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Two Popular Cross-Country Trails Will No Longer Be Groomed
by Gus Jarvis
Feb 05, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Due to lynx habitat, future grooming of “Tom’s Loop” and “South Meadow Trail” must go through a proper process and analysis with the U.S. Forest Service.
Tipton Turns Ear Toward Telluride for Third Wilderness Listening Session
by Samantha Wright
Feb 05, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Still on the fence about the San Juan Mountains Wilderness Bill, Tipton will not attend third “listening session” in Telluride next week.
ROCC Honors Dee Williams as Citizen of the Year
by Watch Staff
Feb 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Ouray’s civic powerhouse, Dee Williams, is this year’s Ridgway-Ouray Community Council Citizen of the Year.
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<b>ON THE STUMP</b> – GOP Presidential hopeful Rick Santorum made a stop in Montrose on Saturday looking for support in Tuesday’s Colorado Primary. (Photos by Gus Jarvis)
Santorum in Montrose: ‘We Need a Sharp Contrast.’
by Gus Jarvis
Feb 04, 2012 | 2 2 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
The Republican candidate told a large audience on Saturday that he’s a true conservative who can offer a sharp contrast to President Obama.
Telluride’s ‘Town Doc’ David Homer Going to Uncompahgre Medical Center
by Gus Jarvis
Feb 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
In a bittersweet decision, Dr. David Homer his following his passion and has accepted a full-time position as medical director of the UMC in Norwood.
Home Safe Program Will Not Continue
by Gus Jarvis
Feb 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
While there is a need for the free late night transportation program, operating such a service is complicated and few answers have yet to be found.
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Not Enough Data to Support Moratorium on Smart Meters
by Gus Jarvis
Feb 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
While commiserating those who are affected by smart meters, the commissioners believe there is not enough data to make a strong case for or against them…BOCC makes its collective voice heard on a v...
For the Homeless: The Importance of the Little Things
by Kati O'Hare
Feb 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
New soup kitchen provides more than soup in Montrose.
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<b>ALL GUSSIED UP</b> – Gertrude and Jerald Perotti dressed up for the camera. The Perottis were among the oldest ranching families in Ouray County, going back four generations. Gertrude died last week at 95. (Photo courtesy of Rolan Perotti)
Ouray Original Gertrude Perotti Dies at 95
by Peter Shelton
Feb 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Harmonica-packing Ouray native Gertrude Perotti, one of the last of a pioneer ranching generation, died last week at 95.
Courts, ER and Child Services to Get Much-Needed Space by Summer
by Kati O'Hare
Feb 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
The project stems from the state's requirement that the county – home to the 7th Judicial District – provide two additional courtrooms and a new hearing room for the additional judges being added t...
24-Year-Old Undocumented Immigrant Busted for Cocaine Possession
by Gus Jarvis
Feb 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
What started out as a domestic disturbance turned into an arrest of an undocumented immigrant, who appeared to be dealing cocaine.
Young Man Found Dead in Ridgway
by Watch Staff
Feb 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Aaron James Ball, a 25-year-old new to Ridgway, was found dead at his apartment on January 16.
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Swonger to Petition Into District 59 Primary
by Samantha Wright
Feb 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Swonger sees the petition process as another way to engage voters, so they can help a fellow citizen get to the statehouse. 
Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer on Life, the Universe, and Rumi
by Samantha Wright
Feb 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
San Miguel County’s first poet laureate is crushing on a Persian mystic named Rumi.
Is Telluride Ready to Tackle Lift 7 Subarea Master Plan?
by Gus Jarvis
Jan 31, 2012 | 7 7 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Telluride Ski and Golf CEO Dave Riley asked the Telluride Town Council if it was ready to open the book back up and begin a planning process for Lift 7.
A Joke Gone Sour
by Kati O'Hare
Jan 30, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
A car, four passengers, some in gorilla masks, draws armed response, stern warning, from Montrose police.
Ken Burns to Premier ‘The Dust Bowl’ at Mountainfilm
by Watch Staff
Jan 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Mountainfilm in Telluride will premier Ken Burns’ The Dust Bowl, which examines the decade-long, manmade ecological disaster that began in 1930 and nearly ruined America’s breadbasket.
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Ouray City Council Approves Dog Park Proposal
by Samantha Wright
Jan 29, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
In Ouray, a park for pooches.
Norwood’s ‘Ice Palace’ Provides Free Skating, Every Day
by Watch Staff
Jan 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Ice skating in Norwood is becoming a new pastime thanks to the underutilized ‘Pig Palace’ at the County Fairgrounds.
Locals Excited About Year-Round Access to Fresh Goods
by Kati O'Hare
Jan 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Locals get farmers market items even in winter