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Homeless in Montrose
by William Woody
Feb 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
For three days last month, volunteers conducted a survey of the homeless population in Montrose. One estimate places its numbers at 400.
Ridgway Resident at Odds With Harvard Over Calderón Fellowship
by Gus Jarvis
Feb 07, 2013 | 3 3 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Despite being snubbed at the gates of Harvard University last week, Ridgway resident and former U.S. Border Patrol agent John Randolph is continuing his fight to remove former Mexican President Fel...
Being There: The Photography of Kane Scheidegger
by Peter Shelton
Feb 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Kane Scheidegger’s large-format panoramas will be on display, and for sale, Saturday evening (Feb. 9) at Ridgway’s Independence Building.
BLM Defers North Fork Leases, For Now
by Peter Shelton
Feb 06, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
In a surprise decision announced Wednesday, the Bureau of Land Management deferred 20 controversial oil and gas leases in the North Fork Valley.
Fuel Tanker Crashes, Ruptures on Highway 141
by Watch Staff
Feb 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
A tanker carrying 6,000 gallons of gasoline and 2,000 gallons of diesel fuel crashed and ruptured near Gateway on Jan. 25, spilling “an unknown amount of petroleum product” and starting a fire that...
Telluride Selected as Host Community for 2013 Ride the Rockies
by Samantha Wright
Feb 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Up to 3,000 cyclists and their supporters will descend on Telluride in early June, as the town hosts the lead stage of the 28th Annual Ride the Rockies Colorado Bicycle Tour. News of the route for ...
CSU-Extension Announces Food Growing Series
by Watch Staff
Feb 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
The Colorado State University Extension Office in San Miguel and West Montrose Counties is now accepting applications for its 13 week Food Growing Series.  
Commissioners Fill Vacant Seats on Planning Commission
by Gus Jarvis
Feb 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Kris Holstrom, Pam Hall and Marty Schmalz will return to the San Miguel County Planning Commission following their reappointments on Wednesday; Ian Bald and Kevin Kell are the commission’s newest m...
Colorado Courthouses Transitioning to Video Arraignment
by Samantha Wright
Feb 02, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
County Commissioner Lynn Padgett, who has worked hard to draw Ouray County into the digital age, spearheaded the effort to set up video arraignments at Ouray County Court.
CASA of the 7th Judicial District Welcomes New Volunteer Coordinator
by Watch Staff
Feb 02, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Affiliated with the national and state CASA organizations, CASA of the 7th Judicial District is the Western Slope’s regional affiliate, working to strengthen and stabilize families and provide voic...
Density, Walkability, Character: New Study Finds Housing Market Changing
by Peter Shelton
Jan 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
A new study by the Sonoran Institute shows housing trends moving away from “bigger lots and homes farther away” and toward “character, walkability, and more urban-style amenities.”
Gun Control Debate Heats Up in Norwood
by Gus Jarvis
Jan 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Despite heated opposition from residents, the San Miguel Board of County Commissioners decided on Wednesday, in a vote of 2-1, to send a letter urging federal legislators to act immediately in supp...
City Council Will Not Renew Montrose ACT Contract
by Marta Tarbell
Jan 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
The Montrose City Council voted to terminate the City’s contract with the Montrose Association of Commerce and Tourism on Jan. 22.
Starbucks in Mountain Village?
by Martinique Davis
Jan 31, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
New retail slated for Mountain Village, including the high country's first Starbucks.
Property Owners Invited to Weigh in on Historic Structures Survey
by Watch Staff
Jan 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Each open house meeting will be followed that evening by a special HARC work session at 6 p.m. (also at Town Hall) at which property owners will have a chance to outline specific concerns regarding...
OURAY SCHOOL BRIEFS | Ouray School Buckles Down on Safety
by Samantha Wright
Jan 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Law enforcement personnel will begin making more frequent visits to the school to walk the halls and become familiar with the layout of the facility.
Grant Streamlines Preschool Funding
by Martinique Davis
Jan 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Bright Futures and Early Learning Ventures partner to provide new pilot program for preschools in Montrose, Ouray and San Miguel counties.
First Friday Stroll Is for Lovers
by Leslie Vreeland
Jan 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
In the words of A + Y Gallery’s Yesenia Duncan,the theme of this month’s First Friday Stroll is: “Love your community, love your downtown businesses, and love the one you’re with.”
COMMUNITY BRIEFS | Partners SuperBowl XII
by Watch Staff
Jan 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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