At Long Last, Red Mountain Pass Fully Reopens
by Samantha Wright
Feb 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
Intermittent travel twice a day has been possible since the end of January, but it wasn’t until Monday night, Feb. 10, that the CDOT reopened the roadway to traffic 24-7, with single-lane, alternat...
How to Catch Gus Kenworthy’s Olympic Debut From Sochi
by Watch Staff
Feb 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
Representing Team U.S.A. and his hometown, Telluride, freeskier Gus Kenworthy is slated to make his Olympic debut later this week in what will be the Olympic debut of the ski slopestyle competition.
Telluride Resident Arrested With Half Pound of Cocaine
by Samuel Adams
Feb 10, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
Daniel Guardaro-Marquez, a Mexican national living at the Shandoka Apartments, was arrested at 700 W. Colorado Ave. with 9 ounces of cocaine.
Rockfall Mitigation on Red Mountain Pass Nears Completion
by Watch Staff
Feb 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
CDOT maintenance crews will assist Yenter Companies as they complete the fence installation, set a barrier and install a temporary traffic signal on Monday.
Out of Truancy Court, Into the Classroom
by William Woody
Feb 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
Solving truancy issues within Montrose County RE-1J schools has been a community collaboration for the past three years, and officials are pleased with the efforts so far.
Witherspoon Loses Battle to Save His Job With City of Ouray
by Samantha Wright
Feb 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
The 15-year city worker had been fighting for his job since early December when he was placed on leave with pay by his supervisor.
$2 lift tickets at Kendall Mtn. in Silverton Feb. 7-9
by Watch Staff
Feb 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
The town’s Snowscape Celebration of winter will also feature snow-sculpting, live music, a snowmobile parade, a cardboard derby with a 1960s car theme, snow golf and fireworks.
Pot Shop Owners in Region Could Soon Access Banks
by Samuel Adams
Feb 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
Because the drug is still illegal under federal law, banks, many whom are FDIC-insured, do not accept deposits from cannabis businesses for fear of possible money laundering charges.
Commercial Real Estate Stronger in San Miguel County
by Samuel Adams
Feb 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
While the residential real estate market in Telluride, the commercial segment isn’t too far behind - both are rapidly approaching pre-recession health.
U.S. 550 May Fully Open By This Weekend
by Watch Staff
Feb 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
Despite the recent snows over the past several days, the Colorado Department of Transportation reports that crews are making good progress on installing rockfall fencing along a portion of US 550 R...
State Releases 2012-2013 Student Dropout Report
by William Woody
Feb 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
Approximately 98 of the 3,192 students enrolled in Montrose district schools dropped out over the course of the 2012-13 school year. Male students dropped out at twice the rate of female students (...
OSHA Slaps Star Mine Operations With Hazardous Workplace Citations
by Samantha Wright
Feb 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
The inspection resulted in a number of workplace hazard citations being issued on Jan. 24, regarding improper storage of flammable chemicals, failure to provide an eyewash station for employees dea...
Commissioners Toss Three MMH Trustees From Board
by Gus Jarvis
Feb 06, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
In the ongoing dispute over control of the Montrose Memorial Hospital, the flashpoint is a trustee's background check.
Ouray County Clerk Michelle Nauer Seeks Sixth Term
by Watch Staff
Feb 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Nauer moved to Ouray in 1981 and soon began working as a deputy clerk for Ouray County’s former longtime clerk, the late Addie Sim.
Ouray Trail Group to Receive ROCC Outstanding Citizen Award
by Watch Staff
Feb 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
The Ouray Trail Group will receive the Outstanding Citizen Award from the Ridgway-Ouray Community Council at ROCC’s 20th annual Spaghetti Dinner, Saturday, Feb. 8 at the Ouray Community Center.
Wright Opera to Close as Interior Restoration Gets Underway
by Watch Staff
Feb 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
The so-called “Access Project” includes the installation of a much needed elevator, improvements to the central staircase, and a makeover of both the downstairs and upstairs lobbies.
TEX Reports Bump in Traffic in December
by Samuel Adams
Feb 04, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
Outbound and inbound private aircraft numbers are up at Telluride Regional Airport, but commercial aircraft numbers remain sluggish in the wake of new FAA regulations.
Casolari Seeks Third Term as Ouray County Treasurer
by Watch Staff
Feb 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
Ouray County Treasurer Jeannine Casolari has announced that she is seeking reelection in November.
VIR 2.0: Ouray County Embarks on Next Phase of Visual Impact Talks
by Samantha Wright
Feb 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
Among the items dropped, at least for now, was the planning commission’s recommendation to dramatically expand the number of roads in the county subject to Visual Impact Regulations.
Lack of Daycare Facilities a Problem for Working Families
by William Woody
Feb 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
The Montrose City Council recently amended and approved a new ordinance allowing child-care providers to apply for conditional use permits to open new daycare centers within the city's three medica...