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CCAASE Dishes Out Dollars for Arts, Events and Nonprofits
by Samantha Wright
Feb 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
As usual, there were winners and losers in the process, with some organizations getting 100 percent of what they asked for, and others getting zilch.
New Health Care Provider in Ridgway Focuses on Wellness
by Peter Shelton
Feb 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Ridgway’s Mountain Medical Center has a new family nurse practitioner whose focus is on wellness.
Mountainfilm Announces Climate Solutions as Symposium Theme for 2013
by Watch Staff
Feb 11, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
“This is the right theme for our symposium because climate change is at a critical historical juncture,” said Mountainfilm Festival Director David Holbrooke.
Telluride Council Endorses EPA Clean Air Enforcement
by Samantha Wright
Feb 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Putting its money where its mouth is, council granted approval last week for Telluride’s investment in a new one-megawatt community-owned solar project.
Telluride’s First Paramedic Jill Masters Retires
by Martinique Davis
Feb 10, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Jill Masters, who began her career in emergency medical services in the early 1980s; after 25 years, is retiring. Or so she says.
Gourmet Delights at Over the Moon
Feb 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Over the Moon co-owners Maura Coulter and Hallie Coulter Conlin bring a far-ranging assortment, from gourmet cheeses to meats to hard-to-find delicacies (rose-petal confit, anyone?) to Telluride.
Revenue-Virginius Mine Poised to Enter Production Phase
by Samantha Wright
Feb 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Currently, 76 full-time workers are employed at the Revenue-Virginius Mine, where construction and rehabilitation work is being done both above and below ground.
Firearms, Mental Health, Moral Decline: Montrose Talks Gun Control
by Peter Shelton
Feb 08, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
The Wednesday Heidi’s Deli forum in Montrose was all about guns, gun control, and moral decline.
Forest Service to Begin Drafting New Water Rights Policy
by Gus Jarvis
Feb 08, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
The directive is aimed at clarifying how much water will be available to ski areas on public land for snowmaking.
OURAY BRIEFS | State-Imposed Water Efficiency Measures Trickle Toward Ouray Residents
by Samantha Wright
Feb 08, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
A recent study conducted by Wright Water Engineers showed that residential use accounts for 71 percent of Ouray’s water demand, and that Ouray residents use more water than the national average.
Airlines Add Spring, Summer Flights Into Region
by Gus Jarvis
Feb 08, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
During February and March, Great Lakes Airlines will be operating an added daily flight to TEX operating Thursday-Monday, with the plane and the crew staying in Telluride overnight.
UPDATED: One Injured in Officer-Involved Shooting in West End
by Watch Staff
Feb 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
One person was taken to a hospital and two people were arrested following the incident.
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...