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California Philanthropist Grants $30K to Ouray County Food Pantry
by Samantha Wright
Mar 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
The Ouray County Food Pantry recently received a $30,000 grant to cover three years’ worth of operating expenses.
Colorado Adopts Sweeping New Air Pollution Rules for Oil & Gas Industry
by Samantha Wright
Mar 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
The plan includes the nation’s first statewide limit on emissions of methane, a component of natural gas that, when released directly in the atmosphere rather than being burned, becomes a potent sm...
Montrose Snow Removal Under Budget, Despite Heavy Early-Season Snows
by William Woody
Mar 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
Jerry Sieverson, the superintendent of streets for the city, said new equipment has allowed crews to work more efficiently to remove snow from roadways.
Ouray County Precinct Caucuses Slated for Tuesday, March 4
by Watch Staff
Mar 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
County residents who wish to participate in the Democratic and Republican precinct caucuses must have registered as a voter affiliated with their political party of choice, no later than Jan. 6.
Telluride Ski Area Collision Investigated
Feb 28, 2014 | 17 17 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
San Miguel County Sheriff’s Office deputies are investigating whether “criminal misconduct” led to the collision Wednesday on the Telluride Ski Area’s Lookout Run that left two “seriously injured.”
Egnar Resident Charged in Sexual Crimes Against Six
by Marta Tarbell
Feb 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
53-year-old Don Davis charged in crimes against five children, one adult; more victims suspected.
Montrose County Calls CORA Lawsuit ‘Groundless’
by Gus Jarvis
Feb 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
There are a number of issues the plaintiff believes the public should know about as the RFP process unfolded including what specifically Majestic Skies is proposing to the county, including what in...
Botched Blasting Program Canceled in Wake of Witherspoon Firing
by Samantha Wright
Feb 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
State regulations stipulate tight control of explosives, and the City of Ouray stored explosives and on one occasion in January 2013 used them unlawfully.
Dare to Dream About a World Without AIDS
by Marta Tarbell
Feb 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
The fight to educate the global population about HIV/AIDS is never-ending, and that’s what this week’s Telluride AIDS Benefit is all about.
School Board Holds Workshop to Discuss Mil Levy, District Transparency
by William Woody
Feb 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
"Down to the penny," is the rallying cry from members of the Montrose School Board in their assurances of transparency to voters, who will decide on a mil levy override in November that would pay f...
Coram Introduces Social Security Number Protection Bill
by Gus Jarvis
Feb 26, 2014 | 3 3 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
House Bill 14-1141 prohibits an entity with a board of directors, including an advisory board, from requiring an unpaid member of the board to disclose his or her social security number in order to...
Commissioners Tweak Rules Allowing More Pot Cultivation
by Samuel Adams
Feb 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
Restrictions on pot businesses in the Ilium Valley are lifted, but limits imposed on Wright’s Mesa.
Forecasters Call for Snow, Increasing Avalanche Danger
by Samuel Adams
Feb 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
Careful out there, backcountry skiers, NWS forecasters call for heavy snow, and avalanche forecasters said it could get dangerous in the northern San Juans.
OURAY BRIEFS | Business Owner Brad Clark Appointed to Ouray Planning Commission
by Samantha Wright
Feb 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
City Administrator Performance Evaluation...Council Retreat....
Mountaineer Steve House Presents Lecture at Sherbino Theater
by Samantha Wright
Feb 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
The lecture, titled “Nanga Parbat and Beyond”, is a joint fundraiser for the Sherbino Theater and the Ouray Nordic Council, and is part of the Sherbino Theater’s new lecture series, Conversations w...
Former U.S. Marine Cycles Cross-Country for Veterans
by Samuel Adams
Feb 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Marine Rob Jones travels through Mountain Village and Telluride to promote his cross-country fundraising effort for veteran charities.
TELLURIDE TOWN BRIEFS | Town Considers Regional Transit Authority
by Samuel Adams
Feb 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
The Town Council considers an authority with taxing power, discusses initial phases of a water efficiency plan, and approves a GOCO grant for community pool.
iPads come to Montrose Oak Grove Elementary School
by William Woody
Feb 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
The new age of digital technology has found its way to Oak Grove, the district's oldest school, founded in the 1880s.
A Place For Fish to Thrive
by William Woody
Feb 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
David Blauch of Ecological Resources Consultants said the work will improve the aquatic habitat for all native fish species and create a better low-flow channel in the river.
Equal-Rights Milestone at Core of Gay Ski Week
by Marta Tarbell
Feb 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
Equal-rights activists Jeff Zarrillo and Paul Katami are the honorary chairs of this year’s Telluride Gay Ski Week.