welcoming the harvest, all in the arts this week.

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May Will Run for Reelection

09/11/14 | By | More

I am running for office this year, which means you get a choice and that’s a good thing.

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Winter Airline Service Gets 20 Percent Boost

09/11/14 | By | 169 More

New flights from San Francisco and Phoenix, a doubling of New York/Newark jet service, and more!

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Colorado Supreme Court Justice Hobbs to Speak at Water 101 Seminar

09/10/14 | By | More

Registration is $35 ($50 for professionals seeking CEC) until Sept.15 and $40 ($60) thereafter.

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Meet the Candidates Forum Sept. 17

09/10/14 | By | More

Each candidate will give a short presentation followed by a moderated question and answer session.

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Thanks, TAR

We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to the Telluride Association of Realtors.

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Savor the San Juans: A Home-and-Chef Tour

09/10/14 | By | 78 More
Savor the San Juans: A Home-and-Chef Tour

Savor the San Juans showcases the region’s best locally produced offerings, from delectables to buildings to design.

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Catch Big Sandy at The Barn Saturday

09/10/14 | By | More
Catch Big Sandy at The Barn Saturday

Still touring in support of ‘What a Dream It’s Been,’ this show will revisit gems from the past.

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SPORTS WATCH | Ray Rice, TMZ Sports and the End of Roger Goodell

09/09/14 | By | More

Somehow, I think this whole fiasco is going to lead to the end of Goodell’s tenure as N.F.L. Commissioner.

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Our Children, Our Future

09/09/14 | By | More

The Montrose County League of Women Voters brings “Our Children, Our Future,” from the Yes for Our Schools Committee on the proposed ballot initiative.

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Upcoming Classes at Ah Haa Painting School Will Change Your Life

09/07/14 | By | More

This year’s Telluride Painting School features six weeks of classes taught by Robert Weatherford and two other handpicked visiting artists.

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Cerise Park Invasive Species Removal Project

09/07/14 | By | More

Work to complete the project is scheduled Monday-Thursday, Sept. 8-18, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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RAISING ELLE | The Perils of Perfectionism

09/06/14 | By | More

This “game plan” wasn’t helping prepare my daughter for the rigors of learning at all.

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MONTROSE COUNTY BRIEFS | City, County to Partner on Blight Removal

09/06/14 | By | 67 More
MONTROSE COUNTY BRIEFS | City, County to Partner on Blight Removal

CORA fees climb…New language added to employee handbook…Sept. 3 named Jim and Sharen Branscome Day.

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Missing Teens Found Safe, Reportedly in Las Vegas

09/05/14 | By | 398 More
Missing Teens Found Safe, Reportedly in Las Vegas

“They are safe and with police officers in another city as of approximately 3:30 p.m. today,” police said on Thursday.

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Telluride Foundation Accepting Community Grant Applications

09/04/14 | By | More

Grant applications are due Monday, Oct. 27 at 5 p.m.

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Local BLM Office Seeks Volunteers for National Public Lands Days Events

09/04/14 | By | More

This year, the BLM Uncompahgre Field Office repairing the Ute Trail in the Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area.

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Thank You, Mike Hughes

09/04/14 | By | 73 More

I would like to start this letter by thanking Mike Hughes for his amazing commitment and dedication to the Telluride School District and this community.

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Free Skiing for ‘Elderly’ 60-Year-Olds

Your recent article “Elderly Couple Rescued from Lizard Head Wilderness” presented a harsh but self-evident truth.

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Lezah Saunders Candidate for Ouray County Commissioner

Lezah Saunders is a fourth generation member of the Fellin family that has lived in Ouray County since 1896.

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No on McLachlan

No, lawyer McLachlan must be held accountable for his duplicitous actions and deceitfulness to the voters of this district.

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ELEVATED | CO/BKLYN and a Spelling Bee

09/03/14 | By | 50 More
ELEVATED | CO/BKLYN and a Spelling Bee

CO/BKLYN Half Drop art show and an adult spelling bee, both in Telluride in the arts this week.

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Evening of Backyard Comedy Set for Sept. 6

09/03/14 | By | More
Evening of Backyard Comedy Set for Sept. 6

Canyon Creek Bed and Breakfast’s backyard stand-up comedy continues Saturday, Sept. 6, when comedians Tim Messenger and John Novosad.

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41st Annual Imogene Pass Run Saturday

09/02/14 | By | 113 More

Runners will complete the trip when they reach the finish line in Telluride at the intersection of North Oak and Columbia Street.

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SPORTS WATCH | Broncos Road to Redemption Begins Sunday

09/02/14 | By | More

This season is all about winning another Lombardi Trophy for Mr. B.

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Zoey Benally Featured at Sept. 2 Talking Gourds

09/02/14 | By | More
Zoey Benally Featured at Sept. 2 Talking Gourds

With this September gathering at Arroyo, the club goes back to its 6 p.m. time slot on the first Tuesday of the month.

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Thanks for Lunch

On behalf of the Wilkinson Public Library I would like to thank Brown Dog Pizza for furthering literacy by rewarding the children who participated in the Summer Reading Finale with their generous donation of pizza.

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GUEST COMMENTARY | Former Las Vegas Water Czar Calls for Basin-Wide Citizenship

08/31/14 | By | 58 More

Pat Mulroy took issue with the much-repeated statement that Las Vegas is most at risk as lake levels fall.

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GUEST COMMENTARY | On Location in Western Colorado

08/30/14 | By | 146 More

Anyone who lives or visits our area knows that John Wayne’s True Grit was made here. But that’s just the beginning….

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McLachlan for 59th

08/30/14 | By | More

Mike McLachlan, our state representative for the 59th district, deserves to be returned to the legislature for a second term.

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A National Problem

08/29/14 | By | More

Who gives marksmanship lessons to the Missouri police, Mister Magoo?

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Black Bear Pass Closed Sept. 3 and 4

08/28/14 | By | 119 More

Due to heavy rock fall there will be no access for vehicles, bikers or hikers to Bridal Veil Falls, Via Ferrata, Ajax Peak Trail, Wasatch Trail Loop.

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ONE STEP AHEAD OF THE BLUES | Nine Soundtracks to Remember

08/28/14 | By | 61 More

I’ll start with the soundtrack of a film that was another zenith in my career as a cinephile: Quentin Tarantino’s “Reservoir Dogs.”

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‘Now Is the Time to Make Your Voice Heard’

‘Now Is the Time to Make Your Voice Heard’

Everyone has their own needs when it comes to health and the care they receive, and now is the time to make your voice heard.

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The KOTO Crisis

08/28/14 | By | 54 More

I wanted to write and say thank you for your article about KOTO and its identity (“KOTO’s Painful Identity Crisis,” published online on Aug. 21).

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Roger Ebert’s Triumphant ‘Love of Life’

08/27/14 | By | 72 More
Roger Ebert’s Triumphant ‘Love of Life’

“Life Itself” screens Thursday, Aug. 28, at approximately 8:30 p.m., at the Abel Gance Open Air Theater, in Telluride’s Elks Park.

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Elderly Couple Rescued From Lizard Head Wilderness

08/27/14 | By | 231 More

Out for a mushroom hunt, the couple spent a cold night in the wilderness.

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Telluride Film Festival, Meyer Sound Partner in Bringing Sound to New Heights

08/27/14 | By | 82 More

Audiences at the upcoming 41st Telluride Film Festival will now have the same sound experience that the director and sound artists initially envisioned for the film.

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Survey Aims to Find Gaps in Region’s Health Care Needs

08/26/14 | By | 57 More

Make sure to have your say when it comes to the health care needs in the region by participating Tri-County Health Network’s community survey available now until Sept. 15.

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SPORTS WATCH | Road to Eight-Team College Football Playoff System Starts Now

08/26/14 | By | 49 More

There will be some hurt feelings and it will eventually lead to an eight-team college football playoff system in the future.

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Thank You TAR

08/26/14 | By | More

Thank you so so much for the generous gift from your first time homebuyers assistance fund.

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Thank You Telluride Jazz Festival

On behalf of the Wilkinson Public Library I would like to thanks the Telluride Jazz Festival for again providing the inspiration of Jazz to the children of Telluride through the library.

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GUEST COMMENTARY | Ouray Residents Urged to Protect Healthy Trees, Destroy Dead Ones

08/23/14 | By | 84 More

These dead trees are not only unsightly and a significant fire hazard, they cause an extreme risk to any property they might fall on.

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Ridgway State Park Offering Free Loaner Life Jackets

08/23/14 | By | More

right yellow bins located at Dallas Creek and the main boat ramp hold the life jackets which are available to be used for free for the day.

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Alpine Bank Supports the Montrose Regional Crime Stoppers Program

08/22/14 | By | More
Alpine Bank Supports the Montrose Regional Crime Stoppers Program

Crime Stoppers provides a system for soliciting and receiving anonymous tips as well as offering monetary rewards to tipsters in exchange for information that leads to an arrest.

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Higher Rent Could Close Haven House Near Olathe

08/21/14 | By | 88 More
Higher Rent Could Close Haven House Near Olathe

According Haven House’s Larry Fredericksen, without financial help, the 67 percent increase in rent could shut the facility’s doors.

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Third Annual Pea Green Pedal on Sept. 20

08/21/14 | By | 88 More
Third Annual Pea Green Pedal on Sept. 20

Sign up for an 18 or 40 mile bike ride, or a 5K Fun Run/Walk around the lake.

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Good Restraint by Officer

08/21/14 | By | 68 More

The good idea was the character and restraint shown by the officer.

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It’s Time for a KOTO Board Election

08/21/14 | By | 42 More

You can run (a radio station into the ground) but you can no longer hide ( the membership rolls) or hide from the members who used to be the most important part of KOTO.

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Greenspan Ready to Serve

I think it’s time for new leaders that bring constructive action that solve our problems rather than over analyze.

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Ridgway School Year ‘Full of Promise’

Please allow me to be among to the first to welcome you to a new school year full of promise.

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SPORTS WATCH | Johnny ‘College Football’ Manziel’s Uphill Battle With the Browns

08/21/14 | By | More

Manziel gave plenty of reasons why he wasn’t drafted in the top 10 of the 2014 N.F.L. Draft but rather, at number 22.

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Greenspan to Run for County Commissioner

08/20/14 | By | 124 More
Greenspan to Run for County Commissioner

An unaffiliated candidate, Greenspan will challenge Democratic incumbent candidate Joan May in the Nov. 4 election.

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Telluride Gay Ski Heads Into Twelfth Year Feb. 22

08/19/14 | By | 64 More

TMVOA stipulates that 2015 would be the last year the organization would provide funding to support the event.

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ElderAdo Financial Honored by ‘Financial Advisor’ Magazine

08/19/14 | By | More

ElderAdo Financial is one of only 12 firms selected throughout Colorado.

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GUEST COMMENTARY | Electricity…Where Do We Go From Here?

We can continue to reduce our consumption locally by meeting our electric needs more efficiently.

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GUEST COMMENTARY | Dire Water Predicament Spurs Cooperation, Compromise

While it is easy to measure how much water is in reservoirs, it is much less clear how much groundwater remains in the region’s aquifers.

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Local Physical Therapist Utilizes Social Media to Help Patients

08/18/14 | By | 87 More
Local Physical Therapist Utilizes Social Media to Help Patients

He is excited to announce that he has developed his new business Facebook page “Balanced Physical Therapy-Derek Tuohy.”

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First-Time Homebuyers Thanks

We would like to extend a wholehearted “thank you” to the Telluride Association of Realtors and the First Time Homebuyers Assistance Program for helping us make the purchase of our new home possible.

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Mountain Lodge Telluride Hires New Digital Marketing, Group Sales Manager

08/18/14 | By | 46 More

Ouellette will manage the property’s presence on all digital media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, SlideShare and dozens more.

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A Sense of Motion Finds a Home in Montrose

08/16/14 | By | 626 More
A Sense of Motion Finds a Home in Montrose

SOM Footwear’s local manufacturing operations of simple, fashionable sneakers are up and running.

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Pandora Mill

08/15/14 | By | 52 More

I strongly support a feasibility study of the mill structure to aid in any decision of the future of the property.

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GUEST COMMENTARY | Learn About Your Forest at Aug. 19 Workshop

We are not necessarily immune to the shocking increase in mortality hitting our forests.

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Colorado 500 Rides Again

Welcome back to Ouray for your 39th year Colorado 500 – you’re almost 40! We’re glad to have your “family” visit our “family”.

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Setting De Bivort Straight on Afghanistan

08/14/14 | By | 74 More

I have never read a more astounding collection of misrepresentations and outright falsehoods than those put forth by Mr. Lawry de Bivort in his comments on Afghanistan in the Aug. 13 Watch.

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SPORTS WATCH | When Just Another Night at the Track Turns Tragic

08/13/14 | By | 49 More

Did he throttle his car to give Ward a scare? Or did he throttle the car simply to begin a turn?

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Telluride Region Real Estate Market Accelerates

08/13/14 | By | 130 More

Both the number and the dollar volume of sales in the first seven months of 2014 are six-year highs.

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Stephen Powell | Jan. 13, 1956-July 18, 2014

08/12/14 | By | 383 More
Stephen Powell | Jan. 13, 1956-July 18, 2014

He wrote a column called “Sound Advice” about the local music scene for the Telluride Times-Journal.

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Kristin Holbrook 2014 Outstanding Citizen of the year

08/12/14 | By | More
Kristin Holbrook 2014 Outstanding Citizen of the year

Holbrook was a member of the board of directors for SMRC for eight years, including serving as board president and as chair of the Chocolate Lovers Fling, SMRC’s largest fundraiser.

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Fuel Reduction Project Planned Near Norwood

08/12/14 | By | More

The proposed project includes mechanical treatment as well as prescribed burns.

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Lake Street Dive Wants to Turn Sheridan Opera House Into A Dive Bar

08/12/14 | By | 62 More
Lake Street Dive Wants to Turn Sheridan Opera House Into A Dive Bar

Lake Street Dive, coming to the Sheridan Opera House Aug. 15, find themselves on the cusp of stardom.

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Valley Manor Care Center Receives Bronze National Quality Award

08/11/14 | By | More

The program assists providers of long term and post-acute care services in achieving their performance excellence goals.

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Axel Project Bike Classic Announces Celebrity Riders

08/10/14 | By | 50 More

Tom Danielson (Garmin-Sharp) and U.S. Road Champion Timmy Duggan will join the round-trip charity tour from Ridgway to Telluride Aug. 30.

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Keep McLachlan in Office

08/10/14 | By | More

Over the past few years I have gotten to know Barbara and Mike McLachlan and have found them to be a wonderful couple.

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Positive Real Estate Trends Continue in Montrose Area

08/09/14 | By | More
Positive Real Estate Trends Continue in Montrose Area

At the end of the second quarter in 2013 the median single-family home price was approximately $162,000. This year, that median price is up to $170,000.

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Second Annual Moonshiners Ball Brings Burlesque Dancers to the Entertainment

08/08/14 | By | 99 More
Second Annual Moonshiners Ball Brings Burlesque Dancers to the Entertainment

Moonshine will be literally trucked all the way from Durham, N.C.

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J. Paul Brown, Yes; McLachlan, No

08/08/14 | By | More

Often in these letters to the editor I have attacked what I see as the fraud of man-caused, global climate change, nee global warming.

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GUEST COMMENTARY | Gunnison Basin Contributes to State Water Plan Debate

None of the eight natural basins has discovered a big pool of unused water to resolve the metropolitan gap.

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ONE STEP AHEAD OF THE BLUES | Talkin’ With Deer Tick’s Ian O’Neil

08/07/14 | By | More

A few days prior to the band’s upcoming show Deer Tick’s Ian O’Neil talks about everything from Deervana to labels to how the band got its ‘appropriately repulsive’ name with Geoff Hanson.

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Return McLachlan to the House

08/06/14 | By | More

Mike McLachlan has represented the 59th House district for the past two years.

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Summer Sensations at Smak Bar and Restaurant Rev

08/06/14 | By | 51 More
Summer Sensations at Smak Bar and Restaurant Rev

Both have always incorporated local ingredients on their menu and currently feature items from Zephros Farms, Tomten, Farms, Avalanche Goat Dairy and the Southwest Fresh Farm Co-op.

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RAISING ELLE | Maybe Our Kids Are Over-Stimulated Because Their Parents Are

08/06/14 | By | More

You don’t have to be a scientist to understand that meaningful engagement with your children is good for their development.

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ELEVATED | Art and Artists, by Day and by Moonlight

08/06/14 | By | More
ELEVATED | Art and Artists, by Day and by  Moonlight

Art show in Ouray and moonlight events in Ridgway and Montrose, all in the arts this week.

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SPORTS WATCH | A Look Back at the Good Ol’ Days for the Rockies

08/06/14 | By | More

Thank you MLB.com At Bat app. You’ve helped me remember how much hope and positive feeling I had for this year’s Rockies, only to be let down yet again.

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MONTROSE COUNTY BRIEFS | Conflicting Language in Zoning Resolution Removed

08/05/14 | By | More

Big plans for Montrose County Fairgrounds…MMH Board of Directors candidates needed.

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Woman Stalked by Mountain Lion Near Placerville

08/05/14 | By | More

Masters says in the last 34 years there have been dozens of mountain lion sightings, but this is only the second stalking incident reported.

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Telluride Ski and Golf Welcomes Stalk It

08/04/14 | By | More

Stalk It will be the official board company of the year-round resort located in Southwest Colorado.

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Tularemia Confirmed in Domestic Cats in Montrose County

08/04/14 | By | More

Typical signs of infection in humans are fever, chills, headache, muscle aches, chest pain, and coughing.

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MPD Blue Tie True Blue Affair Sept. 20

08/03/14 | By | More
MPD Blue Tie True Blue Affair Sept. 20

Preparations are underway for the Blue Tie True Blue Affair takes place Saturday, Sept. 20, 5 p.m. to midnight, at the Montrose Pavilion.

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North Fork Poets Miller, McGarry at Aug. 5 Talking Gourds

08/03/14 | By | More
North Fork Poets Miller, McGarry at Aug. 5 Talking Gourds

Talking Gourds Poetry Club features two Coloradoans. both deeply influenced by Tibetan Buddhism, who’ve been writing all their lives.

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History Comes Alive in Museum’s Fireside Chats

08/03/14 | By | More

The Telluride Historical Museum brings three weeks of Fireside Chats to Telluride and Norwood in August, focusing on Colorado history during the Second World War.

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City of Montrose Requests Public Input for ADA Transition Plan

08/02/14 | By | More

The City of Montrose is working to establish a plan for replacement and achieving ADA compliance and accessibility.

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Expanded Colorado Medicaid Health Plan Application Assistance Available

08/01/14 | By | More

In January 2014, Medicaid eligibility guidelines were expanded to include adults, pregnant women, and children.

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Montrose Area Blotter: Fictitious plates, Only an Umbrella, Vehicle Theft…

08/01/14 | By | 44 More

Montrose area police blotter for July 25-30.

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Telluride Ski & Golf to Host Swing for Protect Our Winters

07/31/14 | By | More

Protect Our Winters’ mission is to engage and mobilize the winter sports community to lead the fight against climate change.

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Citizens Needed to Serve on GMUG Resource Advisory Committee

07/31/14 | By | More

“We are looking for people who want to contribute their time and energy to better the Forest and who enjoy working with other people.”

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Montrose County Commissioners’ Federal Land Transfer Resolution ‘Irresponsible’

It is an exercise in futility.

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Take An Oath: Make Ouray Safer

One of the great things about living in a little town is that you get to participate in many civic activities that you probably wouldn’t if you lived in a large city.

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‘Heartfelt Sympathies’ Will Never Be Forgotten

07/31/14 | By | More

The family of Dan Fossey would like to thank the many people who contributed time, energy, cards, and/or donated money in memory of Dan.

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ONE STEP AHEAD OF THE BLUES | One on One With Dragon Smoke’s Robert Mercurio

07/30/14 | By | More
ONE STEP AHEAD OF THE BLUES | One on One With Dragon Smoke’s Robert Mercurio

Galactic’s rhythm section – Robert Mercurio and Stanton Moore – are also the rhythm section behind the band Dragon Smoke, a New Orleans super group that closes the Telluride Jazz Festival Sunday, Aug. 3.

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GUEST COMMENTARY | KOTO Made the Right Decision

Former KOTO Executive Director Beth Lamberson Warren says Ride organizers did not get “authorization by the artists, their management and in some cases whoever holds their publishing rights,” making it impossible for KOTO to live broadcast the festival.

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SPORTS WATCH | Goodell’s Lack of Strong Leadership Grounds for Firing

07/30/14 | By | More

The current perception of the N.F.L. is the reality. And the reality in the N.F.L. right now is that it doesn’t seem to care much if its players hit women.

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Wacky Comedy Romp Aug. 2 in Montrose

07/29/14 | By | More
Wacky Comedy Romp Aug. 2 in Montrose

Every month during the summer, Canyon Creek hosts two comedians for nights of laughter that’s become a must-attend event in downtown Montrose.

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GUEST COMMENTARY | Reality Check on Regional Recycling (Part II)

Personally committing to recycle all possible products is a very important step, but recycling is an energy-intensive process.

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VIDEO: Telluride Snowmaking Upgrades Underway

07/29/14 | By | More
VIDEO: Telluride Snowmaking Upgrades Underway

The new system will enable snowmaking crews to use the same amount of water in a more powerful way.

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GUEST COMMENTARY | Sound Financial Thinking

07/28/14 | By | More

“I feel compelled to defend KOTO’s decision to not broadcast The Ride Festival,” writes KOTO stalwart Suzanne Cheavens, a veteran of more than 20 KOTO Live Broadcasts,.

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SMPA Adds Extra $100,000 to Renewable Rebate Fund

07/28/14 | By | More

The additional $100,000 is available to both residential and commercial members.

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San Miguel Sheriff’s Blotter: Forgotten Chores, Jesus Returns, Text Threats…

07/27/14 | By | More

San Miguel County Sheriff’s blotter for July 14-July 19.

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Montrose County Zoning Resolution Amendment Continued

07/25/14 | By | More

Language in the “prohibitive uses” section in the General Agricultural and General Residential districts could be removed.

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Snowmaking Gets Bigger, More Efficient

07/24/14 | By | 148 More
Snowmaking Gets Bigger, More Efficient

The new system will enable snowmaking crews to use the same amount of water in a more powerful way, meaning more runs will open earlier in the season.

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Montrose Area Police Blotter: Forgery, Tire Slashing, Kidnapping

07/24/14 | By | 73 More

Police blotter for the Montrose area for July 20-23.

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ONE STEP AHEAD OF THE BLUES | Remembering JJ Cale

07/24/14 | By | 129 More
ONE STEP AHEAD OF THE BLUES | Remembering JJ Cale

Geoff Hanson remembers the day the “king of the slow groove” had to ‘Kiss the World Goodbye.’

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Andy Frasco Language at Concert Series ‘Completely Inappropriate’

The entire Ridgway Concert Series team would like to apologize fans for the completely inappropriate language that Andy Frasco used during his opening set on Thursday, July 17.

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Thanks, Telluride Association of Realtors

We would like to thank Robin Pale, Mier Esch, and the Telluride Association of Realtors for their generosity through the First Time Homebuyers Assistance Fund.

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Alpine Bank Scholarship for Montrose CMU Students

07/24/14 | By | More

The scholarship is open to part time and full time students with a 2.5 GPA or above.

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TEX Loses Commercial Air Service in September

07/23/14 | By | 168 More

Great Lakes Airlines will suspend service effective Sept. 16 due to pilot availability challenges after new FAA regulations went into effect.

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In the Wheelhouse of the Season’s Best Fishing

07/23/14 | By | More
In the Wheelhouse of the Season’s Best Fishing

High summer in Southern Colorado: this is the season of the fly fisher, the finest hour for trout.

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SPORTS WATCH | Gunny Gorge Fishing Is Better Than Ever

07/22/14 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Gunny Gorge Fishing Is Better Than Ever

Don’t let anyone tell you that the Gunnison Gorge’s fishing was ruined by the high water flows.

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Telluride Mayor Stu Fraser’s State of the Town Address

Fraser highlights Telluride’s progress over the past six months.

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ONE STEP AHEAD OF THE BLUES | Up-and-Coming Acts to Remember From the Ride

07/21/14 | By | More
ONE STEP AHEAD OF THE BLUES | Up-and-Coming Acts to Remember From the Ride

Everyone loves discovering new music, and you can rest assured that playlists everywhere are being loaded up with songs from new favorite bands discovered at The Ride.

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‘Off the Deep End?’

07/21/14 | By | More

Have the Montrose County Commissioners gone off the deep end again?

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Telluride Yoga Festival Did a ‘Great Job’

07/21/14 | By | More
Telluride Yoga Festival Did a ‘Great Job’

Thank you to Erika Henschel and Albert Roer and everyone that made the 2014 Telluride Yoga Festival happen.

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Best-ever Rundola

The Telluride Foundation would like to thank the community for the great success of the fourth annual Rundola.

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Telluride Volunteer Fire Department and the San Miguel County Sheriff’s Office Save the Day

On behalf of the residents of Lizard Head Land Company and Trout Lake Land Company, we would like to express our sincere appreciation to the Telluride Volunteer Fire Department and the San Miguel County Sheriff’s Department.

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‘Vintage, New and You’ at the Montrose County Fair and Rodeo

07/17/14 | By | More
‘Vintage, New and You’ at the Montrose County Fair and Rodeo

The 128th Annual Montrose County Fair and Rodeo has everything from a dirt-biking Enduro X event and a bacon-eating contest.

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FBO Agreement Signed, Proposal Released

07/16/14 | By | 66 More

Majestic Skies now has 36 months to begin construction on its controversial MTJ FBO project.

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Telluride Denies GHDC Vehicle Access on Bear Creek Road

07/16/14 | By | More

Attorney says GHDC has access to Bear Creek on Bear Creek Road, just not vehicular access.

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SPORTS WATCH | LeBron’s Decision Is Heartwarming…For Now.

07/16/14 | By | More

A lot can happen over the next two years.

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Community Invited to Honor Lost Warrior Eugene Putney on July 18

07/15/14 | By | More
Community Invited to Honor Lost Warrior Eugene Putney on July 18

On Friday, July 18, Putney’s friends and family will come together at long last to honor him at 3 p.m. at the Olathe Assembly of God Church.

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Ajax No Vote ‘Arrogant, Short-Sighted, Thoughtless…’

07/14/14 | By | More

How to describe the council’s inexplicable decision?

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MTJ Fox News

07/14/14 | By | More

I find it equally frustrating and often ask if the channel can be changed to no avail.

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THS Grad Says Thank You, Telluride

07/14/14 | By | More

Having graduated, I feel privileged to have grown up in such a supportive community.

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Regional Recycling Article Helpful

07/14/14 | By | More

I want to thank Heather Knox Rommel for writing the article about regional recycling.

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Got the Blues? Enter Acoustic Blues Competition in Telluride

07/14/14 | By | More

The winner of the 2014 Telluride Blues Challenge will receive a $300 dollar cash prize and a premium Martin Guitar, courtesy of Telluride Music Company.

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MMH Recognized as a Community Value Five-Star Hospital

07/14/14 | By | More

Only two hospitals in Colorado were honored with this award.

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ONE STEP AHEAD OF THE BLUES | Thievery Corp. Will ‘Put a Torch to It’

07/10/14 | By | More
ONE STEP AHEAD OF THE BLUES | Thievery Corp. Will ‘Put a Torch to It’

Thievery’s music explores myriad styles including Brazilian, dub, acid jazz, reggae, Indian and Middle Eastern rhythms.

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ELEVATED | Monsoon Afternoons, Paulson’s Poetry, Twenty By Telluride

07/10/14 | By | More
ELEVATED | Monsoon Afternoons, Paulson’s Poetry, Twenty By Telluride

Monsoon afternoons in Ridgway, Beth Paulson poetry reading, Twenty By Telluride, all in the arts this week.

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SPORTS WATCH | Will Sleeping Beauty’s $10 Million Lawsuit Work?

07/09/14 | By | More

I doubt Rector will see a full $10 million out of this but you never know in this country.

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GHDC Plans Appeal, Bear Creek Road, New Cabin

07/09/14 | By | More
GHDC Plans Appeal, Bear Creek Road, New Cabin

Ever since the GHDC purchased three contiguous Bear Creek mining claims in 2010, its partners Ron Curry and Tom Chapman have speculated on what they may build there.

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Short-Term Rentals in San Miguel County Given Green Light

07/09/14 | By | More

San Miguel County’s Land Use Code now has language that both permits and regulates short-term rentals of single-family residences.

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MONTROSE COUNTY BRIEFS | County Joins Movement to Take Federal Lands Back

07/09/14 | By | More
MONTROSE COUNTY BRIEFS | County Joins Movement to Take Federal Lands Back

Anthony Labato Appointed to MMH Board of Trustees

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‘The Most Beautiful Race on Earth’

07/08/14 | By | 93 More
‘The Most Beautiful Race on Earth’

As riders climb burly mountain passes, this race is sure to live up to its slogan

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Three Killed in Rollover Near Telluride Following July 4 Celebration

07/07/14 | By | 56 More

The victims were Edward Bollman, 23, and Carly Sansone, 21, both from Michigan, and Garrett Laforce, 26, of Littleton, Colo.

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Montrose City Manager Elected to CML Board Secretary-Treasurer

07/06/14 | By | More

The CML Executive Board is comprised of 19 elected officials and key municipal staff members who are elected by the membership at an annual business meeting.

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Mountain Village to Host Energy Saving Forum July 10

07/05/14 | By | More

The eight talks include a question and answer period and cover the following topics: rebate programs and grants; renewable energy incentives and financing options and more.

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Piñon Ridge Uranium Mill and Assets Set to Be Sold for $2 Million

07/03/14 | By | 110 More

Once the transfer is completed, the planned uranium mill will move from a publicly traded company to a local private company.

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Allred’s Recognized by ‘Wine Spectator’ Magazine

07/03/14 | By | More
Allred’s Recognized by ‘Wine Spectator’ Magazine

Allred’s wine list has about 750 different labels and over 5,000 bottles in the cellar with numerous verticals, breadth and depth across regions and varietals.

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Go Where No One Goes With Alpine Scenic Tours

07/03/14 | By | More
Go Where No One Goes With Alpine Scenic Tours

Part geologist, part historian, part naturalist, and full-time comedian, Michael Lane is a natural both behind the wheel and in front of a group.

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Fourth of July Fireworks Shows Are a Go

07/03/14 | By | More
Fourth of July Fireworks Shows Are a Go

From Silverton to Telluride and from Ouray to Montrose, fuel moisture levels are high enough to allow for spectacular Fourth of July fireworks displays.

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A Close-Up View of Washington, D.C.

07/02/14 | By | More
A Close-Up View of Washington, D.C.

Gus Jarvis reports that this year’s Colorado Capital Conference in Washington offered invaluable insights and a refreshing view of our nation’s leaders.

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Judges Schum, Greenacre to Retire January 2015

07/02/14 | By | More

To be eligible for appointment to fill the vacancies, applicants must be qualified electors of the Seventh Judicial District and must have been admitted to the practice of law in Colorado for five years.

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RAISING ELLE | Being Present in the Moments That Make Up My Life

07/02/14 | By | More

I’m the epitome of today’s working parent: Master Multi-Tasker.

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SPORTS WATCH | Next Time, U.S. Needs to Come Out and Be the Aggressor

07/02/14 | By | More

Now it’s time the U.S. team takes another step forward and remove that underdog stigma from its program.

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Ophir Valley Mining Claims Protected

07/01/14 | By | More
Ophir Valley Mining Claims Protected

The acquisition of the seventh and final phase of the Ophir Valley project this month marks the culmination of a land protection effort lasting over a decade.

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Science on Parade

07/01/14 | By | More
Science on Parade

For the first time since 2003, the Telluride Science Research Center will be represented in the town’s annual Fourth of July Parade.

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GUEST COMMENTARY |Circus Holus Bolus Comes to Town

07/01/14 | By | More
GUEST COMMENTARY |Circus Holus Bolus Comes to Town

It is a show for all ages and it is not to be missed (it only happens every two years, ya know…)!

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Say No to Stale Beans and Yes to Exotic Earth Coffee Roasters

06/30/14 | By | More
Say No to Stale Beans and Yes to Exotic Earth Coffee Roasters

Exotic Earth Coffee Roasters in Ridgway is a place where you can enjoy a fresh cup of coffee while picking up fresh beans.

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Zero-Tolerance DUI Crackdown Begins Wednesday, July 2

06/30/14 | By | More

The effort is part of the Heat Is On campaign, which pairs heightened enforcement with public education.

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Telluride Farmers’ Market moves to July 3 Due to Independence Day Holiday

06/30/14 | By | More

The market hours and location remain the same; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on South Oak Street.

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Let Freedom Ring at Ridgway’s 27th Annual ‘Sunday in the Park’

06/29/14 | By | More

This popular, patriotic community-wide event attracts 400-500 people from Ridgway, Ouray, Telluride, Montrose as well as out-of-state visitors each year.

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Voices of Wartime: Telluride During World War II

06/29/14 | By | More
Voices of Wartime: Telluride During World War II

On July 4, don’t miss root beer floats and free entry into the Telluride Historical Museum from 12 to 5 p.m.

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Parade, Picnic, Games…And Maybe Fireworks in Telluride

06/29/14 | By | More
Parade, Picnic, Games…And Maybe Fireworks in Telluride

Featured in Martha Stewart Living magazine last year, the Telluride parade – starting, as always, at 11 a.m. sharp – is a summer staple.

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Flash Cadillac and Ice Cream in Mountain Village Thursday, July 3

06/28/14 | By | More

Alcoholic beverages purchased from attached restaurants can be taken from those restaurants into the Common Consumption Area during the Sunset Concerts.

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To Sign or Not to Sign?

To help you decide whether or not to sign a petition, the League of Women Voters offers the following points to consider.

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Capture a July Fourth Moment in Tellluride and Win a Cash Prize

06/28/14 | By | More
Capture a July Fourth Moment in Tellluride and Win a Cash Prize

There is no entry fee. Simply submit your photo online to at www.TellurideHotShotPhotoContest.com before noon on Friday, July 5. First prize is $500.

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Telluride Fireman’s Barbecue Keeps Going From Perfect to Even Better

06/27/14 | By | More
Telluride Fireman’s Barbecue Keeps Going From Perfect to Even Better

It’s a barbecue unlike any other.

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Silverton Celebrates Independence and Wide World of Sports

06/27/14 | By | More
Silverton Celebrates Independence and Wide World of Sports

Silverton’s Fourth of July festivities kick off at 7:30 a.m., with a Blue Ribbon Fun Run starting at Memorial Park. This 2k, 5k or 10k run benefits the Silverton Youth Center.

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Jumpstart July 4 With Telluride Foundation Rundola at 8 a.m.

06/27/14 | By | More
Jumpstart July 4 With Telluride Foundation Rundola at 8 a.m.

Runners start at the base of the gondola on the Town of Telluride side and finish at the top of the ridge, between the top of Lift 7 and the Nature Center.

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Telluride May Be Out for New Medical Center Location

06/26/14 | By | More
Telluride May Be Out for New Medical Center Location

The town’s approval process and the hospital district’s location selection process are not matching up.

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Random Acts of Kindness

As the Woman’s Club of Ouray County’s Annual Rummage Sale closed its doors on Saturday afternoon, June 21, every member and attendee knew that this year’s sale represented a very special happening.

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County Switches to CodeRED for Emergency Notifications

06/26/14 | By | More
County Switches to CodeRED for Emergency Notifications

The system is a high-speed telephone emergency notification system that allows public safety personnel to send messages directly to residents, whether they are home or away.

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ONE STEP AHEAD OF THE BLUES | A Most Memorable Bluegrass Festival

06/26/14 | By | More
ONE STEP AHEAD OF THE BLUES | A Most Memorable Bluegrass Festival

Thoughts on the 41st Telluride Bluegrass Festival.

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Following Marijuana Legalization, Montrose Soils Business Booms

06/25/14 | By | More
Following Marijuana Legalization, Montrose Soils Business Booms

Jeremy Silva’s business is serving as a success story even though he doesn’t actually sell marijuana in any form.

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Dunlap, Tipton Win Republican Primary Races

06/25/14 | By | More

Beauprez leads statewide gubernatorial primary as of Wednesday.

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Relighting Mountain Village With LED Bulbs

06/25/14 | By | More

Participating residents and business owners can realize big savings.

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SPORTS WATCH | Tough Tie Against Portugal Will Keep U.S. Focused

06/25/14 | By | More

Yes, the Portugal tie sucked, but in the long run, it will help the U.S. keep their focus.

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Realize Planning Kicks Off Third Year With New Location

06/24/14 | By | More

Realize Planning, LLC successfully kicked off its third year in style at its new office location next to The Peaks Resort & Spa.

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Ute Elder Roland McCook to Speak on Apology Resolution

06/24/14 | By | More

San Miguel County is hoping to dedicate a plaque in the Placerville Park in remembrance of the Ute removal from the region.

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Guy Maddin, Kim Morgan Named Guest Directors for 41st Film Festival

06/24/14 | By | More

The husband and wife team is set to select a series of films to present at the 41st Telluride Film Festival running over Labor Day Weekend.

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Azadi Fine Rugs Announces Semi-Finalists in American Dream Contest

06/24/14 | By | More
Azadi Fine Rugs Announces Semi-Finalists in American Dream Contest

The public is invited to attend the award ceremony on July 4, at 1 p.m. at Azadi Fine Rug’s Colorado Avenue location.

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Two New Forest Service Cabins Available for Rent

06/24/14 | By | 48 More
Two New Forest Service Cabins Available for Rent

Two additional cabins, the Matterhorn and the Lone Cone Cabins, are now part of the Forests’ cabin rental system and available for public use.

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GUEST COMMENTARY | Ridgway Dam Now Producing Clean Power

The power generated by Ridgway Dam will vary seasonally, with peak generation coinciding with large summer releases of water to downstream irrigators.

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EDITORIAL RANT | Montrose County’s Public Relations Problem

06/23/14 | By | More

I am not saying they’ve done anything illegal but they certainly haven’t done things that help keep public discontent off their back.

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Henderson, White Approve Majestic Skies Agreement

06/18/14 | By | More
Henderson, White Approve Majestic Skies Agreement

Upon execution of the agreement, Majestic Skies will become a second fixed-base operator at the Montrose Regional Airport.

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Waterline: Fly Fishing Report from Telluride

06/18/14 | By | More
Waterline: Fly Fishing Report from Telluride

On the street, around the coffee cart and in the fly shop, locals estimated a snowpack darn near normal. For the angler, normal is beautiful.

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Nichols Resigns as DDA Executive Director

06/18/14 | By | More
Nichols Resigns as DDA Executive Director

“It’s a personal decision” for Nichols to move back to his North Carolina farm.

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ONE STEP AHEAD OF THE BLUES | The Reigning King of Telluride

06/18/14 | By | More

This past May I worked the Base Camp Theater at Mountainfilm in the park and was flabbergasted at the state of the stage. It is literally coming apart, floorboard by floorboard.

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MONTROSE BRIEFS | Free Summer Lunches for All Kids

06/17/14 | By | More

Also in Briefs, the Montrose Recreation District is now selling the certificates of participation to the public to finance construction of a new Community Recreation Center.

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SPORTS WATCH | Unsexy, Team-First Basketball a Championship Formula

06/17/14 | By | More

Duncan, unlike LeBron, is not the Spurs’ one-man-show and that’s why they are so good.

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Montrose First Stop on June 22-28 Bicycle Tour of Colorado

06/16/14 | By | More

More than 650 cyclists from all over the world will participate in the 20th Annual Bicycle Tour of Colorado.

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GUEST COMMENTARY | Deep Pockets Downriver?

The Bureau of Reclamation is required to attempt to meet these flows as stated by the Record of Decision, however there are no consequences for not meeting them.

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Musical Chairs at Telluride Preschools

06/15/14 | By | More
Musical Chairs at Telluride Preschools

Kathleen Merritt replaces Bright Futures’ Cathy James and Dawn Katz replaces Merritt at Munchkins.

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OCHS Evenings of History Series Kicks Off

06/15/14 | By | More
OCHS Evenings of History Series Kicks Off

The talk will focus on a truly unique aspect of the San Juan Mountains: the origin of this vast, dissected volcanic plateau.

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Carbon Pollution Needs More Regulation

06/15/14 | By | More

We can be grateful that our President is at least doing something to limit carbon pollution which, as of now, has had no regulation at all.

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Celebrate Land Conservation Week With Black Canyon Land Trust

06/15/14 | By | More
Celebrate Land Conservation Week With Black Canyon Land Trust

For the BCRLT, there’s plenty to celebrate next week including a new office location, new executive director and a history of conservation.

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Respecting Wilderness

The 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act of 1964 is here.

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ONE STEP AHEAD OF THE BLUES | Looking for a Gold Nugget and Finding a Treasure Chest


06/13/14 | By | More

Trolling the internet for “Till the Morning Comes Around” by Grace Potter and the Nocturnals leads to a revelation.

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THS Graduating Class Largest Ever

THS Graduating Class Largest Ever

I am happy (and humbled) to report that our community has once again stepped up and responded to this increased need with increased giving.

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Ouray Brewing Company

06/13/14 | By | More
Ouray Brewing Company

Colorado is state of beer bliss and the brews poured at the Ouray Brewing Co. don’t fall short of that characterization.

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SPORTS WATCH | No Need to Cheapen Triple Crown With Rule Changes

06/13/14 | By | More

What makes the Triple Crown so special is that it’s nearly impossible to win.

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Celebrate Ridgway’s Heritage at Hartwell Park Sunday

06/13/14 | By | More

Ouray County’s rich ranching, mining and railroading heritage will be on full display at the second annual Ridgway Heritage Days event Sunday, June 15.

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Connecting Consumers to Locally Produced Food and Crafts

06/12/14 | By | More
Connecting Consumers to Locally Produced Food and Crafts

Not your typical farmer’s market, the Norwood Farm and Craft Market not only has plenty of local vendors offering fresh produce, meats, baked goods, and preserves, but it also offers plenty of agricultural knowledge for residents looking to keep their own gardens healthy and bountiful.

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Tipton Vows to Fight EPA’s ‘War on the West’

06/11/14 | By | More
Tipton Vows to Fight EPA’s ‘War on the West’

Federal regulations, Tipton told a Montrose town hall meeting last week, are keeping the economy from moving forward.

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ardens That Thrive Lead to Children Who Love Fresh Food

06/11/14 | By | More

Gardens That Thrive returns for a second year; this year’s workshop is focused on school gardens and curriculum integration.

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Injured Climber Rescued on El Diente Peak

06/11/14 | By | More

The victim is now being treated for injuries at Montrose Memorial Hospital.

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CORA Decision Regarding FBO Documents Awaits Judge’s Say

06/11/14 | By | More

Judge James Schum, after hearing closing arguments, took the matter under advisement and said he would render a written decision as soon as possible.

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Michael Martin Murphey to Perform in Ridgway

06/10/14 | By | More
Michael Martin Murphey to Perform in Ridgway

Michael Martin Murphey returns to Ridgway for Father’s Day, Sunday June 15.

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Silverton Man Arrested for Suspected Homicide

06/09/14 | By | More

San Juan County Coroner Keri Metzler identified the victim as Jessica McFarland, 32.

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The New TCTV

06/09/14 | By | More

Telluride TV gets a makeover.

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A Rugged Tradition: Ouray Jeep Raffle Enters 50th Year

06/08/14 | By | 499 More
A Rugged Tradition: Ouray Jeep Raffle Enters 50th Year

The retail value of the Raffle Jeep with all its bells and whistles is a record $40,000.

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Hospital Trustees Seeking Path for West End Critical Access Hospital

06/08/14 | By | More

There are a number of issues, including funding, that are yet to be worked out.

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New Dog Den Will Give More Pooches a ‘Second Chance’

06/08/14 | By | More
New Dog Den Will Give More Pooches a ‘Second Chance’

In Ridgway, a new purpose-built Dog Den at Second Chance Humane Society’s Animal Resource Center doubles the shelter’s capacity and ability to save lives.

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Siefkin Is Interim Secondary School Principal

06/07/14 | By | More

Chuck Siefkin, who has an administrative license, will replace outgoing Ridgway Secondary School Principal Jim Bob Hobbs.

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RAISING ELLE | Still in Love, After 65 Years

06/06/14 | By | More

Martinique Davis and her daughters visits her grandparents, just before their 65th wedding anniversary.

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Draft of Gunnison Basin Implementation Plan Presented

06/06/14 | By | More

The Gunnison Basin Implementation Plan will join the state’s eight other basin plans to comprise the Colorado Water Plan.

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Inn At Lost Creek Awarded 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

06/06/14 | By | More

The accolade is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor.

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Telluride Mountain School Names Karen Walker Head of School

06/05/14 | By | More
Telluride Mountain School Names Karen Walker Head of School

Karen Walker has been with the school since 1998, is named executive director.

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Daily Specials Are Not to Be Missed at Taco Del Gnar

06/05/14 | By | More
Daily Specials Are Not to Be Missed at Taco Del Gnar

This “progressive taco” shop progressively gets better and better.

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ONE STEP AHEAD OF THE BLUES | Muscle Shoals: A Curious Place in Rock ‘n’ Roll History

06/05/14 | By | More

There were multiple epicenters of rock ‘n’ roll and rhythm and blues in the U.S. Then there was Muscle Shoals.

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OURAY BRIEFS | With Election Looming, Retail Pot is Back on Ouray’s Agenda

06/05/14 | By | More

Council agreed that retail marijuana should be kept out of residential zones altogether.

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SPORTS WATCH | June a Make or Break Month for the Slumping Rockies

06/05/14 | By | More

It’s time for Walt Weiss to turn this team around, or he should find another place to go.

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Pinhead Launches Bug Camp, Code Club June 23

This summer at the Pinhead Institute, programming and bugs (both real and digital) will go hand-in-hand.

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COMMUNITY BRIEFS | Hang With Dad for a Day!

06/05/14 | By | More
COMMUNITY BRIEFS | Hang With Dad for a Day!

First Friday Stroll in Downtown Montrose, June 6, 5:30-8 p.m…OBT Announces Montrose Tourism Updates.

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RECIPE | Siam’s Talay Grille’s “Thailandaise Sauce”

06/05/14 | By | More

Thailandaise can be served with anyting you like with Hollandaise. Try it with seafood, vegetables and eggs.

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TAR Has Done It Again!

06/05/14 | By | More

Thank you so much for supporting first-time homebuyers.

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Can We Bring Common Sense to Ouray County?

Doesn’t anyone have some understanding that both businesses and customers need signs?

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ELEVATED | Science and Beauty

06/05/14 | By | More
ELEVATED | Science and Beauty

Hubble photography in Montrose, Geek Squad in Telluride, The Lunchbox in Montrose and The Odd Couple: Female Version in Ouray.

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Ouray Climbing Guide Falls to his Death on Mt. Rainier

06/05/14 | By | 69 More
Ouray Climbing Guide Falls to his Death on Mt. Rainier

Green was one of six climbers killed in a 3,300-foot fall along the precipitous, avalanche-prone north slope of Mount Rainier.

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Telluride Golf Club Brings New Instructor, New Technology

06/05/14 | By | More
Telluride Golf Club Brings New Instructor, New Technology

New putting and chipping greens, GPS technology, and the appointment of Dale Abraham as the club’s director of instruction.

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Forest Closure Order Issued for West Salt Creek Drainage

06/02/14 | By | More

The Forest Order was enacted to ensure public health and safety near a massive mudslide.

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SMPA Returning $904,688 in Capital Credits to Members

06/02/14 | By | More

The co-op will pay back more than $900,000 in capital credits to consumers who were members of SMPA in 1985, 1986 and 1998.

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OURAY BRIEFS | Hello ‘Franken-Tree,’ Goodbye Dead Zone

06/01/14 | By | More

The structure will look as much like a giant pine tree as a 100-foot-tall communications tower.

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Miracle Day Thank You

06/01/14 | By | More

Our success from “Miracle Day” will provide ongoing support for projects and scholarships for our students and clients.

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Mountain Village Files Motion to Dismiss Goodman Lawsuit

05/31/14 | By | More

Did the Town of Mountain Village made substantive changes to private trail rights when the town amended a legal document to correct a previously recorded subdivision plat?

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Moving On: Ouray School Bids Adieu to Three Beloved Teachers

05/30/14 | By | More
Moving On: Ouray School Bids Adieu to Three Beloved Teachers

The Ouray School stage will be named after Nixon, and a special bench in the playground will be dedicated to Kern.

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Comedy of Errors

05/30/14 | By | More

That afternoon the court learned that the BCJC had to request information three times, beginning in 2013

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Wright Opera House Set to Reopen This Weekend

05/29/14 | By | More
Wright Opera House Set to Reopen This Weekend

This Saturday the opera house reopens to the public with a sold-out Hayes Carll concert.

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SPORTS WATCH | It’s Time for Redskins to Find a New Name Already

05/29/14 | By | More

Believe me, the change must come at some point. Why not now?

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Joe Ryan Counts His Blessings

05/29/14 | By | More
Joe Ryan Counts His Blessings

Sitting here after my rescue on Wilson Peak causes me to be quite thankful.

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Montrose Athlete Heading to South Africa for Powerlifting Competition

05/29/14 | By | More
Montrose Athlete Heading to South Africa for Powerlifting Competition

Words don’t describe how excited I am,” says 21-year-old Jenny Nocas.

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FROM THE LINKS | Getting to Know Your Shape

05/29/14 | By | More

Most golfers should develop a consistent shot pattern.

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ELEVATED | Miep Gies, ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ and a Musical Farewell

05/29/14 | By | More
ELEVATED | Miep Gies, ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ and a Musical Farewell

Ouray Historical Museum fundraiser, jazzy farewell in Ridgway, and tryouts for Shakespeare in the Park.

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Ouray County Economic Development Consortium Takes Shape

05/29/14 | By | More

Community members are encouraged to join in a newly revived discussion about Ouray County Economic Development at two upcoming meetings in June.

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Local Cadet Graduates from West Point

05/29/14 | By | More
Local Cadet Graduates from West Point

Link graduates with honors in the top 10 percent of his class at West Point with a degree in Human Geography.

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COMMUNITY BRIEFS | Community-wide Gear Swap and Garage Sale

05/29/14 | By | More
COMMUNITY BRIEFS | Community-wide Gear Swap and Garage Sale

Participating nonprofit organizations seek donations for the sale.

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Expect High Water on Gunnison River

05/29/14 | By | More
Expect High Water on Gunnison River

River levels are increasing by the day and expected peak flows are scheduled for June 2.

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Attorney Says Majestic Agreement Violates FAA Grant Assurance Regs

05/28/14 | By | More
Attorney Says Majestic Agreement Violates FAA Grant Assurance Regs

Michael Morgan calls the Majestic agreement ‘unjustly discriminatory.’

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7th Annual Telluride Yoga Festival Early Bird Pass Sale Ends June 1

05/27/14 | By | More

Early bird ticket prices offer $100 off the three-day Namaste Pass and four-day Guru Pass.

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Marley’s Ghost Plays Moab Folk Festival Benefit Friday, May 30

05/27/14 | By | More
Marley’s Ghost Plays Moab Folk Festival Benefit Friday, May 30

The Moab Folk Festival hosts its First Annual Benefit Concert on Friday, May 30.

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OURAY BRIEFS | OHV Ordinance Crashes and Burns on First Reading

05/24/14 | By | More
OURAY BRIEFS | OHV Ordinance Crashes and Burns on First Reading

The Ouray City Council voted 3-2 on Monday, May 19 to kill on first reading an ordinance that would have allowed Off-Highway Vehicles to operate on city streets this summer.

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Filmmakers Workshop Gives Sneak Peak of Jeff Lowe’s ‘Metanoia’

05/22/14 | By | More
Filmmakers Workshop Gives Sneak Peak of Jeff Lowe’s ‘Metanoia’

Telluride MountainFilm Festival hosts a filmmaker’s workshop on the making of Jeff Lowe’s Metanoia on Saturday, May 24, from 9:30-10:45 a.m.

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ONE STEP AHEAD OF THE BLUES | In Search of Good Times

05/22/14 | By | More

The curious thing about “Good Times.”

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Chapman Loses Access Battle on Gold Hill Road, Bear Creek

05/22/14 | By | 42 More
Chapman Loses Access Battle on Gold Hill Road, Bear Creek

Judge rules that historic access to upper Bear Creek came from Wasatch Trail, not Gold Hill Road.

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COMMUNITY BRIEFS | Ouray Public Library Summer Programs, Book Sale and More!

05/22/14 | By | More
COMMUNITY BRIEFS | Ouray Public Library Summer Programs, Book Sale and More!

Sixth Annual Ouray Wine, Chocolate and Cheese Festival Seeks Applications…23rd Annual Telluride Science Research Center Town Talks..

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A Temporary Halt to Rockwall Work Coming This Weekend

05/22/14 | By | More
A Temporary Halt to Rockwall Work Coming This Weekend

Motorists and local business owners will get a reprieve over the upcoming holiday weekend from the rockfall mitigation work on U.S. 550 Red Mountain Pass.

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Mountainfilm 2014: A Call to Action

05/22/14 | By | More
Mountainfilm 2014: A Call to Action

The theme of this year’s Mountainfilm Festival is Wilderness.

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Giving Thought to That Dam in Your Backyard

05/22/14 | By | More
Giving Thought to That Dam in Your Backyard

DamNation explores a shift in attitude of big dams in the U.S.

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ELEVATED | Blues, Broads and ‘Tinguage’

05/22/14 | By | More
ELEVATED | Blues, Broads and ‘Tinguage’

Poetry in Telluride, dining in Ridgway, a train ride in Durango and Great Old Broads celebrate 25 years of wilderness advocacy.

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SPORTS WATCH | A Breath of Fresh Air Coming in Belmont Stakes

05/22/14 | By | More

California Chrome will become the next Triple Crown winner, and it will all happen because of a strip across his nose.

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WILD FORK CAFE

05/22/14 | By | More
WILD FORK CAFE

The Ouray Hot Springs Pool’s new Wild Fork Cafe is Lori Burgess’s latest venture into delighting the collective tastebuds of Ouray County.

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SPORTS BRIEFS | Wright Stuff Challenge 5k/10k and Bike Race Fundraiser June 28

05/22/14 | By | More
SPORTS BRIEFS | Wright Stuff Challenge 5k/10k and Bike Race Fundraiser June 28

June 29 Golf Tournament Benefits MHS Girls Basketball…Register for Telluride Foundation July 4 Rundola Now

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Take the Telluride Mountainfilm 2014 Gallery Walk

05/22/14 | By | More
Take the Telluride Mountainfilm 2014 Gallery Walk

The Telluride Mountainfilm 2014 Gallery Walk takes place Friday with artists speaking at their respective exhibition locations at 5:15 p.m.

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Thank You Ridgway School Board

05/22/14 | By | More

I read that a petition is circulating to recall the members of the Ridgway board of education.

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County Manager Eckert’s Severance Package Tops $115K

05/22/14 | By | More
County Manager Eckert’s Severance Package Tops $115K

“Due to the frustration he incurred, we felt it was appropriate to give him additional severance.”

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RIDGWAY BRIEFS | Ridgway Poised to Ink IGA with CDOT for Streetscape Project

05/22/14 | By | More
RIDGWAY BRIEFS | Ridgway Poised to Ink IGA with CDOT for Streetscape Project

The delicate dance of commercial design guidelines…

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Telluride Academy Global Citizen Project Wraps First Year

05/22/14 | By | More

The deprivation of global citizens’ basic human rights emerged as a major topic.

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SPORTS WATCH | Firing Successful Head Coaches Is Simply Stupid

05/19/14 | By | More

Joe Lacob’s decision to fire Mark Jackson over personality differences is stupid. He will realize the error of his ways. The fans and the players already know it.

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Higher Ed, Disruptive Innovation Topic of Telluride Foundation Presentation

05/19/14 | By | More

Although America used to be the leader in education, today college graduates are increasingly ill-equipped for the workplace.

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Construction Springs to Life

05/15/14 | By | More
Construction Springs to Life

Marked increases in building permits issued and the valuation of those permits, especially in Montrose, Montrose County and Telluride suggest that construction may be on the rebound.

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6th Annual Western Colorado Trauma Conference on Friday, June 6

05/12/14 | By | More

The Conference in Delta is for physicians, emergency medical professionals and other clinical professionals; CME/CE credits available.

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Forest Service to Fast-Track Treatment of Beetle Kill

05/12/14 | By | More

Areas treated through the pilot program will prioritize the preservation of old-growth and large trees, if possible, while still promoting forests that are resistant to insect and disease.

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Angel Donor Grants $125K for New Rodeo Arena at Ouray County Fairgrounds

05/11/14 | By | 48 More

The money will be used to purchase a prefabricated, “snap-together” combination roping and roughstock arena.

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Sprawling Election Season Exposes County’s Cramped Quarters

05/10/14 | By | More

The problem is that elections don’t happen in just one day anymore, and they’re not just about voting booths and ballots.

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TAB Celebrates a Record-Breaking Year of Fundraising

05/10/14 | By | More
TAB Celebrates a Record-Breaking Year of Fundraising

This year, TAB will be distributing over $177,000 to its seven beneficiaries and is a record amount donated by TAB in a single year.

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MONTROSE COUNTY BRIEFS | Ken Norris Interim County Manager After Rick Eckert’s Resignation

05/09/14 | By | More

Chacho, Rackay Appointed to MMH Board of Trustees… County Seeks $2.6 FAA Grant for Commercial Apron Expansion.

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Alpine Ranger Program Shifts Allegiances, Realigns Patrols of High-Country

05/08/14 | By | More

This summer, the Alpine Ranger Program will take a different form.

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Sarah Holbrooke Takes the Helm at Pinhead

05/08/14 | By | 45 More
Sarah Holbrooke Takes the Helm at Pinhead

“It’s Pinhead on steroids!” exclaimed Sarah Holbrooke, who is Pinhead Institute’s new Executive Director.

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FBO Hearing Cancelled for Third Time in Montrose

05/08/14 | By | More
FBO Hearing Cancelled for Third Time in Montrose

The cancellation of the May 8 hearing is to allow for further conversations with Majestic Skies and to address public concern.

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‘Circle of Life’ Fountain Springs to Life in Hartwell Park

05/08/14 | By | More
‘Circle of Life’ Fountain Springs to Life in Hartwell Park

The project thus far has been a real collaborative effort, bringing together diverse elements of the community.

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GUEST COMMENTARY | Save the White Fir, Douglas Fir, by Acting Now

05/08/14 | By | More

Action time has arrived for those who want to try and save our White Fir and Douglas Fir trees from the beetle invasion.

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FROM THE LINKS | Focus More on Speed Than Line

05/07/14 | By | More

“Stay below the hole!” is a phrase often associated with almost every golf course we all play.

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Reggae Icon Jimmy Cliff Performs July 30

05/07/14 | By | More
Reggae Icon Jimmy Cliff Performs July 30

Jimmy Cliff comes to the Telluride Conference Center on July 30!

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New Director of Experiential Education at Telluride Mountain School

05/07/14 | By | More

The Telluride Mountain School has hired Tucker Szymkowicz as director of experiential education; it is a new position for the school.

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James Nershi Dies at Lawson Hill Home

05/07/14 | By | More

Longtime Telluride region resident James (Jay) Nershi died at his Lawson Hill residence Saturday, May 3.

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Montrose Fire Protection District Elects New Board Members

05/07/14 | By | More

The new directors take office at the MFPD board meeting on May 20.

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SPORTS WATCH | Despite Their History, Can Rox Continue to Win?

05/07/14 | By | More

The Rockies are off to a great start, which generally means a disappointing season. Can Colorado buck their own losing trend?

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Thanks to Brenda Carns

The Wilkinson Library Board of Directors extends its deep appreciation to Brenda Carns for the outstanding service she has provided to the library during a time of transition.

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Open Bard Poetry Series Thanks

We would like to thank our very generous community for supporting and embracing the Open Bard Poetry Series’ 2013-2014 inaugural season.

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Who is Putting Our Community at Risk?

Why are the three county commissioners considering another fixed base operation proposal from Majestic Skies out in Florida at our airport when the current FBO barely sells enough fuel to cover their expenses?

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Additional FBO at Montrose Regional Airport?

The Montrose County Board of Commissioners is currently deliberating the addition of a second Fixed Base Operator at the Montrose Regional Airport.

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COMMUNITY BRIEFS | RATs Swarm to Ridgway for Trail-building Event

05/07/14 | By | More

Love Your Valley Festival Next Weekend …Yoga Center Hosts Mindfulness Expert John Bruna

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SMSO Recovers Body of Missing Skier

05/06/14 | By | More

Everyone onboard a rescue helicopter that crashed in the rescue attempt walked away uninjured.

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LiveWell Colorado Kicks Off in Montrose, Mountain Village

05/05/14 | By | More

The Colorado Get Movin’ Challenge provides free online tools to encourage Coloradans to make a concerted and collective effort to be active during May.

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Ouray Police Chief Poised to Implement Community Policing Program

05/05/14 | By | More
Ouray Police Chief Poised to Implement Community Policing Program

The key to making it all work was to establish an open line of communication between the police and property managers.S

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Sarah Landeryou Takes Reins at Wilkinson Public Library

05/03/14 | By | More
Sarah Landeryou Takes Reins at Wilkinson Public Library

With the library now stabilized following a period of turmoil, Interim Library Director Brenda Carns is passing the baton to a new library director.

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Diverse and Dynamic Artist Lineup for Mountainfilm 2014

05/03/14 | By | More

“We’re not your average film festival. We’ve evolved to include many surprise approaches and platforms.”

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Big Hair, Bouffants and Lots of Polyester at the Big Night

05/02/14 | By | More

The Big Night is an exciting event to launch next year’s fall musical Hairspray.

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COMMUNITY BRIEFS | Fair Board Seeking Poultry Superintendent

05/02/14 | By | More

Conference Calling for Library Patrons …2014 ROCC Parking Lot Sale Slated for Saturday, May 17

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‘Are You New To Medicare?’ Comes to Montrose Saturday

05/02/14 | By | More

A free Medicare 101 And More program takes place Saturday, May 3, 10 a.m.- 12 p.m., in the Montrose Memorial Hospital’s basement meeting room, at 800 S. 3rd St., Montrose.

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Montrose Habitat for Humanity to Host Student Volunteers

05/02/14 | By | More

Students are participating in Habitat for Humanity’s national alternative break program, Collegiate Challenge.

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RAISING ELLE | When Both Parents Work, Whose Job Is More Important?

05/02/14 | By | More

A coworker’s wife and I were recently discussing the challenges of having both a career and a family…

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Thank You, PEP Grant!

I would like to thank Elisa Marie Overall (Emo) and all of the lovely people at the Telluride Med Center.

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Telluride Sixth Graders Participate in Electrical Energy Panel Discussion

05/02/14 | By | More

What an amazing community we live in!

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Ken Norris to Serve as Interim Montrose County Manager

05/01/14 | By | More

While serving as acting and interim county manager, Norris will continue his responsibilities with the facilities division from the administration office.

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Rescue at 12,500 Feet

05/01/14 | By | More

Joe Ryan was rescued, treated, released after 1,800-Ft. fall on Mt. Wilson.

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Next Generation of the Burger Joint Coming to Telluride

05/01/14 | By | 89 More

Owners Stanya and James Gorraiz plan to create a revolutionary burger experience on Telluride’s Main Street.

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Specifics of Gomez’s Resignation

05/01/14 | By | More
Specifics of Gomez’s Resignation

On March 21, 2014 I shared my intent to resign with the Ridgway Board of Education.

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SUSHITINI

05/01/14 | By | More
SUSHITINI

Sushitini is Montrose’s Main Street destination for fresh Asian cuisine serving a variety of seafood, soups and salads.

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SPORTS WATCH | Silver Does What’s Right, Drops Hammer on Sterling

05/01/14 | By | More

If the Clippers could somehow win an N.B.A. championship and hold that trophy while Sterling looks on from whatever cave he is in, that seems like it would be another dose of sweet justice as well.

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GUEST COMMENTARY | ‘Hard-Fought, Difficult and Not Universally Popular’ Action Afoot in Ridgway Schools

We sincerely wish Ms. Gomez, Mr. Hobbs, and Mr. Williams continued success in whatever new endeavors they choose to pursue.

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County Manager Rick Eckert Resigns His Post

04/30/14 | By | 87 More
County Manager Rick Eckert Resigns His Post

Details of his resignation and of his contract negotiations with the county were unclear as of press time Wednesday.

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The Watch’s Samantha Wright Wins Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi Award

04/30/14 | By | More

Judges selected 85 honorees from nearly 1,800 submissions.

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SM Sheriff Masters Changes Policy on ICE Detentions

04/29/14 | By | More

Persons arrested for other reasons will not be detained for possible immigration violations unless the federal agency files an arrest warrant signed by a U.S. Magistrate.

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Ridgway School Board ‘Clears the Slate,” Votes 4-1 Against Hobbs

04/29/14 | By | More

Expressing a desire to expel the toxic political vapors at the Ridgway Secondary School, the Ridgway School Board voted not to renew Principal Jim Bob Hobbs’ contract.

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Suds & Grub Finds Its Inner Tavern

04/28/14 | By | More
Suds & Grub Finds Its Inner Tavern

The once smoke-filled bar known as Suds & Grub is reborn as Town Hall Tavern.

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Real Estate Market Shows Continued Signs of Health

04/28/14 | By | More

Real estate sales and volumes are up, foreclosures are down. But the market still has a long way to go.

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OURAY BRIEFS |OHVs Get Green Light to Operate on Ouray’s City Streets

04/28/14 | By | More

Ouray off-highway vehicle enthusiasts of all stripes will likely be allowed to operate their vehicles on city streets this summer.

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Intermittent Closures of US 550/ Red Mountain Pass for Rock Scaling This Next Week

04/28/14 | By | More

CDOT plans more road closures of Highway 550/Red Mountain Pass beginning next week where there was a massive rockslide last winter.

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Ah Haa Announces 2014 Youth Art Award Winners

04/28/14 | By | More
Ah Haa Announces 2014 Youth Art Award Winners

Ah Haa’s 2014 Youth Art Awards brought in over 120 submissions by public school students from Nucla, Naturita, Paradox, Norwood, and Telluride.

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SPORTS WATCH | Bills Fans Need to Be Careful What They Ask For

04/28/14 | By | More

If keeping the Bills in Buffalo meant a Trump makeover, would it be worth it?

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Frampton Comes Alive at Telluride Blues and Brews

04/28/14 | By | More
Frampton Comes Alive at Telluride Blues and Brews

Telluride Blues & Brews Festival announces complete artist lineup including Peter Frampton, Buddy Guy, The Meter Men, Charles Bradley, Bombino and more.

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GUEST COMMENTARY | Water Returns to the Colorado River Delta

For the first time in many years, the Colorado River is flowing through its historic delta to the sea as a result of an intentional release by water managers.

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Star Mine Resumes Limited Operations at Revenue-Virginius Under Mounting MSHA Scrutiny

04/28/14 | By | 116 More

The feds have not yet released their final report on the contributing factors and root cause of the accident that killed two miners last November.

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FROM THE LINKS | A Classic Book to Use

04/25/14 | By | More

My favorite book written about golf is Ben Hogan’s Five Fundamentals – The Modern Fundamentals of Golf.

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ONE STEP AHEAD OF THE BLUES| From ‘Hey Now’ to ‘Israelites,’ Not to Mention Janis Joplin’s Showstopping Version of ‘To Love Somebody’

04/25/14 | By | More

Hanson writes about some of these mixes and also sprinkle in some contemporary radio shows from KOTO (One Step Ahead of the Blues airs every other Wednesday from 3-5 p.m., and my next show is Wednesday, April 30).

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ELEVATED | Mystery, Poetry, the Cosmos

04/24/14 | By | More
ELEVATED | Mystery, Poetry, the Cosmos

Auditions for The Mousetrap, and last Open Bard Poetry reading of the season in the arts this week.

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GUEST COMMENTARY | Water Management in Colorado

District 58 Rep. Don Coram writes, “As Colorado’s population steadily increases, effective water management practices only increase in importance.”

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Majestic Skies Owner Looks to Fill Need at MTJ

04/23/14 | By | 56 More

The man behind Majestic Skies, Larry Danielle, says he doing his best to stay out of the contentious local politics surrounding the proposal and looking forward to filling a need at the airport for a new FBO.

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DOE Issues Record of Decision for the Uranium Leasing Program

04/19/14 | By | More

Uranium exploration, mine development and reclamation will be permitted to continue on 31 lease tracts of land in West End for the next 10 years.

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SPORTS WATCH | Who Knew Roy Could Turn the Avs Around So Fast?

04/17/14 | By | More

Yes, playoff hockey is back in Colorado, and there’s plenty to look forward to here in Avalanche country as the National Hockey League playoffs get underway this week.

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SPORTS WATCH | How Long Will Dodgers Have Patience With Puig?

04/14/14 | By | More

The young Cuban phenomenon is turning out to be a real wild card of a player for Los Angeles.

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SPORTS WATCH | The Players Play and the N.C.A.A. Makes the Money

04/07/14 | By | More

The players want their cut of the action. The education isn’t enough. I can’t say I blame the players. I would want my cut too. The N.C.A.A.’s game is up.

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SPORTS WATCH | March Madness: A Time to Be a Basketball Expert

03/28/14 | By | More

There’s nothing better than meticulously filling out a bracket and then having it, for the most part, work in your favor.

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SPORTS WATCH | Can Phil Jackson Work His Zen Magic in New York?

03/20/14 | By | More

I could care less about the New York Knicks but I will be completely infatuated in seeing if Phil can work his magic on yet another elite NBA team.

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SPORTS WATCH | So Long, Champ, You Always Lived Up to Your Name

03/13/14 | By | More

I, for one, completely understand the decision but at the same time think it’s a shame Bailey couldn’t play just one more season in Denver.

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SPORTS WATCH | What to Expect From the Perfect Host in Colorado

03/12/14 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | What to Expect From the Perfect Host in Colorado

Are open displays of weed and weed paraphernalia now a part of our hosting norm here in Colorado?

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SPORTS WATCH | Breaking Barriers, Michael Sam Now the Focus of 2014 N.F.L Draft

02/14/14 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Breaking Barriers, Michael Sam Now the Focus of 2014 N.F.L Draft

Michael Sam was brave to come out. What team is going to be brave enough to select Sam in the 2014 draft?

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SPORTS WATCH | Fox ‘Angervision’ Caused Denver’s Super Bowl Loss

02/06/14 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Fox ‘Angervision’ Caused Denver’s Super Bowl Loss

It was awkward to go from the pregame conversation to questions about Benghazi then back to the field for more pregame football conversation.

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SPORTS WATCH | Could Marijuana Come to the N.F.L.’s Rescue?

01/30/14 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Could Marijuana Come to the N.F.L.’s Rescue?

Is it just a coincidence that both football teams playing in the Super Bowl hail come from towns that have legalized the use of recreational marijuana? Maybe it’s time for the N.F.L. to endorse marijuana use for injured players.

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SPORTS WATCH | Broncos-Seahawks Super Bowl Going to Be Ugly Following Preseason Matchup

01/23/14 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Broncos-Seahawks Super Bowl Going to Be Ugly Following Preseason Matchup

Make no mistake about it, this Super Bowl is going to be nasty and it’s the Denver Broncos who will be leading the charge.

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SPORTS WATCH | Kiffin Hire Marks Beginning of End for Crimson Tide

01/16/14 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH |  Kiffin Hire Marks Beginning of End for Crimson Tide

The Kiffin experiment failed in U.S.C. and I believe it’s going to fail at Alabama, even if it is under the auspices of one Nick Saban.

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SPORTS WATCH | Nuggets’ Experiment With Coach Shaw Isn’t Working

01/12/14 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Nuggets’ Experiment With Coach Shaw Isn’t Working

Denver was an up-and-coming team just one season ago. Now, it seems like a team in need of rebuilding from the ground up.

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SPORTS WATCH | Colorado’s College Football Favorite: CU Out, CSU In?

12/26/13 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Colorado’s College Football Favorite: CU Out, CSU In?

Could the Colorado State University Rams become Colorado’s college football team? If the Rams continue in the direction they are headed, maybe so.

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SPORTS WATCH | Make No Mistake, Mike Shanahan Can Still Coach

12/19/13 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Make No Mistake, Mike Shanahan Can Still Coach

I still believe Shanahan is one of the best offensive coaching minds in the N.F.L. At the same time, he seems spiteful. He has a chip on his shoulder.

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SPORTS WATCH | Please, Say Peyton Can’t Win in the Cold Again

12/12/13 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Please, Say Peyton Can’t Win in the Cold Again

We are at a point in the season where if the Broncos are in a cold game, it almost invites Peyton to silence his critics.

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SPORTS WATCH | Nick Saban’s Value Dropped With Iron Bowl Loss

12/05/13 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Nick Saban’s Value Dropped With Iron Bowl Loss

If you ask me, Saban isn’t worth top-dollar, like people think he is. I wonder if the University of Alabama athletics department is questioning his pay scale now, as well.

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SPORTS WATCH | Two Turning Points That Led to the Broncos Disaster

11/28/13 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Two Turning Points That Led to the Broncos Disaster

Sunday night’s loss left such a bad taste in Denver’s mouth, I like the Broncos chances in a rematch in the playoffs.

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SPORTS WATCH | Coach O Is Now the Big Name U.S.C. Needs at Its Helm

11/21/13 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Coach O Is Now the Big Name U.S.C. Needs at Its Helm

As Coach O has now proven at U.S.C., if you give a lineman a cookie, he’ll block for you.

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SPORTS WATCH | Incognito/Martin Scandal Blown Out of Proportion

11/14/13 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Incognito/Martin Scandal Blown Out of Proportion

In the end, we will find that Martin was simply done with football and that’s the story. Now I owe a Boston fan a bottle of single malt.

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SPORTS WATCH | Glad I Was on the River During the Fall Classic

11/07/13 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Glad I Was on the River During the Fall Classic

Jarvis is glad he was out of touch during “a painful World Series.”

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SPORTS WATCH I Still Can’t Understand the George Karl Firing

10/28/13 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH I Still Can’t Understand the George Karl Firing

I’m still not over the George Karl firing and it still doesn’t make sense to me.

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SPORTS WATCH | N.F.L. Continues to Expand Its Money-Making Empire

10/19/13 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | N.F.L. Continues to Expand Its Money-Making Empire

From more games in London to mandatory “Hard Knocks” the N.F.L. keeps giving us what we want, whether we know it or not.

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SPORTS WATCH | Shutdown Violates our Eighth Amendment Rights

10/10/13 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Shutdown Violates our Eighth Amendment Rights

We live in sad times.

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SPORTS WATCH | Thank You, Todd, for 17 Wonderful Years of Memories

10/05/13 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Thank You, Todd, for 17 Wonderful Years of Memories

I’d say a Denver Broncos Super Bowl XLVIII championship ring with a No. 17 studded in diamonds would be just about the right payback for all Todd Helton has done.

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SPORTS WATCH | Good or Bad, the Undefeated Conversation Is Underway

09/28/13 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Good or Bad, the Undefeated Conversation Is Underway

Generally, just three weeks into a season is way, way too early to start talking of an undefeated season. In Denver, however, it’s hard not to dream about it.

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SPORTS WATCH | As a Football Coach, Lane Kiffin Is a Fraud

09/14/13 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | As a Football Coach, Lane Kiffin Is a Fraud

I would say Lane Kiffin plays a good football coach but he’s no real football coach.

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SPORTS WATCH | With Football, the Demand Outweighs Health Effects

09/08/13 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | With Football, the Demand Outweighs Health Effects

Where does the game of football go now, after last week’s N.F.L. settlement?

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SPORTS WATCH | Ryan’s Decision to Play Sanchez May Just Be Brilliant

08/31/13 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Ryan’s Decision to Play Sanchez May Just Be Brilliant

It may be time for Gino Smith, despite his youthfulness, to take the leadership role of the Jets and lead them to greatness.

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SPORTS WATCH | A-Roid Needs to Put a Sock in It for His Own Good

08/24/13 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | A-Roid Needs to Put a Sock in It for His Own Good

Monday’s Today Show debacle between host Matt Lauer and A-Rod’s attorney was TV gold.

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SPORTS WATCH | Preseason NFL Football Is a Pointless Rip-off

08/17/13 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Preseason NFL Football Is a Pointless Rip-off

For the fans, NFL preseason football is a rip-off in the highest degree imaginable.

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SPORTS WATCH | On an Almost Empty Tank, A-Rod Faces His Future

08/10/13 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | On an Almost Empty Tank, A-Rod Faces His Future

The A-Rod fiasco: You can’t dream a script that’s better.

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SPORTS WATCH | What’s There Not to Like About Johnny Football?

08/03/13 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | What’s There Not to Like About Johnny Football?

Manziel could go home every night at 5 p.m. to study tape, do pushups and eat all his vegetables. Or he could go get rowdy in New Orleans for a night. I prefer the guy who spent the night in New Orleans.

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SPORTS WATCH | Miller the Latest in Broncos Offseason Blunders

07/27/13 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Miller the Latest in Broncos Offseason Blunders

The 2012/2014 National Football League season can’t come any sooner for those of us in Bronco Country.

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SPORTS WATCH | Will Baseball Ape NASCAR, or Go Zero Tolerance?

07/20/13 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Will Baseball Ape NASCAR, or Go Zero Tolerance?

Selig should decide if baseball should be a clean sport where cheating is never tolerated or if it is going to be a sport like NASCAR, where if you aren’t caught cheating, then you really aren’t trying.

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SPORTS WATCH | Lakers’ Future Darkens With Howard’s Departure

07/14/13 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Lakers’ Future Darkens With Howard’s Departure

The center made a quick and deliberate decision this time, indicating what he sees as a bleak future for the Los Angeles Lakers.

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SPORTS WATCH | Giving Us the Piece of Puig We So Richly Deserve

07/05/13 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Giving Us the Piece of Puig We So Richly Deserve

I want to watch Dodger games on a regular basis now just because of Puig and I am not alone here.

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Going Big Time in the Denver Restaurant Scene

06/23/13 | By | More
Going Big Time in the Denver Restaurant Scene

Telluride native son Noah Price comes full circle with The Populist.

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SPORTS WATCH | Colorado Rockies So Far a Pleasant Surprise

06/21/13 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Colorado Rockies So Far a Pleasant Surprise

Here we won more than 70 games into the season, and the Colorado Rockies couldn’t be more of a pleasant surprise, at least for now.

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SPORTS WATCH | The Nuggets Will Regret Firing Coach George Karl

06/15/13 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | The Nuggets Will Regret Firing Coach George Karl

The implosion of the Denver Nuggets organization is well underway following the firing of coach George Karl last week.

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SPORTS WATCH | Heat-Spurs Matchup Should Be a Finals Worth Watching

06/06/13 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Heat-Spurs Matchup Should Be a Finals Worth Watching

The Finals matchup between the old (Spurs) and kind of young (Heat) looks to be a gem.

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SPORTS WATCH | With Its Roy Hire, the Avalanche Are Relevant Again

06/02/13 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | With Its Roy Hire, the Avalanche Are Relevant Again

With the hiring of Patrick Roy as head coach, I think I’ll jump on that bandwagon right now.

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SPORTS WATCH | Instant Replay in Baseball Is the Beginning of the End

05/25/13 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Instant Replay in Baseball Is the Beginning of the End

I say let’s learn from all those Terminator movies we have been forced to sit through all these years and keep instant replay out of Major League Baseball, for now.

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SPORTS WATCH | A Wimpy Villain Now, But Derrick Rose Will Rise Again

05/18/13 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | A Wimpy Villain Now, But Derrick Rose Will Rise Again

Despite participating in practice and pregame shoot-arounds, Chicago’s star guard Derrick Rose continues to sit; it’s the main reason the Bulls probably aren’t going to go to the third round of the playoffs.

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SPORTS WATCH | George Karl Can Coach the Nuggets as Long as He Wants

05/11/13 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | George Karl Can Coach the Nuggets as Long as He Wants

As far as I am concerned, we Denver fans should be lucky enough to have Karl come back next year to coach this team.

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SPORTS WATCH | Red Wings, Raiders, Dodgers and Now, the Warriors

05/02/13 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Red Wings, Raiders, Dodgers and Now, the Warriors

After watching the first five games of this first-round playoff series between the Nuggets and the Warriors, I have found a hatred for Golden State I never knew I had.

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SPORTS WATCH | Will Dwight Howard Ever Become Dwight Howard Again?

04/25/13 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Will Dwight Howard Ever Become Dwight Howard Again?

Basically the Lakers got their asses handed to them by the Spurs 91-79 because Dwight Howard couldn’t be the post up big man he’s supposed to be.

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SPORTS WATCH | In Boston: The Stories That Will Be Retold

04/17/13 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | In Boston: The Stories That Will Be Retold

It’s a grim reality that all-too-often these days we must witness the worst aspects human nature in order to see the best.

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SPORTS WATCH | Where Did All the Miami Heat Goons Come From?

04/13/13 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Where Did All the Miami Heat Goons Come From?

The New York Knicks, sadly, are our only hope for keeping the Heat from reaching the NBA Finals.

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SPORTS WATCH | Where Did All the Miami Heat Goons Come From?

04/11/13 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Where Did All the Miami Heat Goons Come From?

I am not proud to say this, but somebody has to: I am wholeheartedly hoping Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks can continue their impressive winning streak as the NBA’s regular season comes to a close. Before I get into this, let’s get something straight. The Denver Nuggets are still my team. They are […]

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SPORTS WATCH | Dismal Rockies Outlook Gives Cause for Hope

04/06/13 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Dismal Rockies Outlook Gives Cause for Hope

There’s no hope of the Rockies being any good this year, which gives me hope.

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SPORTS WATCH | Is Love the Key to Tiger Woods’ Golf Game?

03/30/13 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Is Love the Key to Tiger Woods’ Golf Game?

I am no expert in love, astrological signs or celebrity dating, but I smell trouble on the horizon for Vonn and Woods.

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SPORTS WATCH | Who Needs Other Sports When We Have NFL Free Agency?

03/21/13 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Who Needs Other Sports When We Have NFL Free Agency?

The heightened drama of NFL free agency, with Elvis Dumervil and Wes Welker, will lead to even more year-round coverage of pro football.

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SPORTS WATCH | Nuclear Armageddon, or Are We Going to the Dogs?

03/16/13 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Nuclear Armageddon, or Are We Going to the Dogs?

Dogs have become the focal point of everything we do, every waking hour of every single day.

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SPORTS WATCH | Nuggets Are Most Exciting Show in Basketball Right Now

03/07/13 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Nuggets Are Most Exciting Show in Basketball Right Now

Coach George Karl’s way of winning with what is the third-youngest team in the National Basketball Association is to make a track meet out of the game, but maybe a track meet is not a good enough analogy. It’s probably more like a marathon sprint.

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SPORTS WATCH | Great Racing Finally on Display at Daytona 500

02/28/13 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Great Racing Finally on Display at Daytona 500

It was a Great American Race that finally lived up to its name.

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SPORTS WATCH | Wrestling Must Remain in the Summer Olympic Games

02/23/13 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Wrestling Must Remain in the Summer Olympic Games

Cutting wrestling from the Olympics is a stupid, stupid idea.

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SPORTS WATCH | No All Stars? Fine. I Still Like the Nuggets Chances.

02/14/13 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | No All Stars? Fine. I Still Like the Nuggets Chances.

For now, Denver needs to win on the road the rest of the season and then use their youthful legs to carry them through some tough opponents in the playoffs.

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SPORTS WATCH | Who or What Pulled the Plug on the Super BowI?

02/08/13 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Who or What Pulled the Plug on the Super BowI?

Can you imagine what we would be talking about this week, if the 49ers had been able to come back and win the game? Believe me, there would be an investigation.

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SPORTS WATCH | Innocent or Guilty, Ray Lewis Should Tone it Down

01/31/13 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Innocent or Guilty, Ray Lewis Should Tone it Down

It’s beginning to look too much like an act, which is something Ray Lewis supporters should worry about.

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SPORTS WATCH | Either Te’o Is Guilty or Really Gullible – Or Both?

01/24/13 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Either Te’o Is Guilty or Really Gullible – Or Both?

It’s hard to believe he’s innocent in this. All of the stories told, I think Te’o and his entire family are behind it.

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SPORTS WATCH | A First Class Ticket to Bronco Disappointment

01/17/13 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | A First Class Ticket to Bronco Disappointment

For me, the orange depression goes a little deeper, for you see I may have had something to do with this Broncos loss.

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SPORTS WATCH | RG III Proves He’s Hungry For the Super Bowl

01/11/13 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | RG III Proves He’s Hungry  For the Super Bowl

RG III’s teammates know he’s putting the team first and I think his toughness will make for an even tighter-knit bunch of football players on that Redskins football team next year.

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SPORTS WATCH | RG III Proves He’s Hungry For the Super Bowl

01/11/13 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | RG III Proves He’s Hungry  For the Super Bowl

RG III’s teammates know he’s putting the team first and I think his toughness will make for an even tighter-knit bunch of football players on that Redskins football team next year.

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SPORTS WATCH | After Sunday’s Win, Colts Make Playoff Picture More Interesting

01/03/13 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | After Sunday’s Win, Colts Make Playoff Picture More Interesting

You can look at all kinds of stats to judge a team, but when a team rallies around a coach recovering from leukemia, it’s immeasurable. And that’s why the Colts may now be the team to beat in the playoffs.

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SPORTS WATCH | After Sunday’s Win, Colts Make Playoff Picture More Interesting

01/03/13 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | After Sunday’s Win, Colts Make Playoff Picture More Interesting

You can look at all kinds of stats to judge a team, but when a team rallies around a coach recovering from leukemia, it’s immeasurable. And that’s why the Colts may now be the team to beat in the playoffs.

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SPORTS WATCH | Tim Tebow Deserves Better Than Fat Rex’s Circus

12/28/12 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Tim Tebow Deserves Better Than Fat Rex’s Circus

The Jets are the biggest disappointment of the league right now and ownership should wipe the team clean and start from scratch.

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SPORTS WATCH | Tim Tebow Deserves Better Than Fat Rex’s Circus

12/28/12 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Tim Tebow Deserves Better Than Fat Rex’s Circus

The Jets are the biggest disappointment of the league right now and ownership should wipe the team clean and start from scratch.

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SPORTS WATCH | A Run in the Playoffs Starts With Two Simple Wins

12/22/12 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | A Run in the Playoffs Starts With Two Simple Wins

Nobody wants to play against that speedy and suffocating defense. Nobody wants to get picked apart by the meticulous Manning. And no team wants to face the Broncos in Denver – especially the playoffs.

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SPORTS WATCH | A Run in the Playoffs Starts With Two Simple Wins

12/22/12 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | A Run in the Playoffs Starts With Two Simple Wins

Nobody wants to play against that speedy and suffocating defense. Nobody wants to get picked apart by the meticulous Manning. And no team wants to face the Broncos in Denver – especially the playoffs.

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SPORTS WATCH | How Many Rule Changes Are Needed for a Safer Game?

12/13/12 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | How Many Rule Changes Are Needed for a Safer Game?

The NFL must get serious about player safety and Commissioner Roger Goodell knows it.

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SPORTS WATCH | How Many Rule Changes Are Needed for a Safer Game?

12/13/12 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | How Many Rule Changes Are Needed for a Safer Game?

The NFL must get serious about player safety and Commissioner Roger Goodell knows it.

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SPORTS WATCH | Under Stern’s Reign, Coaches No Longer Needed

12/08/12 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Under Stern’s Reign, Coaches No Longer Needed

After David Stern handed down ‘sanctions’ to the Spurs last week for resting key players, it’s a wonder Stern allows coaches to make any decisions on their own.

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SPORTS WATCH | Under Stern’s Reign, Coaches No Longer Needed

12/08/12 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Under Stern’s Reign, Coaches No Longer Needed

After David Stern handed down ‘sanctions’ to the Spurs last week for resting key players, it’s a wonder Stern allows coaches to make any decisions on their own.

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SPORTS WATCH | The End of an Era: Fireman Ed Hangs Up His Hat

11/29/12 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | The End of an Era: Fireman Ed Hangs Up His Hat

Boy, things have gone sour in New York Jets land.

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SPORTS WATCH | After Two Weeks of Upsets, We Need Just One More

11/23/12 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | After Two Weeks of Upsets, We Need Just One More

College football is a complete mess right now and nobody knows how it’s going to shake out.

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SPORTS WATCH | Victory Formation Should Mean Nothing in NFL

09/20/12 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Victory Formation Should Mean Nothing in NFL

I like the never-quit style of Tampa Bay’s Greg Schiano. He makes the usually-tough Tom Caughlin look like a whining baby.

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SPORTS WATCH | One Bronco Win and I’m on the Overreaction Bandwagon

09/13/12 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | One Bronco Win and I’m on the Overreaction Bandwagon

After only one regular season game, NFL fans are quick to make overreactive predictions. Gus Jarvis is no different.

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SPORTS WATCH | I’m Siding With the Replacement Refs (for Now)

09/06/12 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | I’m Siding With the Replacement Refs (for Now)

Refereeing a football game at any level is hard but it isn’t rocket science.

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SPORTS WATCH | Two (Alleged) Dopers Trying to Protect Their Legacy

08/30/12 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Two (Alleged) Dopers Trying to Protect Their Legacy

Lance Armstrong is giving up the fight to protect his legacy, while Roger Clemens just won’t quit his fight to protect his legacy.

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SPORTS WATCH | Is Augusta National’s Female Membership Decision Monumental?

08/23/12 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Is Augusta National’s Female Membership Decision Monumental?

The Augusta National Golf Club is exclusive, and only a few are allowed in. It’s been that way for the last 80 years, and will always be that way, despite a recent decision to allow women to join.


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SPORTS WATCH | Miami Dolphins Show Some Moral Compass With Ochocinco

08/16/12 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Miami Dolphins Show Some Moral Compass With Ochocinco

Miami’s action in cutting Ochocinco should be the blueprint for how every NFL team should handle a player with domestic violence issues.

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SPORTS WATCH | Hell Hath No Fury Like a Baseball Umpire Scorned

08/13/12 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Hell Hath No Fury Like a Baseball Umpire Scorned

One minor league umpire and the Colorado Rockies ownership need to learn to take a little criticism in stride instead of completely going overboard.

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SPORTS WATCH | NBC Going Too Far in Producing Olympic Drama

08/02/12 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | NBC Going Too Far in Producing Olympic Drama

As in any competition, the Olympics will produce drama. NBC doesn’t need to produce more of it.

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SPORTS WATCH | Keep the Fans You Have, and Pink-slip Dan O’Dowd

07/26/12 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Keep the Fans You Have, and Pink-slip Dan O’Dowd

The 2012 Colorado Rockies baseball season is a bust, but all  is not lost for next season – if Dick Monfort would just fire the worst GM in baseball.

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SPORTS WATCH | Knicks Fail PR Test With Jeremy Lin Decision

07/19/12 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Knicks Fail PR Test With Jeremy Lin Decision

If I were a Knicks fan, now would be the time to jump ship and buy a Brooklyn Nets jersey.

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SPORTS WATCH | Take Me Out to the Ballgame – in Grand Junction!

07/12/12 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Take Me Out to the Ballgame – in Grand Junction!

For me, it’s always been a six-hour drive to Denver to satisfy my baseball fix but with the GJ Rockies just over an hour or so up the road, getting that fix will be even easier.

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SPORTS WATCH | So Long B.C.S., Hello College Football Playoff System

07/04/12 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | So Long B.C.S., Hello College Football Playoff System

The time has come where we, as college football fans, have nothing to bitch and moan about any more.

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SPORTS WATCH | An Olympic Dream Is Just a Coin Toss Away

06/28/12 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | An Olympic Dream Is Just a Coin Toss Away

Heads or tails? Choose the right one and you’re on your way to compete in the summer Olympics in London. Choose wrong and all your efforts to become one of the world’s fastest women seeking a gold medal is down the drain.

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SPORTS WATCH | Time to Move the LeBron Hatred on to Someone Else

06/21/12 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Time to Move the LeBron Hatred on to Someone Else

I’ve hated LeBron James since his “Decision” to move to Miami but since the NBA Finals have gotten underway, I’ve changed my heart.

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SPORTS WATCH | Send Clemens to Prison (or the Seattle Mariners)

05/31/12 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Send Clemens to Prison (or the Seattle Mariners)

The Roger Clemens perjury trial redux is old news, and I have no hope of a guilty verdict coming out of it.

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There’s nothing better in life than watching the Los Angeles Lakers go down in a all of flames in the NBA Playoffs. And once again, they are worth watching.

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SPORTS WATCH | Is ESPN Going Down the MTV Road?

05/17/12 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Is ESPN Going Down the MTV Road?

There was a time when MTV aired nothing but music videos. There was also a time when ESPN aired nothing but sports.

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SPORTS WATCH | Striving for Player Safety, Goodell Bringing a Level of Shadiness to NFL

05/10/12 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Striving for Player Safety, Goodell Bringing a Level of Shadiness to NFL

The punishments handed down to Saints coaches and players may be warranted, but I’d like to see the evidence.

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SPORTS WATCH | Down 0-2, There’s Still Hope for the Nuggets

05/03/12 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Down 0-2, There’s Still Hope for the Nuggets

There’s more hope in Denver right now than there is in New York.

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SPORTS WATCH | Nuggets at the Top of Their Game Just in Time for Playoffs

04/26/12 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Nuggets at the Top of Their Game Just in Time for Playoffs

The ‘Manimal’ Kenneth Faried is bringing youthful energy to an already youthful, yet successful squad in Denver.

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SPORTS WATCH | Players Are Forcing Their Sports to Evolve, Over Safety Fears

04/19/12 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Players Are Forcing Their Sports to Evolve, Over Safety Fears

Old time hockey has returned for the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs but that may not be good for the game of hockey itself.

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SPORTS WATCH | Another Masters Fails to Disappoint

04/12/12 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Another Masters Fails to Disappoint

Bubba Watson’s second shot out of the woods during Sunday’s sudden death playoff is the stuff Masters lore is made of.

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SPORTS WATCH | Punishments in Bountygate Have Already Gone Too Far

04/07/12 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Punishments in Bountygate Have Already Gone Too Far

Suspending Sean Payton for an entire season is harsh; maybe Commissioner Goodell will come to his senses and lighten the punishment.

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