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.
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.
Last year was another round of musical chairs for more than a few local businesses.
Here's a look back at some of the most memorable quotes found in The Watch Newspaper in 2012.
The region’s air program secured new service in summer and winter, including a new low-cost carrier, as it underwent organizational changes.
A settlement with objectors drastically reduced the scale of a proposed water storage system in the West End.
The historic Revenue-Virginius and Camp Bird mines are on their way to becoming active again in Ouray County.
Local governments reacted differently to the passage of the controversial amendment to the Colorado Constitution.
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...
From the Presidential race to Senate and House races to local county commissioner races, the 2012 election brought little change.
If the issuance of a radioactive materials license for the proposed Piñon Ridge Uranium Mill seemed to signal the end of its approval process, 2012 signaled it’s restart.
From fickle weather patterns in the winter to extremely hot and dry weather conditions in the summer, 2012 was a year of weather extremes that left their mark.
First there was great anticipation in Telluride and Montrose. Then there was a debate over whether the Pro Cycle Tour was worth the effort.
Telluride finally secures its right to develop a new municipal water supply in Bridal Veil Basin, complete with a water treatment plant at the foot of Black Bear Pass.
The Ouray School Board stalled on talks this week regarding the terms of a pending new contract for Superintendent/Principal Scott Pankow, and agreed to hold a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Thurs...
Next month, Mountain Village Mayor Bob Delves will step down from as mayor; he will stay on as a councilor until his four-year term wraps up in June.
2013 Budget approved…Wright out as Veterans Services Officer.
Telluride’s public radio station, KOTO, has agreed to flip-flop the dates of its two music festivals next summer, resolving a heated “David and Goliath” conflict with Telluride Mushroom Festival su...
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.
“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.