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Settlement Reached in Tailings Contamination Near Ophir Turn
by Gus Jarvis
Apr 04, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
A settlement was reached obligating PacifiCorp to investigate and take further remediation actions regarding the Silver Bell Tailings near the Ophir turn on U.S. Hwy. 145.
Resident Asked to Leave Council Meeting Following Heated Exchange
by William Woody
Apr 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Resident Carl Rite used the public comment period to hammer councilors and Montrose police about the high number of officers who responded to a tense standoff along South Townsend Ave. on Sunday.
Mountain Village Starts Water Conservation Early
by Martinique Davis
Apr 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
The restrictions come on the heels of reports from the Colorado Water Availability Task Force that southwestern Colorado may experience drought conditions this spring and summer.
UPDATED: Suspect Remains Hospitalized After Police Standoff
by Gus Jarvis
Mar 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
The man taken into custody Sunday night following a five-hour standoff with police is recovering from self-inflicted wounds from a box cutter and/or razor blades.
New Hospice Facility Opens on S. Fourth St.
by William Woody
Mar 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Hospice care is on the upswing in western Colorado, and a new facility, set for construction this fall, will more than triple the current Hospice’s space, and serve as a hub for training, counselin...
Bark-Beetle Damage Addressed at April 2 Forum
by Watch Staff
Mar 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Forum to address mounting bark-beetle damage in southwest Colorado.
OURAY COUNTY BRIEFS | Finally, Visual Impacts Vote Scheduled
by Peter Shelton
Mar 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Visual impacts final vote; ‘No ice climbing’ sign comes down; county website hosting – all discussed by BOCC this week.
Telluride Apartments Applicant Cancels DRB Appearance
by Martinique Davis
Mar 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Meadows affordable housing development taken off agenda for Mountain Village DRB, postponed for later date; Eastern Partners will renotice all MV Meadows residents, providing more detailed informat...
Judge Rules in Favor of Night Flights at TEX
by Gus Jarvis
Mar 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 288 288 recommendations | email to a friend
Last week, District Judge Mary Deganhart upheld the airport's 6 a.m. and 9 p.m operating hours, effectively ending a long and contentious legal dispute.
Residents and Club Members Sue Cornerstone Owners
by Peter Shelton
Mar 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
The suit alleges that the new owners of the struggling development have stopped maintaining the golf course and clubhouse.
Community Leaders Launch Process to Study Future Healthcare Needs
by Seth Cagin
Mar 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
The study could help answer the question about where a new medical center might be built, what it would contain, and how it would be funded.
MONTROSE BRIEFS | Death Sentence Appeal for Dutch
by Watch Staff
Mar 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
‘No Barriers’ Ams to Get Veterans Outdoors...City Rolls Out New Plans for Annual Spring Cleanup...Jury Trial Set for Appeal for Dutch
Local Governments Pledge Cooperation to Save Sage Grouse
by Gus Jarvis
Mar 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
With the threat of the Gunnison sage grouse being listed as endangered and more than 1.7 million acres of land being designated as critical habitat becoming a reality, 11 county governments are ple...
School District Moving Forward to Finalize Funding Proposal
by William Woody
Mar 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
The district is looking to generate $3.28 million this November, from either a voter-supported mill levy or a sales tax increase, in an effort to decrease class size and improve school security and...
Large Gravel Pit Proposed South of Montrose
by Gus Jarvis
Mar 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Rocky Mountain Aggregate and Construction, LLC proposes to build and operate the Uncompahgre Gravel Pit on 247.76 acres of land atop a dry terrace surrounded by irrigated agricultural lands that wo...
Ouray Ice Park Celebrates Another Successful Season
by Samantha Wright
Mar 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
The last day of climbing in the Ouray Ice Park is Sunday, March 31, but terrain downstream of the Upper Bridge is already closed due to deteriorating conditions.
A 40-Year Run Through the Life of Telluride Ski Resort
by Martinique Davis
Mar 27, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Telluride legend Billy ‘Senior’ Mahoney to share stories of Telluride’s history at Ski Resort’s 40th anniversary event.
UPDATE | Montrose County Deputy Corey Larsen in Stable Condition After Monday Shooting

by Watch Staff
Mar 26, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Montrose County Deputy Corey Larsen, shot twice while responding to a domestic violence call in Crawford is “in stable condition.”
Rural Mountain Districts Protest School Funding Plan
by Samantha Wright
Mar 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Representatives from a so-called “gang of 20” Colorado school districts including Ouray, Ridgway, Norwood and Telluride traveled en masse to Denver Tuesday to testify about how a new plan for fundi...
Idarado Mine Cleanup, Two Decades Later
by Watch Staff
Mar 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
The CDPHE and Idarado Mining Company present a status report to the public on the 20-year-old Idarado Mine Remediation Project in Telluride on Monday March 25, and in Ouray on Tuesday, March 26.