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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.
Manhunt Suspect Arrested, Investigation Continues
by William Woody
Jan 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
Deputies arrested Shawn Wester, 35, of Pagosa Springs Sunday night during a follow-up investigation related to a theft and eluding case stemming from which a driver of a Toyota SUV eluded CSP Troop...
COMMUNITY BRIEFS | Dads and Daughters Hit the Dance Floor
by Watch Staff
Jan 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Region 10 Community Living Services to Offer Lunch and Learn...Celebrate the Life of Eldon Hurst...Montrose Memorial Hospital Implements Visitor Restrictions for Flu Season...Grant Writing Session ...
Mobile GED Testing Center Project Gets Under Way
by Watch Staff
Jan 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
UCSM will work with the West End Public Schools, Norwood Public Schools and Telluride Public Schools Districts to help identify students in need of the new mobile GED Center program.
UPDATED: City, Land Company Strike Deal for Golf Course
by William Woody
Jan 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
Montrose will take over operations of the Black Canyon Golf Course from the Montrose Land Company, and purchase the course outright for municipal use and preservation.
OBITUARY | Patricia (Patty) Raymond McNall
Jan 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 206 206 recommendations | email to a friend
Ridgway resident died on Dec. 25 in St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction, succumbing to injuries incurred in a horse riding accident on Nov. 15.
Telluride Foundation Awards Grants to 75 Local Organizations
by Watch Staff
Jan 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
The Telluride Foundation Board of Directors awarded over $900,000 in Community Grants to 75 regional nonprofits, bringing the total grants given in 2013 by the Foundation to over $2.7 million.