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Grant Streamlines Preschool Funding
by Martinique Davis
Jan 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Bright Futures and Early Learning Ventures partner to provide new pilot program for preschools in Montrose, Ouray and San Miguel counties.
First Friday Stroll Is for Lovers
by Leslie Vreeland
Jan 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
In the words of A + Y Gallery’s Yesenia Duncan,the theme of this month’s First Friday Stroll is: “Love your community, love your downtown businesses, and love the one you’re with.”
COMMUNITY BRIEFS | Partners SuperBowl XII
by Watch Staff
Jan 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
No cause of death declared regarding Jan. 22, Jan. 26 deaths in Ouray County..MHS Student Athlete Scholarship Available...Prevent frozen water lines...Montrose County Republican Women Scholarships....
‘28 Days of Generosity’ Takes Shape for February
by William Woody
Jan 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
A group of Montrose residents has come up with a 28-day plan for giving, dubbed 28 Days of Generosity, that begins on Friday, Feb. 1 (“Day to Share and Prepare for a Generous Month”).
UPDATED: 11-Year-Old Girl Thwarts Would-Be Abductor in Mountain Village
by Marta Tarbell
Jan 27, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
Mountain Village Police Investigator Antony Morabito confirmed Sunday morning that a local 11-year-old girl was the subject of an attempted abduction yesterday, in Mountain Village.
Telluride Venture Accelerator Announces Four Winners
by Watch Staff
Jan 27, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
The winners range from a brand-new startup to a business approaching $500,000 in annual sales and were selected after a competitive round of applications from 100 companies.
San Miguel County Extends Moratorium on Cell Towers
by Gus Jarvis
Jan 27, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
The six month extension will allow time for the county land use code to be updated.
Ouray School Superintendent’s Contract Still In Question
by Samantha Wright
Jan 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Ouray School Board member Don Mort continued to argue that it is unwise and to extend a multi-year contract that makes a portion of the school’s critical reserves untouchable.
Phase 1 of Green Gondola Project Gets the Green Light
by Martinique Davis
Jan 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
New “show the love” campaign aimed at reducing Gondola’s energy consumption.
Montrose School District May Turn to Voters for Funding
by William Woody
Jan 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
A team of community volunteers has identified critical needs to improve student achievement, staff retention, and facilities improvements.
GUEST COMMENTARY | Dr. David Lingle Dies in Massachusetts
by Stu Fraser
Jan 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
On Thursday, Jan. 17, at 6:30 p.m., Dr. David Lingle, 58, former artistic director of the Telluride Choral Society for eight years, passed away peacefully in Sandwich, Mass.
BLM Confronts Hostile Crowd in Hotchkiss
by Peter Shelton
Jan 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
With a Feb. 14 lease sale looming, North Fork residents lobbied the BLM in Washington, D.C., while state Director Helen Hankin came west to make the case to local city governments.
In Wake of Newtown, Elementary School to Replace Entry Doors
by Peter Shelton
Jan 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
The answer, at least a partial answer, according to the school’s administration and board, is to replace three sets of exterior double doors: at the main entry, the doors to the district office, an...
Another Legal Blow for Alpenhof
by Samantha Wright
Jan 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
An appeals court judge found that the city properly denied Alpenhof’s application, and did not buy into Alpenhof’s attempts to distinguish between manmade and natural hazards.
House Committee Again Embraces Small Hydro Legislation
by Samantha Wright
Jan 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
The Town of Telluride could stand to benefit substantially from the new law as it develops a planned hydroelectric component to its new Pandora water system.
UPDATED: Upper Bear Creek Telluride’s Next Ski Area?
by Gus Jarvis
Jan 24, 2013 | 6 6 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
As proposed by Tom Chapman and Ron Curry, and subject to U.S. Forest Service permit approval, human powered and optional helicopter-lift skiing on avalanche-controlled snow would be available
Feds Propose Endangered Listing for Gunnison Sage Grouse
by Gus Jarvis
Jan 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
A 60-day public comment period is open and meetings are scheduled for Montrose and Dove Creek.
Ouray Pillar and Master Storyteller Roger Henn Dies At Age 95
by Samantha Wright
Jan 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Roger Henn, who died on Jan. 17, was a man who packed a big personality and bristling energy into a small dapper package. In later years, he channeled this energy toward the betterment of Ouray.
COMMUNITY BRIEFS | Explosion Destroys Rick Lamphere’s Home in Norwood
by Watch Staff
Jan 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Personal Property Tax Credits for New and Expanding Businesses in Montrose County... MHS Student Athlete Scholarship Available...Montrose County Republican Women Scholarships...
Positive Energy Committee Plans Solar/LED Project at School
by Peter Shelton
Jan 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
A group of eight Ridgway elementary students, the Positive Energy Committee, is setting up an ambitious energy audit at the school, and maybe saving the polar bears in the bargain.