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House Dems Shoot Down County Election Bill
by Watch Staff
Mar 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
SB84 would have given Colorado voters residing in counties with a population 70,000 or less the power to elect their county commissioners by local districts.
Black Canyon Tourism Brings in Big Bucks
by William Woody
Mar 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
The Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park drew 192,500 visitors to its painted walls in 2012; they dropped roughly $11 million in tourism revenues.
With New Pastor at Helm, Struggling Church Springs Back to Life
by Samantha Wright
Mar 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
Rev. John Gowins wears two hats at Ouray’s Calvary Assembly of God, where he is both pastor, and executive director of the Eagle’s Nest Retreat, providing residential counseling for ministers and t...
Rotary Red Ball Express Rolls on March 9
Mar 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
On Sunday, March 9, someone will be $5,000 richer, and perhaps, $100,000 richer. The Rotary Red Ball Express is back for its 11th year, and this year is shaping up to be the biggest year yet for th...
KOTO Special Election Still on Hold
by Samuel Adams
Mar 07, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
The board of directors still seeks legal counsel and is doubtful that a special election will happen any time soon. The board also approved the creation of a new event, and decided to hold the annu...
Drive High, Get a DUI
by Watch Staff
Mar 06, 2014 | 2 2 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
March 10 marks the official kick-off of CDOT's new Drive High, Get a DUI campaign.
Snowmobiler Still Missing After Avalanche on Wednesday
by Gus Jarvis
Mar 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 105 105 recommendations | email to a friend
Search and rescue operations are ongoing in a remote part of Montezuma County for one individual caught in an avalanche.
KOTO Elections Up in the Air
by Samuel Adams
Mar 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
Even though the board agreed in January to hold a special election for all its seats, the election isn’t moving forward any time soon.
Retail Pot Questions Will Light Up Ouray’s Ballot This November
by Samantha Wright
Mar 06, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
Ouray City Council agreed to craft ballot language giving voters the power to determine the fate of retail pot shops; related businesses having to do with cultivation, manufacturing products and te...
Hickenlooper Declares Disaster Emergency for Rockslide Near Ouray
by Watch Staff
Mar 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
The declaration enables CDOT to pursue federal transportation emergency relief funds to construct permanent rockfall mitigation along the affected stretch of highway.
The Joy of Skiing: Karl Dorman’s ‘Disability’ Doesn’t Keep Him From Carving the Slopes
by Samuel Adams
Mar 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
The Telluride Adaptive Sports Program helped Karl Dorman, pictured, visit Telluride for a week-long ski trip with other wounded veterans.
Ground Broken on New CMU Student Quad
by William Woody
Mar 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
The new quad, which will have features similar to Centennial Plaza in downtown, will connect the main CMU building with its new 3,200 square-foot student center and administrative offices – formerl...
Ouray Trail Group Pursues Funds to Build New Segment of Perimeter Trail
by Samantha Wright
Mar 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
The new trail section would include a bridge across Oak Creek, and would also provide a safe exit route for canyoneers exploring the area.
MOUNTAIN VILLAGE BRIEFS | Mountain Village Closer to Banning Pot Sales
by Samuel Adams
Mar 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Mountain Village Community Development Director Chris Hawkins presented a plan to give the Meadows an overhaul, and council moved closer to banning all pot sales by passing a moratorium.
El Cap, Back to Back’ Climbing Presentation Supports George Gardner Scholarship Fund
by Samantha Wright
Mar 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
An upcoming slideshow presentation by the founder of the dZi Foundation highlights his adventures 20 years ago on Yosemite’s iconic granite monolith.
School Leaders Urge State Lawmakers to Replenish Funding
by William Woody
Mar 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
In a show of unity, 171 of Colorado’s 179 school district superintendents have signed a letter urging Colorado lawmakers and Gov. John Hickenlooper to take action to adequately support and fund sta...
Information Sought in Elk Poaching Incident
by Watch Staff
Mar 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
According to CPW, the incident happened on the evening of Feb. 27, when a poacher shot and killed a yearling cow elk with a high-powered rifle on Colo. Hwy. 141 near mile marker 38. The carcass was...
MHS's JROTC Unit Wins Sectional, Places 18th at National Shooting Comp
by William Woody
Mar 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
"We made history here at MHS. Never in the history of this program have we taken first [in sectionals],” said Chief John Boughton, the unit's teacher and a 24-year Navy veteran.
Local Mountaineer, Outdoor Mentor Charlie Winger Wins Ellingwood Award
by Watch Staff
Mar 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
The award is given to the individual who best reflects the club’s climbing ethics, demonstrating and teaching strong climbing skills, and pushing the boundaries of climbing accomplishments in Color...
California Philanthropist Grants $30K to Ouray County Food Pantry
by Samantha Wright
Mar 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
The Ouray County Food Pantry recently received a $30,000 grant to cover three years’ worth of operating expenses.