KOTO Elections Up in the Air
by Samuel Adams
Mar 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
Even though the board agreed in January to hold a special election for all its seats, the election isn’t moving forward any time soon.
Retail Pot Questions Will Light Up Ouray’s Ballot This November
by Samantha Wright
Mar 06, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
Ouray City Council agreed to craft ballot language giving voters the power to determine the fate of retail pot shops; related businesses having to do with cultivation, manufacturing products and te...
Hickenlooper Declares Disaster Emergency for Rockslide Near Ouray
by Watch Staff
Mar 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
The declaration enables CDOT to pursue federal transportation emergency relief funds to construct permanent rockfall mitigation along the affected stretch of highway.
The Joy of Skiing: Karl Dorman’s ‘Disability’ Doesn’t Keep Him From Carving the Slopes
by Samuel Adams
Mar 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
The Telluride Adaptive Sports Program helped Karl Dorman, pictured, visit Telluride for a week-long ski trip with other wounded veterans.
Ground Broken on New CMU Student Quad
by William Woody
Mar 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
The new quad, which will have features similar to Centennial Plaza in downtown, will connect the main CMU building with its new 3,200 square-foot student center and administrative offices – formerl...
Ouray Trail Group Pursues Funds to Build New Segment of Perimeter Trail
by Samantha Wright
Mar 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
The new trail section would include a bridge across Oak Creek, and would also provide a safe exit route for canyoneers exploring the area.
MOUNTAIN VILLAGE BRIEFS | Mountain Village Closer to Banning Pot Sales
by Samuel Adams
Mar 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Mountain Village Community Development Director Chris Hawkins presented a plan to give the Meadows an overhaul, and council moved closer to banning all pot sales by passing a moratorium.
El Cap, Back to Back’ Climbing Presentation Supports George Gardner Scholarship Fund
by Samantha Wright
Mar 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
An upcoming slideshow presentation by the founder of the dZi Foundation highlights his adventures 20 years ago on Yosemite’s iconic granite monolith.
School Leaders Urge State Lawmakers to Replenish Funding
by William Woody
Mar 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
In a show of unity, 171 of Colorado’s 179 school district superintendents have signed a letter urging Colorado lawmakers and Gov. John Hickenlooper to take action to adequately support and fund sta...
Information Sought in Elk Poaching Incident
by Watch Staff
Mar 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
According to CPW, the incident happened on the evening of Feb. 27, when a poacher shot and killed a yearling cow elk with a high-powered rifle on Colo. Hwy. 141 near mile marker 38. The carcass was...
MHS's JROTC Unit Wins Sectional, Places 18th at National Shooting Comp
by William Woody
Mar 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
"We made history here at MHS. Never in the history of this program have we taken first [in sectionals],” said Chief John Boughton, the unit's teacher and a 24-year Navy veteran.
Local Mountaineer, Outdoor Mentor Charlie Winger Wins Ellingwood Award
by Watch Staff
Mar 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
The award is given to the individual who best reflects the club’s climbing ethics, demonstrating and teaching strong climbing skills, and pushing the boundaries of climbing accomplishments in Color...
California Philanthropist Grants $30K to Ouray County Food Pantry
by Samantha Wright
Mar 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
The Ouray County Food Pantry recently received a $30,000 grant to cover three years’ worth of operating expenses.
Colorado Adopts Sweeping New Air Pollution Rules for Oil & Gas Industry
by Samantha Wright
Mar 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
The plan includes the nation’s first statewide limit on emissions of methane, a component of natural gas that, when released directly in the atmosphere rather than being burned, becomes a potent sm...
Montrose Snow Removal Under Budget, Despite Heavy Early-Season Snows
by William Woody
Mar 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
Jerry Sieverson, the superintendent of streets for the city, said new equipment has allowed crews to work more efficiently to remove snow from roadways.
Ouray County Precinct Caucuses Slated for Tuesday, March 4
by Watch Staff
Mar 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
County residents who wish to participate in the Democratic and Republican precinct caucuses must have registered as a voter affiliated with their political party of choice, no later than Jan. 6.
Telluride Ski Area Collision Investigated
Feb 28, 2014 | 17 17 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
San Miguel County Sheriff’s Office deputies are investigating whether “criminal misconduct” led to the collision Wednesday on the Telluride Ski Area’s Lookout Run that left two “seriously injured.”
Egnar Resident Charged in Sexual Crimes Against Six
by Marta Tarbell
Feb 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
53-year-old Don Davis charged in crimes against five children, one adult; more victims suspected.
Montrose County Calls CORA Lawsuit ‘Groundless’
by Gus Jarvis
Feb 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
There are a number of issues the plaintiff believes the public should know about as the RFP process unfolded including what specifically Majestic Skies is proposing to the county, including what in...
Botched Blasting Program Canceled in Wake of Witherspoon Firing
by Samantha Wright
Feb 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
State regulations stipulate tight control of explosives, and the City of Ouray stored explosives and on one occasion in January 2013 used them unlawfully.