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MHS’s ‘Chieftain’ Newspaper Isn’t Afraid to Tackle Tough Subjects
by Gus Jarvis
Dec 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
If a story stirs some controversy, the paper’s staff are happy to know that what they write is being read and perhaps the conversations they spark will enable more understanding and learning.
Ice Farmers Grow Fat Crop for Opening Day at Ouray Ice Park
by Samantha Wright
Dec 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
Ice farming season is in full swing at the Ouray Ice Park, and according to chief ice farmer Dan Chehayl, the ice is coming in nice and fat, boding well for opening day at the Park in just two shor...
Elderly Woman Injured in Downtown Fire  
by William Woody
Dec 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
The fire was likely caused by a combination of a burning cigarette and portable oxygen.
North Fork Stakeholders Lauding BLM’s Inclusion of Alternative Plan
by Gus Jarvis
Dec 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
Local stakeholders have worked the past year-and-a-half in a grassroots effort to craft the North Fork Alternative Plan, which is intended to protect the agriculturally rich valley from future oil ...
Noel Night Kicks Off Holiday Prelude, Wednesday, Dec. 4
by Marta Tarbell
Dec 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 279 279 recommendations | email to a friend
The longstanding tradition of Noel Night – on the first Wednesday of December, when participating Telluride stores and restaurants offer food, beverages and discounts has evolved into an unofficial...
MONTROSE BRIEFS | Kathy Ellis Will Not Face Charges for Carrying Gun to Airport
by William Woody
Dec 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
Black Canyon Golf Course Negotiations Continue...New Control at Black Canyon Jet Center
Mountain Village Gondola Granted ‘Contribution Project’ Status
by Watch Staff
Dec 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
The new status offers donors 25 percent state and federal income tax credits, up to a $100,000 maximum credit.
Montrose Man Identified as Lone Fatality Of Last Week’s Plane Crash
by William Woody
Dec 02, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
The National Transportation Safety Board has not released its preliminary report on the accident.
Ouray Community Takes Stock of 2020 Economic Development Plan
by Samantha Wright
Dec 02, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
The City of Ouray took stock of its 2020 Economic Development Plan last week, reporting that many goals have been met, and others have proved unrealistic.
SAN MIGUEL COUNTY BRIEFS | Goodtimes Opposes Naming Post Office for Schwarzkopf
by Samuel Adams
Dec 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
Because Commissioner Elaine Fischer attended the meeting via phone, the commissioners will discuss the renaming at the next meeting.
Council To Decide If Rec Center Funding Will Go Before Voters
by William Woody
Dec 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
The Montrose Recreation District Board of Directors voted last week to ask the Montrose City Council to place a sales tax increase in front of voters next spring to raise $11.7 million to go toward...
Telluride Library Starts Search for Permanent Director
by Samuel Adams
Dec 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
The position has been advertised and the Wilkinson Board hopes to fill the position in the early spring.
Ouray Mourns the Loss of a ‘Beautiful Soul’
by Samantha Wright
Nov 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 119 119 recommendations | email to a friend
Brilliant, spiritual, and exceptionally creative, Lahr touched the hearts of many people during her brief lifetime.
FBO Review Process Stirs Questions at Airport Advisory Board Meeting
by Gus Jarvis
Nov 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
County officials want to assure the public that once the county is able to publically vet and possibly make a decision on a new FBO, it will be done in a public arena.
Ridgway Town Council Considers New Ballot Question for RAMP Cash Match
by Samantha Wright
Nov 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
The main issue up for discussion was whether the town should ask the community to approve a bond initiative in its regular election next spring, and if so, how much money the town should ask for.
Early Snow Builds Advance Bookings and Optimism in Telluride
by Samuel Adams
Nov 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
With a 39-inch base and thanks in part to a newly coordinated marketing effort, hotel and air reservations are up over last year.
Henderson Recovering, Moving Forward After Heart Surgery
by Gus Jarvis
Nov 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
Montrose County Commissioner Ron Henderson and his wife, Diane, share their experience just six months after Ron underwent a quadruple bypass surgery.
MSHA Seeks Information From Mine Employees, Public About Fatal Accident
by Samantha Wright
Nov 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
The federal Mine Safety and Health Administration has launched a fatality investigation into the accident that killed two miners last week, and seeks the public’s help.
Telluride Town Clerk Retires After 24 Years on the Job
by Samuel Adams
Nov 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
In her 24 years, she’s resolved runoff elections, survived breast cancer and recovered from a recent heart attack. The key to her success? Taking her roles of wife, mother and Telluride Town Clerk ...