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Ouray Sheriff Investigates Fatality on Hwy 550
by Samantha Wright
Nov 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Autopsy results are not yet in on a man found dead near Iron Park south of Ouray.
Holiday Road-Trip: U.S. Capitol Tree Rolls Through Montrose
by William Woody
Nov 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
The a 73-foot-tall Engelmann spruce was felled earlier this month and will arrive in Washington D.C. just after Thanksgiving along with nearly 3,000 ornaments crafted by Colorado school children.

Nordic Council Prepares for What May Be the Last Supper
by Peter Shelton
Nov 11, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
The board of directors of the Ouray County Nordic Council is getting old and wonder if this year’s fundraiser will be The Last Supper.
Downtown Montrose Draws New Businesses
by William Woody
Nov 10, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Take a look around downtown Montrose today and residents can see, with a trained eye, that those “for sale” and "for rent" signs are slowing fading away.
UPDATED: Montrose City Council Just Says ‘No’
by William Woody
Nov 08, 2012 | 2 2 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
In the wake of the Nov. 6 election, the City of Montrose has joined a handful of other Colorado towns in drafting emergency moratoriums on retail marijuana distribution after state voters approved ...
Duree Steps Down as Montrose City Attorney
by William Woody
Nov 08, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Montrose City Attorney Russ Duree is retiring. “I just feel it is time for me to look at retiring, and maybe going fishing," he says.
Cañon City Residents Express Concern Over Piñon Ridge Uranium Mill
by Gus Jarvis
Nov 08, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Members of the group said their worries about the CDPHE’s ability to oversee the proposed mill date back to 2002.
Crested Butte Pledges Support to Montrose Allegiant Air Service
by Gus Jarvis
Nov 08, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
The pledge of support, inked recently in a letter of intent, comes after officials from the Telluride-Montrose Regional Air Organization asked for support from three entities in the Gunnison/Creste...
'We Still Have These Treasures'
by Peter Shelton
Nov 08, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Black Canyon Regional Land Trust moved its office to Ridgway because Ouray and south Montrose counties are “underserved” where land conservation is concerned.
2012 Annotated Election Results
Nov 08, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
For all the vitriol and divisiveness between the Republican and Democratic national campaigns, the 2012 election will be remembered as an election of no change. President Obama handily won the Elec...
A Bright Light in Pro Cycling Scandal
by Jesse James McTigue
Nov 08, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Former USPS cyclist Scott Mercier is much more than a hometown hero.
Veterans Team up to Honor an Unsung Vietnam Hero
by Gus Jarvis
Nov 08, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
A passionate effort led by a group of local veterans is underway to honor and remember Placerville’s Paul Haining, who is believed to be San Miguel County’s lone fatality of the Vietnam War.
Steel Climbing Tower Installed at Ouray Ice Park
by Samantha Wright
Nov 08, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
A 3.5 ton, 25-foot tall steel structure, painted powder blue to blend in with the ice, will serve as a launching pad for the Ouray Ice Festival’s future.
Ouray County Stays Blue, Elects Batchelder, Padgett – and Obama (Just Barely)
by Peter Shelton
Nov 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
As goes Ouray, so goes the nation?
Fischer and Goodtimes Returned to Office; Obama Takes 70 Percent of the Vote in San Miguel County
by Marta Tarbell
Nov 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
In a three-man race, Goodtimes took 42 percent of the vote.
Henderson, White Reelected for Another Term
by Gus Jarvis
Nov 06, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
When Montrose County Clerk and Recorder Francine Tipton-Long made the announcement, White was surrounded by family members as broke down in tears upon hearing the results.
Judge Emphasizes ‘Public’ Aspect of Piñon Ridge Hearing
by Samantha Wright
Nov 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Apart from the public comment segments, the rest of the Piñon Ridge hearing will consist of formal evidentiary process, as lawyers for both sides examine and cross-examine a list of 25 witnesses.
Streetscape Plan Seeks Input Through Online Survey
by Peter Shelton
Nov 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Ridgway’s Streetscape Committee has sent out postcards asking local businesses and residents to take an online survey about plans to revitalize the historic downtown.
Emergency Repairs Authorized for Camp Bird Road
by Samantha Wright
Nov 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Repairs will get underway as soon as Thursday this week, weather-permitting, on an exposed 20-25 foot section of the Camp Bird Road in the vicinity of the “Drinking Cup”.
Telluride World Cup Organizers Enthusiastic
by Martinique Davis
Nov 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Skicross to make its Telluride World Cup debut, December 12-15.