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Rockfall Work Progresses on U.S. 550 South of Ouray
by Samantha Wright
Jan 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
CDOT geologists and crew members from Yenter Companies, CDOT’s rock fall contractor, mobilized to the scene via helicopter on Thursday and Friday this week to assess the rockfall site, about 900 fe...
Despite Decrease in Residential Sales, Real Estate Community Hopeful for 2014
by Samuel Adams
Jan 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
Despite challenges, brokers predict that the Telluride, Mountain Village and county will generate a combined $340 million in sales this year, nearly $100 million above 2013’s total volume.
Fallen Miners Fundraiser Planned for Saturday
by Samantha Wright
Jan 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
A fundraiser takes place in Ouray at Cavallo’s on Saturday, Jan. 18, 6-9 p.m., to benefit the families of the Nick Cappanno and Rick Williams, who died at the Revenue-Virginius Mine in November 2013.
Built With Love for Those Warm Moments With Cake, Cider
by William Woody
Jan 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
About 30-or-so friends, family and members of the public attended the dedication at 112 Bluegrass Court. Having placed their hands on the walls of the building, those in attendance worshipped along...
OBITUARY | Sylvia Pangrazi Blackburn
Jan 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 193 193 recommendations | email to a friend
Sylvia Blackburn, who grew up in Telluride, died in Durango on Jan. 9. A funeral takes place Saturday, Jan. 18.
Zink Steps Down From KOTO Special Events
by Marta Tarbell
Jan 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
Janice Zink resigned after the radio station’s board presented her with a scaled-down contract for 2014 and a significant pay cut.
Tom Wise Announces Candidacy for Montrose County Commissioner
by Watch Staff
Jan 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
Montrose County Board of Commissioners candidate Tom Wise said he plans to focus on the rule of law, liberty, honesty and doing what's right for the citizens of Montrose County.
Committee’s Review of Two FBOs Nearing Completion
by Gus Jarvis
Jan 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
County Manager Rick Eckert says the committee tasked with reviewing two requests to become second fixed-base operator at the Montrose Regional Airport expects to make recommendations to the Montros...
Loncarich, Rodgers Indicted for Wildlife Violations
by Watch Staff
Jan 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
The pair is accused of illegally capturing and caging mountain lions and bobcats, often incapacitating them by shooting them in the paws or keeping them in place with leghold traps.
Welcome Home Montrose Projects More Growth in 2014
by William Woody
Jan 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
“They represent all the eras, all the branches, all abilities; they are the military families of the Western Slope,” says Warrior Resource Director Emily Smith of the organization’s new programs fo...
U.S. 550 May Remain Closed Through Weekend, at Least
by Samantha Wright
Jan 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
A significant rockfall incident began on Sunday evening and continued throughout the afternoon of Monday, when a steady stream of rubble “rained down” from about 900 feet above the roadway.
Tri-County Health Network Awarded Federal Grant
by Samuel Adams
Jan 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
Having been awarded a substantial grant, Tri-County Health Network has begun working to increase enrollment in Medicaid in the region, pinpointing eligible but not enrolled children in a Colorado S...
MONTROSE COUNTY BRIEFS | Commissioners Continue to Field Questions on Possible FBO
by Gus Jarvis
Jan 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
Commissioners Receive Request to Organize All County Resolutions…Planning and Development Numbers Climb… Montrose County Hires Ken Winckler as Public Works Director
Dr. Gloria Beim Is Chief Medical Officer for 2014 Team USA
by Samuel Adams
Jan 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
Named Chief Medical Officer for Team USA at the 2014 Winter Games, Western Slope orthopedist Gloria Beim, M.D., has been working tirelessly behind the scenes to develop a world-class sports medicin...
From ‘Ueli Fever’ to the ‘Saturday Night Freezer,’ the Ouray Ice Fest Is in Full Swing
by Samantha Wright
Jan 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
Those who got to see the presentation narrated by Steck, it often left them in stunned silence as he focussed primarily on his three attempts to summit Annapurna that culminated with last October’s...
Telluride Council Considers Support for Proposed TV Production
by Samuel Adams
Jan 10, 2014 | 2 2 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
Financial support from Telluride, Mountain Village, the ski resort and tourism board could secure an episode of Music Voyager for the region.
Ski Resort Reports a Strong Holiday Season; Businesses Reap Rewards
by Samuel Adams
Jan 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
A coordinated marketing effort, helped by early snow, seems to have brought more people to Telluride over the holidays.
Food and Farm Forum to Focus on ‘Making Every Drop Count’
by Gus Jarvis
Jan 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
The Western Colorado Food and Farm Forum, now in its second year, set for Saturday, Jan. 11, in Montrose continues to grow and become one of the state’s go-to conferences on agriculture.
Ice Festival Presenters Bring Differing Perspectives on Infamous Everest Brawl
by Leslie Vreeland and Samantha Wright
Jan 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
The differences between Ueli Steck’s and Adrian Ballinger’s approaches to alpinism may help explain their roles in the controversial brawl on the world’s highest peak.