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Valuations to Clobber Region's Libraries in 2014
by Peter Shelton
May 02, 2013 | 2 2 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Libraries around the region are facing a big funding shortfall in 2014 as revenues from property taxes drop.
OURAY COUNTY BRIEFS | Citizens Demand More Time on Visual Impacts
by Peter Shelton
May 02, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Ouray BOCC looks at visual impacts, again, along with high-country road signs, and Amendment 64 (recreational marijuana).
Wilderness Bill Redux in ENR Subcommittee
by Samantha Wright
May 02, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
In his testimony, Udall stressed the bill’s grassroots origins and potential economic and environmental benefits to the region.
UPDATED: Energy Fuels Issued Radioactive Materials License, Again
by Gus Jarvis
May 02, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Once an air quality permit is in place, Energy Fuels is set to begin construction once uranium markets improve.
Telski Drops FIS World Cup Event
by Martinique Davis
May 02, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Citing concerns over resources Telski will no longer host the international ski and snowboardcross event.
Mud Fest Makes Muddy Mark on County
by Samantha Wright
May 02, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Numbers of attendees were up significantly from the previous year, and overall, the event was deemed a downright dirty success.
Montrose Sheriff Seeks Information on Dog Shooting
by Watch Staff
May 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
The dog was found to have sustained and survived a gunshot to the head from a small caliber firearm.
TMRAO Is Now Colorado Flights Alliance
by Gus Jarvis
Apr 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
While its core mission to attract and retain air service to the region remains the same, the organization is taking an expanded outlook to engage the larger economic region.
Take a Colorado Cannabis Craze Trip
by Gus Jarvis
Apr 29, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 316 316 recommendations | email to a friend
Among Colorado's new marijuana-based businesses is an unlikely pot-centric board game created by Louisville based Hilljack Entertainment.
UPDATED: No Decision on Gravel Pit Special Use Permit
by Gus Jarvis
Apr 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Thursday’s hearing before a capacity of community members in Friendship Hall, brought forth dozens of comments and concerns, both pro and con.
New Chamber of Commerce for Telluride Business Community
by Gus Jarvis
Apr 25, 2013 | 3 3 comments | 312 312 recommendations | email to a friend
The Telluride Region Chamber of Commerce will operate as an umbrella organization, representing its membership and providing a host of much-needed products and services.
Cost of Pandora Water System Project Continues To Mount
by Samantha Wright
Apr 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Telluride Public Works Project Manager Karen Guglielmone projects that this year’s portion of the project will come in $500,000 over-budget.
Future of Basin Clinic Remains Uncertain
by Gus Jarvis
Apr 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
With its management agreement with the Montrose Memorial Hospital coming to an end on July 31, the Basin Clinic Board is desperately seeking a way to keep its rural clinic , located in Naturita, op...
Ouray County Mud Fest Roars Into Action This Weekend
by Samantha Wright
Apr 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
There will be 4X4 competitions, freestyle motocross demos, and a high-octane NSPA-sanctioned truck pull, plus a Mud Run 5K, mud volleyball, mud tug o’ war, mud horseshoes and a host of clean and di...
Remembering Jim Davidson
by Art Goodtimes
Apr 25, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 669 669 recommendations | email to a friend
Telluride native Jim Davidson, founder of the iconic San Miguel Journal, died at home in Crestone, surrounded by his family, on Sunday, April 21.
The Long Road Home
by William Woody
Apr 25, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Heath and Jesse McCombs joined the Army after graduating from Montrose High School, well over a decade ago. Today, thanks to a boost from the Warrior Resource Center, their new business, Montrose A...
After No-Show, Dismissal Sought of Appeal for Dutch
by William Woody
Apr 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Attorneys representing the City of Montrose are seeking the dismissal of an appeal by the owner of the 107-pound American Allaunt canine named Dutch sentenced to death after attacking a woman last ...
Despite Persistent Drought Fire Season Forecast Is Average
by Seth Cagin
Apr 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
While snowpack is up over last year, the amount of water in state reservoirs is down. The Climate Prediction Center at NOAA is forecasting above average temperatures for the summer and persistent d...
OURAY BRIEFS | Cops Bristle at Newly Imposed Schedule
by Samantha Wright
Apr 24, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
The police chief stressed that the new work schedule is not a good fit for his small, understaffed department which optimally should have five full-time officers,
UPDATED: Victim in April 23 Collision Identified
by Watch Staff
Apr 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Montrose resident Blaine Tankersley died in an accident in the southbound lane of Colo. Hwy. 550 early Tuesday morning.