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Herndon:Food, Talk on the Fly at Robin’s Nest in Norwood | Dateline Wrights Mesa
by Grace Herndon
Aug 15, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Overheard conversation: “Yeah, so we flew to Norwood from Hawaii and got started.”  We’re at Robin’s Nest, Norwood’s new main street eatery, and this is co-owner and chef Scott Dorf, talking to fou...
Bissonette:We Teach to the Test, Much More | Guest Commentary
by Douglas Bissonette
Aug 15, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Ridgway Schools cheats. Well, sort of. We teach to the test. Put another way, we teach the basic reading, writing, math, and science skills that are required of all students throughout the nation. ...
Pitts:Dangerous History Behind Tainted Toothpaste, Drugs | Guest Commentary
by Peter Pitts, President,Center for Medicine in the Public Interest
Aug 15, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Counterfeit Colgate toothpaste containing diethylene glycol, a poisonous chemical used in antifreeze, recently turned up in discount grocery stores all over the East Coast. This dangerous chemical ...
Hagemeyer:I Wish I Had a Famous Friend | Guest Commentary
by Dale Hagemeyer
Aug 15, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
A famous singer would be nice. Someone with enormous appeal across multiple generations. Someone who would do a benefit concert here in town. Ridgway isn’t a frequent stop on the concert circuit so...
Shelton:Foundation to Bring Potato-Gun Project to Nepal | View to the West
by Peter Shelton
Aug 13, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
It was one of those perfect Ridgway summer evenings. Chicken sizzled on the grill, a light breeze rustled the cottonwoods, while we sat around an old wooden table in Bill Liske’s back yard. Over us...
Ross:Call for Board of Education Candidates | Guest Commentary
by Jane Ross
Aug 13, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
It was about eight years ago that the question of whether or not to run for the Ouray School Board of Education (BOE) was on my mind. There was a definite tension to putting myself out there to see...
Hagemeyer:I Wish I Had a Famous Friend | Guest Commentary
by Dale Hagemeyer
Aug 13, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
A famous singer would be nice. Someone with enormous appeal across multiple generations. Someone who would do a benefit concert here in town. Ridgway isn’t a frequent stop on the concert circuit so...
Wadley:When the Call Comes, the TVFD Responds | Guest Commentary
by Captain David Wadley, Battalion 11, Station 1, Telluride Volunteer Fire Department
Aug 12, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
As a captain with the Telluride Volunteer Fire Department I feel I must comment. It has come to my attention that during a Segway tour a guide told his group in front of the Telluride Fire House on...
Hunt:County’s Emergency Service Members Wear Many Hats | Hunt(ing) in Colorado
by Jeff Hunt
Aug 12, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Peter Shelton, View to the West columnist for The Watch, signaled me out of the bullpen again this week. A couple weeks ago, I filled in for him when he took off to California for a family gatherin...
McDaniel:Video Killed the Tech Festival Star | Word on the Street
by Douglas McDaniel
Aug 12, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Word on the street is something was missing from the avenue last weekend, a giant sparkplug sort of thing that sprays lightning. For the second consecutive year the Tesla Coil failed to appear to a...
Pryor:Not Running for Second Term | Guest Commentary
by John Pryor, mayor of Telluride
Aug 12, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
With mixed feelings I announce today that I will not be running for a second term as Mayor of Telluride.  My reasons are personal and involve the need and desire to spend more time with my family a...

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