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#1 STORY OF 2012 | After Intense Campaigns, Nov. 6 Election Brings Little Change
by Watch Staff
Dec 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
From the Presidential race to Senate and House races to local county commissioner races, the 2012 election brought little change.
#2 STORY OF 2012 | Opponents, Proponents Square Off Over Uranium Mill, Again
by Watch Staff
Dec 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
If the issuance of a radioactive materials license for the proposed Piñon Ridge Uranium Mill seemed to signal the end of its approval process, 2012 signaled it’s restart.
#3 STORY OF 2012 | Region Reels From Extreme Weather Conditions
by Watch Staff
Dec 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
From fickle weather patterns in the winter to extremely hot and dry weather conditions in the summer, 2012 was a year of weather extremes that left their mark.
#4 STORY OF 2012 | After Long Build Up, Pro Cycle Tour Comes to Telluride, Montrose
by Watch Staff
Dec 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
First there was great anticipation in Telluride and Montrose. Then there was a debate over whether the Pro Cycle Tour was worth the effort.
#5 STORY OF 2012 | After Decades of Litigation, Telluride Secures Its Water
by Watch Staff
Dec 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Telluride finally secures its right to develop a new municipal water supply in Bridal Veil Basin, complete with a water treatment plant at the foot of Black Bear Pass.
School Board Grapples With Superintendent/Principal Contract
by Samantha Wright
Dec 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
The Ouray School Board stalled on talks this week regarding the terms of a pending new contract for Superintendent/Principal Scott Pankow, and agreed to hold a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Thurs...
Delves Steps Down as Mountain Village Mayor
by Martinique Davis
Dec 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Next month, Mountain Village Mayor Bob Delves will step down from as mayor; he will stay on as a councilor until his four-year term wraps up in June.
MONTROSE COUNTY BRIEFS | Lease Agreement Reached With Private Community Corrections Provider
by Gus Jarvis
Dec 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
2013 Budget approved…Wright out as Veterans Services Officer.
KOTO Yields to Shroomfest, Shifts ‘The Ride’ to July
by Samantha Wright
Dec 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Telluride’s public radio station, KOTO, has agreed to flip-flop the dates of its two music festivals next summer, resolving a heated “David and Goliath” conflict with Telluride Mushroom Festival su...
Ouray Ice Park Opens Saturday
by Samantha Wright
Dec 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
The lack of snow this winter, coupled with a recent cold snap, has led to ideal ice making conditions leading up to opening day at the Ouray Ice Park this Saturday, Dec. 22.
Rick Eckert Hired as Next Montrose County Manager
by Gus Jarvis
Dec 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
“Out of all the candidates, Mr. Eckert’s name kept surfacing toward the top and he ended up on the top. It was a good search,” said Commissioner Gary Ellis.
New EPA Policy Needs More Teeth, Good Samaritans Say
by Samantha Wright
Dec 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
A new Environmental Protection Agency policy on polluted mine water clean-up by Good Samaritan groups has met with mixed reaction in the environmental community.
Montrose Man Arrested on Child Pornography Charges
by Gus Jarvis
Dec 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
David Anthony Roesener, 32, of Montrose is being held without bond at the Mesa County Jail for allegedly possessing and distributing child pornography.
Hickenlooper Calls for Expansion of State Mental Health Services
by Watch Staff
Dec 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Mental illness “seems to be…the commonality in all these mass homicides,” says Governor John Hickenlooper at a press conference announcing his $18.5 million plan to expand state mental health servi...
Can We Make Our Schools Safe?
by Marta Tarbell
Dec 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
As funerals continue for 26 victims of the mass shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., and the White House voices support for reinstating a ban on assault weapons, school and ...
A Warm Welcome to America’s Warriors
by William Woody
Dec 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Right now, there are homeless military veterans camping out in the woods of the Uncompahgre Plateau, west of Montrose, she reports, alone and in the cold. Welcome Home Montrose Warrior Resource Cen...
'Flow State' Includes a Segment on 10th Mountain Division
by Peter Shelton
Dec 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Ridgway extremist Scott Kennett stars in the new Warren Miller movie, Flow State, screening this Sunday, Dec. 23, at the Sheridan Opera House.
OCRA Gets Two New Members, and Marketing Bucks For 2013
by Samantha Wright
Dec 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
The Ouray Chamber Resort Association Board of Directors welcomed two new board members this week, Heather Clark and Michelle Haynes.  
Pro Cycling Challenge Forgoes Southwest Colorado in 2013
by Gus Jarvis
Dec 19, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
The 2013 route, announced on Wednesday, will start in Aspen and end in Denver.
Westcott Storms From Behind in SBX World Cup
by Peter Shelton
Dec 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Despite no natural snow to speak of, Telluride again hosted the elite World Cup for ski- and snowboardcross athletes last week.