regional news

Ouray County Loosens Belt (a little), Thanks to Full PILT Funding for 2014

With the extra money in the Road and Bridge fund, county officials plan to commission a Road and Bridge needs assessment, hiring a consultant to provide guidance on staffing, equipment usage and how the department can create more efficiencies.

07/31/14 | By | 139 views More
States Look to Colorado for Guidance After Half A Year of Legalization

States Look to Colorado for Guidance After Half A Year of Legalization

Telluride has received a total of $89,752 for the five months of retail and medical marijuana sales.

07/30/14 | By | 520 views More

Activist: Feds Have No Authority to Close Montrose County Road

A public lands advocate and local radio commentator has been arrested by federal authorities for tearing down an access gate along the Cushman Creek Trail near Olathe.

07/30/14 | By | 320 views More

Proposed New ‘Section 9′ Point System Makes Blending the Big Bang

In order to pass the new point system, proposed structures must amass at least 100 points through a combination of these five categories.

07/29/14 | By | 396 views More

Red Mountain Pass Motorcycle Crash Victim Identified; Eye Witness Recounts Accident

Authorities have concluded their investigation and released the name of a man who died in a motorcycle crash.

07/29/14 | By | 582 views More
VIDEO: Telluride Snowmaking Upgrades Underway

VIDEO: Telluride Snowmaking Upgrades Underway

The new system will enable snowmaking crews to use the same amount of water in a more powerful way.

07/29/14 | By | 1,005 views More

arts & entertainment

ELEVATED | Blossoming Artists, Wildflower Walk, Forest Film

ELEVATED | Blossoming Artists, Wildflower Walk, Forest Film

Blossoming artists in Montrose, wildflower walk and a forest film in Durango, all in the arts this week.

07/31/14 | By | 140 views More
ONE STEP AHEAD OF THE BLUES | One on One With Dragon Smoke’s Robert Mercurio

ONE STEP AHEAD OF THE BLUES | One on One With Dragon Smoke’s Robert Mercurio

Galactic’s rhythm section – Robert Mercurio and Stanton Moore – are also the rhythm section behind the band Dragon Smoke, a New Orleans super group that closes the Telluride Jazz Festival Sunday, Aug. 3.

07/30/14 | By | 246 views More
Artful Coffee-Table Book Tells Telluride’s Story

Artful Coffee-Table Book Tells Telluride’s Story

“Telluride shares the same early history with small mining towns across the State of Colorado,” says author Susan Dalton.

07/30/14 | By | 184 views More
Artists Alpine Holiday Delights the Senses, Soothes the Soul

Artists Alpine Holiday Delights the Senses, Soothes the Soul

AAH is one of the oldest and best-loved juried art shows in Colorado.

07/30/14 | By | 266 views More
VIDEO: The Wood Brothers | Static Session

VIDEO: The Wood Brothers | Static Session

The Wood Brothers performed near Bridal Veil Falls during The Ride festival.

07/29/14 | By | 432 views More
Wacky Comedy Romp Aug. 2 in Montrose

Wacky Comedy Romp Aug. 2 in Montrose

Every month during the summer, Canyon Creek hosts two comedians for nights of laughter that’s become a must-attend event in downtown Montrose.

07/29/14 | By | 408 views More

sports

Telluride Ski & Golf to Host Swing for Protect Our Winters

Protect Our Winters’ mission is to engage and mobilize the winter sports community to lead the fight against climate change.

07/31/14 | By | 175 views More
Ridgway’s Rick Hodges Gets Hardrock Ticket Punched for 10th (and Final?) Time

Ridgway’s Rick Hodges Gets Hardrock Ticket Punched for 10th (and Final?) Time

Hodges has always loved the challenge of a nice long run, and the training that leads up to it.

07/30/14 | By | 266 views More

SPORTS WATCH | Goodell’s Lack of Strong Leadership Grounds for Firing

The current perception of the N.F.L. is the reality. And the reality in the N.F.L. right now is that it doesn’t seem to care much if its players hit women.

07/30/14 | By | 380 views More
U.S. Olympic Runner Seeks Course Record in Mt. Sneffels Half-Marathon

U.S. Olympic Runner Seeks Course Record in Mt. Sneffels Half-Marathon

Janet Cherobon-Bawcom, member of the 2012 U.S. Olympic team (10,000 meter), is competing in this year’s race.

07/28/14 | By | 647 views More
In the Wheelhouse of the Season’s Best Fishing

In the Wheelhouse of the Season’s Best Fishing

High summer in Southern Colorado: this is the season of the fly fisher, the finest hour for trout.

07/23/14 | By | 1,331 views More
The Telluride 100|Bikes, Buddies and Bacon

The Telluride 100|Bikes, Buddies and Bacon

With a time of 9:10:50, 40-year-old Tellurider Jason Gordon finished the race less than an hour behind another Telluride local, endurance athlete and Leadville 100 veteran Ricky Willis, who came in at a blazing 8:17:18, placing 3rd overall.

07/22/14 | By | 1,407 views More

business

VIDEO: Telluride Snowmaking Upgrades Underway

VIDEO: Telluride Snowmaking Upgrades Underway

The new system will enable snowmaking crews to use the same amount of water in a more powerful way.

07/29/14 | By | 1,006 views More
Felt App Gives New Life to Handwritten Cards

Felt App Gives New Life to Handwritten Cards

“There are certain special moments in life that email just isn’t good enough for.”

07/28/14 | By | 1,113 views More
Ray’s to Remain Open Following Fire

Ray’s to Remain Open Following Fire

Rowan said the fire was contained by 5:30 a.m., and the building was unoccupied. No injuries were reported.

07/25/14 | By | 1,513 views More
Snowmaking Gets Bigger, More Efficient

Snowmaking Gets Bigger, More Efficient

The new system will enable snowmaking crews to use the same amount of water in a more powerful way, meaning more runs will open earlier in the season.

07/24/14 | By | 1,707 views More

TEX Loses Commercial Air Service in September

Great Lakes Airlines will suspend service effective Sept. 16 due to pilot availability challenges after new FAA regulations went into effect.

07/23/14 | By | 3,155 views More
Healing Power Without the High

Healing Power Without the High

Mary Jane’s Medicinals Promises the Medicinal Benefits of Weed in a whole new way.

07/22/14 | By | 2,494 views More

community

Telluride Ski & Golf to Host Swing for Protect Our Winters

Protect Our Winters’ mission is to engage and mobilize the winter sports community to lead the fight against climate change.

07/31/14 | By | 176 views More

Citizens Needed to Serve on GMUG Resource Advisory Committee

“We are looking for people who want to contribute their time and energy to better the Forest and who enjoy working with other people.”

07/31/14 | By | 99 views More
States Look to Colorado for Guidance After Half A Year of Legalization

States Look to Colorado for Guidance After Half A Year of Legalization

Telluride has received a total of $89,752 for the five months of retail and medical marijuana sales.

07/30/14 | By | 521 views More
Event Planned to Honor Builders of Ridgway Dam and Reservoir

Event Planned to Honor Builders of Ridgway Dam and Reservoir

Construction eventually started in 1978 and the reservoir filled completely for the first time in 1990.

07/29/14 | By | 411 views More

GUEST COMMENTARY | Reality Check on Regional Recycling (Part II)

Personally committing to recycle all possible products is a very important step, but recycling is an energy-intensive process.

Sherbino Theater Lecture Wraps Up OCHS ‘Evenings of History’ Series

Sherbino Theater Lecture Wraps Up OCHS ‘Evenings of History’ Series

The final ‘Evenings of History’ lecture for 2014 will explore the history of Ridgway’s oldest performing arts venue.

07/28/14 | By | 610 views More

obituaries

Carol Rinehart | Oct. 5, 1943 – July 5, 2014

Carol Rinehart | Oct. 5, 1943 – July 5, 2014

Loved for her bright, beautiful smile and bountiful heart, Carol Rinehart passed away on July 5, 2014, in her home at Deerhart Ranch, surrounded by family.

07/15/14 | By | 2,020 views More
Community Invited to Honor Lost Warrior Eugene Putney on July 18

Community Invited to Honor Lost Warrior Eugene Putney on July 18

On Friday, July 18, Putney’s friends and family will come together at long last to honor him at 3 p.m. at the Olathe Assembly of God Church.

07/15/14 | By | 2,942 views More
Margret Berendes | January 18, 1921 – March 2, 2014

Margret Berendes | January 18, 1921 – March 2, 2014

After 1997, Berendes retired to Telluride – the town that had become her home – and filled her life with hiking, cross-country skiing, friends, and travel.

06/27/14 | By | 3,711 views More

Daniel Paul Fossey | September 14, 1954 – June 16, 2014

Daniel was the assistant superintendant of the road and bridge department for Ouray County.

06/18/14 | By | 3,675 views More

Memorial Service Planned Sunday for Jessica McFarland

McFarland’s widowed husband Michael McFarland was arrested and charged with her murder on June 6.

06/18/14 | By | 2,787 views More
Remembering 22

Remembering 22

Grayson Burris was a friend, son and teammate who died in the course of rescuing a friend from drowing.

06/11/14 | By | 2,701 views More