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Tenth Annual Telluride Gay Ski Week Starts Friday
by Marta Tarbell
Feb 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Telluride Gay Ski Week co-founder John McGill envisions a world where “we’re finding labels” like “gay” and “straight” increasingly irrelevant, and “it will be great if we can someday live without ...
Bear Creek Proposal Has Not Yet Been Submitted
by Gus Jarvis
Feb 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
As of Monday, the U.S. Forest Service Norwood Ranger District’s office has not yet received any formal Bear Creek ski area proposal by potential developers Tom Chapman or Ron Curry.

Out-Of-Bounds: Boundary Management in the Avalanche-Prone San Juans
by Martinique Davis
Feb 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Telluride Ski Resort and the Forest Service warn that stiff penalties exist for closure violations – while avalanches remain likely.
The Fate of a Montrose Dog, Sentenced to Be Put Down, Goes Viral
by William Woody
Feb 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
With thousands signing petitions pleading for mercy, an appeal will be filed.
Student Fashion Show Now a Vital TAB Tradition
by Martinique Davis
Feb 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Filling the seats at the Palm Theatre, the student-led, student-run fashion show has become a big fundraiser for the Telluride Aids Benefit’s educational initiatives.
House Unanimously Passes Small Hydro Legislation
by Watch Staff
Feb 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
In a unanimous vote, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a measure to  streamline small-hydro licensing requirements.  
Black Canyon Astronomical Society Stirs Up Interest in Night Skies
by William Woody
Feb 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
With regular programs at the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Ridgway State Park and in the area’s schools throughout the school year, the club and its 31 members, from Silverton to the ...
County, City May Cooperate on Future Road and Bridge Projects
by Gus Jarvis
Feb 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
At a meeting last week, the City of Montrose and Montrose County agreed to work together on future road and bridge projects.
Hoggle Goggle Wins Venture Accelerator New Business Grant
by Martinique Davis
Feb 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
After winning the TVA contest, local Lara Young’s concept, “a home for your goggle,” will hit shelves at outdoor retailers across the world in the fall.
Acme Healing Centers Opens MMJ Dispensary in Ridgway
by Samantha Wright
Feb 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
The goods – 40 different strains of medical grade marijuana as well as infused products, edibles and hash concentrates – are kept under lock and key in a small, secure room.
New Hope For the San Juan Mountains Wilderness Act?
by By Samantha Wright
Feb 14, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Wilderness supporters across the region on Thursday applauded Sen. Mark Udall’s reintroduction of the San Juan Mountains Wilderness Bill, piece of grassroots legislation that would federally preser...
Judge Rules Death for Dutch
by William Woody
Feb 14, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Montrose Municipal Court Judge Richard Brown, saying he was "not willing to take the risk" of letting Dutch live to bite again, upheld a court order that the dog be euthanized.
Application Deadline for Library Trustee Seat Extended
by Gus Jarvis
Feb 14, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
An up-for-assignment seat on the Wilkinson Library Board of Directors will now be filled on March 6.
ROCC Honors Pat Willits as Outstanding Citizen for 2013
by Peter Shelton
Feb 14, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Whether Pat Willits is managing a controversial mining cleanup, a tension-filled town council meeting or the rebirth of the Sherbino Theater, he typically proceeds with a cool head and an easy smile.
Montrose Leaders Fear That Federal and Global Government Is Eroding the American Way of Life
by Gus Jarvis
Feb 14, 2013 | 2 2 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
It was generally agreed upon by members of the two entities that they would work together to fight any federal regulations that they potentially see as infringing on the rights of Americans.
Norwood Resident Fined in West End Poaching Spree
by Watch Staff
Feb 14, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Three men in the Norwood area who admitted to being involved with poaching two mule deer bucks have paid hefty fines and may lose their hunting privileges for many years.
7-Year-Old Airlifted After Ski Accident Condition ‘Improved’
by Watch Staff
Feb 14, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
According to Telluride Ski and Golf Co. spokesman, the “impact” of the collision caused injuries that led to a Flight for Life to St. Mary’s Hospital, in Grand Junction.
Montrose as a College Town?
by Gus Jarvis
Feb 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
A downtown campus would provide opportunities to students living in the region and might also draw students from around the state and country.
Watershed Group and Mining Company Partner on Proposed Reclamation Project
by Samantha Wright
Feb 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Caldera Mineral Resources LLC and the Uncompahgre Watershed Partnership have formed an unlikely alliance with the goal of improving water quality at three abandoned mine sites near Ouray.
UPDATED: Judge Rules Vicious Dog Must Be Euthanized
by William Woody
Feb 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
The ruling came at a hearing on Thursday morning. Judge Brown also ruled that the Dutch's owner, Jeremiah Aguilar, must pay a $500 fine, $1,000 in restitution and two days of jail time.