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BLM Confronts Hostile Crowd in Hotchkiss
by Peter Shelton
Jan 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
With a Feb. 14 lease sale looming, North Fork residents lobbied the BLM in Washington, D.C., while state Director Helen Hankin came west to make the case to local city governments.
In Wake of Newtown, Elementary School to Replace Entry Doors
by Peter Shelton
Jan 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
The answer, at least a partial answer, according to the school’s administration and board, is to replace three sets of exterior double doors: at the main entry, the doors to the district office, an...
Another Legal Blow for Alpenhof
by Samantha Wright
Jan 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
An appeals court judge found that the city properly denied Alpenhof’s application, and did not buy into Alpenhof’s attempts to distinguish between manmade and natural hazards.
House Committee Again Embraces Small Hydro Legislation
by Samantha Wright
Jan 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
The Town of Telluride could stand to benefit substantially from the new law as it develops a planned hydroelectric component to its new Pandora water system.
UPDATED: Upper Bear Creek Telluride’s Next Ski Area?
by Gus Jarvis
Jan 24, 2013 | 6 6 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
As proposed by Tom Chapman and Ron Curry, and subject to U.S. Forest Service permit approval, human powered and optional helicopter-lift skiing on avalanche-controlled snow would be available
Feds Propose Endangered Listing for Gunnison Sage Grouse
by Gus Jarvis
Jan 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
A 60-day public comment period is open and meetings are scheduled for Montrose and Dove Creek.
Ouray Pillar and Master Storyteller Roger Henn Dies At Age 95
by Samantha Wright
Jan 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Roger Henn, who died on Jan. 17, was a man who packed a big personality and bristling energy into a small dapper package. In later years, he channeled this energy toward the betterment of Ouray.
COMMUNITY BRIEFS | Explosion Destroys Rick Lamphere’s Home in Norwood
by Watch Staff
Jan 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Personal Property Tax Credits for New and Expanding Businesses in Montrose County... MHS Student Athlete Scholarship Available...Montrose County Republican Women Scholarships...
Positive Energy Committee Plans Solar/LED Project at School
by Peter Shelton
Jan 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
A group of eight Ridgway elementary students, the Positive Energy Committee, is setting up an ambitious energy audit at the school, and maybe saving the polar bears in the bargain.
Building a Sustainable Food Future
by William Woody
Jan 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Hundreds of small growers and ranchers on the Western Slope attended the first Western Colorado Food and Farm Forum held at Friendship Hall in Montrose on Thursday, Jan. 10.
Four Seats Are Up in April Council Election
by Watch Staff
Jan 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
April’s town council election in Ridgway will have four seats up for grabs.
GUEST COMMENTARY | Libraries Change to Accommodate Changing Times
by Judy Thompson, President, and the Wilkinson Library Board of Trustees
Jan 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Why, regrettably, the Wilkinson Public Library is now closed on Sundays.
Piñon Ridge License Back in the Hands of CDPHE
by Gus Jarvis
Jan 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
A judge sends the uranium mill licensing decision back to the CDPHE, which initially granted Energy Fuels a radioactive materials license in 2011.
The Buck Stops With Chuck at Telski
by Seth Cagin
Jan 17, 2013 | 9 9 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
The owner of the Telluride Ski Resort has no intention of stepping back from day-to-day management of the business and no interest in selling.
‘So Long as the Game Lasts and the Indians Are at Peace With the White People’
by Watch Staff
Jan 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
The State of Colorado and the Ute Mountain Ute tribe signed an agreement last week to define and guarantee Indian hunting, fishing and gathering rights beyond the reservation.
Batchelder Sells Efficiency, Padgett Wants to Avoid Madness
by Peter Shelton
Jan 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Ouray’s county commissioners met in a work session Monday to discuss goals for 2013.
College Fair Coming to Norwood on Jan. 22
by Gus Jarvis
Jan 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
The college fair is open to everyone, current and potential adult college students, parents, high school students and all adult learners interested in options for higher education and how to pay fo...
Influenza Is Here, With Hotspots Around Region
by Martinique Davis
Jan 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Telluride is seeing uptick in influenza and norovirus since Christmas holiday; Montrose and Ouray counties have not been as hard – yet.
Hospital Trustee Board Now Has Quorum
by William Woody
Jan 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
The Montrose Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees has a quorum following new appointments by the BOCC.