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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.
Lease Approval Granted to Hospital Trustees
by Gus Jarvis
Mar 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
The second time around, the Montrose Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees won approval on a new lease agreement with Region 10 with no opposition from the Montrose Board of County Commissioners.
'Witch Doctors' Leaving for New Armory on Front Range
by William Woody
Mar 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
The 85-member group of medical professionals, teachers, police officers, construction workers, college students, husbands, wives, sons and daughters nicknamed “the Witch Doctors" will hold a commun...
Middle School Student Brings Loaded Handgun to School
by William Woody
Mar 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Delta police officers respond to reports of student with loaded handgun in Delta Middle School.
Alternative Energy Advocate Wes Perrin Dies in Denver
by Marta Tarbell
Mar 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
A lifelong Democrat, Perrin battled throat cancer since 2010; he was first diagnosed in the midst of his campaign for the District 58 seat in the Colorado State Legislature.
Draft Impact Statement Released on Federal Uranium Leasing Program
by Gus Jarvis
Mar 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
The DOE’s preferred alternative in the PEIS would continue mining exploration, mine development and reclamation at all 31 sites in Mesa, Montrose and San Miguel counties for the next 10 years.
RIDGWAY BRIEFS | Town Designates Feb. 15 Axel Charrette Day
Mar 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Ridgway’s March Town Council meeting heard about motel signs, smart meter fees, recreational marijuana licenses, and, in the wake of tragedy, designated a day for murdered 2-year-old Axel Charrette.
UPDATED: Affordable Housing Complex Plans Scaled Back
by Martinique Davis
Mar 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
The Telluride Apartments redevelopment has been scaled back (again), but residents worry it’s too big.
Feds Seek $5.9 Million in Pending Sale of Camp Bird Mine
by Samantha Wright
Mar 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
A lawsuit over three environmentally troubled mining properties in Idaho may send a large chunk of the money Uncle Sam’s coffers.
Friday Court Hearing Set for Vicious Dog Case
by William Woody
Mar 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
The owner of Dutch, the 107-pound American Allaunt canine sentenced to death following an attack of a Montrose woman last year, will appear in Montrose County Court Friday morning to begin his appe...
Files Named New Mayor of Montrose
by William Woody
Mar 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Files will be sworn in at the council's April 2 meeting along with Councilor Carol McDermott, who was named the new mayor pro tem.
Senate Picks Up Small Hydro Legislation
by Watch Staff
Mar 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Momentum continues to build in Washington for bipartisan legislative reforms that would help streamline the federal licensing requirements for small hydroelectric projects across the U.S.