about us


The Watch is the preeminent newspaper in the Western San Juan Mountains, serving Telluride and Mountain Village, Ouray and Ridgway, Montrose, and points beyond including Rico and Norwood. The Watch is where locals and visitors alike turn to stay informed about community, sports and entertainment news in the region.

We circulate 10,000 copies a week, with seasonal fluctuations, making us the biggest newspaper between Grand Junction and Durango.

Our special publications include Shelter Magazine and The Adventure Guide to the Western San Juans, both of which are published twice a year, and are distributed throughout the region.