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McLachlan Comes Out Swinging For Second Term
by Samantha Wright with reporting by Peter Shelton
Jun 06, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
Undeterred by a vitriolic recall effort that sought to neuter his first term in office, Democratic State Rep. Mike McLachlan announced to supporters in Ridgway and Ouray on Tuesday, June 4 that he ...
Telluride Farmer’s Market Opens Friday With Slew of New Vendors
by Martinique Davis
Jun 06, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
All told, the Telluride Farmer’s Market will boast over 60 vendors this year, running June 7 through Oct. 11.
It Takes A Village to Ride the Rockies
by Samantha Wright
Jun 06, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
Telluride will pull out all the stops this weekend to welcome the 2,000-plus cyclists, plus an entourage of up to 1,500 supporters, for the lead stage of the 28th Annual Ride the Rockies Colorado B...
RAT Receives $5,000 REI Grant
by Peter Shelton
Jun 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
The Ridgway Area Trails group (RAT) of mountain bikers and trail builders just learned that it is a recipient of an REI grant worth $5,000.
COMMUNITY BRIEFS | Summer Discovery Camp in June
by Watch Staff
Jun 02, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Family Movie Time at Montrose Library...Montrose County Clerk & Recorder’s Office Gets 100 Percent on State Audit...Watson Awards Scholarships to Seven Western Colorado Grads...Car Seat Inspections...
Parents Rally Around Beloved Ouray Teacher ‘Miss MonkE’
by Samantha Wright
Jun 02, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Superintendent Scott Pankow recommended that Rebecca “MonkE” Hazen’s position not be renewed, due to concern over how she is progressing with her alternative teacher’s licensure program.
Idarado Site No Longer Being Considered for TV Show
by Samantha Wright
Jun 02, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Telluride Mayor Stu Fraser said he expects producers to announce their decision about where they will shoot the program sometime this week.
Ride the Rockies Next Week
by Samantha Wright
Jun 02, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Telluride gets ready to welcome 2,000-plus cyclists, plus an entourage of up to 1,500 supporters, for the lead stage of the 28th Annual Ride the Rockies Colorado Bicycle Tour June 8-9
Dutch’s Owner Surrenders to Court Authorities
by Watch Staff
Jun 02, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Disabled army veteran Jeremiah Aguilar, the owner of the American Allaunt canine named Dutch, surrendered himself to authorities Monday
Tipton Breaks Silence on Stalled Wilderness Bill
by Samantha Wright
Jun 02, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
Congressman Scott Tipton broke his long silence on the proposed San Juan Mountains Wilderness Bill Tuesday, enumerating several concerns he has with the proposed grassroots legislation that seeks t...
Ridgway Man Busted for Possession of Methamphetamine and Illegal Firearms
by By Samantha Wright
Jun 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Meth busts are uncommon in Ouray County.
Former Mayor Bob Delves Now ‘Energy-Neutral’
by Martinique Davis
May 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Inspired by his community’s pledge to become completely energy neutral by 2020, Mountain Village homeowner uses solar panels and conservation measures to offset his electricity consumption
Positive Energy Committee Wraps Up Demo Project
by Peter Shelton
May 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Ridgway Elementary School’s student-initiated energy audit project showed what can be done help reduce energy use.
IT’S THE LAW
May 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Nucla Town Boardmember Richard Craig cleaned a shotgun in the living room of his home in Nucla last week, not long after the Town Board’s May 8 passage of a municipal ordinance requiring heads of h...
Ridgway Farmers Market Opens 13th Season Friday, June 7
by Peter Shelton
May 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
The Ridgway Farmers Market returns for its 13th year beginning this Friday, and every Friday of the summer, through October 18.
Pavilion Project on Track For Aug. 1 Completion
by Samantha Wright
May 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Workers are installing insulation on the ceiling and walls in the Telluride Town Park Pavilion – a task they are hoping to complete before the Bluegrass Festival revs up in June.
30th Annual Balloon Festival Takes to the Skies
May 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
The 30th Annual Telluride Balloon Festival comes to Telluride this weekend, with 17 pilots participating in early morning weather-permitting flights Saturday, June 1-Sunday, June 2.
County Planning Commission Approves Gravel Pit
by Watch Staff
May 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
The Montrose Board of County Commissioners has scheduled a public hearing for June 17 for the controversial Uncompahgre gravel pit, for which the County Planning Commission recommended approval, in...
High-Efficiency System Installed at Wastewater Facility
by Watch Staff
May 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
The Ouray Public School rolled out the red carpet for Gov. Hickenlooper and two state legislators on Thursday, May 23 for a bill signing ceremony celebrating new legislation which seeks to make Col...
Remembering Paul Haining
May 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Governor John Hickenlooper and Leonard Haining at the May 23 dedication ceremonies for the Paul Haining Memorial Bridge, in Placerville. The dedication comes after a passionate effort led by a grou...