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Norwood Resident Scott Harlow Dies on Ski Area
by Watch Staff
Dec 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
According to San Miguel County Coroner Emil Sante, Telluride Ski Patrol efforts to resuscitate Harlow were unsuccessful.
Outcry in Ouray Over Long-time Employee’s Potential Termination
by Samantha Wright
Dec 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
Ouray residents are rallying to the support of long-time City of Ouray Public Works employee Ed Witherspoon this week, whose job is on the line.
Drug Use is Down in Montrose County Schools
by William Woody
Dec 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
In a quiet Centennial Middle School classroom, Montrose Police Department School Resource Officer Dennis Beery asks a group of seventh graders how many of them have ever seen marijuana.
Posthumous Zina Lahr Video Spreads Her Story Worldwide
by Samantha Wright
Dec 12, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
Ouray native Zina Nicole Lahr touched the hearts and minds many people, in her brief lifetime. Now, a video showcasing Lahr and her work has gone viral.
Holiday Cheer, Appeasement in Elks Park
Dec 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
Frigid Friday night temperatures did not stop more than a hundred revelers from attending the inaugural lighting of the Telluride Ski Tree in Elks Park and ceremonial Ullr Ski Burn.
San Miguel Commissioner Elaine Fischer Recovering After Surgery
by Watch Staff
Dec 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
She looks forward to regaining strength and greeting her friends.
UPDATED: Ice Flow Clears, Residents Can Return Home
by Gus Jarvis
Dec 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
The ice flow in the San Miguel River has passed causing no damage or road closures.
Telluride Foundation Withdraws Bid to Rename Post Office
by Samuel Adams
Dec 09, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
The Schwarzkopf family lives in San Miguel County part-time, and asked the foundation to withdraw the proposal due to the unforeseen controversy.
An Elevator for the Wright Opera House
by Watch Staff
Dec 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
Purchasing the building in 2011, the Friends of the Wright Opera House succeeded in the first push, in 2013, to initiate restoration of the facility, at an expected $2 million cost, over a five-to-...
MONTROSE BRIEFS | City of Montrose Vacates Portion of City Street for College Use
by William Woody
Dec 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
City approves shared agreement with Rec District...New regulations for door-to-door solicitation approved…
Telluride Earns Top Scores on AP Class Access and Test Scores
by Samuel Adams
Dec 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
The Telluride School District was one of 477 districts in the United States and Canada recognized by College Board’s Advanced Placement District Honor Roll this year.
OURAY BRIEFS | New Mayor Takes Helm in Ouray
by Samantha Wright
Dec 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
The City of Ouray bid adieu to its mayor of six years, Bob Risch, as Mayor Elect Pam Larson was sworn in at a Ouray City Council meeting on Monday, Dec. 2.
A ‘Simple But Powerful Technique Called Mindfulness’
by Watch Staff
Dec 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
The Telluride Mountain School is teaching mindfulness in 15-minute lessons, an ideal length for integrating into the school day.  
Bridal Veil Living Classroom Presentations Dec. 9
by Watch Staff
Dec 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
Bridal Veil Living Classroom students present details about their summer research at Honga's Lotus Petal on Monday, Dec. 9.
NTSB Says Airplane in Cedaredge Crash Might Have Broken Apart Midflight
by Watch Staff
Dec 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
A preliminary report released by the National Transportation Safety Board suggests the small Cessna T210M airplane that crashed near Cedaredge on Nov. 19 might have broken up in mid-air, killing th...
Deal to Preserve Black Canyon Golf Course in the Works
by William Woody
Dec 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
The city could take over the management of the course, purchase the course or enter into a lease agreement with the private Montrose Land Company.
Response Plan to Combat Spruce Beetle, SAD Being Drafted
by Gus Jarvis
Dec 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
Stakeholders throughout the region got a glimpse of the severity of Sudden Aspen Decline and the spruce beetle infestation problem on the GMUG at a daylong meeting hosted by the Western Colorado La...
Telluride First in Condé Nast Reader’s Poll, Second Year in a Row
by Samuel Adams
Dec 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
Condé Nast Traveler readers ranked ski resorts based on hotels, terrain, lifts, lines and aprés-ski events. This is the third year in a row that Telluride ranked within the poll’s top three slots.
One-of-a-Kind Ski Tree Evokes Holiday Spirit
by Samuel Adams
Dec 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
The 12-foot-high Telluride Ski Tree will be inaugurated Friday, Dec. 6, at 6 p.m., kicking off two weekends of Holiday Prelude fun in Telluride and Mountain Village.
‘Fatalgram’ Offers Potential Insights Into Revenue-Virginius Accident
by Samantha Wright
Dec 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
The report goes on to outline a number of “best practices” which, if properly executed, could possibly have prevented the accident.