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Wright Opera House Welcomes New Executive Director
by Samantha Wright
Jan 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
The new year promises to be a good one for the Wright Opera House, as s the grand old theater building in the heart of the National Historic District of Ouray celebrates its 125th anniversary in 2013.
Gen. Schwarzkopf Remembered in Telluride
by Marta Tarbell
Jan 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Retired Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, who died on Dec. 27, is remembered in Telluride as an activist/philanthropist.
Telluride 8th Grader Discovers Jurassic Era Dinosaur Fossil
by Gus Jarvis
Jan 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
A Telluride 8th grader discovered an Ilium Valley fossil that likely belongs to one of the most fearsome dinosaurs: the Allosaurus.
Toward Ridgway’s Future: DOLA Returns With Main Street Report
by Peter Shelton
Jan 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
As part of a state-sponsored Main Street Program, a report on Ridgway’s economic-development future will be presented Tuesday, Jan. 8, at Town Hall.
Making Healthier Communities, One Photo at a Time
Jan 02, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Following creative photojournalism work from some Montrose and Olathe residents, as well as some Vista Charter School students, a plan to improve healthy lifestyle options in the two communities is...
Pavilion Team Hustles to Define Project’s Scope
by Samantha Wright
Dec 31, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
The Telluride Town Council must decide in January whether to postpone some elements of the Pavilion project in order to stay under-budget.
Neil Armstrong Scholarship Established for STEM Students
by Watch Staff
Dec 31, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
The family and friends of Neil Armstrong and the Telluride Foundation have created a Neil Armstrong Scholarship Fund to honor the achievements and character of the late American hero and astronaut ...
Protests Pour in to BLM Over North Fork Leasing
by Peter Shelton
Dec 30, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Formal protests poured in to the BLM over oil and gas leases slated for the auction block in February.
Montrose County Dubs 2013 ‘The Year of PRIDE’
by William Woody
Dec 30, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Montrose County administration officials are working to develop a new identity for the coming new year, emphasizing a high level of professionalism, fiscal responsibility and leadership accountabil...
Mayors Challenge Federal Lawmakers To Address Gun Control
by Samantha Wright
Dec 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Mayors Against Illegal Guns will provide written support to Senator Dianne Feinstein’s efforts to renew an expired ban on assault weapons. Telluride Mayor Stu Fraser is one of them.
Friend of Telluride, Norman Schwarzkopf Dies at 78
by Marta Tarbell
Dec 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Retired Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, who died on Dec. 27, is remembered in Telluride as an activist/philanthropist.
Can a Small, Remote Ski Town Help Launch a Big Business?
by Seth Cagin
Dec 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Many Telluride residents have long dreamed of a more diverse economy, one not entirely dependent on tourism and construction, so that families might live here more comfortably and sustainably.
TRANSITIONS 2012 | Too Many Deaths, Too Many Young Lives Cut Short
by Watch Staff
Dec 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
From San Miguel County Judge Sharon Shuteran to Montrose’s Dr. Ted Dickinson to Montrose and Ouray County stalwart Dave Wood, the tri-county region lost some of its most beloved citizens this year.
Changing Times for Businesses in 2012
by Watch Staff
Dec 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Last year was another round of musical chairs for more than a few local businesses.
2012: A Year In Quotables
by Watch Staff
Dec 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Here's a look back at some of the most memorable quotes found in The Watch Newspaper in 2012.
#6 STORY OF 2012 | TMRAO Secures New Flights and Reorganizes
by Watch Staff
Dec 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
The region’s air program secured new service in summer and winter, including a new low-cost carrier, as it underwent organizational changes.
#7 STORY OF 2012 | Montrose County Water Rights Bid Scaled Back
by Watch Staff
Dec 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
A settlement with objectors drastically reduced the scale of a proposed water storage system in the West End.
#8 STORY OF 2012 | A Resurgence of Mining in Ouray County
by Watch Staff
Dec 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
The historic Revenue-Virginius and Camp Bird mines are on their way to becoming active again in Ouray County.
#9 STORY OF 2012 | Voters Pass Amendment 64 Legalizing Pot. Now What?
by Watch Staff
Dec 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Local governments reacted differently to the passage of the controversial amendment to the Colorado Constitution.
#10 STORY OF 2012 | Assault at State Wrestling Tournament
by Watch Staff
Dec 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
The sexual assault on a 13-year-old Norwood boy by three other Norwood boys at the State Wrestling Tournament last February and the divide it created in the local community is The Watch’s No. 10 st...