Ridgway Hydropower Plant Poised to Go Online
by Samantha Wright
Feb 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
For the past three decades the Ridgway Dam’s pent-up power production potential has gone unrealized. Now, that is about to change.
SMC Commissioners Approve Pot Cultivation Amendment
by Samuel Adams
Feb 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
The San Miguel County Commissioners approved a land use code amendment that could allow for marijuana cultivation and infused products production outside the Ilium Industrial Park.
RIDGWAY BRIEFS | Town Awards ‘Lake O’ Project to North Fork Company
by Samantha Wright
Feb 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
Rundle Construction submitted the lowest of five bids to construct the Lake Otonowanda Rehabilitation Project, the aim of which is to dramatically expand the reservoir’s capacity.
Updated: Montrose Council Supports Measure B, Rec Center
by William Woody
Feb 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
Councilor Kathy Ellis, who proclaimed herself the "most conservative" of all council members said the passage of Measure B will "put people back to work," and increase property values.
Citing Public Benefits, San Miguel BOCC Supports Wilson Peak Exchange
by Samuel Adams
Feb 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
The San Miguel Board of County Commissioners announced its formal support of a massive land exchange on Wilson Peak, which could restore public access to the summit of the 14,000-foot peak.
Archaeologist Discusses Ute Rock Art Motifs at ROCC Talk
by Watch Staff
Feb 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
Patterson will focus on her studies of Ute rock art “maps” on the Uncompahgre Plateau, particularly in the Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area and Dominquez-Escalante National Conservation Area.
Five Vie for Ouray Planning Commission Vacancy
by Samantha Wright
Feb 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
Ouray residents Brad Clark, Carl Cockle, Mike Fedel, Chris Hinkson and Adam Kunz are all vying for the position.
Kenworthy Stranded – With Pups – in Russia
Feb 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
Kenworthy gained international attention even before winning Silver in Sochi upon claiming the stray mother and four puppies.
UPDATED: Victims of Plane Crash Near Telluride Identified
by Samuel Adams
Feb 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
All three were experienced pilots from Arizona.
Telluride Community Discusses Pool Design
by Samuel Adams
Feb 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
The Town of Telluride’s project to build a new community pool began in earnest last week, as it began publicly discussing the designing and budgeting of the pool.
VIR Work Session Ducks Contentious Issues, Plucks ‘Low Hanging Fruit’
by Samantha Wright
Feb 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
The general theme of Thursday’s work session was to focus on “low-hanging fruit”, fairly straight-forward issues that are not contentious, while leaving “high hanging fruit” types of philosophical ...
Knight, Rummel’s ‘DamNation’ to Premiere at SXSW
by Gus Jarvis
Feb 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
'DamNation' explores the rivers and landscapes that have been altered by dams as well as changing values in society, from the conquest and control of rivers to realizing human society is a part of ...
Shareholders Approve Golf Course Buyout
by William Woody
Feb 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
The City of Montrose will buy out the Black Canyon Golf Club for $675,000 from the Montrose Land Company.
Telluride Clinic Sees Jump in Pot-Related ER Visits
by Samuel Adams
Feb 13, 2014 | 2 2 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
Consumers learn it’s easy to over-consume pot edibles, and may experience nausea and anxiety. Local pot shops and the industry are beefing up efforts to better educate customers.
Trustees Reorganize, Fire Attorney, Take County Office Space
by Gus Jarvis
Feb 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
The MMH Board of Trustees was a regrouping in the aftermath of the County Commissioners’ decision to remove three of the seven members of the board.
Axel Charrette Day Celebrates Life of Free-Spirited Toddler
by Samantha Wright
Feb 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
Festivities will take place at the Axel Loop trailhead, named for the Ridgway toddler who was murdered in Mexico last spring while on a cycling and experiential learning adventure with his family.
Kenworthy Grabs Silver in U.S. Podium Sweep
by Watch Staff
Feb 13, 2014 | 2 2 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
Well before Kenworthy's silver-medal-winning run, five Sochi dogs brought Kenworthy into a different kind of national spotlight.
School Board Approves November Tax Proposal
by William Woody
Feb 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
Montrose voters will consider two potential tax increases this year. One was put on the ballot by the Montrose School District RE-1J on Tuesday and seeks a November property tax to fund classroom i...
‘Ruby Gravity Attack’ Tested Mettle of CDOT Crews, Local Economies
by Samantha Wright
Feb 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
The rockfall mitigation project has been fraught with danger – rockfall, ice fall, high-angle exposure – as crews raced to reopen the highway and restore full access to the communities of Silverton...
SMC Commissioner Joan May Announces Candidacy
by Samuel Adams
Feb 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Joan May said she hopes to continue focusing on regional economic sustainability and greenhouse emission reductions across the county, as her most important focus.