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Mayors Challenge Federal Lawmakers To Address Gun Control
by Samantha Wright
Dec 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Mayors Against Illegal Guns will provide written support to Senator Dianne Feinstein’s efforts to renew an expired ban on assault weapons. Telluride Mayor Stu Fraser is one of them.
Friend of Telluride, Norman Schwarzkopf Dies at 78
by Marta Tarbell
Dec 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Retired Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, who died on Dec. 27, is remembered in Telluride as an activist/philanthropist.
Can a Small, Remote Ski Town Help Launch a Big Business?
by Seth Cagin
Dec 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Many Telluride residents have long dreamed of a more diverse economy, one not entirely dependent on tourism and construction, so that families might live here more comfortably and sustainably.
TRANSITIONS 2012 | Too Many Deaths, Too Many Young Lives Cut Short
by Watch Staff
Dec 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
From San Miguel County Judge Sharon Shuteran to Montrose’s Dr. Ted Dickinson to Montrose and Ouray County stalwart Dave Wood, the tri-county region lost some of its most beloved citizens this year.
Changing Times for Businesses in 2012
by Watch Staff
Dec 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Last year was another round of musical chairs for more than a few local businesses.
2012: A Year In Quotables
by Watch Staff
Dec 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Here's a look back at some of the most memorable quotes found in The Watch Newspaper in 2012.
#6 STORY OF 2012 | TMRAO Secures New Flights and Reorganizes
by Watch Staff
Dec 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
The region’s air program secured new service in summer and winter, including a new low-cost carrier, as it underwent organizational changes.
#7 STORY OF 2012 | Montrose County Water Rights Bid Scaled Back
by Watch Staff
Dec 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
A settlement with objectors drastically reduced the scale of a proposed water storage system in the West End.
#8 STORY OF 2012 | A Resurgence of Mining in Ouray County
by Watch Staff
Dec 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
The historic Revenue-Virginius and Camp Bird mines are on their way to becoming active again in Ouray County.
#9 STORY OF 2012 | Voters Pass Amendment 64 Legalizing Pot. Now What?
by Watch Staff
Dec 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Local governments reacted differently to the passage of the controversial amendment to the Colorado Constitution.
#10 STORY OF 2012 | Assault at State Wrestling Tournament
by Watch Staff
Dec 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
The sexual assault on a 13-year-old Norwood boy by three other Norwood boys at the State Wrestling Tournament last February and the divide it created in the local community is The Watch’s No. 10 st...
#1 STORY OF 2012 | After Intense Campaigns, Nov. 6 Election Brings Little Change
by Watch Staff
Dec 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
From the Presidential race to Senate and House races to local county commissioner races, the 2012 election brought little change.
#2 STORY OF 2012 | Opponents, Proponents Square Off Over Uranium Mill, Again
by Watch Staff
Dec 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
If the issuance of a radioactive materials license for the proposed Piñon Ridge Uranium Mill seemed to signal the end of its approval process, 2012 signaled it’s restart.
#3 STORY OF 2012 | Region Reels From Extreme Weather Conditions
by Watch Staff
Dec 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
From fickle weather patterns in the winter to extremely hot and dry weather conditions in the summer, 2012 was a year of weather extremes that left their mark.
#4 STORY OF 2012 | After Long Build Up, Pro Cycle Tour Comes to Telluride, Montrose
by Watch Staff
Dec 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
First there was great anticipation in Telluride and Montrose. Then there was a debate over whether the Pro Cycle Tour was worth the effort.
#5 STORY OF 2012 | After Decades of Litigation, Telluride Secures Its Water
by Watch Staff
Dec 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Telluride finally secures its right to develop a new municipal water supply in Bridal Veil Basin, complete with a water treatment plant at the foot of Black Bear Pass.
School Board Grapples With Superintendent/Principal Contract
by Samantha Wright
Dec 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
The Ouray School Board stalled on talks this week regarding the terms of a pending new contract for Superintendent/Principal Scott Pankow, and agreed to hold a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Thurs...
Delves Steps Down as Mountain Village Mayor
by Martinique Davis
Dec 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Next month, Mountain Village Mayor Bob Delves will step down from as mayor; he will stay on as a councilor until his four-year term wraps up in June.
MONTROSE COUNTY BRIEFS | Lease Agreement Reached With Private Community Corrections Provider
by Gus Jarvis
Dec 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
2013 Budget approved…Wright out as Veterans Services Officer.
KOTO Yields to Shroomfest, Shifts ‘The Ride’ to July
by Samantha Wright
Dec 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Telluride’s public radio station, KOTO, has agreed to flip-flop the dates of its two music festivals next summer, resolving a heated “David and Goliath” conflict with Telluride Mushroom Festival su...