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High Country Snowpack Remains Well Below Normal
by Peter Shelton
Mar 14, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Despite recent snowstorms, the “snow bank” in the high country is low on water.
Zip Into History in Silverton This Summer
by Samantha Wright
Mar 14, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
If all goes according to plan, thrill-seekers young and old will be flocking to Silverton this summer for a chance to fly along a totally unique, mile-long zip line course that blends history with ...
SMVC Receives Sketch PUD Approvals for Mill and Deep Creek Parcels
by Gus Jarvis
Mar 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
With Tuesday’s approval of the conceptual sketch plans, SMVC has satisfied the first two of five steps in the county’s land use process to develop the two parcels.
OURAY BRIEFS | Private Pot Club Discussion Exposes Philosophical Rift
by Samantha Wright
Mar 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
So far, no private clubs for the consumption of marijuana exist in Ouray, but some city councilors see no reason to prohibit them.
All Points Transit Seeks Public Input on Route Adjustments
by Gus Jarvis
Mar 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
All Points Transit Executive Director Terri Wilcox says the goal for the next year is to get more people who need mobility onto the public bus routes in Montrose.
A Community-Wide Call to Aid the Homeless
by William Woody
Mar 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Over 50 percent of those surveyed in the study reported to suffer from some form of a mental health disorder. On top of that, 44 percent said they additionally suffer from substance abuse.
Anonymous Donation Launches Montrose Recreation Foundation
by Peter Shelton
Mar 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
A new foundation in Montrose, launched last month with a $10,000 anonymous gift, aims to support recreational opportunities.
Ridgway Hydropower Project Coming Along
by Peter Shelton
Mar 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Hydropower from the Ridgway dam could be flowing into the grid as early as next winter.
Concurrent Enrollment Opportunities Put Students Ahead of the Pack
by Samantha Wright
Mar 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Taking college-concurrent courses requires a huge commitment on the part of the students with hopes they will pay off upon entering college.
Dr. Peter Hackett Steps Down from Telluride Medical Center
by Watch Staff
Mar 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Hackett will continue as the director of the Institute for Altitude Medicine at the Medical Center.
Bomb Squads’ Investigation Closes Colo. Hwy. 50
by Watch Staff
Mar 08, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Colorado Hwy. 50, from Montrose to Gunnison, was reopened at approximately 10:30 p.m. Thursday night, following a three-hour investigation that determined a suspicious object found near the highway...
UPDATED STORY: 2-Year-Old Axel Charrette Killed in Mexico
by Watch Staff
Mar 07, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
Memorial set for Tuesday has moved to the 4-H Event Center in Ridgway, with food and refreshments provided by area businesses.
Telluride Film Festival Celebrates the Past, Looks to Future With New Venue
by Gus Jarvis
Mar 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
While its Werner Herzog Theatre will usher in a new era of maximum cinema enjoyment, organizers say the Telluride Film Festival will remain intimate, and will not be expanding its 2013 passholder b...
Ridgway School Board Addresses Firing Flap
by Peter Shelton
Mar 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Ridgway Secondary School Principal Jim Bob Hobbs got an emotional roomful of support at Monday’s school board meeting.
Public Comment Period for Sage Grouse Designation Extended
by Gus Jarvis
Mar 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
The Montrose Board of County Commissioners has asked U.S. Fish and Wildlife Director Daniel Ashe for an 60-day extension of the public comment period.

Appeal Could Lead to New Trial for Dutch
by William Woody
Mar 07, 2013 | 5 5 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
The attorney for Jeremiah Aguilar, whose dog Dutch attacked a Montrose woman now facing more than $28,000 in medical bills, has appealed a court ruling that the dog must be euthanized.
Ouray Sheriff Speaks Out Against Gun Control
by Samantha Wright
Mar 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
The sheriff’s department has been processing a surge of new applications for concealed handgun permits – up to two or three per day in the weeks following the Sandy Hook massacre.
Appeal Alleging Public Hearing Was Insufficient Denied
by Gus Jarvis
Mar 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
An executive order issued last week paves the way for the CDPHE to make a formal decision on the proposed Piñon Ridge uranium Mill radioactive materials license in April.
'Progress' Is the Watchword as Hospice Gets New Center
by William Woody
Mar 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
In the current Hospice offices, at 645 S. Fifth Street, employees and volunteers have gotten used to sharing desks and office space, and are even keeping some workstations together with duct tape.