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Mayfield Decides to Go For Another Four
by Watch Staff
Mar 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Susie Mayfield has announced that she will throw her hat into the ring again and run for her fourth term as Ouray County Assessor in the upcoming 2014 election.
Ouray Native Ben Tisdel Announces for District 2 Seat
by Watch Staff
Mar 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
Tisdel will run as an unaffiliated candidate.
Ag Water Through Tunnel to Return in Early April
by William Woody
Mar 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
The 105-year-old tunnel will begin delivering water diverted from the Gunnison River in the first week in April, according to UVWUA manager Steve Fletcher.
Wright Opera House Renovation Plows Ahead
by Samantha Wright
Mar 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
The theater has been closed for construction since early February and is slated to re-open in mid-May.
At Long Last, USGS Officially Names Bridal Peak
by Samuel Adams
Mar 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
After a nine-month campaign, Jeff Burch championed an official naming of Bridal Peak.
Judge Reverses Brian Ahern Assault Conviction
by Gus Jarvis
Mar 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
Colorado Democratic Party’s 7th Judicial District Chair Brian Ahern argued that the trial judge denied his right to confront the witnesses against him by excessively limiting cross-examination.
Commissioners, City Council to Discuss Safety Sales Tax
by Gus Jarvis
Mar 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
The city intends to request monetary support for the increased costs in what the city must pay to operate the Regional 911 Dispatch Center.
Stricter Performance Reviews Enacted in Montrose Schools
by William Woody
Mar 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
The new system is based in part on student performance and test scores, and allows for the dismissal of tenured teachers when performance is low and or for other reasons.
Streetscape Project Hangs in the Balance in Ridgway’s Looming Municipal Election
by Samantha Wright
Mar 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Early/absentee voting is underway for the Town of Ridgway’s municipal election on Tuesday, April 1, at which the fate of funding for the proposed Streetscape project will be determined.
Divers Locate Five Bodies Within Plane Crash Wreckage
by Samantha Wright
Mar 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
Due to the extensive damage and orientation of the plane, the divers were not able to recover the victims’ bodies, which will remain within the wreckage until it can be safely brought to shore.
Victims in Saturday Crash ID’d by Hometown Paper
by William Thornton, AL.com
Mar 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Tributes began appearing early Sunday morning among friends of pilot Jimmy Hill and passengers Katrina Barksdale, her two sons Kobe and Xander, and a cousin, Seth McDuffie.
Women’s Forum Launches New Series With ‘Sex in the Box Canyon’ Discussion
by Samantha Wright
Mar 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
“This could get messy,” warned Olivia St. Claire, pulling a frosted chocolate donut out of her bag, and offering a scandalous suggestion about what to do with it (and a man) in bed.
Montrose Hosts Internationally Acclaimed Adventure Film Festival
by Marta Tarbell
Mar 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
Montrose joins forces with climbing capitals – including Chamonix, France; Santiago, Chile; Sydney, Australia; and Asheville, N.C. – to host the internationally acclaimed Adventure Film Festival, A...
KOTO Appoints Jerry Greene to Board
by Samuel Adams
Mar 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
The KOTO board unanimously appointed the longtime Telluride resident and KOTO co-founder to fill a board seat vacated by Liz Salem, who resigned in January.
Telluride Collects More Than $20K in January Pot Sales
by Samuel Adams
Mar 20, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
The State of Colorado released its initial revenue figures for retail marijuana sold in January. Telluride saw considerable revenues from the new commerce.
So Far in 2014, Marijuana Offenses in Line With Last Year’s Figures
by William Woody
Mar 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
From January through March 2013, there were 13 documented offenses relating to the drug; seven of those cases involved minors. So far in 2014, there have been 17 cases involving marijuana, six of t...
OBITUARY | Jaime Nicole Scoville
Mar 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 82 82 recommendations | email to a friend
A memorial service to celebrate Jaime's life will be held in Ridgway Town Park on Thursday, March 20 at 2 p.m. Please bring a chair and dress warmly.
Service Saturday for Eliot Muckerman
by Watch Staff
Mar 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
Join family and friends for an informal community gathering in honor of Muckerman on Saturday, March 22, from 5-7p.m. at the Sheridan Opera House.
Norwood Man Injured in Avalanche Near Ophir
by Samuel Adams
Mar 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
An Ophir slide caught and injured a skier, who then slid 1,400 vertical feet, fracturing his femur, according to a San Miguel County Sheriff’s Office press release.