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Towaoc Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Failure to Register as Sex Offender
by Watch Staff
Dec 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
Following his 20-month prison sentence, Glen Cotonuts must also  spend five years on supervised release.
UPDATE: MSHA Citations Stemmed From Hazard Complaints
by Watch Staff
Dec 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
Citations were not issued as violations contributing to the accident that killed to miners last month.
Montrose Schools Reaching Higher Toward State Standards
by William Woody
Dec 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
For the first time since the Colorado Department of Education initiated its District Performance Framework in 2010, the Montrose County School District RE-1J has earned an "accredited" rating.
Glider Pilot Plans Winch-Launch Demo in Delta This Saturday
by Samantha Wright
Dec 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
Glider pilots Jim Pilkington and Carl Keil are teaming up to conduct a free demonstration of the winch-launch method at Delta’s Blake Field this Saturday, Dec. 21, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Placed on Leave Amid Child Abuse Allegations
by Watch Staff
Dec 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
Montrose County Sheriff Rick Dunlap placed a sergeant on administrative leave without pay on Tuesday, Dec. 17, due to allegations of child abuse.  
County Lawyers Up for Possible Fight With Hospital
by Gus Jarvis
Dec 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
At a meeting in Nucla, the Montrose County Commissioners voted to retain a Denver law firm for possible legal actions with the MMH Board of Trustees.
Citations Mount as MSHA Investigates Miners’ Deaths
by Samantha Wright
Dec 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
An investigative team has issued almost 100 citations to Revenue-Virginius Mine owner/operator Star Mine Operations following a fatal accident there one month ago
Telski Improves Skier Safety
by Samuel Adams
Dec 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
The Telluride Ski Resort has made a significant effort to improve skier safety this season by creating a Trail Safety department, altering ski traffic patterns and hiring dedicated ski patrol snowm...
Colorado Health Care Enrollment Continues to Climb
by William Woody
Dec 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
More than 137,000 Coloradans have signed up for health coverage that will take effect January 1.
COMMUNITY BRIEFS | Time is Running Out to Nominate an Azadi Angel
by Watch Staff
Dec 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
Holiday Open House at Montrose Manor B&B…Ouray Public Library Offers January Programs to Kick Off the New Year…Montrose Area Committee Accepting Wildlife Project Ideas…MMH 2014 Wellness Calendar Av...
Frick Burden Dies in Pagosa Springs
Dec 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
After struggling unsuccessfully to get his truck unstuck near his cabin, the longtime Telluride resident fell and died of hypothermia.
Support Ridgway Playground Project at Turkey Bowling Fundraiser This Thursday
by Samantha Wright
Dec 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
Among the design elements that are sure to make the final cut are a giant slide down the hillside at the rear of the playground, and a zipline of some kind.
Delivering 'Hamlet' Across Colorado
by Samuel Adams
Dec 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
The teleconference systems are a part of the three-year, $1 million initiative mounted by Gov. John Hickenlooper to offer a more diverse curriculum to students in rural school districts.
RAMP Ballot Question, Funding to Be Discussed at Special Meeting Wednesday
by Samantha Wright
Dec 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
The Ridgway Town Council holds a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, at the Ridgway Community Center to discuss how to finance the town’s cash match for a $10.5 million grant.
GOCO, DOLA Grants Come Through
by Samantha Wright
Dec 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
Ouray County Secures $950,000 for upcoming Camp Bird Road and Grandstands projects.
Ouray Student Named as Alternate to U.S. Senate Youth Program
by Watch Staff
Dec 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
Ouray High School junior Julia Vann has been named as an alternate delegate to the 52nd annual U.S. Senate Youth Program, to be held March 8-15, 2014, in Washington, D.C.
Fancy Rooster Pecks Fans’ Skin With Best Ink
by William Woody
Dec 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
There’s a new tattoo shop in Montrose: Fancy Rooster.
Wilson Land Exchange Project Calls for Community Input
by Samuel Adams
Dec 16, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
The Trust for Public Land is proposing to trade access to Wilson Peak to the U.S. Forest Service.
Avalanche Experts, Forecasters Urge Extra Caution
by Martinique Davis
Dec 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
A considerable conundrum has arrived, along with the unusually heavy snowfall, in the form of an active avalanche season with impacts that could persist into the months ahead.
Military Aircraft Lands Safely in Montrose After Engine Trouble
by William Woody
Dec 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
Around 7 p.m. all three Montrose Fire Protection District stations were alerted to an inbound military C-130 aircraft that had reported an engine fire and was preparing to land in Montrose.