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Dutch’s Appeal Could be Dropped if Owner Does Not Appear
by William Woody
May 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
The owner of Dutch, the 107-pound dog accused of attacking a Montrose woman last year, is defying a court order while appealing to another court to stay the dog's euthanasia order.
Galloping Goose No. 4 Is Back Home
by Martinique Davis
May 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Following a full restoration at Ridgway’s Railroad Museum, the historic railcar is back in Telluride.
In Aftermath of Audit, Public Works Director Is Out
by Gus Jarvis
May 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Assistant Public Works Director Dan Loncar has been named interim director of Montrose County’s public works department.
Pot Sales Snuffed, New City Ordinance Clear Council's First Reading
by William Woody
May 22, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Acknowledging the vote of the people, Montrose City Councilors are working to become one of the first municipalities in the state to permanently ban retail marijuana sales.
UPDATED: Community Demands Answers as Third Cop Quits Department
by Samantha Wright
May 22, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
Justin Crandall, the sole officer to remain in the department, said some basic services provided by the department may be curtailed for moment, including VIN inspections and fingerprinting.
Naturita Man Busted for Possession of Meth
by Watch Staff
May 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Ronald McGuffee was arrested on a 7th Judicial District Drug Task Force warrant for Unlawful Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance With Intent to Distribute.
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.