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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.
Montrose County Hesitant to Fund Public Lands Partnership
by Gus Jarvis
May 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Questioning the work it does, and whether or not Montrose County will have a voice in the organization, the Montrose Board of County Commissioners is hesitant to provide $5,000 in funding to the Pu...
Former County Commissioners Vie For SMPA District 7 Board Seat
by Watch Staff
May 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Keith Meinert of Ouray and Terry Rhoades of Silverton are vying for the chance to represent District Seven on the San Miguel Power Association board of directors.
The Angler Inn Blends Elevated Dining With Relaxed Ambiance
by Martinique Davis
May 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 329 329 recommendations | email to a friend
The Angler Inn, a new Down Valley restaurant, blends elevated dining with simple foods and a relaxed atmosphere.
The 2013 Reappraisal: Property Values Continue to Decline
by Watch Staff
May 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
All classes of real property, with the exception of agricultural land, experienced a decrease in value between June 30, 2010, and June 30, 2012.
Jeep Roads Open for Summer Season
by Samantha Wright
May 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Last week, Ouray County plow operators cleared the Camp Bird Road all the way up to iconic Yankee Boy Basin, and this week they finished opening up County Road 31 to Red Mountain Town.
DMEA at Odds With New Tri-State Rate Structure
by Gus Jarvis
May 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
The Delta-Montrose Electric Association Board of Directors appears to be at odds with the Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association over the electric wholesale provider’s new rate structure...
South Fir Street Properties Sold, Authentic Development Planned
by Gus Jarvis
May 09, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
A purchase agreement was inked on Friday, May 3, that could lead to an “authentic” and “comprehensive” development of Telluride’s South Fir Street properties long held by the estate of Joseph Zolin...
Beetle Infestation Threatens Ouray’s White Fir Forests
by Samantha Wright
May 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Ouray locals have been dismayed to discover increased numbers of dead and dying fir trees on the steeply forested mountainsides that ring the town.
‘Providing a Hand Up, Not a Handout’
by William Woody
May 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
The Zschoche's have been in Montrose for about two weeks and have about a week left to compete foundations and sub-flooring on a pair of homes for Habitat for Humanity.
Telski to Become New Owners of Inn at Lost Creek
by Martinique Davis
May 08, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
The boutique Mountain Village hotel will not see many changes under the new ownership, Telski’s Jim Mikula says.