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#5 STORY OF 2011
Some Love ‘Em, Some Hate ‘Em: Telluride Prairie Dogs Protected
by Watch Staff
Dec 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
At the end of a long-winded debate, Telluride’s town council hopes predators will keep the Valley Floor prairie dog population in check.
#6 STORY OF 2011
After a Lengthy and Controversial Process, MV Adopts a Comprehensive Plan
by Watch Staff
Dec 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
2011 marked the end of a process in drafting a blueprint document that’s taken nearly three years to complete.
#7 STORY OF 2011
Region Starts to Invest in Alternative Power
by Watch Staff
Dec 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Not only were actual alternative forms of energy making headlines in 2011, a solar research institution took the conversation a step further.
#8 STORY OF 2011
Chapman Goes Head to Head Against Telski, Posts Guards on Trail
by Watch Staff
Dec 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Along with envisioning an expanded ski area, Tom Chapman takes an access fight to the courtroom and posts armed guards on the Wasatch Trail.
#9 STORY OF 2011
Local Skiers and Boarders Make a National Impression
by Watch Staff
Dec 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Telluride boasts some of the burliest slopes in North America, so it’s no wonder it’s also home to some of the best skiers on the continent – Kenworthy, Discoes, Kearneys.
#10 STORY OF 2011
Redistricting Almost Repaints Western Slope Political Picture
by Watch Staff
Dec 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
After heated debate in the Colorado Reapportionment Commission, for Districts 58 and 59 the outcome was much a do about nothing.
EDITORIAL SLANT
AT&T Service in Telluride Goes From Bad to Simply Horrendous
by Marta Tarbell
Dec 27, 2011 | 3 3 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
“Can you hear me? Can you hear me now?”
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WEEHAWKEN ART – A woodcut from Weehawken instructor Jennifer Ghormley. (Courtesy photo)
Up the Icefall
by Leslie Vreeland
Dec 26, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Weekawken Creative Arts offers new programs this winter for athletes as well as aesthetes.
Adopt-a-Cabin Program Offers Peace of Mind
by Watch Staff
Dec 25, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Mountain Village thinks green this holiday season with newly restructured Green Gondola Project; Adopt-a-Cabin sponsorship rates slashed.
Three Seats, Five Candidates, for TMVOA
by Martinique Davis
Dec 25, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
The Telluride Mountain Village Owners Association will to elect three members next week.
2012 Mountainfilm to Address Its Most Ambitious Topic Yet
by Jesse James McTigue
Dec 25, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Today’s Mountainfilm Festival has expanded from the celebration of mountaineering pioneers to the celebration of the work of pioneers in a myriad of fields, many of them focused on solving the most...
Ouray County Shifts to District 59 in Final House Map
by Gus Jarvis
Dec 25, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Redistricting is not expected to make state house districts in southwestern Colorado more competitive.
Angela Hawse Named Guide of the Year
by Peter Shelton
Dec 25, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Ridgway’s Angela Hawse wins prestigious Guide of the Year Award.
Snowflakes Celebrate the Old Colona Schoolhouse
by Watch Staff
Dec 25, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
The Colona Grange sponsored a snowflake-cutting contest among local third-graders to celebrate Phase 1 of the restoration of the old Colona schoolhouse.
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SNOW BUNNIES – Naturita Middle Schoolers at High Camp Hut near Telluride during a winter 2011 Snowshoe Overnight camp.(Photo by Laura Kudo)
KNOW YOUR WATERSHED
Telluride Institute’s WEP
by Martinique Davis
Dec 25, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Telluride Institute’s Watershed Education Program takes students out into the field – the San Miguel Watershed – for hands-on lessons in the world around them.
Longtime Former Ouray Pastor Dies
Dec 24, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 273 273 recommendations | email to a friend
Rev. Lawrence Kern worked in Ouray in the 1970s and 1980s.
Mountainfilm Winter Shorts Fundraiser Monday, Dec. 26
by Watch Staff
Dec 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Mountainfilm Dec. 26 fundraiser tickets priced at affordable $10. “It’s a great way for Mountainfilm to give back at a time when everyone is being asked to give to,” says Executive Director Peter K...
Smart Meter Activist in ICU at St. Mary’s
by Watch Staff
Dec 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Smart meter activist Jean McDonnel suffered an aortic aneurysm at a meeting of the Ridgway Town Council last week.
Commissioner White Announces Run Re-election Bid
by Peter Shelton
Dec 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Montrose District 3 County Commissioner David White announced Dec. 15 that he has decided to run for a second term.
Community Grants Bring Jobs, Training to Paradox Basin
by Watch Staff
Dec 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Federal grants administered by the Telluride Foundation are boosting the faltering economy in western San Miguel, Montrose, Dolores and Montezuma counties, with a history of boom-and-bust cycles of...