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Mountain Confidential: Rhonda Muckerman

12/10/14 | By | More
Mountain Confidential: Rhonda Muckerman

Rhonda Muckerman, director of the Telluride Choral Society, has a big weekend coming up: She will conduct more than 60 singers — 30 adults and over 30 children — in the choral society’s 21st annual holiday program, WinterSing. She grew up in New Jersey, attended college and graduate school in the Midwest, and had a […]

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Holiday train, winter wines

12/10/14 | By | More
Holiday train, winter wines

Next year marks the 30th anniversary of The Polar Express, author Chris Van Allsburg’s enduring story of a young boy’s unexpected Christmas Eve journey on a locomotive train to the North Pole. Fun fact: Allsburg played on a steam engine, the Pere Marquette Railroad’s no. 1225, in Michigan as a child. He used the engine […]

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Mountain Confidential

12/03/14 | By | 91 More
Mountain Confidential

In a season of good cheer, Telluride Arts’ Programs Director Britt Markey appears the perfect example. Except for one thing: she’s ebullient year-round. Though she was raised in Albuquerque and Phoenix, “My great-grandfather worked as a miner in Telluride, and my grandfather was a miner in Rico,” she says. “Growing up, I spent my summers […]

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San Miguel County Social Services Director to Retire After 33 Years

11/29/14 | By | 189 More
San Miguel County Social Services Director to Retire After 33 Years

There is not a doubt that Gerstle’s shoes are going to be hard to fill, but he is confident his replacement has what it takes to continue in his footsteps successfully.

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Telluride Fire Festival Launches Kickstarter Campaign

11/27/14 | By | More

Organizers plan to feature multi-storied, fire-emitting “art cars” and burn barrels as well as other larger-than-life, animated and fiery art installations in public spaces.

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Sharing Ministries Food Bank: Stopping Hunger 365 Days a Year

11/27/14 | By | More
Sharing Ministries Food Bank: Stopping Hunger 365 Days a Year

Over the past five years, the ministry has seen an increase of 190 percent in people that need assistance and it needs your help.

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Drug Task Force Big Players on the Block

11/26/14 | By | 227 More

Western Colorado is not insulated from the threat posed by Mexican drug cartels.

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

11/26/14 | By | 55 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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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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Montrose Rings in the Yuletide Cheer Nov. 28

11/24/14 | By | More

Festivities include a reading of T’was the Night before Christmas, Christmas carolers, and complimentary hot cocoa and cider.

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Most Bullying Is Mutual Harassment, Montrose SRO Says

11/22/14 | By | More
Most Bullying Is Mutual Harassment, Montrose SRO Says

‘I can guarantee that if I can find a kid that is bullying in our school, I will charge him fully. And I don’t play favorites,” says Montrose Schools’ SRO Trevis Booth.

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Jail Based Behavioral Health Services Supports Inmates in Healthier Life Choices

11/21/14 | By | More
Jail Based Behavioral Health Services Supports Inmates in Healthier Life Choices

The goal of JBBS is shorter jail sentences and decreased recidivism through appropriate treatment.

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It’s a Woman’s World

11/19/14 | By | More
It’s a Woman’s World

Lynsey Dyer wants you to know that the days of a male dominated ski industry are over.

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Naomi Major Brings Some Colorado-Style Hockey to the East Coast

11/19/14 | By | 158 More
Naomi Major Brings Some Colorado-Style Hockey to the East Coast

Telluride native Naomi Major’s hockey career began here, and although the game has taken her far from Colorado, she has not lost any love for Telluride.

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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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Indoor Climbing Gym Opens for Season

11/19/14 | By | 65 More
Indoor Climbing Gym Opens for Season

The gym provides local climbers and aspiring climbers with the opportunity to work on their skills

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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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MV Invites Public Participation in Meadows Improvement Plan

11/14/14 | By | 52 More

The plan grew out of several Meadows residents’ input on the lack of desired infrastructure and amenities.

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City/County Mend Fences Over Dispatch Center Fee

11/12/14 | By | 69 More
City/County Mend Fences Over Dispatch Center Fee

“The premise of all of this is that we are in actual agreement at this table, which is really a great thing.”

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Montrose Youth Council Attracts Students Who Want to Make a Difference

11/12/14 | By | More
Montrose Youth Council Attracts Students Who Want to Make a Difference

The 11 members of the Council are determined to make positive change.

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Ouray County Blotter: Newspaper Box Stolen, Deceased Mountain Lion on Roadway

11/11/14 | By | 56 More

11-6-2014: Prisoner transport to court.

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Black Canyon Homebrewers Meet Monthly to Talk Beer

11/07/14 | By | More

A “support group” for home brewers meets on the second Wednesday of every month.

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Montrose Makerspace: A Place for Ideas, Invention and Ingenuity

11/06/14 | By | 291 More
Montrose Makerspace: A Place for Ideas, Invention and Ingenuity

The Makerspace in Montrose is open to those who want to see their ideas materialize

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Executive Director Hilary Cooper to Step Down From Sheep Mountain Alliance

11/03/14 | By | 187 More
Executive Director Hilary Cooper to Step Down From Sheep Mountain Alliance

The SMA Board is immediately seeking her replacement

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Endurance Athlete Jennifer Pharr Davis Comes to Wilkinson Library Thursday, Nov. 6

11/03/14 | By | More

TEAER: Pharr Davis will discuss and sign copies of her book, Called Again: A Story of Love and Triumph,

Pharr Davis will discuss and sign copies of her book, Called Again: A Story of Love and Triumph,

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Montrose Memorial Hospital Files Suit Against County

11/03/14 | By | 77 More

Another round in a long-running legal battle over who has ultimate control.

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Early Literacy Initiative Encourages Parents to Read 1,000 Books to Children Before Kindergarten

11/02/14 | By | More

Although infants cannot understand words right away, reading aloud to a baby is a wonderful shared activity that encourages bonding and stimulates the child, and can continue for years.

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Montrose Library Wins State Award for Community Partnership

11/02/14 | By | More
Montrose Library Wins State Award for Community Partnership

Since the launch of the field trip program, more than 3,000 1st graders have toured the library and received library cards.

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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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Montrose Joins ‘Communities to Launch Next Century’ Cities

10/31/14 | By | More
Montrose Joins ‘Communities to Launch Next Century’ Cities

Montrose, officials are working on a broadband initiative to transition from a copper-based to fiber-based infrastructure.

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Six Shandoka Apartments Treated for Bed Bugs

10/30/14 | By | 223 More

According to Shandoka Manager Dave Johnson, only six apartments, out of the total 134 units, have confirmed reports of bed bugs.

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Columbine Pilot iPad Study Program Brings Real-World Learning Into the Classroom

10/25/14 | By | More
Columbine Pilot iPad Study Program Brings Real-World Learning Into the Classroom

Principal Benjamin Stephenson hopes to create thoughtful digital citizens.

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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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May, Greenspan Face Off at Rotary Debate

10/22/14 | By | 77 More
May, Greenspan Face Off at Rotary Debate

Candidates for BOCC spar on the fine print regarding the environment, affordable housing and minimum wage.

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Clinic for Homeless Pets Gives More Animals a Second Chance

10/21/14 | By | 51 More
Clinic for Homeless Pets Gives More Animals a Second Chance

“This is such a tremendous asset for the shelter and our region,” said SCHS Executive Director Kelly Goodin.

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Donors Sought for Upcoming Blood Drive at Ridgway Secondary School

10/21/14 | By | More

The RSS chapter of the National Honor Society is working with United Blood Services to orchestrate the event.

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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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Ridgway Elementary Reignites School Spirit

10/18/14 | By | More

FORS meets monthly and is open to community members.

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A Prescription to Better Health: Fruits and Vegetables

10/17/14 | By | 71 More

Pediatric Associates of Montrose is leading the way in a progressive strategy to promote healthier lifestyle choices for youth.

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Herbs and Spice and Everything Nice Opens Saturday

10/17/14 | By | 76 More
Herbs and Spice and Everything Nice Opens Saturday

Esther Dixon, owner of Herbs and Spice and Everything Nice, is a big fan of herbs and believes in the healing and preventative ability of natural antidotes.

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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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Montrose Celebrates Colorado’s Cities and Towns Week

10/14/14 | By | More

The community is invited to join the Mayor, City Council members, and staff to enjoy coffee, juice, and donuts at a kickoff celebration on Tuesday, October 21, from 8-9 a.m., in Centennial Plaza.

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Telluride Winters Not Only About the Snow

10/14/14 | By | 63 More
Telluride Winters Not Only About the Snow

Telluride Figure Skatin gClub offers exciting programs and expert instruction for those who prefer ice over snow.

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ROCC Talk Demystifies Recycling Process

10/14/14 | By | More

The program, presented by the Ridgway-Ouray Community Council (ROCC), will take place Thursday, Oct. 16, 7 p.m. at the Ridgway Town Hall.

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Award-Winning Author Leads Writing Workshop in Ouray

10/14/14 | By | 121 More
Award-Winning Author Leads Writing Workshop in Ouray

How to tell, and sell, your story.

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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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The Face of Breast Cancer Survival

10/09/14 | By | 83 More
The Face of Breast Cancer Survival

The 22nd annual One Step Closer to Help and Hope 5k Walk and Run coming Saturday, Oct. 11.

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A Race to Support America’s Veterans

10/08/14 | By | 127 More
A Race to Support America’s Veterans

The only requirement is that runners carry “Old Glory,” the American flag taken from a Blackhawk Chopper involved in combat in Iraq.

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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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ROCC Talk Demystifies Recycling Process

10/07/14 | By | More

The program, presented by the Ridgway-Ouray Community Council, takes place Thursday, Oct. 16, 7 p.m. at the Ridgway Town Hall.

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Tarahumara Doc Screens at Wilkinson Wednesday

10/07/14 | By | 97 More
Tarahumara Doc Screens at Wilkinson Wednesday

The story of the ultrarunners made famous by the book ‘Born to Run’ at Wilkinson Library on Wednesday, Oct. 8 at 7:30 pm.

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Seventh Judicial District to Appoint New Ouray County Judge

10/06/14 | By | 65 More

The pending vacancy will go into effect on Jan. 13, 2015, when current Ouray County Judge David Westfall becomes a Colorado 7th Judicial District judge.

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Annual Quilter’s Tea Celebrates Decades of Quilting in Ouray

10/06/14 | By | 45 More
Annual Quilter’s Tea Celebrates Decades of Quilting in Ouray

The 2014 event will be an English “high tea,” presented with all the traditional trappings of fine china and sterling silver.

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Winona LaDuke Headlines WCC’s 34th Annual Meeting

10/06/14 | By | More
Winona LaDuke Headlines WCC’s 34th Annual Meeting

LaDuke is an internationally renowned activist who has devoted her life to protecting the lands and life ways of native communities.

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WISE Hosts Election Forum on Oct. 14

10/06/14 | By | More

The question and answer session with the candidates begins at 7 p.m. Audience members may submit questions for the candidates in writing. Dee Williams will moderate.

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Ouray Native Daughter Bids Adieu to Home of 92 Years

10/04/14 | By | 154 More
Ouray Native Daughter Bids Adieu to Home of 92 Years

Last week, at age 92, she packed up her things and left Ouray to live with her daughter Roxanna in Rock Island, Wa.

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Ouray Teen Earns Pilot License on 17th Birthday

10/04/14 | By | 943 More
Ouray Teen Earns Pilot License on 17th Birthday

She is now an FAA certified private pilot and can carry passengers anywhere in the U.S. and other countries in visual flying conditions in a single engine airplane.

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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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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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Learn to Become a Professional Screenwriter in Telluride

10/02/14 | By | 106 More
Learn to Become a Professional Screenwriter in Telluride

Katie Karow: “Not many people do have a chance like this, especially in a small town!”

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St. Pat’s Blessing of Pets Celebrates Animals and Their Humans

10/01/14 | By | 56 More

‘We will offer a prayer and then a gentle sprinkling of holy water on the animals,” says Deacon Mike Doehrman.

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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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VIDEO | 2014 GoPro Reel • Southwest Colorado

09/30/14 | By | 117 More
VIDEO | 2014 GoPro Reel • Southwest Colorado

GoPro footage captured over the past year or so.

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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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Telluride Photo Festival Celebrates Autumn in the San Juans

09/27/14 | By | 107 More
Telluride Photo Festival Celebrates Autumn in the San Juans

It’s the festival people have heard of, but no one really knows what’s happening.

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Time Bank Movement Heats Up in Ouray County

09/27/14 | By | More

One hour you spend providing support to another member earns you a time credit to be used to receive a service.

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Roll Out the Barrel for Ouray Oktoberfest and Jeep Raffle

09/27/14 | By | 242 More

The barrel of fun rolls out at the Ouray Community Center, 320 Sixth Avenue from 5-10 p.m.

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It’s Amazing: Rodeo-Themed DeVries Corn Maze Open to the Public

09/26/14 | By | 1,145 More
It’s Amazing: Rodeo-Themed DeVries Corn Maze Open to the Public

The theme this year is Rodeo, with cowboys, bull riders and other rodeo scenes are carved from the rows of corn.

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Lone Cone Legacy Trust Presents Norwood Harvest Dinner

09/26/14 | By | 61 More

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

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Mother, Son Bring Chinese Exchange Students to Telluride

09/26/14 | By | 81 More

Telluride’s Kathryn Shasha came up with the idea of Tell-China Adventures, after visiting her son, David Robinson, in Shanghai.

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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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Ouray Hosts ‘Drug Take-Back Day’ Saturday, Sept. 27

09/23/14 | By | More

At the end of the collection period, all medications are turned over to the DEA for destruction.

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Town and TSRC Sign Lease Agreement

09/23/14 | By | 87 More
Town and TSRC Sign Lease Agreement

The signing comes after Telluride Town Council wrapped up its prolonged series of negotiations with the TSRC.

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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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BOCC Will Consider Using Cannabis Tax for Youth Treatment and Prevention

09/22/14 | By | More

Commissioners will consider using cannabis tax for youth education and prevention, but only if the program addresses the harmful effects of alcohol and tobacco.

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Work Hard, Play Hard at the Telluride Mountain School

09/21/14 | By | 132 More
Work Hard, Play Hard at the Telluride Mountain School

From preschool to second grade, the school employs a Montessori approach to learning.

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Immerse Yourself in the World of Fiber

09/19/14 | By | More
Immerse Yourself in the World of Fiber

Come celebrate all things fiber Sept. 26-28 at the 4-H Event Center in Ridgway.

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Mountainfilm Hires Sage Martin as New E.D.

09/17/14 | By | 169 More

Martin comes from the Telluride Mountain School, where she worked for the last eight years.

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VIDEO | Mountains to Desert 2014

09/17/14 | By | 69 More
VIDEO | Mountains to Desert 2014

The famed Mountains to Desert bike ride is coming Sept. 20. Here’s a section of the route cyclists will be riding.

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VIDEO | Get Ready for Winter

09/17/14 | By | 90 More
VIDEO | Get Ready for Winter

With the leaves changing, Telluride’s best season is just around the corner.

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GUEST COMMENTARY | Gary Hickcox: A Legacy of Conservation Leadership

09/16/14 | By | 73 More

A 60s California surfer, Gary Hickcox began his life in Telluride in 1975 as a young, inspired fifth-grade teacher.

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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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Festival of Cars and Colors Begins Countdown Events This Weekend

09/16/14 | By | 123 More

From Babe Ruth’s car to a Formula Race car prostate screenings.

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A Theatre Group Offers Playwriting Workshop in Silverton

09/16/14 | By | More

Visiting artist Peter Gil-Sheridan leads a master class in playwriting on two consecutive Saturdays at the Blue Raven Gallery in Silverton

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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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Colorado Supreme Court Justice Hobbs to Speak at ‘Water 101′ Seminar

09/16/14 | By | More

The seminar features a line-up of qualified speakers, including keynote speaker Colorado Supreme Court Justice Gregory Hobbs.

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Ouray County Railroad Days Sept. 18-21

09/16/14 | By | More

The weekend kicks off on Thursday and Friday with guided hikes along the route of Otto Mears’ Silverton Railroad.

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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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Wilkinson Public Library Book Hunt Today

09/12/14 | By | More

Wilkinson Public Library is hiding books in various Telluride locations today. Find a great book – or turn it in, next Sunday, for one you do want, at the book sale!

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CMU Branscome Center Opens

09/11/14 | By | 52 More
CMU Branscome Center Opens

The Branscome Center was officially, with the appropriate pomp and ceremony, on Wednesday, Sept. 3.

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A Preservation Celebration at the Ghost Town of Animas Forks

09/11/14 | By | 111 More
A Preservation Celebration at the Ghost Town of Animas Forks

Now, the ghost town will be able to withstand many a harsh winter to come.

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Telluride School District Moving In Positive Direction for 2015

09/11/14 | By | 93 More

Although there have been some hurdles to overcome, Superintendent Kyle Schumacher is optimistic.

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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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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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Student Marijuana Use on the Rise

09/10/14 | By | 48 More

District RE-1J board members learned last school year of 39 reported drug violations, with 29 of the cases resulting in out-of-school suspensions.

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Breathe Easy, Move Better

09/09/14 | By | 154 More

“When the mind is freed from the maladies of the body, it flourishes spiritually, artistically, peacefully,” says Rolfer Vincent Martin.

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Dick Unruh Cleans House at the 2014 Western Colorado Senior Games

09/09/14 | By | 221 More
Dick Unruh Cleans House at the 2014 Western Colorado Senior Games

This year, the 75-year-old athlete won a medal for every sport he competed in.

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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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Ouray County Announces Reminders for Upcoming General Election

09/09/14 | By | More

Beginning the week of Oct. 14, mail ballots will be sent to all active, registered voters at their address on file.

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9/11 Talk at Wilkinson Aims to Honor Victims, Spark Discussion

09/08/14 | By | More

Is the U.S. really safer today than it was before Sept. 11, 2001?

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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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Riding Into the Future of Ridgway’s Ranching Heritage

09/07/14 | By | 137 More
Riding Into the Future of Ridgway’s Ranching Heritage

Some kids take the bus to school. Others walk, or ride their bike. Gentry Gobey rides a horse named Zipper.

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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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Hot Springs Pool Overhaul Poised to Launch this Fall

09/05/14 | By | 159 More
Hot Springs Pool Overhaul Poised to Launch this Fall

Much of what needs to be fixed is not readily apparent to anyone except those who are intimately familiar with its archaic workings.

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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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Ouray Schools Seek $2.5 Million Bond to Shore Up Aging Infrastructure

08/30/14 | By | 70 More
Ouray Schools Seek $2.5 Million Bond to Shore Up Aging Infrastructure

Topping this list was a recommendation to build a new sloping metal roof.

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Telluride Adaptive Ski Program Heads to Chile

08/29/14 | By | 108 More
Telluride Adaptive Ski Program Heads to Chile

First Annual International Freeride camp helps bring awareness to South America.

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Black Bear Pass Closed Sept. 3 and 4

08/28/14 | By | 120 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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Cooking Away for Farmacy Bucks

08/27/14 | By | 64 More
Cooking Away for Farmacy Bucks

Ten families are working with Local Farmacy Rx, a local non-governmental program, to learn to cook – and eat well – together.

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Aggressive Panhandling Ordinance Set for First Reading

08/27/14 | By | 169 More

The proposed Telluride law would limit the legality of panhandling by restricting places, methods and times it can occur.

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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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Mountains to Desert Ride Pedals for Kids

08/26/14 | By | 61 More
Mountains to Desert Ride Pedals for Kids

Former Pro-cyclists Jan Ullrich and Scott Mercier will join the ride to benefit Just For Kids.

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Loghill Lungbuster:  Short But Challenging 

08/26/14 | By | More

The 16-mile time trial will begin between noon and 12:15 p.m. for elite cyclists on Sept. 7.

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Celebrate Ouray County’s New Fairgrounds at the Labor Day Fair and Rodeo

08/24/14 | By | 141 More

The all-new Ouray County Fairgrounds are the place to be for the fantastic five-day celebration over Labor Day Weekend.

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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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LOCAL PERSPECTIVE | KOTO’s Painful Identity Crisis

08/21/14 | By | 304 More

Telluride’s community radio station is being torn apart by an emotional debate about its very purpose.

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Third Annual Pea Green Pedal on Sept. 20

08/21/14 | By | 87 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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San Juan Mountains Mineral Symposium Offered in September

08/19/14 | By | 58 More
San Juan Mountains Mineral Symposium Offered in September

Ouray’s mining heritage will be front and center in an upcoming mineralogy symposium.

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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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Antonya Nelson Book-signing Wednesday at Arroyo

08/17/14 | By | More
Antonya Nelson Book-signing Wednesday at Arroyo

The collection’s novella – titled Three Wishes, it’s broken into three parts – is set in Nelson’s native Wichita, Kan.

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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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State Test Scores Released | In Montrose, Some Grades, Schools Making Gains

08/14/14 | By | 132 More

Montrose District Superintendent Dr. Mark MacHale describes district results on statewide TCAP tests as a “mixed bag.”

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Montrose Proposal May Energize Regional Transit Discussions

08/14/14 | By | More

The RTA feasibility study addressed the costs, benefits and challenges of building and funding a public transportation system.

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Medical Center Site Forum Focuses On Lawson Hill and Mountain Village

08/14/14 | By | 99 More

Although the issue of keeping the Medical Center in Telluride was a common theme, it was conspicuously absent from the formal presentation.

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33rd Annual Telluride Mushroom Festival Sweeps Through Town

08/12/14 | By | 76 More
33rd Annual Telluride Mushroom Festival Sweeps Through Town

Talks from the festival’s long list of presenters start Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Palm Theatre, and go on through Tuesday.

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Tour, Symposium Plumb Riches of Ouray’s Geology

08/12/14 | By | 48 More
Tour, Symposium Plumb Riches of Ouray’s Geology

Two dozen geology buffs from around the region journeyed well over a billion years back in time on the second annual Geology Tour.

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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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ROCC Presents ‘Uranium Drive-In’ at the Sherbino

08/11/14 | By | More

Director Suzan Beraza immersed herself in debates and hearings on the proposed mill and spent two years getting to know Naturita residents.

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Discover Your Roots at Upcoming OCHS Genealogy Workshop

08/11/14 | By | More

The morning session will cover the basics of genealogy research, types of documentation available, and online sources for information.

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Grill and Chill at Ouray’s Annual Brew, Music Fest

08/11/14 | By | More

Entrance to Grillin’ & Chillin’ is free for all; beer-tasting costs $25 which includes a commemorative tasting glass.

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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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The 33rd Annual Telluride Mushroom Festival Takes Place Aug. 16-19

08/10/14 | By | 60 More
The 33rd Annual Telluride Mushroom Festival Takes Place Aug. 16-19

Offers everything from guided forays to presentations on mushroom cultivation, anthropology, remediation, and significant research.

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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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Pinhead Institute|Kids Will Build a Footbridge on the Valley Floor

08/07/14 | By | More

Bridge Camp goes beyond building bridges with toothpicks.

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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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Many Hands Fiber Arts Festival Friday, Aug. 8-Sunday, Aug. 10

08/06/14 | By | More
Many Hands Fiber Arts Festival Friday, Aug. 8-Sunday, Aug. 10

The Many Hands Fiber Arts Festival takes place over the Friday, Aug. 8-Sunday, Aug. 10. weekend.

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5-Year-Old Bitten by Unidentified Dog in M.V.

08/06/14 | By | More

Sasha Kingsford’s parents want confirmation that the small dog that bit their daughter has been vaccinated for rabies.

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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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Call for Artists in Upcoming Ridgway Open Exhibition

08/05/14 | By | More

The exhibit will remain on display through October at Resource Art Gallery & Co-op in Ridgway.

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Walk Through Ouray County’s History on Four Guided Tours 

08/05/14 | By | More
Walk Through Ouray County’s History on Four Guided Tours 

Paulson’s tour includes detailed explanations of the museum’s many ranching and mining artifacts.

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Afghanistan Lecture, Discussion at Wilkinson Library

08/04/14 | By | More

Afghanistan-born Azim Salehi will speak about the future of his country Thursday, Aug. 7, at 6 p.m., at Wilkinson Library.

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Ouray County RSA Hosts Open House, Seeks New Members

08/04/14 | By | More

The Ouray County Regional Services Authority is hosting an Open House on Thursday, Aug. 7 from 6-7 p.m. at Mountain Medical Center, 295 Sherman Street in Ridgway.

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San Juan Chamber MusicFest Offers Master Classes to Local Students

08/04/14 | By | More
San Juan Chamber MusicFest Offers Master Classes to Local Students

One of the highlights of MusicFest is when the festival’s guest musicians teach master classes to local music students.

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See You at the Rendezvous!

08/04/14 | By | More
See You at the Rendezvous!

Perennial favorites are back, along with a variety of outstanding new vendors in all categories from across the country.

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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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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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Voluntary Bag Reduction Program Moves MV Toward Zero Waste

08/02/14 | By | More

According to a statement, since the program went into effect, The Market at Mountain Village has reduced the number of bags it distributes by 72 percent – or 129,900 less bags.

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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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KOTO | ‘Perhaps It Is Time to Focus on Radio Programming’

08/01/14 | By | 46 More
KOTO | ‘Perhaps It Is Time to Focus on Radio Programming’

‘Ms. Lamberson concludes with the point that professional change has been brought to KOTO by the ED, citing compliance issues with regulatory agencies and broadcasting companies, which I applaud.’

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Telluride Thrift Shop Transfers to Second Chance Humane Society

08/01/14 | By | More
Telluride Thrift Shop Transfers to Second Chance Humane Society

Second Chance, will now be operating both shops to directly support animal rescue and outreach programs.

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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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States Look to Colorado for Guidance After Half A Year of Legalization

07/30/14 | By | More
States Look to Colorado for Guidance After Half A Year of Legalization

Telluride has received a total of $89,752 for the five months of retail and medical marijuana sales.

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Event Planned to Honor Builders of Ridgway Dam and Reservoir

07/29/14 | By | More
Event Planned to Honor Builders of Ridgway Dam and Reservoir

Construction eventually started in 1978 and the reservoir filled completely for the first time in 1990.

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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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Sherbino Theater Lecture Wraps Up OCHS ‘Evenings of History’ Series

07/28/14 | By | More
Sherbino Theater Lecture Wraps Up OCHS ‘Evenings of History’ Series

The final ‘Evenings of History’ lecture for 2014 will explore the history of Ridgway’s oldest performing arts venue.

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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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Sherbino Theater Hosts Talk on Historic Wagon Routes

07/27/14 | By | More

Horn will trace the history of wagon road development from the early 1870s when the discovery of precious minerals in the San Juan Mountains made southwestern Colorado a destination.

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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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Mountain Village Gaining Momentum in Battle for Economic, Cultural Advantage

07/23/14 | By | More

While Mountain Village finds sites for two proposed new facilities, Telluride appears bogged down by process.

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Healing Power Without the High

07/22/14 | By | 70 More
Healing Power Without the High

Mary Jane’s Medicinals Promises the Medicinal Benefits of Weed in a whole new way.

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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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OCHS Seeks Vintage Quilts for 2014 Quilt Show

07/21/14 | By | More

The show is open to both quilters and non-quilters, in that individuals may enter family heirlooms or quilts made by friends and acquaintances in the past.

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Mountaineer Hilaree O’Neill Presents Everest-Lhotse Lecture at the Wright

07/18/14 | By | More

As O’Neill tells it, 2012 was a “crazy year to be climbing Everest,” with bad weather, scarce snow and overcrowding conspiring to lead to the deaths of six climbers.

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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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Car and Colors Fest Proposal Pitched to Telluride Council

07/16/14 | By | More

Including free prostate exams, because ‘this is a sausage fest, a guy thing,’ says the promoter.

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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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Volunteers Needed for Top of the Pines Clean-up

07/15/14 | By | More

Join the volunteer clean-up crew at the Top of the Pines Sunday, July 20, at 2 p.m.

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Telluride Marshal’s Department Blotter

07/15/14 | By | 62 More

A guest at an upscale hotel on Colorado Ave. reported a diamond ring, valued at $7,000, stolen from her room and more…

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OCHS Presents History of Mountain Top and Grand View Mines

07/14/14 | By | More
OCHS Presents History of Mountain Top and Grand View Mines

The story of two significant Ouray County mines will unfold at the Ouray County Historical Society’s next “Evening of History’ lecture on Tuesday, July 22.

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New Rope Course in Mountain Village Offers Fun for All Ages

07/14/14 | By | More
New Rope Course in Mountain Village Offers Fun for All Ages

Could be the beginning of a full-blown aerial adventure course.

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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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Learn the Secrets of Ancestral Puebloans at Next ‘Evenings of History’ Lecture

07/12/14 | By | More
Learn the Secrets of Ancestral Puebloans at Next ‘Evenings of History’ Lecture

Wilshusen will discuss the early Pueblo great house communities and their leaders in both Mesa Verde and Chaco Canyon, and present evidence that Mesa Verde and Chaco’s beginnings are deeply intertwined and may go back as far as AD 750.

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Hardrock 100 Ultra-Endurance Run Takes Place This Weekend

07/09/14 | By | More

This Friday, 140 runners from across the country and around the world will gather in the cool dawn out in front of the Silverton School gym for the 21st running of the Hardrock 100.

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A Day for the Record Books at Ouray’s Water Fights

07/08/14 | By | More
A Day for the Record Books at Ouray’s Water Fights

At least two new records were likely set at last Friday’s Fourth of July water fights in Ouray – the shortest battle, and the longest winning streak.

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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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A History of Ouray County, in Groceries

07/06/14 | By | More

Presenter Don Paulson, curator of the Ouray County Historical Museum, will focus on the history of individual stores in the county’s towns from 1876 to 1950, as well as that of the people who operated them.

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Local Geologists Lead OCHS Geology Tour in August

07/06/14 | By | More

The tour is limited to 24 participants and spaces are filling fast.

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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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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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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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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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Authors Donate Books to Help Raise Funds for Ouray Perimeter Trail

07/01/14 | By | More
Authors Donate Books to Help Raise Funds for Ouray Perimeter Trail

Completing the next section of the trail will require constructing a bridge.

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Downtown Montrose at the Heart of Fourth Festivities

07/01/14 | By | More
Downtown  Montrose at the Heart of Fourth Festivities

Wave a flag, drink a beer or shop to celebrate our country’s independence through a slew of activities slated for July 3-5 in downtown Montrose.

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Enjoy an Old-fashioned Fourth of July in Ouray

06/30/14 | By | More
Enjoy an Old-fashioned Fourth of July in Ouray

Ouray’s Independence Day celebration fizzes with good, old-fashioned patriotic fun, from sun-up to sun-down and beyond.

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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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GUEST COMMENTARY | Reality Check on Regional Recycling

06/29/14 | By | More

Ever wonder where your recycling goes?

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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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‘Evenings of History’ Lecture Presents an Environmental History of Rocky Mountain National Park

06/28/14 | By | More

Frank’s talk will examine the tensions between tourism and ecology that have impacted Rocky Mountain National Park’s natural environment over the past century.

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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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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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Relighting Mountain Village With LED Bulbs

06/25/14 | By | More

Participating residents and business owners can realize big savings.

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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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Ridgway River Festival Makes a Splash This Weekend

06/24/14 | By | More

The event also features a White Water Rodeo for adults, including the popular “Junk of the Unc” race where families put together unique watercraft.

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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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ELEVATED | Pinhead Camps and Cocktails… Starry Cosmos… Cosmos’ Star…

06/18/14 | By | More

The Science of Bugs will cover bug biology, anatomy, and evolution.

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Remembering Anabelle, Who Never Lost a Fight

06/18/14 | By | More
Remembering Anabelle, Who Never Lost a Fight

We had completely leashless lives, the two of us, and were the better – and banged up – for it.

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U.S.S. Montrose Celebrated in Montrose

06/18/14 | By | More
U.S.S. Montrose Celebrated in Montrose

The vessel ferried thousands of soldiers and supplies to war during World War II, then in Korea and Vietnam.

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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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TSRC Celebrates 30 Years in Telluride with a Special Town Talk Series

06/17/14 | By | More

The Telluride Science Research Center celebrates its 30th anniversary this summer by joining the Fourth of July parade.

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MABA, City of Montrose Declare June 25 Bike to Work Day

06/16/14 | By | More

MABA urges riders to have their bikes checked at their local bike shop and to celebrate Bike Day, Week and Month in Montrose!

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Woman’s Club of Ouray County Hosts Huge Annual Rummage Sale June 20-21

06/16/14 | By | More
Woman’s Club of Ouray County Hosts Huge Annual Rummage Sale June 20-21

True rummage sale die-hards look forward to the event all year long, and come back several times while it is underway.

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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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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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Ouray Area Homeowners Urged to Participate in Wildfire Risk Analysis

06/15/14 | By | More

The effort is “kind of a big deal,” said Alan Staehle of the OFPD, because it signifies a change in focus in Colorado.

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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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Life Lessons in ‘the Black’

06/12/14 | By | More
Life Lessons in ‘the Black’

Bud Williamson, an accomplished adaptive athlete, has not had the use of his legs since the age of 20. Now, he’s the first adaptive athlete to climb in the Black Canyon.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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‘Maid in the Shade’ Heads to Montrose

06/02/14 | By | More
‘Maid in the Shade’ Heads to Montrose

A pair of thunderous engines once used in a global fight for peace against evil will descend into Montrose next weekend.

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Cerro Trails to Top Over a Mile

06/01/14 | By | More
Cerro Trails to Top Over a Mile

Cycling enthusiasts are invited to volunteer to continue trail building efforts at Cerro Summit on Saturday, June 7.

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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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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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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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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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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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The SeedBroadcast Project Promotes Deeper Awareness of Seeds

05/19/14 | By | More
The SeedBroadcast Project Promotes Deeper Awareness of Seeds

The artists and their van will be in the region this week, with stops in Mancos, Dolores and Ridgway en route to Telluride for Mountainfilm.

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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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COMMUNITY BRIEFS | 2014 ROCC Parking Lot Sale Saturday, May 17…May 21 Employee Health Presentation…

05/15/14 | By | More

PLUS: Conference Calling for Library Patrons… Communitywide Summer Gear Swap and Garage Sale May 31… OCHS Photo Exhibit Showcases Autumn in Ouray County… Ouray Elks Scholarships…

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New Counseling Program to Boost Student Preparedness

05/15/14 | By | More
New Counseling Program to Boost Student Preparedness

The Montrose County School District RE-1J will implement a three-year initiative to boost middle and high school student preparedness.

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Ouray Screaming Eels Host Swim Stroke Camp Next Week

05/15/14 | By | More

Summer swim season kicks off next week, with a week-long after-school swim stroke camp for kids at the Ouray Hot Springs Pool.

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Anguished Parents Plead for Normalcy at Ridgway Secondary School

05/13/14 | By | More
Anguished Parents Plead for Normalcy at Ridgway Secondary School

UPDATED | May 14, 4:30 p.m. A School Board meeting devolved into a yelling match between board members, parents and Secondary School Principal Jim Bob Hobbs as students watched on in dismay.

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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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Main in Motion Kicks Off 13th Season May 29

05/11/14 | By | More
Main in Motion Kicks Off 13th Season May 29

Main in Motion, the popular Montrose festival, begins its 13th season Thursday, May 29, at 6 p.m. in Montrose’s historic downtown.

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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Life of Garret Middleton Celebrated by a City

05/01/14 | By | 98 More
Life of Garret Middleton Celebrated by a City

Hundreds of fellow students, teachers and teammates of 15-year-old left-handed batter Garret Middleton gathered at the Sunset Mesa baseball complex last week to say goodbye.

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Let Freedom Ring Now in Its Second Year

04/28/14 | By | More
Let Freedom Ring Now in Its Second Year

WRC’s Let Freedom Ring project generates awareness, recognition and gratitude for military veterans on Memorial Day, with wind chimes.

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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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OURAY BRIEFS | Council Embraces Proposed Revisions to RV Parking Regulations

04/16/14 | By | More

Ouray residents will now be permitted to park an RV less than 25 feet in length in front of their house on the city right-of-way for an unlimited amount of time.

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GOCO Awards $100K to Ridgway School Playground Renovation Project

04/12/14 | By | More

Phase One, to be built this summer, includes an inner pathway, bouldering wall, zip line, preschool play area, and outdoor classroom with shade sails, all with ADA-compliant access.

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Inspiring a Generation of Healthy Eaters

04/10/14 | By | More
Inspiring a Generation of Healthy Eaters

It’s off to the state finals for the Telluride Grow Dome girls.

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Rec District Moves Forward With CRC Design, Financing

04/10/14 | By | More
Rec District Moves Forward With CRC Design, Financing

The voters have spoken, and the Montrose Recreation District is moving forward in creating a citizen oversight committee for the project.

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ELEVATED | Alice, Susie and the Colorado Book Award

04/10/14 | By | More
ELEVATED | Alice, Susie and the Colorado Book Award

Alice in Wonderland in Montrose, farewell to a local arts doyenne, and two authors from this region nominated for a Colorado Book Award, all in the arts this week.

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RAISING ELLE | Simple Tasks at My Father’s Bed and Breakfast

04/09/14 | By | More

“Some of the apple should stick out just a little,” he said, treating the slippery slices with care. I rolled another, making sure to follow his instructions.

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Ridgway Grad Launches West Africa Project

04/04/14 | By | More
Ridgway Grad Launches West Africa Project

Ridgway High School alum and movement-based educator Kelsey Fox Bennett has been invited to work with students at two schools in West Africa to offer education training to accelerate learning and healing.

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Yes on B! Voters Approve Montrose Rec Center.

04/03/14 | By | More
Yes on B! Voters Approve Montrose Rec Center.

The proposed 0.3 percent city sales tax increase to build a community recreation center in Montrose received 52 percent of the vote versus 47 percent against it.

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65 Years Under the Stars

03/27/14 | By | More
65 Years Under the Stars

The Star Drive-In Movie Theater celebrates its survival – and its transition to digital.

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MHS Student Creates Initiative to Get Teens to Vote

03/17/14 | By | More
MHS Student Creates Initiative to Get Teens to Vote

By the end of the day Thursday, with support from Montrose High School staffers and representatives from the League of Women Voters, he signed up more than 50 students.

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Search Is on for Telluride Medical Center Site

03/17/14 | By | More
Search Is on for Telluride Medical Center Site

The Telluride Medical Center, long in need of a new, larger facility, will begin its search in earnest next week.

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Telluride Fire Festival Gets Nod From Council

03/17/14 | By | More

Festival organizers Chris Myers, a former councilor, and Erin Ries, hope to bring art installations, “art cars,” and fire performers employing controlled and creative uses of fire.

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RAISING ELLE | Parenting Brings Memories Good and Bad to the Fore

03/12/14 | By | More

Martinique Davis wonders, of a troubling time in childhood, “if it’s fair for me to continue to keep these snapshots of my existence hidden from my children?”

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BUSINESS BRIEFS | ‘Made in Telluride Moment’ Promotion and Contest

01/09/14 | By | More
BUSINESS BRIEFS | ‘Made in Telluride Moment’ Promotion and Contest

Holiday Inn Express Suites Completes Renovation…Azadi Announces Angel Award Recipients…‘Made in Telluride Moment’ Promotion and Contest

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GUEST COMMENTARY | Celebrate Valley Floor Day

05/08/12 | By | More

We encourage you to celebrate Valley Floor Day by either enjoying the trails or simply knowing that we came together as a community to preserve something very special.

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X-Rated, X-Treme Botany Wraps Up Bear Creek Lecture Series

06/13/06 | By | More
X-Rated, X-Treme Botany Wraps Up Bear Creek Lecture Series

You might not expect a PowerPoint presentation on wildflowers to be X-rated but then perhaps you didn’t know that flowers are a plant’s genitals. According to plant ecologist and self-styled “extreme botanist” Katherine Darrow, who closed out this year’s fourth annual Bear Creek Stewardship Course, sponsored by the Pinhead Institute, “wildflowers are all about sex.” […]

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