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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...
Ouray Sheriff Investigates Fatality on Hwy 550
by Samantha Wright
Nov 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Autopsy results are not yet in on a man found dead near Iron Park south of Ouray.
Holiday Road-Trip: U.S. Capitol Tree Rolls Through Montrose
by William Woody
Nov 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
The a 73-foot-tall Engelmann spruce was felled earlier this month and will arrive in Washington D.C. just after Thanksgiving along with nearly 3,000 ornaments crafted by Colorado school children.

Nordic Council Prepares for What May Be the Last Supper
by Peter Shelton
Nov 11, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
The board of directors of the Ouray County Nordic Council is getting old and wonder if this year’s fundraiser will be The Last Supper.
Downtown Montrose Draws New Businesses
by William Woody
Nov 10, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Take a look around downtown Montrose today and residents can see, with a trained eye, that those “for sale” and "for rent" signs are slowing fading away.
UPDATED: Montrose City Council Just Says ‘No’
by William Woody
Nov 08, 2012 | 2 2 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
In the wake of the Nov. 6 election, the City of Montrose has joined a handful of other Colorado towns in drafting emergency moratoriums on retail marijuana distribution after state voters approved ...
Duree Steps Down as Montrose City Attorney
by William Woody
Nov 08, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Montrose City Attorney Russ Duree is retiring. “I just feel it is time for me to look at retiring, and maybe going fishing," he says.
Cañon City Residents Express Concern Over Piñon Ridge Uranium Mill
by Gus Jarvis
Nov 08, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Members of the group said their worries about the CDPHE’s ability to oversee the proposed mill date back to 2002.
Crested Butte Pledges Support to Montrose Allegiant Air Service
by Gus Jarvis
Nov 08, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
The pledge of support, inked recently in a letter of intent, comes after officials from the Telluride-Montrose Regional Air Organization asked for support from three entities in the Gunnison/Creste...