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Telluride Foundation Awards Over $900,000 to Regional Nonprofits
by Watch Staff
Jan 08, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
The Foundation’s Board of Directors was able to match the 2008 levels of grant awards.
Whose Life Is It Anyway? at Magic Circle Theater Starts Jan. 13
by Watch Staff
Jan 08, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
The Tony award-nominated play Whose Life Is It Anyway? will be performed over the next three weekends at the Magic Circle Theater, in Montrose.
Walk to Remember Domestic Violence Victim Melinda Yager Saturday
by Watch Staff
Jan 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
A walk commemorating domestic violence victim Melinda Yager, who died a year ago, and benefiting Tri County Resources’ mission to empower and educate individuals affected by domestic violence and s...
Mountain Trails Montessori School Comes to Ridgway
by Peter Shelton
Jan 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
A new Montessori school is under construction in Ridgway, and none too soon.
Celebration Planned for Return of Colo. National Guard Medical Supply Company
by Marta Tarbell
Jan 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
A little more than a sendoff to remember, the Colorado National Guard’s 928th Area Medical Supply Company returns to Montrose, for a daylong celebration.
Ice Fest Competition Serves Up Fresh Thrills in 2012
by Samantha Wright
Jan 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Vince Anderson unveils heinous new comp route for 2012 Ouray Ice Festival.
Salt Lake City Private Equity Firm Acquires Cornerstone
by Gus Jarvis
Jan 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
SilverLeaf Financial, which specializes in buying distressed debt, purchased Cornerstone fee simple with clear title, for an undisclosed price in late December.
Ah Haa Closes Out the Year With a Gala, a New Director, and a Fresh Vision
by Jessica Newens
Jan 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
The Ah Haa School’s new executive director, Jodi Pounds, arrives from U.C. Berkeley.
Rec Center Group Doubles Required Signatures
by Watch Staff
Jan 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Friends of the Montrose Recreation Center turned in more than enough petition signatures to get a funding measure on the ballot in April.
Tweed Brings Its Inimitable Style Home With a New Telluride Boutique
by Martinique Davis
Jan 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
All the stars aligned for Robyn Shaw and Victoria Crawford in creating the unique Tweed Studio.
Snow in the San Juans: La Niña Turns Fickle
by Peter Shelton
Jan 04, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
A low-snow winter, so far, leads experts to conclude that one La Niña is not the same as the next one.
Rev. Father Lawrence Kern Dies in Greeley
by Watch Staff
Jan 03, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
The Reverend Father Lawrence Kern died Friday, Dec. 23, 2011, at Kenton Manor.
A LOOK BACK AT 2011
New Faces – In Government, Business, Education and Development
by Watch Staff
Jan 03, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Changes in key jobs throughout the tri-county region
Telluride Historical Museum Director Bloemsma Resigns
Dec 31, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
In the years since Bloemsma was hired, the museum has seen a 6 percent growth in admissions; 67 percent increase in membership; a 200 percent boost in education outreach; and over 250 percent more ...
Three Cheers for New Years!
by Watch Staff
Dec 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Christmas may be over, but the spirit of the holidays is still bubbling along in the Montrose, Ouray County and Telluride areas, with musical concerts, stage shows, parties, extravagant buffets and...
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NORWOOD WRESTLER Brent Harris took top honors in his weight class at state. (Courtesy photo)
THE YEAR IN SPORTS
From Extreme to Hardcore to School Competitions, Athletes in Montrose, Ouray and San Miguel Counties Pushed Themselves to New Heights
by Watch Staff
Dec 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
The year in sports, from defending champs winning the Ouray July 4 water fights to Telluride and Norwood Volleyball teams compete at State Championships in 2011 to Montrose’s Kolton Kyne qualifying...
#1 STORY OF 2011
Signs of Economic Hope as 2011 Draws to a Close
by Seth Cagin
Dec 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
The Telluride real estate market shows signs of life. If it recovers, can the rest of the region be far behind?
#2 STORY OF 2011
It’s a Bumpy Ride for Air Service In and Out of TEX and MTJ
by Watch Staff
Dec 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Air service into the region was threatened at a time when the region’s tourism economy needed it more than ever.
#3 STORY OF 2011
Uranium Exploration and Processing on the West End Advances and Is Set Back
by Watch Staff
Dec 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Despite new fears of the safety of nuclear energy and a federal leasing program being halted, Energy Fuels seems closer than ever to building the Piñon Ridge Uranium Mill.
#4 STORY OF 2011
Battle Over Control of Montrose Hospital Leads to Lawsuits, Attempted Recall
by Watch Staff
Dec 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
A confrontation over who should control the Montrose Memorial Hospital may have led to a recall campaign that ultimately failed.