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Telluride Bluegrass Festival Brings Big Names on Board
by Watch Staff
Feb 27, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
The lineup includes Mumford and Sons, String Cheese Incident, Dispatch and the Masters of Bluegrass featuring Del McCoury, Bobby Osborne, J.D. Crowe, Bobby Hicks and Jerry McCoury.
Creative District Launch Party Coming March 1 to Sherbino
by Peter Shelton
Feb 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
After six months of hard work, RCD is ready to present itself, its vision, its logo, its strategic plan, to any and all Ridgwayites interested in creativity, economic development, and the town’s st...
TELLURIDE BRIEFS | Council Seeks to Discourage Bear Raids Through Steeper Fines
by Samantha Wright
Feb 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
With the goal of discouraging another bruin invasion, the Telluride Town Council agreed on Tuesday, Feb. 19 to increase fines for residents who fail to follow the town’s trash ordinance.
State Doles Out Grant Funding to Regional Airports
by Gus Jarvis
Feb 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
The Telluride Regional Airport is slated to receive $69,457 from Colorado’s Aviation Discretionary Grant program; the Montrose Regional Airport will receive $318,567.
RIDGWAY BRIEFS | Heritage Days/Ranch Rodeo Planned for June
by Peter Shelton
Feb 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
ROCC to take over parking lot sale...DEVO is now RAMS...Council urged to weigh in on Section 9.
Telluride Foundation Gifts $75,000 to TSSC Capital Campaign
by By Samantha Wright
Feb 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Youth sports club closer to having year-round training facility thanks to a grant to TSSC from the Telluride Foundation.
Judge Rules Against Secret Oil and Gas Nominations
by Peter Shelton
Feb 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Activists in the North Fork Valley have won what could be a precedent-setting court case overturning the BLM’s practice of secret oil and gas parcel nominations.
Commissioners, Hospital Trustees Still at Odds Over Lease
by Gus Jarvis
Feb 21, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
The lease is the latest point of contention between the Montrose County Commissioners and the Montrose Hospital Board of Trustees.
OURAY BRIEFS | Ouray Wades Into Pool Improvement Project
by By Samantha Wright
Feb 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
At Tuesday’s meeting, the Ouray City Council approved a moratorium on private marijuana clubs and the city administrator receives an “above average” grade on his performance.

Tenth Annual Telluride Gay Ski Week Starts Friday
by Marta Tarbell
Feb 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Telluride Gay Ski Week co-founder John McGill envisions a world where “we’re finding labels” like “gay” and “straight” increasingly irrelevant, and “it will be great if we can someday live without ...
Bear Creek Proposal Has Not Yet Been Submitted
by Gus Jarvis
Feb 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
As of Monday, the U.S. Forest Service Norwood Ranger District’s office has not yet received any formal Bear Creek ski area proposal by potential developers Tom Chapman or Ron Curry.

Out-Of-Bounds: Boundary Management in the Avalanche-Prone San Juans
by Martinique Davis
Feb 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Telluride Ski Resort and the Forest Service warn that stiff penalties exist for closure violations – while avalanches remain likely.
The Fate of a Montrose Dog, Sentenced to Be Put Down, Goes Viral
by William Woody
Feb 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
With thousands signing petitions pleading for mercy, an appeal will be filed.
Student Fashion Show Now a Vital TAB Tradition
by Martinique Davis
Feb 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Filling the seats at the Palm Theatre, the student-led, student-run fashion show has become a big fundraiser for the Telluride Aids Benefit’s educational initiatives.
House Unanimously Passes Small Hydro Legislation
by Watch Staff
Feb 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
In a unanimous vote, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a measure to  streamline small-hydro licensing requirements.  
Black Canyon Astronomical Society Stirs Up Interest in Night Skies
by William Woody
Feb 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
With regular programs at the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Ridgway State Park and in the area’s schools throughout the school year, the club and its 31 members, from Silverton to the ...
County, City May Cooperate on Future Road and Bridge Projects
by Gus Jarvis
Feb 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
At a meeting last week, the City of Montrose and Montrose County agreed to work together on future road and bridge projects.
Hoggle Goggle Wins Venture Accelerator New Business Grant
by Martinique Davis
Feb 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
After winning the TVA contest, local Lara Young’s concept, “a home for your goggle,” will hit shelves at outdoor retailers across the world in the fall.
Acme Healing Centers Opens MMJ Dispensary in Ridgway
by Samantha Wright
Feb 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
The goods – 40 different strains of medical grade marijuana as well as infused products, edibles and hash concentrates – are kept under lock and key in a small, secure room.