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Colorado Senate Passes Small Hydro Legislation
by Samantha Wright
Mar 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
The bill compliments last year’s streamlining of permitting requirements for small hydro at the federal level.
Montrose School District Budget Comes Into Focus
by William Woody
Mar 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
Until state lawmakers in Denver figure out how much to reduce the "negative factor," Montrose County RE-1J educators are using an educated guess for the amount of new revenue to be used in the 2014...
Ouray County Commissioner Mike Fedel Will Not Seek Re-Election
by Watch Staff
Mar 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
The announcement was made at the Ouray County Republican Assembly on Tuesday, March 25, according to party chair Susan Watson.
Ambassador Thomas Graham Addresses Telluride
by Samuel Adams
Mar 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
Telluride hosted Ambassador Thomas Graham Jr. discussed nuclear nonproliferation and nuclear energy at a specially convened meeting Thursday.
Fate of Pandora Mill Unknown
Mar 30, 2014 | 2 2 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
The San Miguel Board of County Commissioners expressed a desire to preserve the historic structure at their meeting last Wednesday, March 19. Just how to preserve it is not yet clear.
Celebrate Ski Town Culture at Scrapple Fest
by Samuel Adams
Mar 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
Now comes Scrapple Fest, a 1970s-and-80s-themed costume party, complete with a pig roast, a pig chase (mimicking a pivotal scene in the film) and finally, at 8 p.m., a 35 mm screening of the film i...
Plane, Victims Retrieved From Ridgway Reservoir
by Samantha Wright
Mar 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
Representatives from the aircraft company and the salvage team are now preparing the plane wreckage for transport to Greeley, where the investigation will be headquartered.
Oprah Buys $10.85 Million Land Parcel in Mountain Village
by Gus Jarvis
Mar 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
She’s back! Oprah WInfrey has returned to Telluride, buying two lots, totaling 60 acres, making it the largest single property in Mountain Village.
OBITUARY | Former Telluride Resident Retta Mae Vela Dies at 108
Mar 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
Retta Mae Vela dies at 108; Operated Telluride Bowling Lanes in the 1950s on the corner of Fir Street and Colorado Avenue.
UPDATED: Administrative Shake-Up Looms at Ridgway School District
by Samantha Wright
Mar 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
Although no decisions were made, it appears that Superintendent Cheryl Gomez is on her way out, and Secondary School Principal Jim Bob Hobbs will be staying.
65 Years Under the Stars
by William Woody
Mar 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
The Star Drive-In Movie Theater celebrates its survival - and its transition to digital.
Eliot Muckerman: A Bright Light, Dimmed
by Marta Tarbell
Mar 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
A picture of an irreplaceable fixture in the Telluride community emerged, as one close friend after another took the microphone to remember Eliot Muckerman at a ceremony on Saturday.
P&Z OKs Waiver Request for Four Corners
by Samuel Adams
Mar 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Telluride’s Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval of general waivers on a project that could dramatically reshape central Telluride.
Ridgway Plane Recovery Could Resemble 2001 Blue Mesa Crash
by William Woody
Mar 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
Divers will descend to the aircraft, get a point of reference while stabilizing themselves and then coordinate with the surface where to place lines around the plane.
Five Perish in Plane Crash at Ridgway State Park
by William Woody and Samantha Wright
Mar 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
A spring break trip was cut tragically short for five travelers from Gadsden, Ala., Saturday, March 22, when the small private plane they were traveling in crashed into Ridgway Reservoir on its fin...
KOTO Special Election Delayed Indefinitely, Board Says
by Samuel Adams
Mar 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
The special election for five KOTO board seats will not happen, said its Board President and Directors.
Montrose County Purchases Gravel Pit to House Road and Bridge Dept.
by Gus Jarvis
Mar 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
The commissioners unanimously agreed to purchase the property for $650,000 on Monday.
Mayfield Decides to Go For Another Four
by Watch Staff
Mar 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Susie Mayfield has announced that she will throw her hat into the ring again and run for her fourth term as Ouray County Assessor in the upcoming 2014 election.
Ouray Native Ben Tisdel Announces for District 2 Seat
by Watch Staff
Mar 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
Tisdel will run as an unaffiliated candidate.
Ag Water Through Tunnel to Return in Early April
by William Woody
Mar 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
The 105-year-old tunnel will begin delivering water diverted from the Gunnison River in the first week in April, according to UVWUA manager Steve Fletcher.