From San Miguel County Judge Sharon Shuteran to Montrose’s Dr. Ted Dickinson to Montrose and Ouray County stalwart Dave Wood, the tri-county region lost some of its most beloved citizens this year.
Last year was another round of musical chairs for more than a few local businesses.
Here's a look back at some of the most memorable quotes found in The Watch Newspaper in 2012.
The region’s air program secured new service in summer and winter, including a new low-cost carrier, as it underwent organizational changes.
A settlement with objectors drastically reduced the scale of a proposed water storage system in the West End.
The historic Revenue-Virginius and Camp Bird mines are on their way to becoming active again in Ouray County.
Local governments reacted differently to the passage of the controversial amendment to the Colorado Constitution.
The sexual assault on a 13-year-old Norwood boy by three other Norwood boys at the State Wrestling Tournament last February and the divide it created in the local community is The Watch’s No. 10 st...
Next month, Mountain Village Mayor Bob Delves will step down from as mayor; he will stay on as a councilor until his four-year term wraps up in June.
The Ouray School Board stalled on talks this week regarding the terms of a pending new contract for Superintendent/Principal Scott Pankow, and agreed to hold a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Thurs...
2013 Budget approved…Wright out as Veterans Services Officer.
Telluride’s public radio station, KOTO, has agreed to flip-flop the dates of its two music festivals next summer, resolving a heated “David and Goliath” conflict with Telluride Mushroom Festival su...
“Out of all the candidates, Mr. Eckert’s name kept surfacing toward the top and he ended up on the top. It was a good search,” said Commissioner Gary Ellis.
The lack of snow this winter, coupled with a recent cold snap, has led to ideal ice making conditions leading up to opening day at the Ouray Ice Park this Saturday, Dec. 22.
A new Environmental Protection Agency policy on polluted mine water clean-up by Good Samaritan groups has met with mixed reaction in the environmental community.
David Anthony Roesener, 32, of Montrose is being held without bond at the Mesa County Jail for allegedly possessing and distributing child pornography.
Mental illness “seems to be…the commonality in all these mass homicides,” says Governor John Hickenlooper at a press conference announcing his $18.5 million plan to expand state mental health servi...
Ridgway extremist Scott Kennett stars in the new Warren Miller movie, Flow State, screening this Sunday, Dec. 23, at the Sheridan Opera House.
The Ouray Chamber Resort Association Board of Directors welcomed two new board members this week, Heather Clark and Michelle Haynes.
Councilor Richard Kersen voted nay, objecting to the fact that the budget has $128,000 more in budgeted expenditures than projected revenues.