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Montrose County Hesitant to Fund Public Lands Partnership
by Gus Jarvis
May 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Questioning the work it does, and whether or not Montrose County will have a voice in the organization, the Montrose Board of County Commissioners is hesitant to provide $5,000 in funding to the Pu...
Former County Commissioners Vie For SMPA District 7 Board Seat
by Watch Staff
May 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Keith Meinert of Ouray and Terry Rhoades of Silverton are vying for the chance to represent District Seven on the San Miguel Power Association board of directors.
The Angler Inn Blends Elevated Dining With Relaxed Ambiance
by Martinique Davis
May 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 329 329 recommendations | email to a friend
The Angler Inn, a new Down Valley restaurant, blends elevated dining with simple foods and a relaxed atmosphere.
The 2013 Reappraisal: Property Values Continue to Decline
by Watch Staff
May 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
All classes of real property, with the exception of agricultural land, experienced a decrease in value between June 30, 2010, and June 30, 2012.
Jeep Roads Open for Summer Season
by Samantha Wright
May 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Last week, Ouray County plow operators cleared the Camp Bird Road all the way up to iconic Yankee Boy Basin, and this week they finished opening up County Road 31 to Red Mountain Town.
DMEA at Odds With New Tri-State Rate Structure
by Gus Jarvis
May 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
The Delta-Montrose Electric Association Board of Directors appears to be at odds with the Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association over the electric wholesale provider’s new rate structure...
South Fir Street Properties Sold, Authentic Development Planned
by Gus Jarvis
May 09, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
A purchase agreement was inked on Friday, May 3, that could lead to an “authentic” and “comprehensive” development of Telluride’s South Fir Street properties long held by the estate of Joseph Zolin...
Beetle Infestation Threatens Ouray’s White Fir Forests
by Samantha Wright
May 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Ouray locals have been dismayed to discover increased numbers of dead and dying fir trees on the steeply forested mountainsides that ring the town.
‘Providing a Hand Up, Not a Handout’
by William Woody
May 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
The Zschoche's have been in Montrose for about two weeks and have about a week left to compete foundations and sub-flooring on a pair of homes for Habitat for Humanity.
Telski to Become New Owners of Inn at Lost Creek
by Martinique Davis
May 08, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
The boutique Mountain Village hotel will not see many changes under the new ownership, Telski’s Jim Mikula says.
Montrose High School Earns Yearbook Design Recognition
by Watch Staff
May 08, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Along with design excellence, the annually published Look Book honors the important role well-crafted yearbooks play in helping schools chronicle the experiences, stories and achievements of students.
Sotomayor Event Shines Spotlight on Youth Advisory Council
by Samantha Wright
May 08, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Kids from the Colorado Youth Advisory Council played a key role in Chief Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s appearance at the judicial center in Denver last week.
Colorado Springs Man Rescued from Black Canyon
by Watch Staff
May 08, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
The NPS said the rescue required the use of multiple hauling stations to move the injured hiker up 1,800 feet of loose rock and boulders, thick brush, cliffs and ledges.
Resource Center’s Johnson Wins PBS Award
by Martinique Davis
May 06, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Kara Johnson, education specialist with the San Miguel Resource Center, receives recognition for her work with kids in preventing sexual assault.
City of Montrose May Ship Recyclables to Front Range
by William Woody
May 06, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
The City of Montrose is initiating emergency recycling delivery after it could no longer ship to the SMARTS facility near Telluride as it undergoes improvements.
Inflatable ‘Wibits’ Woo Crowds of Kids to Hot Springs Pool
by Samantha Wright
May 06, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
The pool reopened last week after a brief closure for spring cleaning with a giant inflatable modular obstacle course and outsized floating orb tethered in the 5-foot section, bobbing brightly and ...
In Battle of the Brains, Ouray School Comes in First Place
by Samantha Wright
May 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
For the first time, the brainy bunch consisting of Patrick Link, Nicholas Pieper, Daniel Degenhardt and newcomer Julia Vann remained undefeated throughout the entire season and brought back a First...
Montrose Fire District Secures Funds for New Radio Equipment
by Watch Staff
May 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
The upgraded equipment will increase the center's functionality, operational stability and enhance the interface between dispatchers and emergency response personnel, including law enforcement, EMS...
Two Early Morning Earthquakes Rumble Near Ridgway
by Gus Jarvis
May 02, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
A USGS geophysicist said they were the smallest magnitude earthquakes anyone “can actually feel.”