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With Help From Students, Permanent Outdoor Stage Could Be a Reality in Ridgway
by Gus Jarvis
Oct 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
A new permanent outdoor performance stage designed and built by architecture graduate students in Hartwell Park could be a reality next summer after the Ridgway Town Council conditionally approved ...
Signs of Economic Improvement in Preliminary Budget?
by Gus Jarvis
Oct 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
The county is projecting an increase in revenues from property, sales and use taxes.
Piñon Ridge Hearing Process Gets Underway
by Samantha Wright
Oct 18, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
A public hearing process convened in Nucla this week gives advocates and opponents of the proposed Piñon Ridge Uranium Mill a chance to make their case.
Army Corps of Engineers Says Tires Must Go
by Samantha Wright
Oct 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
The United States Army Corps of Engineers has put the kibosh on an engineered proposal that would leave Laurence “Butch” Gunn’s illegal tire dump in place.
Animal Shelter Celebrates Move to Angel Ridge Ranch
by Samantha Wright
Oct 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Second Chance Humane Society celebrates the one-year anniversary of moving its animal shelter to Angel Ridge Ranch.
Getting Back to Our Roots
by Kati O'Hare
Oct 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Valley farmers are adapting new ways of farming to keep their soil healthier.
Montrose Commissioners Wary of Deal for Additional Airport FBO
by William Woody
Oct 17, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
In August, Phoenix, Ariz.-based Cutter Aviation, a highly respected FBO sent a letter to the county commissioners asking to begin negotiations to pursue a second FBO at the airport. Cutter would ma...
Woods Lake Now Home to Native Cutthroat Trout
by Gus Jarvis
Oct 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Once the population is established at Woods Lake, the habitat will provide the brood-stock, which will eventually assist in cutthroat conservation efforts throughout the Dolores and Gunnison river ...
Ouray Student Is National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist
by Samantha Wright
Oct 14, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
At Ouray School, senior Patrick Link has developed a reputation for excellence, inspiring fellow students and teachers alike.
REEL Things Launches Plastic-Free Schools Contest
by Martinique Davis
Oct 14, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
The hands-on educational contest is aimed at giving students a framework to create change within their communities.
Creating New Life Downtown
by Kati O'Hare
Oct 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Montrose's downtown is looking to the future, and planners and business owners are optimistic.
West End School District Counting On Ballot Issue For New School
by Gus Jarvis
Oct 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Voters in the West End School District face an important $8.9 million bond issue in November that would build a new PK-12 school at the site of the outdated Nucla High School.

In the Weeds at Montrose Schools
by William Woody
Oct 12, 2012 | 2 2 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Lack of staff, resources, money and larger class sizes are all serious issues the Montrose County School District RE-1J faces, with aging infrastructure coming up against modern-day operating budgets.
TELLURIDE BRIEFS | Council Grapples With Annexation Request
by Samantha Wright
Oct 11, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Tomboy annexation proposal draws ire from neighbors.
In Final Debate, Challengers Ask for a Nonpartisan Commissioner Race
by Kati O'Hare
Oct 11, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
On Tuesday, Montrose County Commissioner candidates faced off for the last time before the November election.
Nurturing ‘An Ecosystem of Entrepreneurs’
by Marta Tarbell
Oct 11, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
Telluride Foundation CEO Paul Major asked, “Can you do good and make money at the same time?”
EAGLE-Net Fiber Project Spurs CenturyLink Action
by Samantha Wright
Oct 11, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
The rapid deployment of EAGLE-Net’s fiberoptic broadband network has spurred upgrades by local telecom provider CenturyLink.
Tri-State Hands Down Another Wholesale Power Cost Increase
by Gus Jarvis
Oct 11, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Rising costs suggest the sobering reality that coal-fired energy is no longer the cheapest form of energy production for Tri-State’s consumers.
Recyclables Are Big Business at Recla Metals
by Kati O'Hare
Oct 11, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
People are finding that everything from discarded microwaves to Christmas lights – anything shiny, and a lot that is not – can earn them a few extra dollars.