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City Tiptoes Toward Temporary Marijuana Ban
by William Woody
Dec 07, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
The Montrose City Council held a meeting on Tuesday to gauge public perspective on the state’s new marijuana regulations, as well as a proposed ban on the retail sale of marijuana within city limits.
SMARTS Park, Montrose Strike Recycling Deal
by Samantha Wright
Dec 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
SMARTS Park has inked a deal with the City of Montrose that diverts all of the city’s residential recyclable items to the Ilium Valley-based nonprofit recycling center.
Tipis and Yurts: How They’re Made
by Peter Shelton
Dec 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Colorado Yurt Company, based in Montrose with roots in Ridgway, will be featured this month on the Science Channel series How It’s Made.
Under Horning’s Direct Management, Ski Company Hits Reset Button
by Seth Cagin
Dec 06, 2012 | 3 3 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
‘Whenever there’s change, there’s a lot of uncertainty.’
Montrose Humanitarian Wins Lotto Jackpot
by Samantha Wright
Dec 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Nora Duckworth of Montrose, co-founder of Western Colorado Friends of the Himalaya, has a few ideas about how to spend the $6.2 million Lotto Jackpot she won last week.
Fire Consumes Biodiesel Fuel Shed
by Peter Shelton
Dec 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
A fire totally destroyed an outbuilding used to process biodiesel fuel between Ridgway and Ouray last week.
Chow Down Takes a Natural Approach to Pet Health
by William Woody
Dec 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
The owners of the newly created Chow Down Pet Supplies host a grand opening Saturday for their new downtown store specializing in dog and cat nutrition.
Contentious at Times, Montrose County Budget Is Presented
by Gus Jarvis
Dec 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
The Montrose Board of County Commissioners believes the proposed 2013 budget, which was presented to the public at Friendship Hall on Tuesday evening, is responsible and has the best interests of t...
New Ordinance Spells Out Rules For Drinking In Town Park
by Samantha Wright
Dec 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
A four-year experiment with open containers in Town Park came to an abrupt end last Friday, Nov. 30 when a newly-adopted ordinance went into effect spelling out guidelines pertaining to when and wh...
Amendment 64 Strikes a Nerve in Montrose County
by Gus Jarvis
Dec 06, 2012 | 3 3 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
“From my perspective, I am not looking for a way to make this happen, I am looking for a way to not let this happen in this county,” Commissioner Gary Ellis said on Monday.
Yule Fest Comes to Ouray This Weekend
by Samantha Wright
Dec 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
The weekend features live music at two venues, the annual Wine, Chocolate & Cheese Fest, visits with Santa for the kids and the pets, and great shopping opportunities at local small businesses, man...
In Plea Deal, Norwood Boy Sentenced to Probation
by Gus Jarvis
Dec 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
A 15-year-old Norwood boy, who pleaded guilty in October to involvement in a sexual assault on a 13-year-old student in February, was sentenced on Monday to ongoing probation, community service and...
Telluride’s World Cup Enters Skicross Era
by Martinique Davis
Dec 04, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Telluride’s December event is the first World Cup competition to bring skicross and snowboardcross together.
‘Telluride Gives’  Ushers In a New Era of Online Philanthropy
by Samantha Wright
Dec 04, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
From Dec. 12 through Dec. 14, donors will be encouraged to log onto the website www.telluridegives.org to give money to their favorite local nonprofit organization.
City Commits LOT Funds To Support Wright Opera House
by Samantha Wright
Dec 03, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
The Ouray City Council agreed this week to designate a small allocation of Lodging and Occupancy Tax dollars for the Wright Opera House.
State Begins Project to Safeguard Open Mines in West End
by Gus Jarvis
Dec 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
The Colorado Division  of Reclamation of Mining & Safety is developing a new project to safeguard coal mines in the Norwood, Naturita and Nucla area.  
Telluride Medical Center Thinks Head First
by Watch Staff
Dec 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
The Telluride Medical Center has a new tool for treating concussions called the Think Head First program.
‘Tis the Season For Giving in Telluride
by Samantha Wright
Dec 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
They may have started out as baskets, but these days, the beneficiaries of Telluride’s Angel Baskets program actually receive large overstuffed boxes filled to the brim with holiday goodies and nec...
Montrose Merchants Call Small Business Saturday a Big Success
by William Woody
Dec 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
"It was incredible. At times there was so many people that I didn't know if they would all fit," said Sonja Horn, owner of Fabula, a downtown home gift boutique.
Longtime Area Banker, Dave Wood, Dies at 82
by Watch Staff
Nov 30, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Former Citizens State Bank of Ouray President Dave Wood dies.