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Lease Approval Granted to Hospital Trustees
by Gus Jarvis
Mar 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
The second time around, the Montrose Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees won approval on a new lease agreement with Region 10 with no opposition from the Montrose Board of County Commissioners.
'Witch Doctors' Leaving for New Armory on Front Range
by William Woody
Mar 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
The 85-member group of medical professionals, teachers, police officers, construction workers, college students, husbands, wives, sons and daughters nicknamed “the Witch Doctors" will hold a commun...
Middle School Student Brings Loaded Handgun to School
by William Woody
Mar 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Delta police officers respond to reports of student with loaded handgun in Delta Middle School.
Alternative Energy Advocate Wes Perrin Dies in Denver
by Marta Tarbell
Mar 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
A lifelong Democrat, Perrin battled throat cancer since 2010; he was first diagnosed in the midst of his campaign for the District 58 seat in the Colorado State Legislature.
Draft Impact Statement Released on Federal Uranium Leasing Program
by Gus Jarvis
Mar 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
The DOE’s preferred alternative in the PEIS would continue mining exploration, mine development and reclamation at all 31 sites in Mesa, Montrose and San Miguel counties for the next 10 years.
RIDGWAY BRIEFS | Town Designates Feb. 15 Axel Charrette Day
Mar 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Ridgway’s March Town Council meeting heard about motel signs, smart meter fees, recreational marijuana licenses, and, in the wake of tragedy, designated a day for murdered 2-year-old Axel Charrette.
UPDATED: Affordable Housing Complex Plans Scaled Back
by Martinique Davis
Mar 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
The Telluride Apartments redevelopment has been scaled back (again), but residents worry it’s too big.
Feds Seek $5.9 Million in Pending Sale of Camp Bird Mine
by Samantha Wright
Mar 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
A lawsuit over three environmentally troubled mining properties in Idaho may send a large chunk of the money Uncle Sam’s coffers.
Friday Court Hearing Set for Vicious Dog Case
by William Woody
Mar 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
The owner of Dutch, the 107-pound American Allaunt canine sentenced to death following an attack of a Montrose woman last year, will appear in Montrose County Court Friday morning to begin his appe...
Files Named New Mayor of Montrose
by William Woody
Mar 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Files will be sworn in at the council's April 2 meeting along with Councilor Carol McDermott, who was named the new mayor pro tem.
Senate Picks Up Small Hydro Legislation
by Watch Staff
Mar 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Momentum continues to build in Washington for bipartisan legislative reforms that would help streamline the federal licensing requirements for small hydroelectric projects across the U.S.
dZi Foundation Pilots Urine Fertilizer Project in Nepal
by Samantha Wright
Mar 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
In Sotang, Nepal, the dZi Foundation has helped build almost 2,000 toilets for local villagers who were given the option of using a regular squat toilet pan or a dual-hole ecosan pan, allowing for ...
Montrose Sales and Use Tax Revenue Grew in 2012
by Watch Staff
Mar 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
The city's sales and use tax revenues in 2012 came in 7.9 percent over budget.
OURAY BRIEFS | Trail Group Wins Approval for Memorial Shelter Near Cascade Falls
by Samantha Wright
Mar 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
“The Ouray Trail Group will dedicate the Memorial to past, present and future hikers of the San Juan Mountains, encouraging further safe and enjoyable adventures here in the Ouray area.”
GMUG National Forests Anticipate Prescribed Burning
by Watch Staff
Mar 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Approximately 2,500-5,000 acres of burns to assist in managing fuel (vegetation) buildup and accomplishing wildlife habitat improvement projects are either “ready to go” or are being planned for.
Cimarron Books and Coffee House Changes Hands
by Peter Shelton
Mar 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
New Cimarron Books and Coffee House owner/barista Eric Palumbo has a nose for coffee and a preference for apolitical argument.
Daylight Savings Time Comes to Lifts 4, 5
by Watch Staff
Mar 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Telluride Ski Resort will keep lifts 4 and 5 open until 4:30 p.m. for the rest of the season; other lift operating hours will remain the same.
Encouraged by Trends, Brokers Hope 2012 Was ‘Bottom Out’ Year
by Gus Jarvis
Mar 14, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Perhaps the most striking statistic is that the median sale price of single-family homes within the City of Montrose is stabilizing.
With Telluride Council Assent, Transit Authority Proposal Chugs Toward Ballot
by Samantha Wright
Mar 14, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
It appears likely that Telluride’s electorate will have to decide in November on the formation of a Regional Transit Authority, and the means by which to fund it.  
Work Session Shines Light On Camp Bird Road Conflict
by Samantha Wright
Mar 14, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
People wishing to access the backcountry beyond Senator Gulch frequently park their cars near the gate, blocking mine traffic and equipment.