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North Fork Parcels Back on the Auction Block
by Peter Shelton
Nov 22, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
The BLM announced last week it was putting 20 controversial oil-and-gas lease parcels in the North Fork Valley back up for bid, in the Feb. 2013 lease sale.
No Niño Promises Only a ‘Wild Card’ Winter
by Peter Shelton
Nov 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
At the 2012 Avalanche and Winter Weather Coordination Meeting, NWS forecaster Joe Ramey looked ahead to the coming No Niño winter.
Unconscious Teen Moved to Denver Children’s Hospital
by Gus Jarvis
Nov 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
After being hit by a semi truck while riding his bike in early October, a still-unconscious 14-year-old Tommy Thomas has been moved to Denver Children’s Hospital. An account has been set up at the ...
Montrose Thanksgiving Dinner Readies 2,000 Meals
by Gus Jarvis
Nov 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
One hundred and ten turkeys are being cooked for this year’s Montrose Community Thanksgiving Dinner at Friendship Hall.
Warm Coats and Clothing Distributed at THS
by Samantha Wright
Nov 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s not too late to donate items for the warm clothing drive.
One-Stop Shopping, Training and Recording at Montrose Music
by William Woody
Nov 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Owner Ken Crombie opened the doors of Montrose Music in late July, and has been hard at working tearing down the walls to access an adjacent vacant space for the creation of music classrooms and a ...
Volunteer Effort Creates Soccer Field at Johnson Elementary
by William Woody
Nov 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
The project, constructed during the summer months, was managed from start-to-finish by the PAC.
Affordable Housing Goes Back to the Drawing Board
by Martinique Davis
Nov 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Mountain Village Design Review Board has asked the would-be developer of a Meadows affordable housing to scale back the project.
Holiday Prelude Is Pre-Christmas Pick-me-up
by Martinique Davis
Nov 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
In an effort to bring in more visitors during the typically quiet weeks before Christmas, local merchants, the tourism board, and the town of Telluride will host a new series of family activities.
Counties Petition Parks and Wildlife Over OHV Rules
by Gus Jarvis
Nov 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Because four counties in the San Juan Mountains have strict OHV rules, they are not eligible for state OHV sticker revenues.
Ski Area Won’t Bend On Pre-Season Closure
by Samantha Wright
Nov 18, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
A local petition to manage uphill hiking and skiing makes the rounds, but the Telluride Ski & Golf Company “feels strongly” that closures stay in place.
Council Nixes Alpenhof Settlement Agreement
by Samantha Wright
Nov 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Citing concerns about public safety, the Ouray City Council agreed by a vote of 4-1 at a public hearing on Wednesday, Nov. 7, not to enter into a proposed settlement agreement, which would have giv...
Top of the Pines Skates Toward It’s Future
by Peter Shelton
Nov 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Top of the Pines, Inc., is on a mission to transform an old Girl Scout Camp into an educational retreat, and a top-notch cross-country ski center.
Horvat Sentenced in Lichter Assault
by Marta Tarbell
Nov 15, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Jeffrey Edmund Horvat, 27, was sentenced on third-degree misdemeanor assault charges Tuesday, Nov. 13, in San Miguel County court.
Telluride Real Estate Sales Spike in October
by Gus Jarvis
Nov 15, 2012 | 2 2 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
In San Miguel County, the number of real estate sales in October jumped 70 percent in comparison to the number of sales in the same month in 2010.
Telluride Vies to Host Stage of 2013 USA Pro Cycling Challenge
by Samantha Wright
Nov 15, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Telluride’s decision to bid for a stage of the 2013 Pro Challenge came on the heels of detailed analysis about the pros and cons of the 2012 event.
Uranium Mill Advocates, Opponents Face Off in Nucla
by Samantha Wright
Nov 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Monday promised to hold some fireworks, as dozens of members of the public made their way to tiny Nucla from across the Western Slope to express their very strong opinions on the matter of whether ...
We’ve Legalized Pot. Now What?
by Marta Tarbell
Nov 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
San Miguel County Sheriff Bill Masters, a longtime and vocal critic of the War on Drugs, says “I’m not thrilled” about the the passage of Amendment 64.
MONTROSE COUNTY BRIEFS | Despite Short Notice, Ryan Campaign Event Went Well
by Gus Jarvis
Nov 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Waiving fees expected to encourage home building… Hickenlooper’s Appointment Dismays Montrose Commissioners…Budget Meeting Scheduled.
Medical Helicopter Pilot Cited for Harassing Wildlife
by Watch Staff
Nov 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Colorado Parks and Wildlife has cited a medical helicopter pilot from Arizona for harassing wildlife after a group of hunters observed him flying his ship very low over an elk herd in a canyon near...