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New U.S. 550 Bear Creek Bridge Open
by Watch Staff
Nov 03, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Monument to historic toll road founder Otto Mears newly refurbished by Ouray Historical Society & Museum – and the new US 550 Bear Creek Bridge is open to traffic.
Energy Fuels Receives EPA Approval on Tailings, Evaporation Ponds
by Gus Jarvis
Nov 03, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Environmental group contends EPA issued Piñon Ridge Uranium Mill approval under outdated federal radon regulations; Energy Fuels begs to differ.
Downtown Montrose Working to Get Huge Bronze Sculptures Installed
by Beverly Corbell
Nov 03, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
The owner of the sculptures is from this area and each sculpture has a retail value of between $300,000 and $500,000.
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Montrose County Forgoes Volunteer Appreciation Dinner
by Watch Staff
Nov 03, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Montrose County will cancel this year’s Volunteer Appreciation Dinner… Help with home chores is now available…
Colorado Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame Inducts Telluride’s Ron Allred Next Month
by Watch Staff
Nov 03, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Ron Allred joins 191 ski industry pioneers next month, when he’s inducted into the Colo. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame.
Prop 103 Fails, Risch Reelected in Ouray, Bynam and West in Dead Heat
by Watch Staff
Nov 02, 2011 | 7 7 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
From Ouray County to San Miguel County to Montrose County, your regional election results are right here.
UPDATED November 2, 2011
J. Michael Brown, a Telluride Institution, Dies at 62
by Marta Tarbell
Nov 02, 2011 | 4 4 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
An untold number of people bought skis, bicycles, and more, from J. Michael.
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Adam Stetson Dies of Heart Failure
Oct 31, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
KOTO family member, devoted bluegrass fan, Adam Stetson, 49, died in Telluride Friday. A memorial will take place Tuesday at Oak.
Montrose Not Required to Print Ballots in Spanish
by Watch Staff
Oct 31, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
U.S. Census Bureau says Montrose is not one of the 248 jurisdictions across the county that must provide language assistance for those unable to speak or understand English.
Ridgway’s Gary Woods Takes Honors in Hot Air Balloon Competition
by Beverly Corbell
Oct 31, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Gary Woods of Ridgway fares well at Albuquerque international balloon competition.
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Sourcegas Files Annual Gas Cost Adjustment
by Watch Staff
Oct 31, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Sourcegas files annual gas cost adjustment…William Hadley Thompson, June 12, 1925-Oct. 15, 2011… Hunter Dies From Heart Attack in San Miguel County…
Close State Loss, But Strong Play, for Indian Girls Softball
by Beverly Corbell
Oct 31, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Montrose Girls Softball may have lost at State, but they set a school record.
Grants Awarded to Twenty-Four Ouray County NonProfits
by Beverly Corbell
Oct 31, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Two organizations, The Woman’s Club of Ouray and the Western Colorado Community Foundation, have announced fall 2011 grants to Ouray County nonprofits…
Silverton Newspaper Named National Historic Site in Journalism
by Watch Staff
Oct 31, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
The Silverton Standard & the Miner is designated a ‘National Historic Site in Journalism’
Students Paint Ouray on Community Service Day
by Peter Shelton
Oct 31, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
The Ouray Schools decided to revive an older tradition and have students participate in a one-day Community Service Day.
Mountainfilm Awards $25,000 In Grants Initiative Program
by Watch Staff
Oct 31, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Mountainfilm announces this year’s winners in its second year of offering its Grants Initiative Program.
Gold Run Housing Receives State Recognition
by Gus Jarvis
Oct 31, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Mayor Stu Fraser, Commissioner Elaine Fischer and housing Executive Director Shirley Diaz were on hand in Vail to accept Housing Colorado’s Eagle award earlier this month.
School Consolidation: A New Group Wants to Restart the Conversation
by Peter Shelton
Oct 27, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Consolidating the Ridgway and Ouray school districts has always been a contentious topic. A new group is trying to start the conversation anew.
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Halloween Fun for Every Age, From Montrose to Telluride to Cortez
by Watch Staff
Oct 27, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
A Halloween roundup of events in Montrose, Ouray, Ridgway, Telluride, Norwood and Cortez.
Mountain Village Buckles Down for Trimmed 2012 Budget
by Martinique Davis
Oct 27, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Sharp reductions in property tax revenues paint a lean yet workable financial picture for Mountain Village.