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'We Still Have These Treasures'
by Peter Shelton
Nov 08, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Black Canyon Regional Land Trust moved its office to Ridgway because Ouray and south Montrose counties are “underserved” where land conservation is concerned.
2012 Annotated Election Results
Nov 08, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
For all the vitriol and divisiveness between the Republican and Democratic national campaigns, the 2012 election will be remembered as an election of no change. President Obama handily won the Elec...
A Bright Light in Pro Cycling Scandal
by Jesse James McTigue
Nov 08, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Former USPS cyclist Scott Mercier is much more than a hometown hero.
Veterans Team up to Honor an Unsung Vietnam Hero
by Gus Jarvis
Nov 08, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
A passionate effort led by a group of local veterans is underway to honor and remember Placerville’s Paul Haining, who is believed to be San Miguel County’s lone fatality of the Vietnam War.
Steel Climbing Tower Installed at Ouray Ice Park
by Samantha Wright
Nov 08, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
A 3.5 ton, 25-foot tall steel structure, painted powder blue to blend in with the ice, will serve as a launching pad for the Ouray Ice Festival’s future.
Ouray County Stays Blue, Elects Batchelder, Padgett – and Obama (Just Barely)
by Peter Shelton
Nov 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
As goes Ouray, so goes the nation?
Fischer and Goodtimes Returned to Office; Obama Takes 70 Percent of the Vote in San Miguel County
by Marta Tarbell
Nov 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
In a three-man race, Goodtimes took 42 percent of the vote.
Henderson, White Reelected for Another Term
by Gus Jarvis
Nov 06, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
When Montrose County Clerk and Recorder Francine Tipton-Long made the announcement, White was surrounded by family members as broke down in tears upon hearing the results.
Judge Emphasizes ‘Public’ Aspect of Piñon Ridge Hearing
by Samantha Wright
Nov 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Apart from the public comment segments, the rest of the Piñon Ridge hearing will consist of formal evidentiary process, as lawyers for both sides examine and cross-examine a list of 25 witnesses.
Streetscape Plan Seeks Input Through Online Survey
by Peter Shelton
Nov 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Ridgway’s Streetscape Committee has sent out postcards asking local businesses and residents to take an online survey about plans to revitalize the historic downtown.
Emergency Repairs Authorized for Camp Bird Road
by Samantha Wright
Nov 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Repairs will get underway as soon as Thursday this week, weather-permitting, on an exposed 20-25 foot section of the Camp Bird Road in the vicinity of the “Drinking Cup”.
Telluride World Cup Organizers Enthusiastic
by Martinique Davis
Nov 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Skicross to make its Telluride World Cup debut, December 12-15.
Juvenile Charged With Starting Weber Fire
by Watch Staff
Nov 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
The juvenile allegedly gathered up leaves and underbrush around a bush, and using a Bic lighter, lit the underbrush causing it to burn and ignite nearby timber, all located on BLM land in Weber Can...
Forest Service and Telski Announce Preseason Closure
by Martinique Davis
Nov 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
To insure preseason safety, Telski and the U.S. Forest Service announced this week that all trails and terrain on the Telluride Ski Area will be closed to all traffic, beginning Monday, Nov. 5.
What Next in the Waste Tire Saga?
by Peter Shelton
Nov 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
A negotiated settlement to leave 4,000 waste tires in place on Butch Gunn’s property was rendered moot by recent determinations from the Army Corps of Engineers and the state Department of Public H...
TELLURIDE BRIEFS | Town Defends Piñon Ridge Settlement Agreement
by Samantha Wright
Nov 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Community members call foul play in Telluride’s decision to settle on Piñon Ridge matter.
School Improvement Team Highlights Needs in Montrose
by William Woody
Nov 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
The Montrose Community School Improvement Team (MCSIT), a volunteer group comprised of concerned citizens, has concluded its school-by-school, teacher-by-teacher survey, recording teacher feedback ...
TSG to Operate Conference Center?
by Martinique Davis
Nov 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
The Telluride Ski and Golf Co. might get into the business of conference center management, with the Mountain Village Town Council Friday vote to assign management of the Telluride Conference Cente...
City of Ouray and Alpenhof Poised to Enter Settlement Agreement
by Samantha Wright
Nov 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Alpenhof LLC sued the City of Ouray after the company’s development plans for a problematic parcel of land in north Ouray were thwarted by action of the Ouray City Council. Now the parties are pois...
Hometown Bruiser Heads to Roller Derby Championships

by Gus Jarvis
Nov 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Krisana “Brix Hithouse” Barrett, a former Montrose resident and a member of the 2003 Montrose High School graduating class, is the manager of a small Denver restaurant by day. By night, she’s a fie...