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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...
COMMUNITY BRIEFS
Horny Toad Partners With Telluride AIDS Benefit
by Watch Staff
Dec 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Bright Futures ahead ...
Clarice Rhoda Schmid
Dec. 12, 1918–Dec. 15, 2011
Dec 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Clarice Schmid dies in Hesperus, at 93
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Lindsey Jacobellis (USA) clinched victory Friday afternoon in the first snowboard cross race of the 2012 LG Snowboard FIS World Cup on Lower Misty Maiden. Jacobellis successfully competed in the women's final against last year's winner Dominique Maltais (CAN) and Deborah Anthonioz (FRA) and thus locked in the first ever victory of an US athlete in Telluride. Photo by Brett Schreckengost
Jacobellis Grabs Gold in Telluride’s Third Snowboard FIS World Cup
by Watch Staff
Dec 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Win Marks First American Gold in Three-Year-Old Event; Baumgartner/Cheever a Close Second in SBX Team Final
RIDGWAY BRIEFS
Emotional Hearing on Smart Meters Ends in Activist’s Collapse
by Peter Shelton
Dec 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
An emotional meeting on smart meters in Ridgway ended abruptly last Wednesday when anti-smart meter activist Jean McDonnel collapsed with an aortic aneurysm.
SMPA Installing New Digital Meters Already in Thousands of Homes, But Concerns Still Linger
by Gus Jarvis
Dec 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
For those who are electrically sensitive, there seem to be no easy answers as SMPA moves toward upgrading its grid.
TSG Works to Reduce Carbon Emissions
Dec 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
TSG signs on as one of Climate Challenge program’s flagship resorts
GOCO Grant Puts Ice Park Acquisition Within Reach
by Samantha Wright
Dec 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Just in time for Ice Festival, Ouray is poised to seal Ice Park land deal with USFS.
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AL FRESCO – Ouray 4th graders Judah Preston, Tammy Iverson and Kacie Meraz caught up on some reading during recess on a recent chilly afternoon. The Ouray School has responded to challenging economic times by finding ways to tighten its belt without leaving kids and teachers out in the cold. (Photo by Samantha Wright)
Tough Financial Times for Ouray School in Wake of Prop 103
by Samantha Wright
Dec 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Despite sharp cuts in funding, the Ouray Schools have found ways to make it all work.
Partial Lineup for Telluride Bluegrass Festival 2012
Dec 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Tickets are selling fast.