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A LOOK BACK AT 2011
New Faces – In Government, Business, Education and Development
by Watch Staff
Jan 03, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Changes in key jobs throughout the tri-county region
Telluride Historical Museum Director Bloemsma Resigns
Dec 31, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
In the years since Bloemsma was hired, the museum has seen a 6 percent growth in admissions; 67 percent increase in membership; a 200 percent boost in education outreach; and over 250 percent more ...
Three Cheers for New Years!
by Watch Staff
Dec 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Christmas may be over, but the spirit of the holidays is still bubbling along in the Montrose, Ouray County and Telluride areas, with musical concerts, stage shows, parties, extravagant buffets and...
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NORWOOD WRESTLER Brent Harris took top honors in his weight class at state. (Courtesy photo)
THE YEAR IN SPORTS
From Extreme to Hardcore to School Competitions, Athletes in Montrose, Ouray and San Miguel Counties Pushed Themselves to New Heights
by Watch Staff
Dec 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
The year in sports, from defending champs winning the Ouray July 4 water fights to Telluride and Norwood Volleyball teams compete at State Championships in 2011 to Montrose’s Kolton Kyne qualifying...
#1 STORY OF 2011
Signs of Economic Hope as 2011 Draws to a Close
by Seth Cagin
Dec 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
The Telluride real estate market shows signs of life. If it recovers, can the rest of the region be far behind?
#2 STORY OF 2011
It’s a Bumpy Ride for Air Service In and Out of TEX and MTJ
by Watch Staff
Dec 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Air service into the region was threatened at a time when the region’s tourism economy needed it more than ever.
#3 STORY OF 2011
Uranium Exploration and Processing on the West End Advances and Is Set Back
by Watch Staff
Dec 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Despite new fears of the safety of nuclear energy and a federal leasing program being halted, Energy Fuels seems closer than ever to building the Piñon Ridge Uranium Mill.
#4 STORY OF 2011
Battle Over Control of Montrose Hospital Leads to Lawsuits, Attempted Recall
by Watch Staff
Dec 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
A confrontation over who should control the Montrose Memorial Hospital may have led to a recall campaign that ultimately failed.
#5 STORY OF 2011
Some Love ‘Em, Some Hate ‘Em: Telluride Prairie Dogs Protected
by Watch Staff
Dec 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
At the end of a long-winded debate, Telluride’s town council hopes predators will keep the Valley Floor prairie dog population in check.
#6 STORY OF 2011
After a Lengthy and Controversial Process, MV Adopts a Comprehensive Plan
by Watch Staff
Dec 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
2011 marked the end of a process in drafting a blueprint document that’s taken nearly three years to complete.
#7 STORY OF 2011
Region Starts to Invest in Alternative Power
by Watch Staff
Dec 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Not only were actual alternative forms of energy making headlines in 2011, a solar research institution took the conversation a step further.
#8 STORY OF 2011
Chapman Goes Head to Head Against Telski, Posts Guards on Trail
by Watch Staff
Dec 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Along with envisioning an expanded ski area, Tom Chapman takes an access fight to the courtroom and posts armed guards on the Wasatch Trail.
#9 STORY OF 2011
Local Skiers and Boarders Make a National Impression
by Watch Staff
Dec 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Telluride boasts some of the burliest slopes in North America, so it’s no wonder it’s also home to some of the best skiers on the continent – Kenworthy, Discoes, Kearneys.
#10 STORY OF 2011
Redistricting Almost Repaints Western Slope Political Picture
by Watch Staff
Dec 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
After heated debate in the Colorado Reapportionment Commission, for Districts 58 and 59 the outcome was much a do about nothing.
EDITORIAL SLANT
AT&T Service in Telluride Goes From Bad to Simply Horrendous
by Marta Tarbell
Dec 27, 2011 | 3 3 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
“Can you hear me? Can you hear me now?”
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WEEHAWKEN ART – A woodcut from Weehawken instructor Jennifer Ghormley. (Courtesy photo)
Up the Icefall
by Leslie Vreeland
Dec 26, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Weekawken Creative Arts offers new programs this winter for athletes as well as aesthetes.
Adopt-a-Cabin Program Offers Peace of Mind
by Watch Staff
Dec 25, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Mountain Village thinks green this holiday season with newly restructured Green Gondola Project; Adopt-a-Cabin sponsorship rates slashed.
Three Seats, Five Candidates, for TMVOA
by Martinique Davis
Dec 25, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
The Telluride Mountain Village Owners Association will to elect three members next week.
2012 Mountainfilm to Address Its Most Ambitious Topic Yet
by Jesse James McTigue
Dec 25, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Today’s Mountainfilm Festival has expanded from the celebration of mountaineering pioneers to the celebration of the work of pioneers in a myriad of fields, many of them focused on solving the most...
Ouray County Shifts to District 59 in Final House Map
by Gus Jarvis
Dec 25, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Redistricting is not expected to make state house districts in southwestern Colorado more competitive.