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North Fork Rallies Against Oil and Gas Leases
by Watch Staff
Jan 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Thirty thousand acres of proposed oil and gas leases in the North Fork Valley raised the ire of local Delta County residents.
She did it! Ouray Marathoner Completes Project 51 in (Less Than) 52
by Martinique Davis
Jan 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
‘Race the states’ endeavor raised $20,000 for First Descents
It’s a Family Affair
by Peter Shelton
Jan 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Flour Power, Ridgway’s new bakery/café just opened in the Silver San Juan Building downtown.
A Million-Dollar Year for the Ouray Hot Springs Pool
by Samantha Wright
Jan 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Ouray Hot Springs Pool breaks a million, gets a facelift.
COMMUNITY BRIEFS
Ridgway Schools Get Defibrillators
by Watch Staff
Jan 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Curecanti Medical Society Announces Scholarships…Ouray Family Medicine Expands…Basin Clinic's Jenks Receives CAQ in Emergency Medicine
DDA Works to Create a Future
by Kati O'Hare
Jan 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Downtown Montrose has great potential as a home for creative entrepreneurs and artists, DDA officials say.
A Possible Third Liquor Store Convulses Ridgway
by Peter Shelton
Jan 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
An application for a new liquor store in Ridgway brings out philosophical arguments for free enterprise versus regulation.
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<b>HOME AT LONG LAST</b> – Xavier Smith held on tight to his dad, Sgt. Sheldon Smith, who came home last week from a year-long our of duty in Afghanistan with the 928th Area Support Medical Company of the Colorado Army National Guard. The soldiers came home to a heroes’ welcome at Montrose Memorial Airport Thursday, Jan. 12, and a flag-waving parade Friday along Main Street to Friendship Hall, where they celebrated a belated Christmas with their families. Smith is a San Miguel County deputy sheriff, in civilian life; his last tour of duty was in 2003, in Iraq. (Photo by Brett Schreckengost)
Another Parade to Remember for Colorado National Guard
by Kati O'Hare
Jan 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
National Guard soldiers get warm welcome home after a year of service in Afghanistan.
Rico Resident Amber Kenyon in ICU After Ophir Loop Car Accident
by Gus Jarvis
Jan 18, 2012 | 2 2 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Since arriving at hospital, Amber Kenyon remains unconscious but has made “great little baby steps” in recovering.
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Bridal Veil Falls Claim Life of Climbing Legend
by Gus Jarvis
Jan 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
An accomplished world climber and author, Jack Roberts was a fixture in the local climbing community.
Two Parachute Men Face Charges in Montana Jogger’s Death
by Watch Staff
Jan 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Lester Vann Waters, 47, and Michael Keith Spell, 22, of Parachute, face charges in death of Sidney, Montana high school math instructor Sherry Arnold, who disappeared more than a week ago.
Denver Woman Dies in Ski Accident at Silverton Mountain
by Samantha Wright
Jan 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
Sydney Elizabeth Owens slid 1,500 feet on steep, ungroomed terrain.
Home Safe Suspended Following Sunday Morning Accident
by Marta Tarbell
Jan 16, 2012 | 2 2 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
The program, which started in 2003, transported over 25,000 passengers home from Telluride bars.
SMPA’s Demand Rates Continue to Confound
by Peter Shelton
Jan 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
It wasn’t smart meters this time, but the quarterly Tri County meeting in Ridgway did focus on a knotty aspect of San Miguel Power Association’s service: demand rates.
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<b>PATRICK MORRIS</b> – Standing outside Season’s Harvest Natural Foods four years ago, in Ridgway, which he co-owned with longtime partner Melissa Johnson. Morris died in the early hours of Sunday, Jan. 15, after being hit by a vehicle. (Watch file photo)
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Patrick Morris Dies in Early-Morning Accident on Main Street
by Gus Jarvis
Jan 16, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Patrick Morris, 52, had 'inexplicably' laid down in front of the taxi's front wheel as it prepared to depart.
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The road up to the entrance on the North Rim of Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. (Photo by Brett Schreckengost)
Biking the Back Roads
by Eric Ming
Jan 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
"When I go biking, I am mentally far, far away from civilization. The world is breaking someone else's heart." – Diane Ackerman
Hanging Flume Lecture and Slideshow Coming Jan. 24
by Watch Staff
Jan 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
An expert on the historic Hanging Flume above the San Miguel River will give an illustrated talk at the KAFM Radio Room in Grand Junction Jan. 24.
TELLURIDE BRIEFS
Council Disagrees on Future of Instant Runoff Voting
by Gus Jarvis
Jan 15, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Tuesday’s council meeting included discussions on funding a summer airline guarantee program, instant runoff voting, and making Telluride a one-precinct town.
Go Burlesque at This Weekend’s Lifesavers Ball
by Gus Jarvis
Jan 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
The burlesque circus is back and bigger than ever at the Telluride Conference Center.
New Year, New Owners at Bon Ton and St. Elmo
by Samantha Wright
Jan 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Front Range, Telluride duo acquire historic Ouray businesses.