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Archive > February 2014

Don’t Kid Yourself

02/18/14 | By | 104 views More
Don’t Kid Yourself

Editor: I wonder if your readers, who freak out at the word ‘tax,’ realize that 0.3 percent equals .30 cents on $100?  I’ll bet they spend that much on snacks every day. Thirty cents doesn’t seem like much of an investment for the return Montrose will reap with a state-of-the-art recreation center. The MRD Board […]

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TIPS FROM THE PROS | Snowboarding Black Diamond Telluride Bumps

02/17/14 | By | 101 views More
TIPS FROM THE PROS | Snowboarding Black Diamond Telluride Bumps

Many people think snowboard lessons are only needed to learn the basics.  While the fundamental movements do not change from the beginner to the advanced lesson, how to ride with a full range of movement in all the planes (twisting, vertical, longitudinal, and lateral) is not something that comes intuitively to many.  When riding bumps, […]

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Archaeologist Discusses Ute Rock Art Motifs at ROCC Talk

02/17/14 | By | 130 views More
Archaeologist Discusses Ute Rock Art Motifs at ROCC Talk

RIDGWAY – Ancestral Ute Indians, who inhabited west central Colorado for centuries, left extraordinary records of their lives on rock faces throughout the region. Montrose Archaeologist Carol Patterson, Ph D., will share her research on those rock art motifs at the next ROCC Talk, Thursday, Feb. 20 at the Ridgway Town Hall. Patterson’s talk, “Messages […]

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Five Vie for Ouray Planning Commission Vacancy

02/17/14 | By | 111 views More
Five Vie for Ouray Planning Commission Vacancy

OURAY – The City of Ouray has received five letters of interest from Ouray residents who are interested in filling a pending vacancy on the Ouray Planning Commission that will be created when longtime commission chair Bud Zanett steps down in March. The Ouray City Council will appoint a new planning commissioner to take Zanett’s […]

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Kenworthy Stranded – With Pups – in Russia

Kenworthy Stranded – With Pups – in Russia

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R&R | El Ten Eleven Drops New EP Before Starting Colorado Tour

02/17/14 | By | 96 views More
R&R | El Ten Eleven Drops New EP Before Starting Colorado Tour

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GUEST COMMENTARY | Congress Must Act Now to Save PILT

02/17/14 | By | 99 views More
GUEST COMMENTARY | Congress Must Act Now to Save PILT

Colorado’s mountains, rivers and open spaces form the very foundation of our way of life in the Centennial State. I know I am not alone in treasuring the experience of hiking in the San Juan National Forest and summiting Mount Sneffels and Mount Wilson. These uniquely Colorado experiences show why “Colorado” is more than just […]

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Dennis McNeil at St. Pat’s Monday, Feb. 17

02/17/14 | By | 100 views More
Dennis McNeil at St. Pat’s Monday, Feb. 17

Tenor Returns to Telluride TELLURIDE - On Monday, Feb. 17, international recording artist Dennis McNeil returns to Telluride for his fifth annual St. Patrick Catholic Church’s Serenade. This time he comes almost directly from performing for members of the U.S. Supreme Court and special guests at a dinner hosted by retired Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. McNeil, […]

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UPDATED: Victims of Three Killed in Plane Crash Near Telluride Identified

02/17/14 | By | 111 views More
UPDATED:  Victims of Three Killed in Plane Crash Near Telluride Identified

Small Plane Crashes Shortly After Takeoff; No Survivors TELLURIDE – Three Arizona residents died when their plane crashed Sunday morning after departing Telluride Regional Airport (TEX) at 11:20 a.m. for Cortez. The wreckage was found Sunday afternoon, reported San Miguel County Sheriff Bill Masters. The victims are identified as Sherry and Sherman Anderson, 57 and […]

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Free Fuel?

02/17/14 | By | 98 views More
Free Fuel?

Editor: Come on Ouray, free fuel to someone who chooses to drive to town in an electric car? Please, say it ain’t so. People have the right to chose their own way into town, but I take exception that someone in an electric car gets a free fill up.  If the city wants to set […]

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Back Narrows Inn – Norwood’s “Living Museum” – Is Open for Business

02/16/14 | By | 103 views More
Back Narrows Inn – Norwood’s “Living Museum” – Is Open for Business

NORWOOD – If you’re traveling through Norwood, and would like to see a bit of living history, look no further than the Back Narrows Inn. Built in 1898, it is one of the town’s oldest structures still in use, according to owner Logan Tease, and served as lodging for miners, ranchers and cowboys more than […]

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Telluride Community Discusses Pool Design

02/16/14 | By | 105 views More
Telluride Community Discusses Pool Design

TELLURIDE — By hosting a public meeting featuring designs and opportunities to hear public input, the Town of Telluride inched closer last week to its goal of constructing a new community pool in Town Park. If the planning and construction phases go smoothly, the pool, shower and restroom facility could be completed as early as […]

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Let’s Not Betray Our Beautiful Ouray

02/16/14 | By | 86 views More
Let’s Not Betray Our Beautiful Ouray

Editor: While I was sitting in the lobby of the Ouray Hot Springs one evening, several young people came in to register. The smell of marijuana was as prevalent as if they had been in a closed car. My first thought was a prayer, “Oh God please protect our city from this curse.” We are […]

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UP BEAR CREEK | Robyn Hunt’s First Book

02/16/14 | By | 104 views More
UP BEAR CREEK | Robyn Hunt’s First Book

THE SHAPE OF CAUGHT WATER … Few wait 30 years to publish their first book of poetry, especially an émigré San Franciscan with Santa Fe roots who ran with the pack in the Poetry Flash world of the Sixties/Seventies Bay Area and its Renaissance lit scene. Robyn Hunt hung with the Cloud House poets of […]

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VIR Work Session Ducks Contentious Issues, Plucks ‘Low Hanging Fruit’

02/16/14 | By | 94 views More
VIR Work Session Ducks Contentious Issues, Plucks ‘Low Hanging Fruit’

OURAY COUNTY – The Ouray Board of County Commissioners took some small steps last week toward refining Section 9 of the county’s Land Use Code pertaining to Visual Impact Regulations. During a work session on Thursday, Feb. 6, commissioners worked section by section through the first third of a staff-generated revision document of Section 9.  […]

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