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<b>ALL GUSSIED UP</b> – Gertrude and Jerald Perotti dressed up for the camera. The Perottis were among the oldest ranching families in Ouray County, going back four generations. Gertrude died last week at 95. (Photo courtesy of Rolan Perotti)
Ouray Original Gertrude Perotti Dies at 95
by Peter Shelton
Feb 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Harmonica-packing Ouray native Gertrude Perotti, one of the last of a pioneer ranching generation, died last week at 95.
Courts, ER and Child Services to Get Much-Needed Space by Summer
by Kati O'Hare
Feb 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
The project stems from the state's requirement that the county – home to the 7th Judicial District – provide two additional courtrooms and a new hearing room for the additional judges being added t...
24-Year-Old Undocumented Immigrant Busted for Cocaine Possession
by Gus Jarvis
Feb 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
What started out as a domestic disturbance turned into an arrest of an undocumented immigrant, who appeared to be dealing cocaine.
Young Man Found Dead in Ridgway
by Watch Staff
Feb 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Aaron James Ball, a 25-year-old new to Ridgway, was found dead at his apartment on January 16.
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Swonger to Petition Into District 59 Primary
by Samantha Wright
Feb 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Swonger sees the petition process as another way to engage voters, so they can help a fellow citizen get to the statehouse. 
Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer on Life, the Universe, and Rumi
by Samantha Wright
Feb 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
San Miguel County’s first poet laureate is crushing on a Persian mystic named Rumi.
Is Telluride Ready to Tackle Lift 7 Subarea Master Plan?
by Gus Jarvis
Jan 31, 2012 | 7 7 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Telluride Ski and Golf CEO Dave Riley asked the Telluride Town Council if it was ready to open the book back up and begin a planning process for Lift 7.
A Joke Gone Sour
by Kati O'Hare
Jan 30, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
A car, four passengers, some in gorilla masks, draws armed response, stern warning, from Montrose police.
Ken Burns to Premier ‘The Dust Bowl’ at Mountainfilm
by Watch Staff
Jan 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Mountainfilm in Telluride will premier Ken Burns’ The Dust Bowl, which examines the decade-long, manmade ecological disaster that began in 1930 and nearly ruined America’s breadbasket.
OURAY BRIEFS
Ouray City Council Approves Dog Park Proposal
by Samantha Wright
Jan 29, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
In Ouray, a park for pooches.
Norwood’s ‘Ice Palace’ Provides Free Skating, Every Day
by Watch Staff
Jan 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Ice skating in Norwood is becoming a new pastime thanks to the underutilized ‘Pig Palace’ at the County Fairgrounds.
Locals Excited About Year-Round Access to Fresh Goods
by Kati O'Hare
Jan 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Locals get farmers market items even in winter
Summer Air Program Gets Much-Needed Support
by Kati O'Hare
Jan 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Communities seek summer airline program support with donations.
A TASP Fundraiser, Tells a Story of Motion and Inspiration
Jan 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
The Movement , a ski film produced by Kurt Miller, looks at what happens after a ski accident paralyzes a lifelong skier, chronicling his struggles to get back to the hill that nearly killed him.
Pace yourself for the New Ouray County Race Series
by Samantha Wright
Jan 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
This spring, running enthusiasts of all abilities will be able to take part in a new six-part running event: the Ouray County Race Series.
M.V. Council Continues Discussion on Plastic Bag Ordinance
by Martinique Davis
Jan 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Paper, plastic, or neither?
Montrose School District Looks to Community for Direction
by Kati O'Hare
Jan 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Montrose School District’s hiring freeze may have done more harm than good.
Expect Kenworthy to ‘Go Big’ at Winter X Games in Aspen, Beginning Today
by Martinique Davis
Jan 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Telluride’s Gus Kenworthy to make his X Games comeback this weekend in Aspen.
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<b>“GOD, I LOVE IT.”</b> – Wilkinson Library founder Larry Wilkinson, at 89, still gets out on Telluride’s mountain whenever he can. (Photos by Peter Shelton)
Larry Wilkinson, the Man Behind the Library, Skis Tall at 89
by Peter Shelton
Jan 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
From quonset hut to stone jail to five stars.
Zest Brings Quick, Gourmet Tastes to West Telluride
by Gus Jarvis
Jan 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Gourmet food to go, daily specials, a salad bar, and affordable prices are the ideas behind Telluride’s newest dining establishment, Zest.