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Appeal Alleging Public Hearing Was Insufficient Denied
by Gus Jarvis
Mar 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
An executive order issued last week paves the way for the CDPHE to make a formal decision on the proposed Piñon Ridge uranium Mill radioactive materials license in April.
'Progress' Is the Watchword as Hospice Gets New Center
by William Woody
Mar 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
In the current Hospice offices, at 645 S. Fifth Street, employees and volunteers have gotten used to sharing desks and office space, and are even keeping some workstations together with duct tape.
April Council Election Cancelled in Ridgway
by Peter Shelton
Mar 02, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Ridgway’s municipal election, slated for April, has been cancelled, because only four applications were received for four open council seats.
Montrose Schools Need Cash Fast
by William Woody
Mar 01, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Improving student achievement, now trending downward in relation to both state and neighboring districts, was the number one priority, in the long-awaited Montrose Community School Improvement Team...
EAGLE-Net Endures Fresh Scrutiny at State and National Level
by Samantha Wright
Feb 28, 2013 | 2 2 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Critics of the EAGLE-Net Alliance complain that the consortium is laying in fiber in areas where it already exists and thus directly competing with “small mom and pop” carriers.
TELLURIDE BRIEFS | Town of Telluride Shines Light on Successful Energy Efficiency Measures
by Samantha Wright
Feb 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
The Town of Telluride is over halfway toward meeting its goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from town government facilities and operations 20 percent from 2005 levels by the year 2020, as pr...
Uncompahgre Valley Marijuana Could Be a Growing Enterprise
by Samantha Wright
Feb 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Grand Mesa Growers is poised to expand its medical marijuana grow facility south of Ridgway to accommodate what it predicts will be a huge surge in recreational demand.
No Barriers USA Hosts 2013 Summit in Mountain Village Aug. 8-11
by Martinique Davis
Feb 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
The summit is expected to bring more than 500 people to town, and will combine hands-on clinics, product demonstrations, outdoor excursions, films, art, music, leadership exercises and symposia.
First Friday Stroll: Going Green
by Leslie Vreeland
Feb 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
‘Going Green’ is the theme of this week’s First Friday Stroll in downtown Montrose.
Tension Mounts Between Miners and Climbers on the Camp Bird Road

by Samantha Wright
Feb 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Ice climbers and local guides were shocked and angered last weekend when they came across a sign that appeared to ban them from accessing a favorite backcountry climbing area alongside the Camp Bir...
In the Thick of Public Comment, No Decision on Visual Impact Regs.
by Gus Jarvis
Feb 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Perhaps the most divisive amendment to Section 9 is the expansion of visual impact corridors to include more than 40 roads throughout the county.
Court Appeal Keeps Vet's Dog Dutch Alive
by William Woody
Feb 27, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Dutch's fate now lies within the Montrose County District Attorney's Office.
Telluride Bluegrass Festival Brings Big Names on Board
by Watch Staff
Feb 27, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
The lineup includes Mumford and Sons, String Cheese Incident, Dispatch and the Masters of Bluegrass featuring Del McCoury, Bobby Osborne, J.D. Crowe, Bobby Hicks and Jerry McCoury.
Creative District Launch Party Coming March 1 to Sherbino
by Peter Shelton
Feb 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
After six months of hard work, RCD is ready to present itself, its vision, its logo, its strategic plan, to any and all Ridgwayites interested in creativity, economic development, and the town’s st...
TELLURIDE BRIEFS | Council Seeks to Discourage Bear Raids Through Steeper Fines
by Samantha Wright
Feb 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
With the goal of discouraging another bruin invasion, the Telluride Town Council agreed on Tuesday, Feb. 19 to increase fines for residents who fail to follow the town’s trash ordinance.
State Doles Out Grant Funding to Regional Airports
by Gus Jarvis
Feb 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
The Telluride Regional Airport is slated to receive $69,457 from Colorado’s Aviation Discretionary Grant program; the Montrose Regional Airport will receive $318,567.
RIDGWAY BRIEFS | Heritage Days/Ranch Rodeo Planned for June
by Peter Shelton
Feb 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
ROCC to take over parking lot sale...DEVO is now RAMS...Council urged to weigh in on Section 9.
Telluride Foundation Gifts $75,000 to TSSC Capital Campaign
by By Samantha Wright
Feb 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Youth sports club closer to having year-round training facility thanks to a grant to TSSC from the Telluride Foundation.
Judge Rules Against Secret Oil and Gas Nominations
by Peter Shelton
Feb 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Activists in the North Fork Valley have won what could be a precedent-setting court case overturning the BLM’s practice of secret oil and gas parcel nominations.