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SMPA Board Appoints Robert Justis to Fill Vacancy
by Samantha Wright
May 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Justis anticipates that it will be a challenge “getting everyone pulling in the same direction” on SMPA’s board.
EcoAction Partners and Telluride Grown to Unveil Aquaponics Growing Systems During Mountainfilm
by Martinique Davis
May 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Greenhouse demo units demonstrate that growing food in urban or high altitude climates is possible.
Wright Opera House Kicks Off Capital Campaign With New Box Office
by Samantha Wright
May 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Full restoration of the Wright Opera House will come in phases over the next five to seven years as projects and their dependencies are established and budgeted for in advance.
Olympic Athlete to Speak at Ridgway School’s Commencement Ceremony
by Samantha Wright
May 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Lance Brooks excelled in Track and Field in high school and college, but had to dig deep to find the stuff to become an Olympian.
Telluride Science Research Center Reveals Plans for Facility
by Samantha Wright
May 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
The Telluride Town Council gave a general thumbs-up for TSRC to enter into a public/private partnership with the town to secure land for the construction of a world-class science center in the hear...
Mountain Village Town Council Election Cancelled
by Martinique Davis
May 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
With only three candidates expressing an interest to run, the June election has been cancelled.
Possible Sister Cities Presented to Town Council
by Peter Shelton
May 19, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Ridgway’s town council enlisted high school students to research possible sister cities in Central America and the Caribbean.
Governor to Hold Bill-Signing Ceremony at Ouray School
by Samantha Wright
May 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Gov. Hickenlooper and his entourage will be visiting the Ouray School on the same afternoon as preschool graduation.
BLM Completes Ridgway Trails Plan Assessment
by Peter Shelton
May 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
The BLM announced last week that it had completed its Ridgway Comprehensive Trail Management Plan, opening the way for new mountain bike trails.
School District to Refocus Funding Goals Following Tax Proposal
by William Woody
May 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
New state tax legislation has Montrose and Olathe School District officials re-examining district funding plans to improve technology and school performance.
North Fork Group to Begin Air Sampling
by Watch Staff
May 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Paonia-based Citizens for a Healthy Community will soon begin monitoring the region’s air quality – to establish a baseline before large-scale drilling and fracking move in.
Fledgling Ouray County Water Users Association Takes Shape
by Samantha Wright
May 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Ongoing drought, and the threat of water calls, has spurred the creation of a new Ouray County Water Users Association to speak as one for upvalley users.
Optimism Building in Region’s Construction Industry
by Gus Jarvis
May 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
With new project starts on the upswing across the region, a sense of optimism is growing that construction may be on the rebound after slumping for more than five years.
UPDATED: Producers Eye Telluride as Location for New Television Drama Series
by Samantha Wright
May 16, 2013 | 5 5 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
The San Miguel County Commissioners expressed concern on Wednesday as the proposal must be acted upon quickly.
Telluride School Grow Dome: A Living Classroom
by Martinique Davis
May 16, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Telluride Schools’ new grow dome is a living classroom, as well as a source of fresh produce.
County Releases Scathing Audit of Road and Bridge Department
by Gus Jarvis
May 15, 2013 | 2 2 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
An independent audit of the Montrose County Road and Bridge Department finds poor management, unsatisfactory work environment, and favoritism.
UPDATED: Ouray Police Chief and Deputy Leave Department
by Samantha Wright
May 14, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Chief Leo Rasmusson’s resignation was effective immediately, leaving the department without a leader for the time being.
Mountain Lion Spotted in Lawson Hill
by Martinique Davis
May 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
A Lawson Hill employee got a rare glimpse of one of the high country’s most elusive predators last week, when a mountain lion was spotted on the pedestrian trail that winds through this wooded subd...
Mountainfilm to Celebrate 50 Years of Americans on Everest
by Peter Shelton
May 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
The upcoming Mountainfilm Festival in Telluride will, among other things, celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first successful American expedition to Mount Everest, in 1963.
Randy Udall to Headline Green Energy Expo
by Peter Shelton
May 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Energy analyst Randy Udall (brother of Sen. Mark Udall) has agreed to be the keynote speaker at Transition OurWay’s Green Energy Expo June 1.