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Region’s New 911 Dispatch Center Goes Live
by Gus Jarvis
Jan 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
The new 911-dispatch center, which serves a total of 31 agencies throughout the region including law enforcement and emergency response organizations in Montrose, Ouray and San Miguel counties, wen...
Chad Peele Mountaineering Slideshow Supports Playground Initiative
by Samantha Wright
Jan 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
The show, aptly titled “The Wanderings of a Mountain Guide”, is a fundraiser for the Ridgway Elementary School Playground Initiative.
UPDATED: Committee Says Florida Aviation Firm Meets Minimum Airport FBO Standards
by Gus Jarvis
Jan 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
A second bidder, TSG Aviation, a subsidiary of the Telluride Ski Resort, did not meet minimum qualifications.
RIDGWAY BRIEFS | $1.9 Million Streetscape Bond Question Destined For Ridgway Ballot
by Samantha Wright
Jan 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
‘Lake O’ Acquisition Moves Forward...Student Liason to Council Program Gains Traction...Axel Project Charity Ride Planned for Aug. 30
Glasier, Young Appointed to Hospital Trustee Board
by Gus Jarvis
Jan 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
Mark Young and George Glasier, two of five applicants who interviewed for board vacancies, were appointed to the Montrose Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees this week in a 2-1, 3-0 vote by the Cou...
MV Council Bans Retail Pot – For Now
by Samuel Adams
Jan 21, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 91 91 recommendations | email to a friend
The moratorium must be extended, or pot sales banned permanently, by the end of March.
Gus Kenworthy Heads to Sochi
by Martinique Davis
Jan 20, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
Telluride homeboy named to first-ever U.S. Olympic Ski Slopestyle Team
Grand Junction Man Sentenced to Prison for Sending Threats
by Watch Staff
Jan 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
According to court documents, as well as facts presented to the jury during trial, a person called the Grand Junction Police Department to report threatening Facebook posts.
PILT Finds Vehicle in Farm Bill
by Samantha Wright and Samuel Adams
Jan 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
A reduction or elimination of federal payments in lieu of taxes would be particularly devastating for many southwestern Colorado counties that have already had to make severe budget cuts.
Montrose Schools Will Accept Grants, Even if Funded by Pot
by Samuel Adams
Jan 19, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
While Telluride permits retail pot sales, Montrose does not. But tax revenues from retail marijuana sales are expected to benefit school districts including Montrose, many of which do not allow ret...
Wilderness Is Theme for Mountainfilm’s 2014 Moving Mountains Symposium
by Watch Staff
Jan 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
Mountainfilm in Telluride will explore a wide range of issues associated with wilderness during its Moving Mountains Symposium, May 23, 2014.
Masters Seeks 10th Term as San Miguel County Sheriff
by Watch Staff
Jan 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
On Monday, San Miguel County Sheriff Bill Masters announced that he has officially filed with the Colorado Secretary of State seeking re-election as the San Miguel County sheriff in the upcoming el...
Rockfall Work Progresses on U.S. 550 South of Ouray
by Samantha Wright
Jan 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
CDOT geologists and crew members from Yenter Companies, CDOT’s rock fall contractor, mobilized to the scene via helicopter on Thursday and Friday this week to assess the rockfall site, about 900 fe...
Despite Decrease in Residential Sales, Real Estate Community Hopeful for 2014
by Samuel Adams
Jan 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
Despite challenges, brokers predict that the Telluride, Mountain Village and county will generate a combined $340 million in sales this year, nearly $100 million above 2013’s total volume.
Fallen Miners Fundraiser Planned for Saturday
by Samantha Wright
Jan 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
A fundraiser takes place in Ouray at Cavallo’s on Saturday, Jan. 18, 6-9 p.m., to benefit the families of the Nick Cappanno and Rick Williams, who died at the Revenue-Virginius Mine in November 2013.
Built With Love for Those Warm Moments With Cake, Cider
by William Woody
Jan 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
About 30-or-so friends, family and members of the public attended the dedication at 112 Bluegrass Court. Having placed their hands on the walls of the building, those in attendance worshipped along...
OBITUARY | Sylvia Pangrazi Blackburn
Jan 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 196 196 recommendations | email to a friend
Sylvia Blackburn, who grew up in Telluride, died in Durango on Jan. 9. A funeral takes place Saturday, Jan. 18.
Zink Steps Down From KOTO Special Events
by Marta Tarbell
Jan 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
Janice Zink resigned after the radio station’s board presented her with a scaled-down contract for 2014 and a significant pay cut.
Tom Wise Announces Candidacy for Montrose County Commissioner
by Watch Staff
Jan 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
Montrose County Board of Commissioners candidate Tom Wise said he plans to focus on the rule of law, liberty, honesty and doing what's right for the citizens of Montrose County.
Committee’s Review of Two FBOs Nearing Completion
by Gus Jarvis
Jan 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
County Manager Rick Eckert says the committee tasked with reviewing two requests to become second fixed-base operator at the Montrose Regional Airport expects to make recommendations to the Montros...