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Eliot Muckerman: A Bright Light, Dimmed
by Marta Tarbell
Mar 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
A picture of an irreplaceable fixture in the Telluride community emerged, as one close friend after another took the microphone to remember Eliot Muckerman at a ceremony on Saturday.
P&Z OKs Waiver Request for Four Corners
by Samuel Adams
Mar 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Telluride’s Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval of general waivers on a project that could dramatically reshape central Telluride.
Ridgway Plane Recovery Could Resemble 2001 Blue Mesa Crash
by William Woody
Mar 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
Divers will descend to the aircraft, get a point of reference while stabilizing themselves and then coordinate with the surface where to place lines around the plane.
Five Perish in Plane Crash at Ridgway State Park
by William Woody and Samantha Wright
Mar 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
A spring break trip was cut tragically short for five travelers from Gadsden, Ala., Saturday, March 22, when the small private plane they were traveling in crashed into Ridgway Reservoir on its fin...
KOTO Special Election Delayed Indefinitely, Board Says
by Samuel Adams
Mar 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
The special election for five KOTO board seats will not happen, said its Board President and Directors.
Montrose County Purchases Gravel Pit to House Road and Bridge Dept.
by Gus Jarvis
Mar 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
The commissioners unanimously agreed to purchase the property for $650,000 on Monday.
Mayfield Decides to Go For Another Four
by Watch Staff
Mar 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Susie Mayfield has announced that she will throw her hat into the ring again and run for her fourth term as Ouray County Assessor in the upcoming 2014 election.
Ouray Native Ben Tisdel Announces for District 2 Seat
by Watch Staff
Mar 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
Tisdel will run as an unaffiliated candidate.
Ag Water Through Tunnel to Return in Early April
by William Woody
Mar 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
The 105-year-old tunnel will begin delivering water diverted from the Gunnison River in the first week in April, according to UVWUA manager Steve Fletcher.
Wright Opera House Renovation Plows Ahead
by Samantha Wright
Mar 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
The theater has been closed for construction since early February and is slated to re-open in mid-May.
At Long Last, USGS Officially Names Bridal Peak
by Samuel Adams
Mar 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
After a nine-month campaign, Jeff Burch championed an official naming of Bridal Peak.
Judge Reverses Brian Ahern Assault Conviction
by Gus Jarvis
Mar 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
Colorado Democratic Party’s 7th Judicial District Chair Brian Ahern argued that the trial judge denied his right to confront the witnesses against him by excessively limiting cross-examination.
Commissioners, City Council to Discuss Safety Sales Tax
by Gus Jarvis
Mar 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
The city intends to request monetary support for the increased costs in what the city must pay to operate the Regional 911 Dispatch Center.
Stricter Performance Reviews Enacted in Montrose Schools
by William Woody
Mar 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
The new system is based in part on student performance and test scores, and allows for the dismissal of tenured teachers when performance is low and or for other reasons.
Streetscape Project Hangs in the Balance in Ridgway’s Looming Municipal Election
by Samantha Wright
Mar 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Early/absentee voting is underway for the Town of Ridgway’s municipal election on Tuesday, April 1, at which the fate of funding for the proposed Streetscape project will be determined.
Divers Locate Five Bodies Within Plane Crash Wreckage
by Samantha Wright
Mar 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
Due to the extensive damage and orientation of the plane, the divers were not able to recover the victims’ bodies, which will remain within the wreckage until it can be safely brought to shore.
Victims in Saturday Crash ID’d by Hometown Paper
by William Thornton, AL.com
Mar 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Tributes began appearing early Sunday morning among friends of pilot Jimmy Hill and passengers Katrina Barksdale, her two sons Kobe and Xander, and a cousin, Seth McDuffie.
Women’s Forum Launches New Series With ‘Sex in the Box Canyon’ Discussion
by Samantha Wright
Mar 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
“This could get messy,” warned Olivia St. Claire, pulling a frosted chocolate donut out of her bag, and offering a scandalous suggestion about what to do with it (and a man) in bed.
Montrose Hosts Internationally Acclaimed Adventure Film Festival
by Marta Tarbell
Mar 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
Montrose joins forces with climbing capitals – including Chamonix, France; Santiago, Chile; Sydney, Australia; and Asheville, N.C. – to host the internationally acclaimed Adventure Film Festival, A...