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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.
MONTROSE BRIEFS | Winter and Summer Flights to Receive Air Service Funds
by William Woody
Feb 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
Montrose City Council approved a contract with Colorado Flights Alliance Tuesday delivering $270,000 in contributing funds to promote the region's air services to expand tourism.
OURAY BRIEFS | Ouray Police Department Welcomes Long-Awaited Fourth Officer
by Samantha Wright
Feb 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
Scott Mills hails from the Los Alamos Police Department where he was commander of patrol operations, and was the runner-up of four finalists when the City of Ouray hired a new police chief last fall.
At Long Last, Red Mountain Pass Fully Reopens
by Samantha Wright
Feb 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
Intermittent travel twice a day has been possible since the end of January, but it wasn’t until Monday night, Feb. 10, that the CDOT reopened the roadway to traffic 24-7, with single-lane, alternat...
How to Catch Gus Kenworthy’s Olympic Debut From Sochi
by Watch Staff
Feb 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
Representing Team U.S.A. and his hometown, Telluride, freeskier Gus Kenworthy is slated to make his Olympic debut later this week in what will be the Olympic debut of the ski slopestyle competition.
Telluride Resident Arrested With Half Pound of Cocaine
by Samuel Adams
Feb 10, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
Daniel Guardaro-Marquez, a Mexican national living at the Shandoka Apartments, was arrested at 700 W. Colorado Ave. with 9 ounces of cocaine.
Rockfall Mitigation on Red Mountain Pass Nears Completion
by Watch Staff
Feb 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
CDOT maintenance crews will assist Yenter Companies as they complete the fence installation, set a barrier and install a temporary traffic signal on Monday.
Out of Truancy Court, Into the Classroom
by William Woody
Feb 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
Solving truancy issues within Montrose County RE-1J schools has been a community collaboration for the past three years, and officials are pleased with the efforts so far.
Witherspoon Loses Battle to Save His Job With City of Ouray
by Samantha Wright
Feb 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
The 15-year city worker had been fighting for his job since early December when he was placed on leave with pay by his supervisor.
$2 lift tickets at Kendall Mtn. in Silverton Feb. 7-9
by Watch Staff
Feb 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
The town’s Snowscape Celebration of winter will also feature snow-sculpting, live music, a snowmobile parade, a cardboard derby with a 1960s car theme, snow golf and fireworks.
Pot Shop Owners in Region Could Soon Access Banks
by Samuel Adams
Feb 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
Because the drug is still illegal under federal law, banks, many whom are FDIC-insured, do not accept deposits from cannabis businesses for fear of possible money laundering charges.
Commercial Real Estate Stronger in San Miguel County
by Samuel Adams
Feb 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
While the residential real estate market in Telluride, the commercial segment isn’t too far behind - both are rapidly approaching pre-recession health.