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Meltdown! What Climate Change Means for the Snowsports Industry.
by Peter Shelton
Dec 13, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
A new study from the University of New Hampshire quantifies the economic damage done to the snowsports industry by a warming climate.
Shroomfest, The Ride Compete For Mid-August Date
by Samantha Wright
Dec 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
After well over two hours of often antagonistic comments, and with no end in sight, council agreed to continue reviewing the matter at a special joint meeting at 10 a.m. this Friday, Dec. 14, where...
New Technology Brings Efficiency, Safety to Regional Airports
by Gus Jarvis
Dec 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Wide Area Multilateration will allow air traffic controllers to track aircraft in mountainous areas that have previously been outside radar coverage.
Gov. Hickenlooper Signs Amendment 64 Proclamation
by Watch Staff
Dec 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
The declaration formalizes the amendment as part of the Colorado Constitution and makes legal the personal use, possession and limited home-growing of marijuana for adults.
Grand Mesa Hosts First-Ever USSA Nordic Races
by Peter Shelton
Dec 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
With the only snow in the state, the Grand Mesa Nordic Council stepped up to host two days of USSA-sanctioned nordic races last weekend.
Gold Run Preschool Facility Opens This Week
by Martinique Davis
Dec 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Although Telluride boasts solid programs and facilities for preschool-aged children, infant care still an issue for local working families.
Bike to Work, Shop, Play!
by William Woody
Dec 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Thirty-five bike racks spring up in downtown Montrose, thanks to DDA donation program.
A Watershed Moment: Telluride, Idarado Enter Settlement Agreement
by Samantha Wright
Dec 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
A decades-long legal battle over the town’s water supply appears to be over.
The Art of Skiing
by Watch Staff
Dec 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
TSSC freestyle Skier sells art to fundraise for those who can’t afford to ski.
No Behemoth Capital Projects Loom In 2013 Budget
by Samantha Wright
Dec 10, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
After working to refine the City of Ouray’s 2013 budget for the past two months, the Ouray City Council holds its final budget work session Thursday Dec. 6.
Montrose County Institutes Fee for CORA Requests
by Gus Jarvis
Dec 10, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Do to a recent onset of public records requests, Montrose County now has a fee in place to cover the cost of staff time in retrieving those requests.
DMEA Shelters Members from Tri-State Rate Increase, for Now
by Watch Staff
Dec 10, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
The Delta-Montrose Electric Association the Board of Directors unanimously approved the cooperative’s 2013 budget.
CAIC, San Juan Field School to Conduct Avi Forum
by Martinique Davis
Dec 09, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Although the full extent of the San Juan winter to come remains a big question mark, there is little doubt that winter will be here eventually, bringing with it the region’s well-earned reputation ...
OURAY COUNTY BRIEFS | Amendment 64: One of the ‘Biggies’ Coming Up in 2013
by Peter Shelton
Dec 08, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
The Ouray County BOCC bought a new water tank, got hopeful about tires, and contemplated recreational marijuana at its meeting this week.
City Tiptoes Toward Temporary Marijuana Ban
by William Woody
Dec 07, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
The Montrose City Council held a meeting on Tuesday to gauge public perspective on the state’s new marijuana regulations, as well as a proposed ban on the retail sale of marijuana within city limits.
SMARTS Park, Montrose Strike Recycling Deal
by Samantha Wright
Dec 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
SMARTS Park has inked a deal with the City of Montrose that diverts all of the city’s residential recyclable items to the Ilium Valley-based nonprofit recycling center.
Tipis and Yurts: How They’re Made
by Peter Shelton
Dec 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Colorado Yurt Company, based in Montrose with roots in Ridgway, will be featured this month on the Science Channel series How It’s Made.
Under Horning’s Direct Management, Ski Company Hits Reset Button
by Seth Cagin
Dec 06, 2012 | 3 3 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
‘Whenever there’s change, there’s a lot of uncertainty.’
Montrose Humanitarian Wins Lotto Jackpot
by Samantha Wright
Dec 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Nora Duckworth of Montrose, co-founder of Western Colorado Friends of the Himalaya, has a few ideas about how to spend the $6.2 million Lotto Jackpot she won last week.
Fire Consumes Biodiesel Fuel Shed
by Peter Shelton
Dec 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
A fire totally destroyed an outbuilding used to process biodiesel fuel between Ridgway and Ouray last week.