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‘Tis the Season For Giving in Telluride
by Samantha Wright
Dec 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
They may have started out as baskets, but these days, the beneficiaries of Telluride’s Angel Baskets program actually receive large overstuffed boxes filled to the brim with holiday goodies and nec...
Montrose Merchants Call Small Business Saturday a Big Success
by William Woody
Dec 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
"It was incredible. At times there was so many people that I didn't know if they would all fit," said Sonja Horn, owner of Fabula, a downtown home gift boutique.
Longtime Area Banker, Dave Wood, Dies at 82
by Watch Staff
Nov 30, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Former Citizens State Bank of Ouray President Dave Wood dies.
Air Organization, Telluride Tourism Bureau Become One
by Gus Jarvis
Nov 29, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
For years, many have called on the two organizations to work closely together. On Tuesday, that became a reality.
U.S., Mexico Sign Far-Reaching Water Agreement
by Gus Jarvis
Nov 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
An agreement between the U.S., Mexico and Colorado River Basin States promises to stave off water wars, for the next five years at least.
Ignacio Outfitter Guilty of Wildlife Violations
by Watch Staff
Nov 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Robert C. Peck, 66, the owner of Antler Meadows Outfitters in Ignacio, has been convicted of numerous wildlife law violations by Colorado's 6th Judicial District Court in Durango.
Telluride, Crested Butte Partner to Offer Joint Six-Day Pass
by Gus Jarvis
Nov 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Season pass holders at Telluride and Crested Butte are now eligible for discounts at both resorts.
Sen. Mark Udall Calls on Lame Duck Congress to Pass Mining Reclamation Fund Legislation
by Samantha Wright
Nov 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Udall pushes for legislation allowing western states to tap federal funds earmarked for coal mine clean-up, and use them for abandoned hard rock mining sites instead.
Mill Creates Jobs, Plays Role in Healthy Forests
by Gus Jarvis
Nov 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Montrose Forest Products Manager Norm Birtcher gives a public presentation earlier this month on what the mill needs to survive.
Highway Crossing Now a Walk in the Park
by Peter Shelton
Nov 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
With its new crossing guards and safety patrol program, Ridgway Elementary is encouraging kids to walk and ride their bikes to school.
Ouray Native Vies for Spot on Paralympic Snowboarding Team
by Samantha Wright
Nov 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Ouray local Heidi Duce begins training full time at Copper Mountain Resort next month in hopes of qualifying to become a part of the first-ever USA Women’s Paralympic Snowboarding team.
Master Fly-Tying Classes Coming to Montrose
by William Woody
Nov 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Montrose fly-fishing shop, Potamoi Anglers, will host two master fly-tiers for classes in December and January.
Construction of New Telluride Roundabout to Resume in April
by Watch Staff
Nov 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
The Colorado Department of Transportation and Williams Construction has suspended work on the reconstruction of the intersection at SH 145 at Society Turn, approximately three miles west of Telluri...
Local Philanthropist Makes $25,000 Pledge of Matching Funds
Nov 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
The Ridgway Chautauqua Society have announced that a Ridgway resident has pledged $25,000 in matching funds to help the Sherbino Theater complete its renovation plans
Telluride Ski Resort Kicks Off 40th Season
by Martinique Davis
Nov 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Skiers and snowboarders celebrate the start of the Telluride Ski Area’s 40th season this week, with the 2012-13 ski season officially beginning Thursday, Nov. 22.
RIDGWAY BRIEFS | Town Passes Annual Audit With Flying Colors
by Peter Shelton
Nov 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Ridgway’s town council heard about its audit, about a facelift for the Visitor Center, results of the Streetscape survey, and a proposal for electronic recycling at its November meeting last week.
SMPA Plans Rate Increases Beginning 2013
by Gus Jarvis
Nov 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Following a wholesale power increase from the Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, the San Miguel Power Association Board of Directors has started the process to implement a rate incr...
County Manager Finalists Announced
by Watch Staff
Nov 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Applicants Jeffrey Baker, Roy “Rick” Eckert, Dale Hancock, Michael McNees and Jim Stahle were selected from a group of 40 people who applied for the position of Montrose County Manager.
How Many Festivals Is Too Many?
by Samantha Wright
Nov 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Telluride Town Council weighs the fate of The Ride Festival.
In Call-Up, Cell Tower in Norwood Approved
by Gus Jarvis
Nov 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
It was ultimately agreed upon that, given the timing of the process and a lack of other proven alternative sites, the Weaver Property was the best site, despite concerns over its scenic quality.