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Montrose School District Teacher Pay Below State/Federal Averages
by William Woody
Dec 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
According to a new report, public school teachers in Colorado are paid well below the national average. In Montrose County, they are paid even less
Signaling Market Uptick, Cassidy Ridge Changes Hands
by Samuel Adams
Dec 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
Last week's $15.25 million purchase of the 23-unit Cassidy Ridge condominium project million could mark the start of the recovery of the Mountain Village condominium market.
Irene Visintin | Jan. 4, 1913-Dec. 12, 2013
Dec 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 184 184 recommendations | email to a friend
Telluride's perennial Grand Dame, Irene Visintin, went to be with her sister and mother on December 12, 2013. She passed as gently as she lived, just three weeks shy of her 101st birthday.
San MIguel County Begins Budgeting Process
by Samuel Adams
Dec 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
Despite nearly $1 million in budget cuts, San Miguel County will spend nearly $2 million more than it receives in taxes next year.
MONTROSE BRIEFS | Montrose, CMU Relationship to Strengthen With City Street Vacation
by William Woody
Dec 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
New Ordinance on Door-to-Door Solicitation Adopted...Sewer-line Project Begins, Motorists Urged to Use Caution
OURAY COUNTY BRIEFS | GOCO, DOLA Grants Brighten a Bleak Budget
by Samantha Wright
Dec 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
Health insurance enrollments ramp up...Lynn Padgett named chair of BOCC for 2014.
New Rec Center Plans Head to Council Jan. 21
by William Woody
Dec 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
Officials with the Montrose Recreation District will take a final plan for building and funding a new Community Recreation Center to council Jan. 21, in hopes it will be placed on the April ballot.
New DDA Director Sees Bright Future for Downtown Montrose
by Gus Jarvis
Dec 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
Wade Nichols has been on the job for a little more than three weeks and from what he’s seen so far, he likes the direction of Montrose’s downtown business district and is eager to lead it to greate...
Question of Pot Shops in Mountain Village Remains Open
by Samuel Adams
Dec 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
A tie vote on council with one member absent means there will be another vote next month.
OURAY BRIEFS | Ouray Residents Invited to Participate In City Administrator Evaluation Process
by Samantha Wright
Dec 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
For the first time ever, Ouray residents will have a chance in early 2014 to participate in Ouray City Administrator Patrick Rondinelli’s annual performance evaluation.
Two Ouray Elementary Students Take on World Hunger
by Samantha Wright
Dec 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
When Jenny Hart gave her students a three-week assignment to choose a problem to solve, two of them took on world hunger.
Towaoc Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Failure to Register as Sex Offender
by Watch Staff
Dec 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
Following his 20-month prison sentence, Glen Cotonuts must also  spend five years on supervised release.
UPDATE: MSHA Citations Stemmed From Hazard Complaints
by Watch Staff
Dec 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
Citations were not issued as violations contributing to the accident that killed to miners last month.
Montrose Schools Reaching Higher Toward State Standards
by William Woody
Dec 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
For the first time since the Colorado Department of Education initiated its District Performance Framework in 2010, the Montrose County School District RE-1J has earned an "accredited" rating.
Glider Pilot Plans Winch-Launch Demo in Delta This Saturday
by Samantha Wright
Dec 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
Glider pilots Jim Pilkington and Carl Keil are teaming up to conduct a free demonstration of the winch-launch method at Delta’s Blake Field this Saturday, Dec. 21, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Placed on Leave Amid Child Abuse Allegations
by Watch Staff
Dec 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
Montrose County Sheriff Rick Dunlap placed a sergeant on administrative leave without pay on Tuesday, Dec. 17, due to allegations of child abuse.  
County Lawyers Up for Possible Fight With Hospital
by Gus Jarvis
Dec 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
At a meeting in Nucla, the Montrose County Commissioners voted to retain a Denver law firm for possible legal actions with the MMH Board of Trustees.
Citations Mount as MSHA Investigates Miners’ Deaths
by Samantha Wright
Dec 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
An investigative team has issued almost 100 citations to Revenue-Virginius Mine owner/operator Star Mine Operations following a fatal accident there one month ago
Telski Improves Skier Safety
by Samuel Adams
Dec 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
The Telluride Ski Resort has made a significant effort to improve skier safety this season by creating a Trail Safety department, altering ski traffic patterns and hiring dedicated ski patrol snowm...
Colorado Health Care Enrollment Continues to Climb
by William Woody
Dec 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
More than 137,000 Coloradans have signed up for health coverage that will take effect January 1.