news

Ouray Ice Park Opens Saturday
by Samantha Wright
Dec 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
The lack of snow this winter, coupled with a recent cold snap, has led to ideal ice making conditions leading up to opening day at the Ouray Ice Park this Saturday, Dec. 22.
Rick Eckert Hired as Next Montrose County Manager
by Gus Jarvis
Dec 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
“Out of all the candidates, Mr. Eckert’s name kept surfacing toward the top and he ended up on the top. It was a good search,” said Commissioner Gary Ellis.
New EPA Policy Needs More Teeth, Good Samaritans Say
by Samantha Wright
Dec 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
A new Environmental Protection Agency policy on polluted mine water clean-up by Good Samaritan groups has met with mixed reaction in the environmental community.
Montrose Man Arrested on Child Pornography Charges
by Gus Jarvis
Dec 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
David Anthony Roesener, 32, of Montrose is being held without bond at the Mesa County Jail for allegedly possessing and distributing child pornography.
Hickenlooper Calls for Expansion of State Mental Health Services
by Watch Staff
Dec 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Mental illness “seems to be…the commonality in all these mass homicides,” says Governor John Hickenlooper at a press conference announcing his $18.5 million plan to expand state mental health servi...
Can We Make Our Schools Safe?
by Marta Tarbell
Dec 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
As funerals continue for 26 victims of the mass shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., and the White House voices support for reinstating a ban on assault weapons, school and ...
A Warm Welcome to America’s Warriors
by William Woody
Dec 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Right now, there are homeless military veterans camping out in the woods of the Uncompahgre Plateau, west of Montrose, she reports, alone and in the cold. Welcome Home Montrose Warrior Resource Cen...
'Flow State' Includes a Segment on 10th Mountain Division
by Peter Shelton
Dec 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Ridgway extremist Scott Kennett stars in the new Warren Miller movie, Flow State, screening this Sunday, Dec. 23, at the Sheridan Opera House.
OCRA Gets Two New Members, and Marketing Bucks For 2013
by Samantha Wright
Dec 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
The Ouray Chamber Resort Association Board of Directors welcomed two new board members this week, Heather Clark and Michelle Haynes.  
Pro Cycling Challenge Forgoes Southwest Colorado in 2013
by Gus Jarvis
Dec 19, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
The 2013 route, announced on Wednesday, will start in Aspen and end in Denver.
Westcott Storms From Behind in SBX World Cup
by Peter Shelton
Dec 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Despite no natural snow to speak of, Telluride again hosted the elite World Cup for ski- and snowboardcross athletes last week.
AT TBR, Get What You Need, Give What You Have
by William Woody
Dec 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Just because unemployment remains high, it does not mean talent should go to waste because monetary compensation is not available.
OURAY BRIEFS | Divided Council Approves 2013 Budget
by Samantha Wright
Dec 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Councilor Richard Kersen voted nay, objecting to the fact that the budget has $128,000 more in budgeted expenditures than projected revenues.
TELLURIDE BRIEFS | Standing Ovation for MJ Schillaci
by Samantha Wright
Dec 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
At Telluride Town Council’s Tuesday meeting, there was a standing ovation for retiring Town Clerk MJ Schillaci.
New Ridgway Salon Offers Style and Substance
by Samantha Wright
Dec 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Ernst Baer’s career has spanned decades, continents and 24 employment relationships with top salons. He’s just gotten back from an attempt at “retirement,” and is now styling hair at Bernard’s, nam...
Facing Declines in Revenue, Wilkinson Library to Close on Sundays
by Gus Jarvis
Dec 17, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
A decline in property values is having a big impact on Telluride’s Wilkinson Public Library.
BLM seeks comments on the Ridgway Travel
by Watch Staff
Dec 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
The Uncompahgre Field Office is seeking public comments on four alternatives for an interconnecting trail system on public lands managed by the BLM about two miles northeast of Ridgway.
Looking to the Future, Montrose Rec District Buys a Piece of Land
by Watch Staff
Dec 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
With a new community recreation center as the ultimate goal, the Montrose Recreation District last week announced its purchase of a bank-owned 26 acres with lottery funds.
Telluride’s ‘Crown Jewel’ Opera House Turns 100
by Martinique Davis
Dec 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
The Sheridan Opera House celebrates its 100th anniversary with a year-long series of events, starting with Vaudeville Night, Dec. 30.
Mountain Village Owners Say Yes to Dial-A-Ride
by Martinique Davis
Dec 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
The future of Mountain Village’s Dial-A-Ride taxi service may be coming into focus, now that Mountain Village property owners have weighed in.