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Remembering Anabelle, Who Never Lost a Fight

06/18/14 | By | More
Remembering Anabelle, Who Never Lost a Fight

We had completely leashless lives, the two of us, and were the better – and banged up – for it.

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Don’t Kid Yourself

02/18/14 | By | More
Don’t Kid Yourself

I wonder if your readers, who freak out at the word ‘tax,’ realize that 0.3 percent equals .30 cents on $100?

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TIPS FROM THE PROS | Snowboarding Black Diamond Telluride Bumps

02/18/14 | By | More
TIPS FROM THE PROS | Snowboarding Black Diamond Telluride Bumps

Many people think snowboard lessons are only needed to learn the basics. Telluride Ski and Snowboard School Snowboard Supervisor and Trainer instructor Jimmy Dorsey says otherwise.

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Archaeologist Discusses Ute Rock Art Motifs at ROCC Talk

02/18/14 | By | More
Archaeologist Discusses Ute Rock Art Motifs at ROCC Talk

Patterson will focus on her studies of Ute rock art “maps” on the Uncompahgre Plateau, particularly in the Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area and Dominquez-Escalante National Conservation Area.

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Five Vie for Ouray Planning Commission Vacancy

02/17/14 | By | More
Five Vie for Ouray Planning Commission Vacancy

Ouray residents Brad Clark, Carl Cockle, Mike Fedel, Chris Hinkson and Adam Kunz are all vying for the position.

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Kenworthy Stranded – With Pups – in Russia

02/17/14 | By | More
Kenworthy Stranded – With Pups – in Russia

Kenworthy gained international attention even before winning Silver in Sochi upon claiming the stray mother and four puppies.

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R&R | El Ten Eleven Drops New EP Before Starting Colorado Tour

02/17/14 | By | More
R&R | El Ten Eleven Drops New EP Before Starting Colorado Tour

What is math rock? El Ten Eleven can explain with their new studio release The emily EP.

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GUEST COMMENTARY | Congress Must Act Now to Save PILT

02/17/14 | By | More
GUEST COMMENTARY | Congress Must Act Now to Save PILT

We must do better, which is why I am proud to lead the bipartisan effort to permanently reauthorize and fund the PILT program.

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Dennis McNeil at St. Pat’s Monday, Feb. 17

02/17/14 | By | More
Dennis McNeil at St. Pat’s Monday, Feb. 17

McNeil, who has sung for five U.S. presidents and other heads of state, has won multiple awards and accolades from groups as varied as the Metropolitan Opera to the Grateful Dead.

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UPDATED: Victims of Three Killed in Plane Crash Near Telluride Identified

02/17/14 | By | More
UPDATED:  Victims of Three Killed in Plane Crash Near Telluride Identified

Beechcraft Bonanza spotted from air five hours after takeoff Sunday morning near Telluride, with no survivors.

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Free Fuel?

02/17/14 | By | More
Free Fuel?

Come on Ouray, free fuel to someone who chooses to drive to town in an electric car?

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Back Narrows Inn – Norwood’s “Living Museum” – Is Open for Business

02/16/14 | By | More
Back Narrows Inn – Norwood’s “Living Museum” – Is Open for Business

The inn has been in service since McKinley was president; a “living museum,” it retains its historic charm and coziness – something immediately apparent, upon stepping into the lobby.

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Telluride Community Discusses Pool Design

02/16/14 | By | More
Telluride Community Discusses Pool Design

The Town of Telluride’s project to build a new community pool began in earnest last week, as it began publicly discussing the designing and budgeting of the pool.

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Let’s Not Betray Our Beautiful Ouray

02/16/14 | By | More
Let’s Not Betray Our Beautiful Ouray

While I was sitting in the lobby of the Ouray Hot Springs one evening, several young people came in to register. The smell of marijuana was as prevalent as if they had been in a closed car.

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VIR Work Session Ducks Contentious Issues, Plucks ‘Low Hanging Fruit’

02/16/14 | By | More
VIR Work Session Ducks Contentious Issues, Plucks ‘Low Hanging Fruit’

The general theme of Thursday’s work session was to focus on “low-hanging fruit”, fairly straight-forward issues that are not contentious, while leaving “high hanging fruit” types of philosophical issues for discussions further down the road.

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Harry Kearney Takes Gold at Mt. Baker

02/16/14 | By | More
Harry Kearney Takes Gold at Mt. Baker

Norwood snowboarder Harry Kearney soared back to the top of the finish line at the Mt. Baker Legendary Banked Slalom this year, with a first place finish in the Pro Men category at 1:43:35.

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Knight, Rummel’s ‘DamNation’ to Premiere at SXSW

02/16/14 | By | More
Knight, Rummel’s ‘DamNation’ to Premiere at SXSW

‘DamNation’ explores the rivers and landscapes that have been altered by dams as well as changing values in society, from the conquest and control of rivers to realizing human society is a part of nature.

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ALERT: “Large boulders the size of a person” fall onto HWY 62 MM7

02/16/14 | By | More
ALERT: “Large boulders the size of a person” fall onto HWY 62 MM7

ALERT: Rocks fall onto HWY 62 MM7

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R&R | West Water Outlaws Out to Prove Rock ‘n’ Roll Lives

02/15/14 | By | More
R&R | West Water Outlaws Out to Prove Rock ‘n’ Roll Lives

Missoula has a great jam band and rock ‘n ‘roll still lives on the Front Range? But topping them all will be Leftover Salmon Sunday night.

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Shareholders Approve Golf Course Buyout

02/14/14 | By | More
Shareholders Approve Golf Course Buyout

The City of Montrose will buy out the Black Canyon Golf Club for $675,000 from the Montrose Land Company.

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CAVALLO’S

02/14/14 | By | More
CAVALLO’S

Cavallo’s switched things up to offer breakfast, lunch and dinner from Thursdays through Mondays. Those of us who have become addicted to breakfast, brunch and lunch offerings will be pleased to know that nothing has changed on that front.

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Severe Accident Injures Three In Montrose Last Night

02/14/14 | By | More
Severe Accident Injures Three In Montrose Last Night

MONTROSE – A two-car accident at the intersection of Townsend and Grand Avenues injured three people Thursday evening and closed the intersection for a short time.

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Telluride Clinic Sees Jump in Pot-Related ER Visits

02/13/14 | By | More
Telluride Clinic Sees Jump in Pot-Related ER Visits

Consumers learn it’s easy to over-consume pot edibles, and may experience nausea and anxiety. Local pot shops and the industry are beefing up efforts to better educate customers.

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Trustees Reorganize, Fire Attorney, Take County Office Space

02/13/14 | By | More
Trustees Reorganize, Fire Attorney, Take County Office Space

The MMH Board of Trustees was a regrouping in the aftermath of the County Commissioners’ decision to remove three of the seven members of the board.

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Axel Charrette Day Celebrates Life of Free-Spirited Toddler

02/13/14 | By | More
Axel Charrette Day Celebrates Life of Free-Spirited Toddler

Festivities will take place at the Axel Loop trailhead, named for the Ridgway toddler who was murdered in Mexico last spring while on a cycling and experiential learning adventure with his family.

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Kenworthy Grabs Silver in U.S. Podium Sweep

02/13/14 | By | More
Kenworthy Grabs Silver in U.S. Podium Sweep

Well before Kenworthy’s silver-medal-winning run, five Sochi dogs brought Kenworthy into a different kind of national spotlight.

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School Board Approves November Tax Proposal

02/13/14 | By | More
School Board Approves November Tax Proposal

Montrose voters will consider two potential tax increases this year. One was put on the ballot by the Montrose School District RE-1J on Tuesday and seeks a November property tax to fund classroom improvements.

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‘Ruby Gravity Attack’ Tested Mettle of CDOT Crews, Local Economies

02/13/14 | By | More
‘Ruby Gravity Attack’ Tested Mettle of CDOT Crews, Local Economies

The rockfall mitigation project has been fraught with danger – rockfall, ice fall, high-angle exposure – as crews raced to reopen the highway and restore full access to the communities of Silverton and Ouray.

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Fifteen Years of Funny S**t at the Sheridan Opera House

02/13/14 | By | More
Fifteen Years of Funny S**t at the Sheridan Opera House

What has become the gem of Telluride’s winter festivals, a weekend full of stand-up comedy, sketch comedy and improv from some of the country’s best and comedians is once again coming to Telluride.

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ELEVATED | Nothing But Love Songs

02/13/14 | By | More
ELEVATED | Nothing But Love Songs

Rodeo and Juliet in Ouray, an art auction in Grand Junction and a musical salon in Montrose, all in the arts this week.

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Skijoring Stampedes Into Silverton This Weekend

02/13/14 | By | More
Skijoring Stampedes Into Silverton This Weekend

The event delivers huge thrills for competitors and spectators alike, as skiers navigate a series of six-foot high jumps and obstacles on a straight-of-way course through the historic heart of Silverton.

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SMC Commissioner Joan May Announces Candidacy

02/13/14 | By | More
SMC Commissioner Joan May Announces Candidacy

Joan May said she hopes to continue focusing on regional economic sustainability and greenhouse emission reductions across the county, as her most important focus.

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MONTROSE BRIEFS | Winter and Summer Flights to Receive Air Service Funds

02/12/14 | By | More
MONTROSE BRIEFS | Winter and Summer Flights to Receive Air Service Funds

Montrose City Council approved a contract with Colorado Flights Alliance Tuesday delivering $270,000 in contributing funds to promote the region’s air services to expand tourism.

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SKI TIPS | To Up Your Ski Game, Focus on Neutral

02/12/14 | By | More
SKI TIPS | To Up Your Ski Game, Focus on Neutral

This week’s Ski Tip: Going to “neutral” between turns is a chance to change your skiing forever and flow through your turns with constant momentum (fast or slow – your choice). 

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OURAY BRIEFS | Ouray Police Department Welcomes Long-Awaited Fourth Officer

02/12/14 | By | More
OURAY BRIEFS | Ouray Police Department Welcomes Long-Awaited Fourth Officer

Scott Mills hails from the Los Alamos Police Department where he was commander of patrol operations, and was the runner-up of four finalists when the City of Ouray hired a new police chief last fall.

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LOCAL PERSPECTIVE | What’s the Fight Over the Montrose Hospital Really About?

02/12/14 | By | More
LOCAL PERSPECTIVE | What’s the Fight Over the Montrose Hospital Really About?

It is, after all, a deep-seated conservative belief that political interference with health care is dead wrong.

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R&R | Shakey Graves To Headline Colorado Music Party At SXSW 2014

02/12/14 | By | More
R&R | Shakey Graves To Headline Colorado Music Party At SXSW 2014

Shakey Graves to represent Telluride Blues & Brews at SXSW 2014 Colorado Music Party Showcase

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At Long Last, Red Mountain Pass Fully Reopens

02/11/14 | By | More
At Long Last, Red Mountain Pass Fully Reopens

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, alternating travel.

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GUEST COMMENTARY | Notes on Another Legislative Week

02/11/14 | By | More
GUEST COMMENTARY | Notes on Another Legislative Week

I believe the federal government cannot remove, detract or diminish private property rights without just compensation.

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How to Catch Gus Kenworthy’s Olympic Debut From Sochi

02/10/14 | By | More
How to Catch Gus Kenworthy’s Olympic Debut From Sochi

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.

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Telluride Resident Arrested With Half Pound of Cocaine

02/10/14 | By | More
Telluride Resident Arrested With Half Pound of Cocaine

Daniel Guardaro-Marquez, a Mexican national living at the Shandoka Apartments, was arrested at 700 W. Colorado Ave. with 9 ounces of cocaine.

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Rockfall Mitigation on Red Mountain Pass Nears Completion

02/10/14 | By | More
Rockfall Mitigation on Red Mountain Pass Nears Completion

CDOT maintenance crews will assist Yenter Companies as they complete the fence installation, set a barrier and install a temporary traffic signal on Monday.

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Out of Truancy Court, Into the Classroom

02/10/14 | By | More
Out of Truancy Court, Into the Classroom

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.

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RAISING ELLE | A Compelling Argument for Bilingual Education

02/10/14 | By | More
RAISING ELLE | A Compelling Argument for Bilingual Education

I have a beautiful daughter with a French name and birth certificate and a much more acute appreciation for the need for learning a second language than I had before.

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Low-Cost Communal Health Clinic Revived

02/10/14 | By | More
Low-Cost Communal  Health Clinic Revived

Low-cost, accessible acupuncture treatment and oriental medicine will now be available at the Telluride Elks Club on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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Kanter to Run Again

02/10/14 | By | More
Kanter to Run Again

I am pleased to announce my candidacy to the Office of San Miguel County Assessor; a position which, thanks to the voters of San Miguel County, I’ve held with pride for the past 36 years.

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ALERT: Massive rock slide, avalanche reported on 145 near Ilium Rd

02/10/14 | By | More
ALERT: Massive rock slide, avalanche reported on 145 near Ilium Rd

ALERT: “Massive rock slide, avalanche” reported on HWY 145 near Ilium RD, road closed north side of Rico. San Miguel CO Sheriff, CDOT, CSP en route.

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ALERT: Avalanche closes 145 north of Rico. “Complete closure” CDOT and CSP en route. #scanner

02/09/14 | By | More
ALERT: Avalanche closes 145 north of Rico. “Complete closure” CDOT and CSP en route. #scanner

ALERT: An avalanche is reported to have closed Colo. HWY 145, just north of Rico. “Complete closure” CDOT and CSP en route. #scanner

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Kudos to CDOT

02/09/14 | By | More
Kudos to CDOT

They are doing a tremendous job in a very dangerous setting. They are working very long and hard hours to try and get the road open as quick as possible.

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Witherspoon Loses Battle to Save His Job With City of Ouray

02/08/14 | By | More
Witherspoon Loses Battle to Save His Job With City of Ouray

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.

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Expanding Community Development Committee a ‘Good Thing’

02/08/14 | By | More
Expanding Community Development Committee a ‘Good Thing’

It is good news that the newly seated Ouray City Council is expanding the Community Development Committee.

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R&R | Leftover Salmon To Release Self-Titled Album Digitally For The First Time

02/07/14 | By | More
R&R | Leftover Salmon To Release Self-Titled Album Digitally For The First Time

Leftover Salmon is thrilled to announce that on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 their 2004  album, Leftover Salmon, will be available digitally for the first time on all major digital outlets.  When asked how they came to choose Little Feat member Bill Payne as Leftover Salmon’s producer by Mike Greenhaus (2004), Drew Emmit summed up up the beginning of what was to […]

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$2 lift tickets at Kendall Mtn. in Silverton Feb. 7-9

02/07/14 | By | More
$2 lift tickets at Kendall Mtn. in Silverton Feb. 7-9

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.

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‘This Ain’t Denver, Folks. It’s Montrose.’

02/07/14 | By | More
‘This Ain’t Denver, Folks. It’s Montrose.’

This is rude and inexcusable behavior, hardly befitting a “civilized” society.

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Cavallo’s Restaurant Now Open for Dinner

02/06/14 | By | More
Cavallo’s Restaurant Now Open for Dinner

Starting this week, Cavallo’s will be open Thursdays through Mondays for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner, and will be closed Tuesday-Wednesday.

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In Smaller Counties, Let the Voters Decide Who Represents Them

02/06/14 | By | More
In Smaller Counties, Let the Voters Decide Who Represents Them

I sincerely hope Senate Bill 84 is passed by the State Legislature changing the way counties of less than 70,000 elect commissioners.

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Pot Shop Owners in Region Could Soon Access Banks

02/06/14 | By | More
Pot Shop Owners in Region Could Soon Access Banks

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.

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Commercial Real Estate Stronger in San Miguel County

02/06/14 | By | More
Commercial Real Estate Stronger in San Miguel County

While the residential real estate market in Telluride, the commercial segment isn’t too far behind – both are rapidly approaching pre-recession health.

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U.S. 550 May Fully Open By This Weekend

02/06/14 | By | More
U.S. 550 May Fully Open By This Weekend

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 Red Mountain Pass

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State Releases 2012-2013 Student Dropout Report

02/06/14 | By | More
State Releases 2012-2013 Student Dropout Report

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 (67 male versus 31 female).

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Sneffels Challenge Goes From Huts to Hot Springs This Saturday

02/06/14 | By | More
Sneffels Challenge Goes From Huts to Hot Springs This Saturday

The Sneffels Challenge takes in some of the same terrain, skirting the northern flanks of the Sneffels Range before diving down into the Uncompahgre Valley and North Ouray Corridor, ending at the Ouray Hot Springs Pool.

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OSHA Slaps Star Mine Operations With Hazardous Workplace Citations

02/06/14 | By | More
OSHA Slaps Star Mine Operations With Hazardous Workplace Citations

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 dealing with corrosive materials.

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Ah Haa Regional Arts Show Opens Thursday

02/06/14 | By | More
Ah Haa Regional Arts Show Opens Thursday

“You’re going to see a strong mix of styles in this show,” says jurist Amy Kimberly of the Ah Haa Regional Arts Show opening Thursday.

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Commissioners Toss Three MMH Trustees From Board

02/06/14 | By | More
Commissioners Toss Three MMH Trustees From Board

In the ongoing dispute over control of the Montrose Memorial Hospital, the flashpoint is a trustee’s background check.

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Adaptive Snowboarder Heidi Jo Duce Heads to Sochi

02/06/14 | By | More
Adaptive Snowboarder Heidi Jo Duce Heads to Sochi

The feisty 23-year-old below-the-knee amputee and Ouray native daughter qualified for the team at the World Cup event in Copper Mountain in mid-January and sealed the deal in back-to-back World Cup competition in Canada last week.

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R&R | The Moon Welcomes 5 Points Jamgrass Band Whiskey Tango

02/06/14 | By | More
R&R | The Moon Welcomes 5 Points Jamgrass Band Whiskey Tango

Who will be the best bluegrass band to play the Western Slope this Winter? Whiskey Tango makes its case at the Moon.

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ELEVATED | Shakespeare, Sheridan, Short Fiction

02/06/14 | By | More
ELEVATED | Shakespeare, Sheridan, Short Fiction

Historic Telluride at the Sheridan, Shakespearean comedy at the Palm, a Ouray author wins a major literature prize and a poetry series launches, all in the arts this week.

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Ouray County Clerk Michelle Nauer Seeks Sixth Term

02/06/14 | By | More
Ouray County Clerk Michelle Nauer Seeks Sixth Term

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.

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Community Builders From Ridgway, Montrose Attend Sonoran Leadership Institute

02/05/14 | By | More
Community Builders From Ridgway, Montrose Attend Sonoran Leadership Institute

Key themes of the weekend included fostering community, planning for a new economy, and creating lasting prosperity.

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Ouray Trail Group to Receive ROCC Outstanding Citizen Award

02/05/14 | By | More
Ouray Trail Group to Receive ROCC Outstanding Citizen Award

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.

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Today’s Montrose County Sheriff’s Office activity blotter report: 02/06/14

02/05/14 | By | More
Today’s Montrose County Sheriff’s Office activity blotter report: 02/06/14

Today’s Montrose County Sheriff’s Office activity blotter report: 02/06/14

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NOW: Rollover accident north of Ridgway, one person reported injured #scanner

02/05/14 | By | More
NOW: Rollover accident north of Ridgway, one person reported injured #scanner

NOW: Rollover accident north of Ridgway, one person reported injured #scanner

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SKI TIPS | Tactics for Moguls: Select Your Line and Shape Your Turns

02/04/14 | By | More
SKI TIPS | Tactics for Moguls: Select Your Line and Shape Your Turns

Moguls bring out the blemishes in the ski technique of all intermediate and advanced skiers.  

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Wright Opera to Close as Interior Restoration Gets Underway

02/04/14 | By | More
Wright Opera to Close  as Interior Restoration Gets Underway

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.

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TEX Reports Bump in Traffic in December

02/04/14 | By | More
TEX Reports Bump in Traffic in December

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.

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Bette Maurer Appointed to Ouray City Council

02/04/14 | By | More
Bette Maurer Appointed to Ouray City Council

Maurer, a former co-owner of the Best Western Twin Peaks Lodge and Hot Springs who is now retired and works as a bar manager at the Ouray Elks Lodge, was one of four Ouray residents who expressed interest in the position.

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NOW: Visibility on Norwood Hill in-and-out due to blowing #snow, road snow packed: San Miguel #scanner

02/04/14 | By | More
NOW: Visibility on Norwood Hill in-and-out due to blowing #snow, road snow packed: San Miguel #scanner

NOW: Visibility on Norwood Hill in-and-out due to blowing #snow, road snow packed: San Miguel #scanner

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Casolari Seeks Third Term as Ouray County Treasurer

02/04/14 | By | More
Casolari Seeks Third Term as Ouray County Treasurer

Ouray County Treasurer Jeannine Casolari has announced that she is seeking reelection in November.

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Two Arrested in Armed Home Invasion

02/03/14 | By | More
Two Arrested in Armed Home Invasion

Each suspect now being held on $60,000 bond.

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NOW: Colo HWY 145: “Practically a whiteout up here right now” 2/4/14 San Miguel #scanner

02/03/14 | By | More
NOW: Colo HWY 145: “Practically a whiteout up here right now” 2/4/14 San Miguel #scanner

NOW: Colo HWY 145: “Practically a whiteout up here right now” 2/4/14 San Miguel #scanner

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1/31 – 2/03 Montrose Sheriff’s blotter

02/03/14 | By | More
1/31 – 2/03 Montrose Sheriff’s blotter

This past weekend’s Montrose Sheriff’s blotter

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Just Say No!

02/03/14 | By | More
Just Say No!

I literally let out a scream last night when I heard Mike Huckabee on the news saying…

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VIR 2.0: Ouray County Embarks on Next Phase of Visual Impact Talks

02/02/14 | By | More
VIR 2.0: Ouray County Embarks on Next Phase of Visual Impact Talks

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.

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Kimchi Cravings Roll On

02/02/14 | By | More
Kimchi Cravings Roll On

I’ve continued to experiment with my kimchi creations but recently hit a dead end when my supply of Korean chili paste (without preservatives) ran out. What to use now?

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Lack of Daycare Facilities a Problem for Working Families

02/02/14 | By | More
Lack of Daycare Facilities a Problem for Working Families

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 medical-residential districts.

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Local Rodeo Royalty Receive Welcome at National Western Stock Show

02/02/14 | By | More
Local Rodeo Royalty Receive Welcome at National Western Stock Show

Members of the Ouray County Rodeo Royalty recently traveled to Denver to showcase their western spirit at the National Western Stock Show.

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Four Apply for Ouray Council Vacancy

01/31/14 | By | More
Four Apply for Ouray Council Vacancy

According to Ouray City Clerk/Treasurer Kathy Elmont, applicants include Bette Maurer, Paul Sunderland, Sara Sharpe and Carl Cockle.

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A Step Backwards

01/31/14 | By | More
A Step Backwards

I sit from afar now trying to wrap my mind around the chaos stewing from the restructuring of KOTO and the resignation of Jumpin’.

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U.S. 550 Over Red Mountain Pass to Open Twice Daily, Beginning Jan. 31

01/30/14 | By | More
U.S. 550 Over Red Mountain Pass to Open Twice Daily, Beginning Jan. 31

Beginning Friday, Jan. 31, Red Mountain Pass will be open to single-lane, alternating traffic two times a day – once from 6:30-8:30 a.m. and again and from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

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Taxation Without Representation?

01/30/14 | By | More
Taxation Without Representation?

The proponents of the proposed Montrose Rec Center are not coming clean with the voters.

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Got Health Insurance? TCHN Hosts Enrollment Fairs Throughout Region

01/30/14 | By | More
Got Health Insurance? TCHN Hosts Enrollment Fairs Throughout Region

Feb. 15 is the next immediate deadline to select a private health insurance plan through Connect for Health Colorado that will take effect March 1, 2014. Open enrollment for the marketplace closes on March 31.

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Lawsuit Challenges County’s Consideration of a 2nd Fixed-Base Operator at Montrose Airport

01/30/14 | By | More
Lawsuit Challenges County’s Consideration of a 2nd Fixed-Base Operator at Montrose Airport

The suit by the airport’s current FBO operator asks the county to show cause why public records they have requested have not been made available.

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SMRC Hosts 19th Annual Chocolate Lovers’ Fling With an Olympic Feeling

01/30/14 | By | More
SMRC Hosts 19th Annual Chocolate Lovers’ Fling With an Olympic Feeling

The San Miguel Resource Center will hold an Olympic-themed Chocolate Lovers’ Fling this weekend, which acts as the nonprofit’s main fundraising event of the year.

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Kenworthy, Kearney Hit It at X Games

01/30/14 | By | More
Kenworthy, Kearney Hit It at X Games

Telluride’s first winter Olympian Kenworthy makes X Games history with first-ever triple trick in slopestyle competition; Kearney’s X Games debut highlights third place finish in Snowboarder X consolation round.

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ELEVATED | Songs of Innocence and Experience

01/30/14 | By | More
ELEVATED | Songs of Innocence and Experience

Poetry for youth in Ridgway and adults in Telluride, and Telluride Choral Society rehearsals, all in the arts this week.

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OURAY BRIEFS | Underwood Resigns; Council Seeks Candidates to Fill Vacancy

01/30/14 | By | More
OURAY BRIEFS | Underwood Resigns; Council Seeks Candidates to Fill Vacancy

The Ouray City Council will appoint a new councilor at its upcoming meeting on Monday, Feb. 3, following Councilor Michael Underwood’s resignation last week.

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Major Development Proposed for Central Telluride

01/30/14 | By | More
Major Development Proposed for Central Telluride

If approved and built, the “Four Corners” at Pacific and Fir streets, could extend commerce south of main street to the gondola.

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Compassionate Care From Compassionate People

01/30/14 | By | More
Compassionate Care From Compassionate People

HopeWest breaks ground on new Montrose care center.

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Ouray Hoopsters Hit Their ‘Ugly-Ball’ Mid-Season Stride

01/30/14 | By | More
Ouray Hoopsters Hit Their ‘Ugly-Ball’ Mid-Season Stride

The age-old rivalry between the Ouray Trojans and the Ridgway Demons was on full display at a home game in Ouray Tuesday, Jan. 21.

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R&R | The DC Connection: Empresarios Keep Capital Funk Coming to Telluride

01/30/14 | By | More
R&R | The DC Connection: Empresarios Keep Capital Funk Coming to Telluride

How does keyboardist Joey Porter of The Motet celebrate the release of their new album? Juno What, Telluride style.

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Glad to Be Back

01/30/14 | By | More
Glad to Be Back

I left Durango for Telluride in July of 2011, and then I left T-ride in November of 2012 for a corporate job in New York State. Let’s just say a year away from the San Juans was enough.

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R&R | Telluride Jazz Festival Announces Lineup Addition With Grammy Winners Snarky Puppy

01/29/14 | By | More
R&R | Telluride Jazz Festival Announces Lineup Addition With Grammy Winners Snarky Puppy

Addition of Snarky Puppy to the Telluride Jazz Festival makes for 3 Grammy Winners on board.

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R&R | SBG Productions Releases Lineup For Sister Festival Snowmass Mammoth Fest

01/29/14 | By | More
R&R | SBG Productions Releases Lineup For Sister Festival Snowmass Mammoth Fest

Telluride favorites set to headline SBG Production’s sister event Snowmass Mammoth Festival.

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Thanks and Gratitude to Our Angels

01/29/14 | By | More
Thanks and Gratitude to Our Angels

January reflections brought time to recognize and acknowledge some of the amazing angels that fly in and around our community.

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Rommel Takes the Helm at EcoAction Partners

01/29/14 | By | More
Rommel Takes the Helm at EcoAction Partners

EcoAction Partners has hired Heather Rommel to helm the nonprofit organization focused on reducing regional greenhouse gas emissions.

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MV Announces Open Council Seat

01/29/14 | By | More
MV Announces Open Council Seat

Councilor Richard Child is stepping down from his position as councilor.

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Montrose Couple Loves Football, Heads to Super Bowl

01/28/14 | By | More
Montrose Couple Loves Football, Heads to Super Bowl

Through the NFL’s ticket exchange, with ticket prices ranging from $2,000 to $89,000, Todd bought two of the cheapest tickets available for seats about 40 rows from the field, overlooking an end zone.

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Horsefly Brewing Co. Wins Concession at Montrose Airport

01/28/14 | By | More
Horsefly Brewing Co. Wins Concession at Montrose Airport

Those who pass through security at Montrose Regional Airport can soon order food and locally brewed beer while waiting for their flight.

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We Don’t Need No Corporatization!

01/27/14 | By | More
We Don’t Need No Corporatization!

I was happy to see a record number of people turn out for last Wednesday’s KOTO board meeting.

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R&R | Jason Isbell’s Hauntingly Beautiful ‘Southeastern’

01/27/14 | By | More
R&R | Jason Isbell’s Hauntingly Beautiful ‘Southeastern’

Written by Geoff Hanson From 2001 to 2007 Jason Isbell was a member of the Drive by Truckers. He began his tenure while the band was touring in support of the Trucker’s breakthrough album Southern Rock Opera. Isbell joined Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley as the third writer, guitar player and vocalist in the band. When […]

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Woody ‘Battles’ a Montrose SWAT Team Preparing For the ‘Human Factor’

01/27/14 | By | More
Woody ‘Battles’ a Montrose SWAT Team Preparing For the ‘Human Factor’

It’s All About Preparing for the ‘Human Factor’ in Real-life Situations

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January is National Mentoring Month

01/27/14 | By | More
January is National Mentoring Month

I would like to take this chance to motivate the region to volunteer to become a mentor to a child in need.

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‘I Am Really Proud I Turned Around on Everest’

01/27/14 | By | More
‘I Am Really Proud I Turned Around on Everest’

At least 150 people trudged past Steck on their way to the summit that day – most of them with supplemental oxygen. But Steck was at peace with his decision to turn around.

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Montrose Seventh Grader Named People-to-People Student Ambassador

01/27/14 | By | More
Montrose Seventh Grader Named People-to-People Student Ambassador

Matthew Gardner, a seventh grader at Columbine Middle School was accepted into the People to People Ambassador Program this year, will travel to the Netherlands, England, France, Germany, Belgium, Austria and Switzerland this summer.

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ARTS BRIEFS | Telluride Horror Show, Oct. 1-12, Announces Call for Entries

01/27/14 | By | More
ARTS BRIEFS | Telluride Horror Show, Oct. 1-12, Announces Call for Entries

Telluride Jazz Festival partial lineup includes Poncho Sanchez and Lettuce…Tift Merritt, Hays Carll Headline July Americana Fest

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Deputies cite juveniles for marijuana, work to control livestock and help stranded motorists. This past weekend’s blotter.

01/24/14 | By | More
Deputies cite juveniles for marijuana, work to control livestock and help stranded motorists. This past weekend’s blotter.

Deputies cite juveniles for marijuana, work to control livestock and help stranded motorists #blotter

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Montrose Police seeking information about shooting

01/24/14 | By | More
Montrose Police seeking information about shooting

Montrose Police seeking information about shooting

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Reported: bull elk stuck in river ice #scanner

01/24/14 | By | More
Reported: bull elk stuck in river ice #scanner

A Colorado State Trooper was dispatched following a report of a bull elk stuck in river ice on Montrose County’s east side off Highway 50 near Cimarron this morning. #scanner

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Marijuana Edibles Brought to Olathe School, Investigation Ongoing

01/24/14 | By | More
Marijuana Edibles Brought to Olathe School, Investigation Ongoing

According to the Montrose County Sheriff’s department, at 11:35 a.m. Wednesday, sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the high school for a report of suspected drug activity on campus.

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Underwood Resigns; Ouray Council Seeks Candidates to Fill Vacancy

01/24/14 | By | More
Underwood Resigns; Ouray Council Seeks Candidates to Fill Vacancy

Letters of intent will be accepted by the City of Ouray for the next two weeks, said Mayor Pam Larson.

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Measure B Now Officially on the Ballot

01/23/14 | By | More
Measure B Now Officially on the Ballot

Voters to decide if .3 percent sales tax hike will fund rec center.

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Thank You Jumpin’ Jan

01/23/14 | By | More
Thank You Jumpin’ Jan

I want to thank my friend Janice Zink for her 20-plus years of incredible and tireless devotion to KOTO.

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KOTO to Hold Special Election

01/23/14 | By | More
KOTO to Hold Special Election

Due to criticisms of recent actions leading to the departure of longtime KOTO Special Events Coordinator Janice Zink, the radio’s board will hold a special election for four of its seven seats.

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CDOT Looks to Locals for Help Stabilizing Rockfall on Red Mountain Pass

01/23/14 | By | More
CDOT Looks to Locals for Help Stabilizing Rockfall on Red Mountain Pass

Local resources on both sides of Red Mountain Pass have mobilized this week in a massive coordinated effort to reopen US 550.

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SMUGGLER’S BREWPUB

01/23/14 | By | More
SMUGGLER’S BREWPUB

The restaurant’s atmosphere and menu have were completely remodeled this autumn, and with startling results.

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R&R | Head for The Hills Comes Into Their Own Bluegrass Identity

01/23/14 | By | More
R&R | Head for The Hills Comes Into Their Own Bluegrass Identity

Punk, funk and home-grown bluegrass in this week’s music schedule.

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Region’s New 911 Dispatch Center Goes Live

01/23/14 | By | More
Region’s New 911 Dispatch Center Goes Live

The new 911-dispatch center, which serves a total of 31 agencies throughout the region including law enforcement and emergency response organizations in Montrose, Ouray and San Miguel counties, went live at 3 a.m. on Wednesday morning.

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ELEVATED | Wordplay and ‘Deep’

01/23/14 | By | More
ELEVATED | Wordplay and ‘Deep’

Wordplay in Ridgway and leaping into creativity in Telluride, and a book about skiing and climate change, all in the arts this week.

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Roast Your Vegetables

01/23/14 | By | More
Roast Your Vegetables

Honey, where did you put the vegetable steamer?

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Chad Peele Mountaineering Slideshow Supports Playground Initiative

01/22/14 | By | More
Chad Peele Mountaineering Slideshow Supports Playground Initiative

The show, aptly titled “The Wanderings of a Mountain Guide”, is a fundraiser for the Ridgway Elementary School Playground Initiative.

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UPDATED: Committee Says Florida Aviation Firm Meets Minimum Airport FBO Standards

01/22/14 | By | More
UPDATED: Committee Says Florida Aviation Firm Meets Minimum Airport FBO Standards

A second bidder, TSG Aviation, a subsidiary of the Telluride Ski Resort, did not meet minimum qualifications.

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RIDGWAY BRIEFS | $1.9 Million Streetscape Bond Question Destined For Ridgway Ballot

01/22/14 | By | More
RIDGWAY BRIEFS |  $1.9 Million Streetscape Bond Question Destined For Ridgway Ballot

‘Lake O’ Acquisition Moves Forward…Student Liason to Council Program Gains Traction…Axel Project Charity Ride Planned for Aug. 30

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GUEST COMMENTARY | More Victims Asking for Help is Good News!

01/22/14 | By | More
GUEST COMMENTARY | More Victims Asking for Help is Good News!

The San Miguel Resource Center experienced a record-breaking year in 2013, serving more victims of domestic violence and sexual assault than any year in the agency’s history.

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Glasier, Young Appointed to Hospital Trustee Board

01/22/14 | By | More
Glasier, Young Appointed to Hospital Trustee Board

Mark Young and George Glasier, two of five applicants who interviewed for board vacancies, were appointed to the Montrose Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees this week in a 2-1, 3-0 vote by the County Commissioners.

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MV Council Bans Retail Pot – For Now

01/21/14 | By | More
MV Council Bans Retail Pot – For Now

The moratorium must be extended, or pot sales banned permanently, by the end of March.

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Theatre Review: ‘The Road to Mecca’

01/20/14 | By | More
Theatre Review: ‘The Road to Mecca’

It is a place of love, refuge and memories set in 1974 South Africa.

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OBITUARY | Loraine Matthew Bracewell Jr. (Matt)

01/20/14 | By | More
OBITUARY | Loraine Matthew Bracewell Jr. (Matt)

In Telluride, he was even known for walking down main street in shorts in January, always with a big smile on his face.

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Gus Kenworthy Heads to Sochi

01/20/14 | By | More
Gus Kenworthy Heads to Sochi

Telluride homeboy named to first-ever U.S. Olympic Ski Slopestyle Team

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A Big Thank You From the Ouray County Food Pantry

01/20/14 | By | More
A Big Thank You From the Ouray County Food Pantry

The board of the Ouray County Food Pantry wants to thank all of the volunteers, donors and community for the many ways you’ve supported the food pantry this last year.

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Grand Junction Man Sentenced to Prison for Sending Threats

01/20/14 | By | More
Grand Junction Man Sentenced to Prison for Sending Threats

According to court documents, as well as facts presented to the jury during trial, a person called the Grand Junction Police Department to report threatening Facebook posts.

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PILT Finds Vehicle in Farm Bill

01/20/14 | By | More
PILT Finds Vehicle in Farm Bill

A reduction or elimination of federal payments in lieu of taxes would be particularly devastating for many southwestern Colorado counties that have already had to make severe budget cuts.

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Montrose Schools Will Accept Grants, Even if Funded by Pot

01/19/14 | By | More
Montrose Schools Will Accept Grants, Even if Funded by Pot

While Telluride permits retail pot sales, Montrose does not. But tax revenues from retail marijuana sales are expected to benefit school districts including Montrose, many of which do not allow retail marijuana shops.

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Wilderness Is Theme for Mountainfilm’s 2014 Moving Mountains Symposium

01/19/14 | By | More
Wilderness Is Theme for Mountainfilm’s 2014 Moving Mountains Symposium

Mountainfilm in Telluride will explore a wide range of issues associated with wilderness during its Moving Mountains Symposium, May 23, 2014.

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Masters Seeks 10th Term as San Miguel County Sheriff

01/19/14 | By | More
Masters Seeks 10th Term as San Miguel County Sheriff

On Monday, San Miguel County Sheriff Bill Masters announced that he has officially filed with the Colorado Secretary of State seeking re-election as the San Miguel County sheriff in the upcoming election in November.

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Hot Bluegrass Band The Grascals to Play the Sheridan Sunday Night

01/18/14 | By | More
Hot Bluegrass Band The Grascals to Play the Sheridan Sunday Night

What does the new wave of Bluegrass music sound like? Find out Sunday night at the Sheridan Opera House.

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‘How Is Ouray Poised for the Future?’

01/18/14 | By | More
‘How Is Ouray Poised for the Future?’

To answer that question I thought a bit about cities in history and their evolution.

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Rockfall Work Progresses on U.S. 550 South of Ouray

01/17/14 | By | More
Rockfall Work Progresses on U.S. 550 South of Ouray

CDOT geologists and crew members from Yenter Companies, CDOT’s rock fall contractor, mobilized to the scene via helicopter on Thursday and Friday this week to assess the rockfall site, about 900 feet above the highway, and to begin to stabilize it.

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Fat Tire Snow biking on the Mountain

01/17/14 | By | More
Fat Tire Snow biking on the Mountain

There are numerous operations going on throughout the evening that conflict with having biking on the mountain.

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Despite Decrease in Residential Sales, Real Estate Community Hopeful for 2014

01/16/14 | By | More
Despite Decrease in Residential Sales, Real Estate Community Hopeful for 2014

Despite challenges, brokers predict that the Telluride, Mountain Village and county will generate a combined $340 million in sales this year, nearly $100 million above 2013’s total volume.

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Fallen Miners Fundraiser Planned for Saturday

01/16/14 | By | More
Fallen Miners Fundraiser Planned for Saturday

A fundraiser takes place in Ouray at Cavallo’s on Saturday, Jan. 18, 6-9 p.m., to benefit the families of the Nick Cappanno and Rick Williams, who died at the Revenue-Virginius Mine in November 2013.

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Gotta Have a License to Drive

01/16/14 | By | More
Gotta Have a License to Drive

From Wednesday’s Sheriff’s Blotter:

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THE RIDDLED RAVEN

01/16/14 | By | More
THE RIDDLED RAVEN

The Riddled Raven has become the centerpiece of many residents’ morning- and early-afternoon ritual in the LoMo area of Montrose.

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R&R | Gravity A Begins Colorado Tour at the Moon

01/16/14 | By | More
R&R |  Gravity A Begins Colorado Tour at the Moon

Telluride set for a weekend of live electronic music and celebrity country.

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Telluride Venture Accelerator Announces Winners

01/16/14 | By | More
Telluride Venture Accelerator Announces Winners

The winners were selected from a very competitive field which featured applicants from throughout the U.S. and worldwide.

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Lip Zink!

01/16/14 | By | More
Lip Zink!

I read with great dismay that Jumpin’ Jan has resigned from her position at KOTO?!

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Built With Love for Those Warm Moments With Cake, Cider

01/16/14 | By | More
Built With Love for Those Warm Moments With Cake, Cider

About 30-or-so friends, family and members of the public attended the dedication at 112 Bluegrass Court. Having placed their hands on the walls of the building, those in attendance worshipped alongside the young family, praying for a new spiritual, as well as physical, start to their lives.

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OBITUARY | Sylvia Pangrazi Blackburn

01/16/14 | By | More
OBITUARY | Sylvia Pangrazi Blackburn

Sylvia Blackburn, who grew up in Telluride, died in Durango on Jan. 9. A funeral takes place Saturday, Jan. 18.

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Zink Steps Down From KOTO Special Events

01/16/14 | By | More
Zink Steps Down From KOTO Special Events

Janice Zink resigned after the radio station’s board presented her with a scaled-down contract for 2014 and a significant pay cut.

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Tom Wise Announces Candidacy for Montrose County Commissioner

01/16/14 | By | More
Tom Wise Announces Candidacy for Montrose County Commissioner

Montrose County Board of Commissioners candidate Tom Wise said he plans to focus on the rule of law, liberty, honesty and doing what’s right for the citizens of Montrose County.

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Chicks with Picks Celebrates 15 Years of Kicking Ax

01/16/14 | By | More
Chicks with Picks Celebrates 15 Years of Kicking Ax

In Latin America, when a girl turns 15, it marks her transition from childhood to young womanhood. For Chicks With Picks’ Kim Reynolds, celebrating and empowering womanhood is what climbing is all about.

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ELEVATED | Revisiting the Classics

01/16/14 | By | More
ELEVATED | Revisiting the Classics

Mollie O’Brien in Ridgway, and pop-up movies and ‘The Blizzard of Ahhhs’ in Telluride, all in the arts this week.

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Committee’s Review of Two FBOs Nearing Completion

01/15/14 | By | More
Committee’s Review of Two FBOs Nearing Completion

County Manager Rick Eckert says the committee tasked with reviewing two requests to become second fixed-base operator at the Montrose Regional Airport expects to make recommendations to the Montrose Board of County Commissioners this week.

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Loncarich, Rodgers Indicted for Wildlife Violations

01/15/14 | By | More
Loncarich, Rodgers Indicted for Wildlife Violations

The pair is accused of illegally capturing and caging mountain lions and bobcats, often incapacitating them by shooting them in the paws or keeping them in place with leghold traps.

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Welcome Home Montrose Projects More Growth in 2014

01/15/14 | By | More
Welcome Home Montrose Projects More Growth in 2014

“They represent all the eras, all the branches, all abilities; they are the military families of the Western Slope,” says Warrior Resource Director Emily Smith of the organization’s new programs for veterans’ spouses of all ages.

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REPORT FROM CAPITOL HILL | It’s Time to Take the Wildfire Challenge Seriously

01/15/14 | By | More
REPORT FROM CAPITOL HILL | It’s Time to Take the Wildfire Challenge Seriously

No matter the upheavals and distractions, we must focus on the threat, no, make that the promise, of continued catastrophic wildfires and the concentrated effort needed to improve forest health, statewide.

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38th Telluride Jazz Festival Set To Bring Lettuce, Grupo Fantasma, Jon Cleary and More in August

01/15/14 | By | More
38th Telluride Jazz Festival Set To Bring Lettuce, Grupo Fantasma, Jon Cleary and More in August

Who will Telluride Jazz Festival bring to Telluride for their 38th anniversary this Summer?

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U.S. 550 May Remain Closed Through Weekend, at Least

01/15/14 | By | More
U.S. 550 May Remain Closed Through Weekend, at Least

A significant rockfall incident began on Sunday evening and continued throughout the afternoon of Monday, when a steady stream of rubble “rained down” from about 900 feet above the roadway.

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Ski Biomechanics Camp Starts Thursday

01/14/14 | By | More
Ski Biomechanics Camp Starts Thursday

Telluride Ski and Golf Co. offers a Ski Biomechanics Camp, Jan. 16-19, taught by Dr. Kim Hewson, an orthopedic surgeon.

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San Miguel County Democrats Caucus and Assembly 2014 Timeline

01/14/14 | By | More
San Miguel County Democrats Caucus and Assembly 2014 Timeline

The San Miguel County Democrats are seeking input and holding a meeting on the upcoming 2014 election cycle, and timeline for caucuses and assemblies, on Friday Jan. 24 at La Cocina de Luz in Telluride at 10 a.m.

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At Home in Telluride

01/13/14 | By | More
At Home in Telluride

So it is, with much jubilation and anticipation I enter the New Year a homeowner.

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A Salad Bar Worth Returning to Time (and Time Again)

01/13/14 | By | More
A Salad Bar Worth Returning to Time (and Time Again)

Go there for lunch and get their all-you-can-eat pizza, pasta and salad bar and you are free to indulge in all the satisfying salad combinations your heart desires.

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Full Moon Dinner on Telluride’s Valley Floor

01/13/14 | By | More
Full Moon Dinner on  Telluride’s Valley Floor

Cindy Farny’s Full Moon Progressive Dinner is a warm and welcoming midwinter highlight.

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Tri-County Health Network Awarded Federal Grant

01/13/14 | By | More
Tri-County Health Network Awarded Federal Grant

Having been awarded a substantial grant, Tri-County Health Network has begun working to increase enrollment in Medicaid in the region, pinpointing eligible but not enrolled children in a Colorado State coverage program.

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UPDATED: French Climbers Mercier, Maureau Take Gold and Glory at Ouray Ice Fest

01/12/14 | By | More
UPDATED: French Climbers Mercier, Maureau Take Gold and Glory at Ouray Ice Fest

Only three climbers “sent” the route, electrifying the crowds of spectators that had gathered on bleachers and observation platforms to cheer them on.

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MONTROSE COUNTY BRIEFS | Commissioners Continue to Field Questions on Possible FBO

01/12/14 | By | More
MONTROSE COUNTY BRIEFS | Commissioners Continue to Field Questions on Possible FBO

Commissioners Receive Request to Organize All County Resolutions…Planning and Development Numbers Climb… Montrose County Hires Ken Winckler as Public Works Director

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Dr. Gloria Beim Is Chief Medical Officer for 2014 Team USA

01/12/14 | By | More
Dr. Gloria Beim Is Chief Medical Officer for 2014 Team USA

Named Chief Medical Officer for Team USA at the 2014 Winter Games, Western Slope orthopedist Gloria Beim, M.D., has been working tirelessly behind the scenes to develop a world-class sports medicine facility in Sochi.

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‘Elections Have Consequences’

01/11/14 | By | More
‘Elections Have Consequences’

My New Year resolution is to remind people that elections have consequences.

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From ‘Ueli Fever’ to the ‘Saturday Night Freezer,’ the Ouray Ice Fest Is in Full Swing

01/11/14 | By | More
From ‘Ueli Fever’ to the ‘Saturday Night Freezer,’ the Ouray Ice Fest Is in Full Swing

Those who got to see the presentation narrated by Steck, it often left them in stunned silence as he focussed primarily on his three attempts to summit Annapurna that culminated with last October’s 28-hour solo of the South Face.

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‘We Thank Every Officer Who Came to Assist Us’

01/10/14 | By | More
‘We Thank Every Officer Who Came to Assist Us’

In a time of reflection as 2013 has come to an end, I wanted to take a moment to acknowledge the men and women of law enforcement in our area.

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Telluride Council Considers Support for Proposed TV Production

01/10/14 | By | More
Telluride Council Considers Support for Proposed TV Production

Financial support from Telluride, Mountain Village, the ski resort and tourism board could secure an episode of Music Voyager for the region.

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‘Say No to Drugs’

01/09/14 | By | More
‘Say No to Drugs’

It’s a real shame to see the use of marijuana becoming socially acceptable.

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Out of Disaster, a Passion for Skiing Takes Flower

01/09/14 | By | More
Out of Disaster, a Passion for Skiing Takes Flower

Crash Survivor Jim Polehinke Finds a New Calling, Working With Adaptive Skiers

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Ski Resort Reports a Strong Holiday Season; Businesses Reap Rewards

01/09/14 | By | More
Ski Resort Reports a Strong Holiday Season; Businesses Reap Rewards

A coordinated marketing effort, helped by early snow, seems to have brought more people to Telluride over the holidays.

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Food and Farm Forum to Focus on ‘Making Every Drop Count’

01/09/14 | By | More
Food and Farm Forum to Focus on ‘Making Every Drop Count’

The Western Colorado Food and Farm Forum, now in its second year, set for Saturday, Jan. 11, in Montrose continues to grow and become one of the state’s go-to conferences on agriculture.

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BUSINESS BRIEFS | ‘Made in Telluride Moment’ Promotion and Contest

01/09/14 | By | More
BUSINESS BRIEFS | ‘Made in Telluride Moment’ Promotion and Contest

Holiday Inn Express Suites Completes Renovation…Azadi Announces Angel Award Recipients…‘Made in Telluride Moment’ Promotion and Contest

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Ice Fest Competitors Will Fall for ‘Gold Digger’ Route

01/09/14 | By | More
Ice Fest Competitors Will Fall for ‘Gold Digger’ Route

This year, the comp tower has been repositioned a bit further out so that it appears to teeter on the very lip of the Uncompahgre Gorge.

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R&R | Taking It to the Bridge With Brooklyn’s Turkuaz

01/09/14 | By | More
R&R | Taking It to the Bridge With Brooklyn’s Turkuaz

The beat carries on past New Year’s with progressive bluegrass and high energy funk in Telluride.

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Ice Festival Presenters Bring Differing Perspectives on Infamous Everest Brawl

01/09/14 | By | More
Ice Festival Presenters Bring Differing Perspectives on Infamous Everest Brawl

The differences between Ueli Steck’s and Adrian Ballinger’s approaches to alpinism may help explain their roles in the controversial brawl on the world’s highest peak.

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Manhunt Suspect Arrested, Investigation Continues

01/09/14 | By | More
Manhunt Suspect Arrested, Investigation Continues

Deputies arrested Shawn Wester, 35, of Pagosa Springs Sunday night during a follow-up investigation related to a theft and eluding case stemming from which a driver of a Toyota SUV eluded CSP Troopers on Thursday night, Jan. 2,

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RAISING ELLE | ‘Love Truth, but Pardon Error’

01/09/14 | By | More
RAISING ELLE | ‘Love Truth, but Pardon Error’

‘I peered again at the slushy concoction Elle and her best friend had just created in our backyard, while they had been left unattended for (obviously) too long.

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ELEVATED | ‘The Road to Mecca,’ to Ridgway, and to ‘Metanoia’

01/09/14 | By | More
ELEVATED | ‘The Road to Mecca,’ to Ridgway, and to ‘Metanoia’

Poetry in Ridgway, an anonymous fundraising challenge for a mountaineer’s documentary, and The Road to Mecca, all in the arts this week.

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COMMUNITY BRIEFS | Dads and Daughters Hit the Dance Floor

01/09/14 | By | More
COMMUNITY BRIEFS | Dads and Daughters Hit the Dance Floor

Region 10 Community Living Services to Offer Lunch and Learn…Celebrate the Life of Eldon Hurst…Montrose Memorial Hospital Implements Visitor Restrictions for Flu Season…Grant Writing Session Planned in Ouray…Ice Fishing Clinic Scheduled for Crawford Reservoir.

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Winter Is a Great Time for Dinner in Rico

01/08/14 | By | More
Winter Is a Great Time for Dinner in Rico

Business is slow in Rico in the winter, but Eamonn O’Hara at the Rico Hotel is still cooking, on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.  And dinner at the Argentine Grille is so much fun and so romantic, and so good, that regional residents and visitors should really consider making the beautiful journey over Lizard Head […]

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Where Physical Challenges Meet Their Match

01/08/14 | By | More
Where Physical Challenges Meet Their Match

Telluride Adaptive Sports Program

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Mobile GED Testing Center Project Gets Under Way

01/08/14 | By | More
Mobile GED Testing Center Project Gets Under Way

UCSM will work with the West End Public Schools, Norwood Public Schools and Telluride Public Schools Districts to help identify students in need of the new mobile GED Center program.

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UPDATED: City, Land Company Strike Deal for Golf Course

01/08/14 | By | More
UPDATED: City, Land Company Strike Deal for Golf Course

Montrose will take over operations of the Black Canyon Golf Course from the Montrose Land Company, and purchase the course outright for municipal use and preservation.

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GUEST COMMENTARY | State of Telluride Address

01/07/14 | By | More
GUEST COMMENTARY | State of Telluride Address

Telluride is continuing to move in a positive direction.

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OBITUARY | Patricia (Patty) Raymond McNall

01/07/14 | By | More
OBITUARY | Patricia (Patty) Raymond McNall

Ridgway resident died on Dec. 25 in St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction, succumbing to injuries incurred in a horse riding accident on Nov. 15.

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Great Coffee, Vinyl Records and Killer Breakfast Sandwiches at Riddled Raven

01/06/14 | By | More
Great Coffee, Vinyl Records and Killer Breakfast Sandwiches at Riddled Raven

If you haven’t been to the Riddled Raven yet, it’s a great local coffee shop that serves Exotic Earth Coffee Roasters coffee and has a cozy and unique atmosphere that invites you to cozy up to a hot drink, a Watch newspaper and simply enjoy a morning.

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Telluride Foundation Awards Grants to 75 Local Organizations

01/06/14 | By | More
Telluride Foundation Awards Grants to 75 Local Organizations

The Telluride Foundation Board of Directors awarded over $900,000 in Community Grants to 75 regional nonprofits, bringing the total grants given in 2013 by the Foundation to over $2.7 million.

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GUEST COMMENTARY | SMPA to Hold Rates Steady in 2014

01/06/14 | By | More
GUEST COMMENTARY | SMPA to Hold Rates Steady in 2014

SMPA is absorbing those costs in order to keep our members’ rates steady.

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Montrose Police Department Blotter for Jan. 6

01/06/14 | By | More
Montrose Police Department Blotter for Jan. 6

Jan. 2 at 7:36 a.m. – A 64-year-old Montrose man was arrested for trespassing at the 800 Block of S. Third Street. Jan. 2 and 10:26 p.m. – A 28-year-old Montrose man was arrested at 1500 Oxbow Drive for on a warrant, possession of a schedule II drug, possession of drug paraphernalia. Jan. 2 at […]

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Percussionist Poncho Sanchez to be the 38th Telluride Jazz Festival Guest of Honor

01/06/14 | By | More
Percussionist Poncho Sanchez to be the 38th Telluride Jazz Festival Guest of Honor

Who will claim the 38th Telluride Jazz Festival’s coveted Guest of Honor spot in 2014?

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West End Blotter for Jan. 3

01/06/14 | By | More
West End Blotter for Jan. 3

Deputies conducted one civil process in Nucla, two vin inspections in Nucla, 1 directed patrol in Nucla and two directed patrols in the county.

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2013: A Year of Transitions

01/06/14 | By | More
2013: A Year of Transitions

A look back to the individuals the region holds in its heart and the changes that will move the region into 2014.

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ALERT: Slick road conditions making travel dangerous near Telluride

01/04/14 | By | More
ALERT: Slick road conditions making travel dangerous near Telluride

According to scanner traffic “multiple vehicles spun out” on Colorado HWY 145 near Lawson Hill past the entrance to Mountain Village.

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Got a Hankering for Good Wings? Horsefly Brings the Heat.

01/04/14 | By | More
Got a Hankering for Good Wings? Horsefly Brings the Heat.

For us, the Horsefly Brewing Company in Montrose has become the place to satisfy our wing craving.

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UPDATE: Search remains for man believed to be armed and dangerous, 1 in custody

01/04/14 | By | More
UPDATE: Search remains for man believed to be armed and dangerous, 1 in custody

One man is in custody and another one remains on the lam after it is believed the pair tried to elude Colorado State Patrol Troopers.

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Missing Snowmobiler Found Safe

01/03/14 | By | More
Missing Snowmobiler Found Safe

A snowmobiler missing since Thursday evening on the Grand Mesa was found safe around lunch time today.

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PICS: New Year on patrol in Montrose

01/03/14 | By | More
PICS: New Year on patrol in Montrose

Montrose police officers work to keep the peace Tuesday evening into early Wednesday morning. A portfolio by William Woody.

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Crime-Tracking Software Paying Dividends in Montrose County

01/03/14 | By | More
Crime-Tracking Software Paying Dividends in Montrose County

A geographic-information-system software that tracks crime is widely used in large, densely populated cities, but Sheriff Rick Dunlap reports it can give law enforcement an upper hand in rural, less populated areas like Montrose County, as well.

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A Gastropub Comes to Telluride

01/03/14 | By | More
A Gastropub Comes to Telluride

Under new management since the start of the ski season, Smugglers Brewpub has converted itself into a gastropub, which basically means more adventurous food than a typical pub or sports bar, at not much more than pub/sportsbar prices.  Along with a rotating selection of craft beers, of course. Look for a full-on DISH column soon, […]

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Thank You, Montrose County Road and Bridge Department

01/03/14 | By | More
Thank You, Montrose County Road and Bridge Department

The Montrose County Road and Bridge department directed by County Engineer Dean Cooper is finishing up replacing the bridge at the C Canal on 57.00 Road in lower Coal Creek.

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Aggressive semi truck

01/02/14 | By | More
Aggressive semi truck

Call came in at just after 1 p.m.

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Prohibition Ends | Long Lines, Big Sales Mark First Day of Retail Pot Sales in Telluride

01/02/14 | By | More
Prohibition Ends | Long Lines, Big Sales Mark First Day of Retail Pot Sales in Telluride

At one point the line to purchase retail cannabis at Alpine Wellness stretched out the door, and customers waited in line for an hour.

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Beware of Scams Targeting SMPA, DMEA Members

01/02/14 | By | More
Beware of Scams Targeting SMPA, DMEA Members

On one occasion the caller attempted to send a member to Wal-Mart to purchase a prepaid card and asked them to call a fake 800 number providing the prepaid card information to the caller so there is no trail of where the payment goes.

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Silverton Skijoring: Skis, Steeds and Speed

01/02/14 | By | More
Silverton Skijoring: Skis, Steeds and Speed

Silverton’s Notorious Blair Street provides the perfect setting for the rowdy sport.

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A Cycling Renaissance: Singletrack Comes to Moab

01/02/14 | By | More
A Cycling Renaissance: Singletrack Comes to Moab

If you build it, they will come. –Teddy Roosevelt

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Guide Angela Hawse to Present Unique Trip to Antarctica

01/02/14 | By | More
Guide Angela Hawse to Present Unique Trip to Antarctica

The trip, which included 120 people from around the world, was based on a 340-foot boat, which sailed across the Drake Passage to the Peninsula where the group skied for seven days surrounded by stunning scenery and wildlife.

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2013: A Look Back at the Year in Sports

01/02/14 | By | More
2013: A Look Back at the Year in Sports

From moguls, to volleyball to a championship game at Mile High, 2013 was an impressive year for the region’s athletes.

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No. 1 Story of 2013: Tragedy Strikes at Revenue-Virginius Mine

01/02/14 | By | More
No. 1 Story of 2013: Tragedy Strikes at Revenue-Virginius Mine

A year that began full of promise for the region’s mining community, with Ouray’s historic Revenue-Virginius Mine poised to begin production in the late fall, ended in tragedy and is The Watch’s No. 1 story of 2013

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No. 2 Story of 2013: Lawmakers Set Stage for Legal Weed Sales

01/02/14 | By | More
No. 2 Story of 2013: Lawmakers Set Stage for Legal Weed Sales

While 2012 is the year Colorado voters approved the recreational use and sale of marijuana, 2013 was the year for counties and municipalities to decide if and how recreational marijuana would be sold in local jurisdictions.

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No. 3 Story of 2013: Battle Over Gun Control Heats Up at State and Local Levels

01/02/14 | By | More
No. 3 Story of 2013: Battle Over Gun Control Heats Up at State and Local Levels

Resolutions both supporting and questioning gun control measures , a lawsuit against Gov. John Hickenlooper, and the subsequent recall of two state legislators make this The Watch’s No. 3 story of 2013.

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No. 4 Story of 2013: Potential Gunnison Sage-Grouse Designation Strikes a Nerve

01/02/14 | By | More
No. 4 Story of 2013: Potential Gunnison Sage-Grouse Designation Strikes a Nerve

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announcement that the Gunnison sage-grouse is in danger of extinction had potential far-reaching implications in Montrose, Ouray and San Miguel counties.

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No. 5 Story of 2013: Hallmark Channel Series Sends Hopes Soaring, but Falls Flat

01/02/14 | By | More
No. 5 Story of 2013: Hallmark Channel Series Sends Hopes Soaring, but Falls Flat

Hopes were that Telluride would be center stage for a proposed Hallmark Channel drama series, but it was not to be. No. 5

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No. 6 Story of 2013: Exodus of Law Enforcement Leaves Ouray Looking for Answers

01/02/14 | By | More
No. 6 Story of 2013: Exodus of Law Enforcement Leaves Ouray Looking for Answers

Following the resignation of Ouray Police Chief Leo Rasmusson and longtime Ouray Police Deputy Tony Schmidt, 2013 was a year of rebuilding for the City of Ouray and its police department, making it the No. 6 story of 2013.

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No. 7 Story of 2013: Montrose Honored With All-America City Award

01/02/14 | By | More
No. 7 Story of 2013: Montrose Honored With All-America City Award

For residents and organizers in Montrose, the prospect of being awarded an All-America City – and bringing it to fruition  make it The Watch’s No. 7 story of 2013.

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No. 8 Story of 2013: Sugary Drink Tax Sparks Debate, Loses in November Election

01/02/14 | By | More
No. 8 Story of 2013: Sugary Drink Tax Sparks Debate, Loses in November Election

National beverage lobbying organizations descended on Telluride to fight a proposed sugary drinks tax voted down in the November election and was The Watch’s No. 8 story of 2013.

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No. 9 Story of 2013: Proposed Gravel Pit Debated, Then Denied

01/02/14 | By | More
No. 9 Story of 2013:  Proposed Gravel Pit Debated, Then Denied

The large gravel pit, proposed by Rocky Mountain Aggregate and Construction, the opposition it faced and the ultimate denial of its special use permit by the Montrose Commissioners, is The Watch’s No. 9 story of 2013.

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Story No. 10 of 2013: Fate of Dutch the Dog Goes Viral

01/02/14 | By | More
Story No. 10 of 2013: Fate of Dutch the Dog Goes Viral

The fate of Dutch, a 107-pound American Allaunt canine sentenced to death for a vicious attack on a Montrose woman multiple times last year, went viral in 2013 and is The Watch’s No. 10 story of the year.

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Cyclocross: Hot New Fall-Winter Sport

01/01/14 | By | More
Cyclocross: Hot New Fall-Winter Sport

This relatively new form of bicycle racing is possibly the world’s fastest-growing cycling spectator sport.

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Rocky Mountain High

01/01/14 | By | More
Rocky Mountain High

Glider Bob Offers Perspective, Along With the Best Views in Town

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A Perfect Pairing: Alpino Vino and Skiing in Telluride

01/01/14 | By | More
A Perfect Pairing: Alpino Vino and Skiing in Telluride

It’s like being in the living room of a good friend who loves good food and wine and lives in some far-off, magical place.

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Sledding the San Juans

01/01/14 | By | More
Sledding the San Juans

A Non-Motorhead Falls Headlong for Snowmobiling

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POLLO ASADO

12/31/13 | By | More
POLLO ASADO

When you sink your teeth into a piece of Pollo Asado’s flame grilled chicken, with its crispy skin and flavorful seasoning, you’ll be quick to realize that something indeed special is going on with that chicken.

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ELEVATED | 2013: Arts in Review

12/31/13 | By | More
ELEVATED | 2013: Arts in Review

The truth is, artists and craftspeople don’t “compete.” They just do what they do.

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Sports Watcher

12/31/13 | By | More
Sports Watcher

Sports columnist Gus Jarvis asserts that Mike Shanahan “can still coach.”

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2014 Ouray Ice Festival Schedule Announced

12/31/13 | By | More
2014 Ouray Ice Festival Schedule Announced

Ueli Steck, Kyle Dempster, Aaron Mulkey, Kristen Kelliher and Adrian Ballinger headline evening presentations.

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William Henry Perry | 1948-2013

12/31/13 | By | More
William Henry Perry | 1948-2013

There will be a celebration of Bill’s life in Telluride in June 2014.

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Local Dentist Extracts His Own Tooth

12/31/13 | By | More
Local Dentist Extracts His Own Tooth

Daniel Hatch hopes his video of the procedure will help ease others’ fears of dental work. (Read story for link to video.)

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R&R | From David Byrne to Thievery Corporation

12/31/13 | By | More
R&R | From David Byrne to Thievery Corporation

What were the best moments of the year? A look back at the Western Slope music scene in 2013.

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Telluride Teamwork

12/31/13 | By | More
Telluride Teamwork

Pete Wagner and Kelli Gleason create everybody’s perfect ski.

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GUEST COMMENTARY | Background on Ouray’s Home Rule Charter

12/31/13 | By | More
GUEST COMMENTARY | Background on Ouray’s Home Rule Charter

Mayor Pam Larson answers questions regarding the Home Rule Charter.

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Retail Pot Sales Begin in Telluride on New Year’s Day

12/31/13 | By | More
Retail Pot Sales Begin in Telluride on New Year’s Day

Shop owners say they are ready for what could be big business on day one.

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Ridgway Family Gives Rescued Pit Bull a Second Chance

12/31/13 | By | More
Ridgway Family Gives Rescued Pit Bull a Second Chance

Found days away from starving to death on a road in rural Alabama, Chance the pit bull has now come to a new home in Ridgway, thanks to generosity, serendipity and a lot of animal love.

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Use of Drones for Hunting Purposes Set to Be Banned

12/31/13 | By | More
Use of Drones for Hunting Purposes Set to Be Banned

Parks and Wildlife officials say the use of drones isn’t hunting and isn’t fair chase.

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Teaching New Generation of Could-Be Business Owners

12/31/13 | By | More
Teaching New Generation of Could-Be Business Owners

Telluride High School’s venture capital class offers students the opportunity to examine, research and critique real-world proposals for venture capital.

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Egnar Man Killed While Hunting Coyotes With Friends

12/29/13 | By | More
Egnar Man Killed While Hunting Coyotes With Friends

San Miguel County Sheriff Masters: ‘All indications are that this is a tragic accidental shooting.’

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BUSINESS BRIEFS | After Successful Turnaround, Hotel Madeline for Sale

12/29/13 | By | More
BUSINESS BRIEFS | After Successful Turnaround,  Hotel Madeline for Sale

Elizabeth Howe Named Senior Director, Vail Mountain Operations…Region 10 Releases Draft of Six County Economic Development Strategy

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GUEST COMMENTARY | A Guide to Long Hair Maintenance at Altitude

12/29/13 | By | More
GUEST COMMENTARY | A Guide to Long Hair Maintenance at Altitude

Bracken Raleigh on hair, which is “the presentation of your energy to all; it expresses your strengths and weaknesses, attitude, fears and joys.”

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TEX Receives Improved Weather Forecast Service

12/29/13 | By | More
TEX Receives Improved Weather Forecast Service

The Telluride Regional Airport has begun to receive detailed and routine weather forecasts from the National Weather Service specific to a five-mile radius of its runway.

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Homebound Seniors in Desperate Need of Meal Delivery, City Councilor Says

12/29/13 | By | More
Homebound Seniors in Desperate Need of Meal Delivery, City Councilor Says

There is very little that separating dozens of hungry Montrose seniors from the hot home meals they deserve, said Golden Circle Seniors Committee Membe

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Esperanza Reyes Pursues an Immigrant’s Dream in Telluride

12/29/13 | By | More
Esperanza Reyes Pursues an Immigrant’s Dream in Telluride

Esperanca Reyes, the 34-year-old manager of Tequilas on Telluride’s Main Street, is accustomed to this level of multitasking and hard work.Slug: Esperanza Reyes

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New County Attorney Excited to Be Part of the Team

12/26/13 | By | More
New County Attorney Excited to Be Part of the Team

Teresa Williams most recently served as city attorney for Lee’s Summit, Missouri.

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R&R | New Year’s Week Brings Nine Concerts to Telluride in Five Days

12/26/13 | By | More
R&R | New Year’s Week Brings Nine Concerts to Telluride in Five Days

Telluride’s crafty music promoters have locked in some stellar artists to pave the road to 2014.

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Angel Baskets: Offering Helping Hands, Year-Round

12/26/13 | By | More
Angel Baskets: Offering Helping Hands, Year-Round

Every holiday season, hundreds of individuals and families in San Miguel, Montrose and Dolores counties lack sufficient resources to afford Christmas gifts, school supplies – even prescription copays.

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TACO DEL GNAR

12/24/13 | By | More
TACO DEL GNAR

A taco del gnar might be braised Korean short rib topped with kimchi ($3.99) or tempura rockfish with shredded cabbage, pico and feta. ($3.99), and there are several other surprises on the menu, and unusual specials (tempura avocado taco?), too.

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Ridgway Council Puts Some ‘Skin in the Game’ Toward RAMP Project

12/24/13 | By | More
Ridgway Council Puts Some ‘Skin in the Game’ Toward RAMP Project

The Ridgway Town Council has committed to a strategy to pay off its debt burden for the RAMP project twice as quickly, ultimately exposing Ridgway property owners to a dramatically lower tax burden.

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Jane Miller Fake Dies on Solstice

12/24/13 | By | More
Jane Miller Fake Dies on Solstice

Longtime Telluride resident Jane Miller Fake at her Placerville home on Sunday, Dec. 22, at 2:50 a.m.

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Greg Pack Takes the Reins at Telski

12/24/13 | By | More
Greg Pack Takes the Reins at Telski

On the same page with owner Chuck Horning, the new Telski president says his priorities this year are to improve the employee experience and the guest experience.

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Montrose School District Teacher Pay Below State/Federal Averages

12/24/13 | By | More
Montrose School District Teacher Pay Below State/Federal Averages

According to a new report, public school teachers in Colorado are paid well below the national average. In Montrose County, they are paid even less

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Signaling Market Uptick, Cassidy Ridge Changes Hands

12/24/13 | By | More
Signaling Market Uptick, Cassidy Ridge Changes Hands

Last week’s $15.25 million purchase of the 23-unit Cassidy Ridge condominium project million could mark the start of the recovery of the Mountain Village condominium market.

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GUEST COMMENTARY | How Do You Say Goodbye?

12/24/13 | By | More
GUEST COMMENTARY | How Do You Say Goodbye?

This guest commentary was written in 2010, during Irene Visintin’s next-to-last visit to her lifelong home, by her nephew, Gene Wunderlich, with whom she spent her final years, in Southern California, as did her sister, Elvira Visintin Wunderlich, who died in 2006.

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Irene Visintin | Jan. 4, 1913-Dec. 12, 2013

12/24/13 | By | More
Irene Visintin | Jan. 4, 1913-Dec. 12, 2013

Telluride’s perennial Grand Dame, Irene Visintin, went to be with her sister and mother on December 12, 2013. She passed as gently as she lived, just three weeks shy of her 101st birthday.

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ELEVATED | In the Company of Writers

12/24/13 | By | More
ELEVATED | In the Company of Writers

A literary retreat and a poetry reading in Telluride, and Songs for Unusual Creatures on PBS Digital, all in the arts this week.

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San MIguel County Begins Budgeting Process

12/23/13 | By | More
San MIguel County Begins Budgeting Process

Despite nearly $1 million in budget cuts, San Miguel County will spend nearly $2 million more than it receives in taxes next year.

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MONTROSE BRIEFS | Montrose, CMU Relationship to Strengthen With City Street Vacation

12/23/13 | By | More
MONTROSE BRIEFS | Montrose, CMU Relationship to Strengthen With City Street Vacation

New Ordinance on Door-to-Door Solicitation Adopted…Sewer-line Project Begins, Motorists Urged to Use Caution

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OURAY COUNTY BRIEFS | GOCO, DOLA Grants Brighten a Bleak Budget

12/23/13 | By | More
OURAY COUNTY BRIEFS |  GOCO, DOLA Grants Brighten a Bleak Budget

Health insurance enrollments ramp up…Lynn Padgett named chair of BOCC for 2014.

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New Rec Center Plans Head to Council Jan. 21

12/23/13 | By | More
New Rec Center Plans Head to Council Jan. 21

Officials with the Montrose Recreation District will take a final plan for building and funding a new Community Recreation Center to council Jan. 21, in hopes it will be placed on the April ballot.

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Roer and Henschel to Helm the Telluride Yoga Festival

12/23/13 | By | More
Roer and Henschel to Helm the Telluride Yoga Festival

With a roster of 30-plus presenters to be unveiled soon, Albert Roer and Erika Henschel are organizing the 2014 Telluride Yoga Festival.

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New DDA Director Sees Bright Future for Downtown Montrose

12/22/13 | By | More
New DDA Director Sees Bright Future for Downtown Montrose

Wade Nichols has been on the job for a little more than three weeks and from what he’s seen so far, he likes the direction of Montrose’s downtown business district and is eager to lead it to greater success.

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Question of Pot Shops in Mountain Village Remains Open

12/22/13 | By | More
Question of Pot Shops in Mountain Village Remains Open

A tie vote on council with one member absent means there will be another vote next month.

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OURAY BRIEFS | Ouray Residents Invited to Participate In City Administrator Evaluation Process

12/22/13 | By | More
OURAY BRIEFS | Ouray Residents Invited to Participate In City Administrator Evaluation Process

For the first time ever, Ouray residents will have a chance in early 2014 to participate in Ouray City Administrator Patrick Rondinelli’s annual performance evaluation.

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Two Ouray Elementary Students Take on World Hunger

12/22/13 | By | More
Two Ouray Elementary Students Take on World Hunger

When Jenny Hart gave her students a three-week assignment to choose a problem to solve, two of them took on world hunger.

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‘Very Successful’ UCSM Wine 103 Fundraiser

12/22/13 | By | More
‘Very Successful’ UCSM Wine 103 Fundraiser

On behalf of the University Centers of the San Miguel’s Board of Directors, I want to sincerely thank all of you who attended our very successful annual fundraiser, Wine 103: A Guided Wine Tasting and Food Pairing at the Hotel Telluride on Dec. 6

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Lone Bellow, Brandi Carlile Set for 41st Bluegrass Festival

12/20/13 | By | More
Lone Bellow, Brandi Carlile Set for 41st Bluegrass Festival

Planet Bluegrass has announced the preliminary lineup for the 41st annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival.

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Towaoc Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Failure to Register as Sex Offender

12/20/13 | By | More
Towaoc Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Failure to Register as Sex Offender

Following his 20-month prison sentence, Glen Cotonuts must also  spend five years on supervised release.

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UPDATE: MSHA Citations Stemmed From Hazard Complaints

12/20/13 | By | More
UPDATE: MSHA Citations Stemmed From Hazard Complaints

Citations were not issued as violations contributing to the accident that killed to miners last month.

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Joan Dashwood Kontny

12/20/13 | By | More
Joan Dashwood Kontny

Thanks to the Kontnys, the Last Dollar Ranch and Centennial Ranch were fully restored then protected in perpetuity by donated conservation easements, which will ensure their use as open space, wildlife habitat and cattle production for future generations.

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Montrose Schools Reaching Higher Toward State Standards

12/20/13 | By | More
Montrose Schools Reaching Higher Toward State Standards

For the first time since the Colorado Department of Education initiated its District Performance Framework in 2010, the Montrose County School District RE-1J has earned an “accredited” rating.

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HONGA’S

12/20/13 | By | More
HONGA’S

Step into one of Telluride’s most popular restaurants to enjoy a calming vibe and delectable cuisine reminiscent of steaming Asian food carts.

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Glider Pilot Plans Winch-Launch Demo in Delta This Saturday

12/20/13 | By | More
Glider Pilot Plans Winch-Launch Demo in Delta This Saturday

Glider pilots Jim Pilkington and Carl Keil are teaming up to conduct a free demonstration of the winch-launch method at Delta’s Blake Field this Saturday, Dec. 21, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Placed on Leave Amid Child Abuse Allegations

12/19/13 | By | More
Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Placed on Leave Amid Child Abuse Allegations

Montrose County Sheriff Rick Dunlap placed a sergeant on administrative leave without pay on Tuesday, Dec. 17, due to allegations of child abuse.  

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County Lawyers Up for Possible Fight With Hospital

12/19/13 | By | More
County Lawyers Up for Possible Fight With Hospital

At a meeting in Nucla, the Montrose County Commissioners voted to retain a Denver law firm for possible legal actions with the MMH Board of Trustees.

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Citations Mount as MSHA Investigates Miners’ Deaths

12/19/13 | By | More
Citations Mount as MSHA Investigates Miners’ Deaths

An investigative team has issued almost 100 citations to Revenue-Virginius Mine owner/operator Star Mine Operations following a fatal accident there one month ago

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One-of-a-Kind Collectibles and Artwork at Deer

12/19/13 | By | More
One-of-a-Kind Collectibles and Artwork at Deer

A visit to Deer, Michelle Curry Wright and Judy Haas’s new home consignment, gifts and art shop at 225 So. Pine, is like visiting the well-loved home of an old friend who’s always had a great eye.

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Telski Improves Skier Safety

12/19/13 | By | More
Telski Improves Skier Safety

The Telluride Ski Resort has made a significant effort to improve skier safety this season by creating a Trail Safety department, altering ski traffic patterns and hiring dedicated ski patrol snowmobilers to reduce the risk of accidents.

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Colorado Health Care Enrollment Continues to Climb

12/19/13 | By | More
Colorado Health Care Enrollment Continues to Climb

More than 137,000 Coloradans have signed up for health coverage that will take effect January 1.

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R&R | One-on-One with Cranford Hollow’s John Cranford

12/19/13 | By | More
R&R | One-on-One with Cranford Hollow’s John Cranford

Cranford Hollow frontman John Cranford goes one-on-one with Adam Smith about whiskey, Southern rock and the band’s first trip to Colorado.

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Four Telluride Athletes Vie for Olympic Team Berths

12/19/13 | By | More
Four Telluride Athletes Vie for Olympic Team Berths

Fast and furious competitive schedules ahead for Discoe, Kearney, McCargo and Kenworthy.

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COMMUNITY BRIEFS | Time is Running Out to Nominate an Azadi Angel

12/18/13 | By | More
COMMUNITY BRIEFS | Time is Running Out to Nominate an Azadi Angel

Holiday Open House at Montrose Manor B&B…Ouray Public Library Offers January Programs to Kick Off the New Year…Montrose Area Committee Accepting Wildlife Project Ideas…MMH 2014 Wellness Calendar Available

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Telluride Owes ‘Huge Apology’ to Schwarzkopf, His Family – and the U.S.

12/18/13 | By | More
Telluride Owes ‘Huge Apology’ to Schwarzkopf, His Family – and the U.S.

This letter is for all you Telluriders who spoke out against renaming your post office after General Norman Schwarzkopf. You really don’t get it you, do you?

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ELEVATED | Homages to Gene Kelly and Jimmy Stewart, and an Ah Haa Gala

12/18/13 | By | More
ELEVATED | Homages to Gene Kelly and Jimmy Stewart, and an Ah Haa Gala

A tribute to Gene Kelly and an Ah Haa Gala in Telluride, and It’s a Wonderful Life on stage in Montrose, all in the arts this week.

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Frick Burden Dies in Pagosa Springs

12/18/13 | By | More
Frick Burden Dies in Pagosa Springs

After struggling unsuccessfully to get his truck unstuck near his cabin, the longtime Telluride resident fell and died of hypothermia.

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Support Ridgway Playground Project at Turkey Bowling Fundraiser This Thursday

12/18/13 | By | More
Support Ridgway Playground Project at Turkey Bowling Fundraiser This Thursday

Among the design elements that are sure to make the final cut are a giant slide down the hillside at the rear of the playground, and a zipline of some kind.

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Delivering ‘Hamlet’ Across Colorado

12/18/13 | By | More
Delivering ‘Hamlet’ Across Colorado

The teleconference systems are a part of the three-year, $1 million initiative mounted by Gov. John Hickenlooper to offer a more diverse curriculum to students in rural school districts.

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REPORT FROM CAPITOL HILL | Lessons From Gettysburg

12/18/13 | By | More
REPORT FROM CAPITOL HILL | Lessons From Gettysburg

Given Colorado’s recent turmoil over several very contentious issues I continue to consider what lessons I might take from Gettysburg back to Denver with me in January.

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Telluride and Bootdoctors/Paragon Host Dec. 21 Rail Jam

12/18/13 | By | More
Telluride and Bootdoctors/Paragon Host Dec. 21 Rail Jam

Jib, jump, and freeride to glory at the first Rail Jam of the season Saturday, Dec. 21

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RAMP Ballot Question, Funding to Be Discussed at Special Meeting Wednesday

12/17/13 | By | More
RAMP Ballot Question, Funding to Be Discussed at Special Meeting Wednesday

The Ridgway Town Council holds a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, at the Ridgway Community Center to discuss how to finance the town’s cash match for a $10.5 million grant.

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GOCO, DOLA Grants Come Through

12/17/13 | By | More
GOCO, DOLA Grants Come Through

Ouray County Secures $950,000 for upcoming Camp Bird Road and Grandstands projects.

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Ouray Student Named as Alternate to U.S. Senate Youth Program

12/16/13 | By | More
Ouray Student Named as Alternate to U.S. Senate Youth Program

Ouray High School junior Julia Vann has been named as an alternate delegate to the 52nd annual U.S. Senate Youth Program, to be held March 8-15, 2014, in Washington, D.C.

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TELLURIDE BRIEFS | Town Grows by 4 Acres

12/16/13 | By | More
TELLURIDE BRIEFS | Town Grows by 4 Acres

Council adopts floodplain changes, update on plowing and snow removal.

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Fancy Rooster Pecks Fans’ Skin With Best Ink

12/16/13 | By | More
Fancy Rooster Pecks Fans’ Skin With Best Ink

There’s a new tattoo shop in Montrose: Fancy Rooster.

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Wilson Land Exchange Project Calls for Community Input

12/16/13 | By | More
Wilson Land Exchange Project Calls for Community Input

The Trust for Public Land is proposing to trade access to Wilson Peak to the U.S. Forest Service.

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Cocina de Luz Debuts New Juices

12/16/13 | By | More
Cocina de Luz Debuts New Juices

La Cocina de Luz; longtime owner Lucas Price now offers purpose-made juice options at his Main Street restaurant, most including the superfood ingredient wheatgrass.

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A Breach of Trust by Council?

12/16/13 | By | More
A Breach of Trust by Council?

I consider the proposed course a significant breach of the trust placed in the Council by the voters at the ballot box in 2006.

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LT: #Montrose FD assisting #Olathe FD on securing rope system to haul injured from bottom of steep hill. 3 injured, 1 vehicle crash

12/15/13 | By | More
LT: #Montrose FD assisting #Olathe FD on securing rope system to haul injured from bottom of steep hill. 3 injured, 1 vehicle crash

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Take a Deeper Look at Where You Live

12/14/13 | By | More
Take a Deeper Look at Where You Live

Please sacrifice five minutes of your time to remind everyone of your heart and values that make Ouray such a wonderful community.

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San Miguel deputies investigating another ice flow on river, nothing showing at this time #scanner

12/13/13 | By | More
San Miguel deputies investigating another ice flow on river, nothing showing at this time #scanner

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Car on fire in Ouray county #scanner

12/13/13 | By | More
Car on fire in Ouray county #scanner

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Avalanche Experts, Forecasters Urge Extra Caution

12/13/13 | By | More
Avalanche Experts, Forecasters Urge Extra Caution

A considerable conundrum has arrived, along with the unusually heavy snowfall, in the form of an active avalanche season with impacts that could persist into the months ahead.

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Military Aircraft Lands Safely in Montrose After Engine Trouble

12/13/13 | By | More
Military Aircraft Lands Safely in Montrose After Engine Trouble

Around 7 p.m. all three Montrose Fire Protection District stations were alerted to an inbound military C-130 aircraft that had reported an engine fire and was preparing to land in Montrose.

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Firefighters responding to possible structure fire #scanner

12/12/13 | By | More
Firefighters responding to possible structure fire #scanner

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Trash truck spilling trash all over the road near #Tellruide #scanner

12/12/13 | By | More
Trash truck spilling trash all over the road near #Tellruide #scanner

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Norwood Resident Scott Harlow Dies on Ski Area

12/12/13 | By | More
Norwood Resident Scott Harlow Dies on Ski Area

According to San Miguel County Coroner Emil Sante, Telluride Ski Patrol efforts to resuscitate Harlow were unsuccessful.

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Outcry in Ouray Over Long-time Employee’s Potential Termination

12/12/13 | By | More
Outcry in Ouray Over Long-time Employee’s Potential Termination

Ouray residents are rallying to the support of long-time City of Ouray Public Works employee Ed Witherspoon this week, whose job is on the line.

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Ouray 100 Mile Endurance Run Planned for 2014

12/12/13 | By | More
Ouray 100 Mile Endurance Run Planned for 2014

A nice soak in the Ouray Hot Springs Pool will surely motivate tired runners as they approach the final portion of the race.

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Ouray Is at A Crossroads

12/12/13 | By | More
Ouray Is at A Crossroads

Ouray is at a crossroads and the direction it will take is based on the answer to the question: what is beautiful?

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Drug Use is Down in Montrose County Schools

12/12/13 | By | More
Drug Use is Down in Montrose County Schools

In a quiet Centennial Middle School classroom, Montrose Police Department School Resource Officer Dennis Beery asks a group of seventh graders how many of them have ever seen marijuana.

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Posthumous Zina Lahr Video Spreads Her Story Worldwide

12/12/13 | By | More
Posthumous Zina Lahr Video  Spreads Her Story Worldwide

Ouray native Zina Nicole Lahr touched the hearts and minds many people, in her brief lifetime. Now, a video showcasing Lahr and her work has gone viral.

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Holiday Cheer, Appeasement in Elks Park

12/12/13 | By | More
Holiday Cheer, Appeasement in Elks Park

Frigid Friday night temperatures did not stop more than a hundred revelers from attending the inaugural lighting of the Telluride Ski Tree in Elks Park and ceremonial Ullr Ski Burn.

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ELEVATED | Three Views on Christmas

12/12/13 | By | More
ELEVATED | Three Views on Christmas

Dolce Voce in Montrose and Ouray, and Dude and Bro’s A Christmas Carol in Telluride in the arts this week.

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Two-for-One Airline Tickets to Telluride Available

12/12/13 | By | More
Two-for-One Airline Tickets to Telluride Available

A two-for-one special is being offered by Colorado Flights and the Telluride Tourism Board in conjunction with Allegiant Airlines.

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San Miguel Commissioner Elaine Fischer Recovering After Surgery

12/11/13 | By | More
San Miguel Commissioner Elaine Fischer Recovering After Surgery

She looks forward to regaining strength and greeting her friends.

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R&R | Unraveling Brooklyn’s Folk Movement With Blake Christiana of Yarn

12/11/13 | By | More
R&R | Unraveling Brooklyn’s Folk Movement With Blake Christiana of Yarn

With new material, Brooklyn’s rising folk group Yarn heads to Telluride.

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UPDATED: Ice Flow Clears, Residents Can Return Home

12/11/13 | By | More
UPDATED: Ice Flow Clears, Residents Can Return Home

The ice flow in the San Miguel River has passed causing no damage or road closures.

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San Miguel deputies working to clear hazards downstream from ice flow, “campers along river” and stuck motorists.

12/10/13 | By | More
San Miguel deputies working to clear hazards downstream from ice flow, “campers along river” and stuck motorists.

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“It’s not going to hit placerville, they can take pictures if they wan to” #scanner #avalanche @watchnewspapers

12/10/13 | By | More
“It’s not going to hit placerville, they can take pictures if they wan to” #scanner #avalanche @watchnewspapers

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People in Naturita “should be notified” for huge amount of debris flowing downstream from #Avalanche @watchnewspapers

12/10/13 | By | More
People in Naturita “should be notified” for huge amount of debris flowing downstream from #Avalanche @watchnewspapers

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“Huge trees ripped down” in fall creek area #scanner

12/10/13 | By | More
“Huge trees ripped down” in fall creek area #scanner

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San Miguel scrambling all available resources to placerville, fall creek area for snow slide #scanner @watchnewspapers

12/10/13 | By | More
San Miguel scrambling all available resources to placerville, fall creek area for snow slide #scanner @watchnewspapers

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Man dials 911 seeking legal advice #scanner

12/10/13 | By | More
Man dials 911 seeking legal advice #scanner

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Telluride Foundation Withdraws Bid to Rename Post Office

12/09/13 | By | More
Telluride Foundation Withdraws Bid to Rename Post Office

The Schwarzkopf family lives in San Miguel County part-time, and asked the foundation to withdraw the proposal due to the unforeseen controversy.

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“Gigantic old cadillac blew through fence” #scanner

12/09/13 | By | More
“Gigantic old cadillac blew through fence” #scanner

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An Elevator for the Wright Opera House

12/09/13 | By | More
An Elevator for the Wright Opera House

Purchasing the building in 2011, the Friends of the Wright Opera House succeeded in the first push, in 2013, to initiate restoration of the facility, at an expected $2 million cost, over a five-to-seven-year time frame.

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MONTROSE BRIEFS | City of Montrose Vacates Portion of City Street for College Use

12/09/13 | By | More
MONTROSE BRIEFS | City of Montrose Vacates Portion of City Street for College Use

City approves shared agreement with Rec District…New regulations for door-to-door solicitation approved…

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Telluride Earns Top Scores on AP Class Access and Test Scores

12/09/13 | By | More
Telluride Earns Top Scores on AP Class Access and Test Scores

The Telluride School District was one of 477 districts in the United States and Canada recognized by College Board’s Advanced Placement District Honor Roll this year.

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Bringing ‘Precedence’ to Montrose Music Education

12/09/13 | By | More
Bringing ‘Precedence’ to Montrose Music Education

A new music academy in downtown Montrose is offering lessons to young and old alike, on just about any instrument one can think of. The mission: bring more diversity to the Montrose music community.

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OURAY BRIEFS | New Mayor Takes Helm in Ouray

12/09/13 | By | More
OURAY BRIEFS | New Mayor Takes Helm in Ouray

The City of Ouray bid adieu to its mayor of six years, Bob Risch, as Mayor Elect Pam Larson was sworn in at a Ouray City Council meeting on Monday, Dec. 2.

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A ‘Simple But Powerful Technique Called Mindfulness’

12/09/13 | By | More
A ‘Simple But Powerful Technique Called Mindfulness’

The Telluride Mountain School is teaching mindfulness in 15-minute lessons, an ideal length for integrating into the school day.  

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Bridal Veil Living Classroom Presentations Dec. 9

12/09/13 | By | More
Bridal Veil Living Classroom Presentations Dec. 9

Bridal Veil Living Classroom students present details about their summer research at Honga’s Lotus Petal on Monday, Dec. 9.

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The Circus Comes to Mountain Village

12/09/13 | By | More
The Circus Comes to Mountain Village

he circus is coming to Mountain Village, Friday, Dec. 13-Sunday, Dec. 15, 12-6 p.m., when its buskers can be seen strolling through town with high-wire and on-the-ground entertainment.

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NTSB Says Airplane in Cedaredge Crash Might Have Broken Apart Midflight

12/09/13 | By | More
NTSB Says Airplane in Cedaredge Crash Might Have Broken Apart Midflight

A preliminary report released by the National Transportation Safety Board suggests the small Cessna T210M airplane that crashed near Cedaredge on Nov. 19 might have broken up in mid-air, killing the pilot.

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RAISING ELLE | Waiting for the School Bus

12/09/13 | By | More
RAISING ELLE | Waiting for the School Bus

The long minutes, and too-short years, we have with our children.

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We Don’t Need to Rename Telluride Post Office

12/07/13 | By | More
We Don’t Need to Rename Telluride Post Office

I seriously question the direction and intent of the cognitive processes of those who now want to change the name to the General Schwarzkopf Post Office.

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Teddy’s Coffee Den & Waffles Opens in Mountain Village

12/07/13 | By | More
Teddy’s Coffee Den & Waffles Opens in Mountain Village

If you’re in need of a pick-me-up coffee or a hearty lunch, fear not – Teddy’s Coffee Den & Waffles is now open in Mountain Village, located in Mountain Village Town Hall Plaza, next to the gondola station.

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Deal to Preserve Black Canyon Golf Course in the Works

12/06/13 | By | More
Deal to Preserve Black Canyon Golf Course in the Works

The city could take over the management of the course, purchase the course or enter into a lease agreement with the private Montrose Land Company.

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Response Plan to Combat Spruce Beetle, SAD Being Drafted

12/05/13 | By | More
Response Plan to Combat Spruce Beetle, SAD Being Drafted

Stakeholders throughout the region got a glimpse of the severity of Sudden Aspen Decline and the spruce beetle infestation problem on the GMUG at a daylong meeting hosted by the Western Colorado Landscape Collaborative.

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Telluride First in Condé Nast Reader’s Poll, Second Year in a Row

12/05/13 | By | More
Telluride First in Condé Nast Reader’s Poll, Second Year in a Row

Condé Nast Traveler readers ranked ski resorts based on hotels, terrain, lifts, lines and aprés-ski events. This is the third year in a row that Telluride ranked within the poll’s top three slots.

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R&R | A Dynamic Duo: Jerry Joseph and Steve Drizos Go ‘To the Moon, Alice’

12/05/13 | By | More
R&R | A Dynamic Duo: Jerry Joseph and Steve Drizos Go ‘To the Moon, Alice’

Jerry Joseph returns to Telluride with drummer Steve Drizos for an intimate performance at Fly Me To The Moon Saloon.

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Energy Fuels to List Common Stock on NYSE MKT

12/05/13 | By | More
Energy Fuels to List Common Stock on NYSE MKT

Trading commenced on the NYSE MKT at the opening of the market on Wednesday, December 4, 2013, under the ticker symbol “UUUU.”

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State Info Needed for 4th Grade Report

12/05/13 | By | More
State Info Needed for 4th Grade Report

I would appreciate it if you could publish my letter in your newspaper so your readers could send me postcards, brochures, or anything else that would help me with my report.

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One-of-a-Kind Ski Tree Evokes Holiday Spirit

12/05/13 | By | More
One-of-a-Kind Ski Tree Evokes Holiday Spirit

The 12-foot-high Telluride Ski Tree will be inaugurated Friday, Dec. 6, at 6 p.m., kicking off two weekends of Holiday Prelude fun in Telluride and Mountain Village.

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‘Fatalgram’ Offers Potential Insights Into Revenue-Virginius Accident

12/05/13 | By | More
‘Fatalgram’ Offers Potential Insights Into Revenue-Virginius Accident

The report goes on to outline a number of “best practices” which, if properly executed, could possibly have prevented the accident.

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MHS’s ‘Chieftain’ Newspaper Isn’t Afraid to Tackle Tough Subjects

12/05/13 | By | More
MHS’s ‘Chieftain’ Newspaper Isn’t Afraid to Tackle Tough Subjects

If a story stirs some controversy, the paper’s staff are happy to know that what they write is being read and perhaps the conversations they spark will enable more understanding and learning.

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Ice Farmers Grow Fat Crop for Opening Day at Ouray Ice Park

12/05/13 | By | More
Ice Farmers Grow Fat Crop for Opening Day at Ouray Ice Park

Ice farming season is in full swing at the Ouray Ice Park, and according to chief ice farmer Dan Chehayl, the ice is coming in nice and fat, boding well for opening day at the Park in just two short weeks.

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Indians Fall in State Final

12/05/13 | By | More
Indians Fall in State Final

Winning season nonetheless creates well-deserved excitement about Montrose football.

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ELEVATED | Chris, Charlie and a Ridgway Art Show

12/05/13 | By | More
ELEVATED | Chris, Charlie and a Ridgway Art Show

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown in Telluride, The Polar Express in Montrose, and a holiday arts and crafts show in Ridgway, all in the arts this week.

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Elderly Woman Injured in Downtown Fire  

12/05/13 | By | More
Elderly Woman Injured in Downtown Fire  

The fire was likely caused by a combination of a burning cigarette and portable oxygen.

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SIAM’S TALAY GRILLE

12/04/13 | By | More
SIAM’S TALAY GRILLE

Asked how his new Talay Grille differs from his immensely popular Siam, Jeff Badger says that whereas Siam is a traditional Thai restaurant with fusion elements, Talay Grille is a fusion restaurant with Thai influences.

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Stranded motorist on Red Mt pass, CO HWY 550, requesting trooper, “fears #avalanche” #scanner #snow

12/04/13 | By | More
Stranded motorist on Red Mt pass, CO HWY 550, requesting trooper, “fears #avalanche” #scanner #snow

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North Fork Stakeholders Lauding BLM’s Inclusion of Alternative Plan

12/04/13 | By | More
North Fork Stakeholders Lauding BLM’s Inclusion of Alternative Plan

Local stakeholders have worked the past year-and-a-half in a grassroots effort to craft the North Fork Alternative Plan, which is intended to protect the agriculturally rich valley from future oil and gas leasing development.

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Noel Night Kicks Off Holiday Prelude, Wednesday, Dec. 4

12/04/13 | By | More
Noel Night Kicks Off Holiday Prelude, Wednesday, Dec. 4

The longstanding tradition of Noel Night – on the first Wednesday of December, when participating Telluride stores and restaurants offer food, beverages and discounts has evolved into an unofficial Telluride “festival” in its own right.

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MONTROSE BRIEFS | Kathy Ellis Will Not Face Charges for Carrying Gun to Airport

12/04/13 | By | More
MONTROSE BRIEFS | Kathy Ellis Will Not Face Charges for Carrying Gun to Airport

Black Canyon Golf Course Negotiations Continue…New Control at Black Canyon Jet Center

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Mountain Village Gondola Granted ‘Contribution Project’ Status

12/04/13 | By | More
Mountain Village Gondola Granted ‘Contribution Project’ Status

The new status offers donors 25 percent state and federal income tax credits, up to a $100,000 maximum credit.

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Trespassers have set car on fire in area of south 12 street

12/03/13 | By | More
Trespassers have set car on fire in area of south 12 street

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Car drove off hwy 62 through fence in San Miguel county, no injuries

12/03/13 | By | More
Car drove off hwy 62 through fence in San Miguel county, no injuries

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Montrose Man Identified as Lone Fatality Of Last Week’s Plane Crash

12/03/13 | By | More
Montrose Man Identified as Lone Fatality Of Last Week’s Plane Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board has not released its preliminary report on the accident.

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Man backs truck into canal, no injuries #scanner

12/02/13 | By | More
Man backs truck into canal, no injuries #scanner

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Loose horse on 64.50 road #scanner

12/02/13 | By | More
Loose horse on 64.50 road #scanner

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Ouray Community Takes Stock of 2020 Economic Development Plan

12/02/13 | By | More
Ouray Community Takes Stock of 2020 Economic Development Plan

The City of Ouray took stock of its 2020 Economic Development Plan last week, reporting that many goals have been met, and others have proved unrealistic.

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SAN MIGUEL COUNTY BRIEFS | Goodtimes Opposes Naming Post Office for Schwarzkopf

12/01/13 | By | More
SAN MIGUEL COUNTY BRIEFS | Goodtimes Opposes Naming Post Office for Schwarzkopf

Because Commissioner Elaine Fischer attended the meeting via phone, the commissioners will discuss the renaming at the next meeting.

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LA MARMOTTE

12/01/13 | By | More
LA MARMOTTE

This culinary oasis, tucked deep in the San Juan highlands, allows patrons to escape this ski town and venture to a rustic bistro on the French countryside.

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‘Wizard of Oz’ Centerpiece of This Year’s Nugget Nights

12/01/13 | By | More
‘Wizard of Oz’ Centerpiece of This Year’s Nugget Nights

This year’s Nugget Nights take place Wednesday, Dec. 4-Thursday, Dec. 5, at the Nugget Theatre in Telluride with free nightly screenings of the recently remastered classic, The Wizard of Oz.

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Council To Decide If Rec Center Funding Will Go Before Voters

12/01/13 | By | More
Council To Decide If Rec Center Funding Will Go Before Voters

The Montrose Recreation District Board of Directors voted last week to ask the Montrose City Council to place a sales tax increase in front of voters next spring to raise $11.7 million to go toward the construction of a new community recreation center.

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Why Honor Schwarzkopf?

12/01/13 | By | More
Why Honor Schwarzkopf?

I read the story about naming the Telluride Post OffIce for General Norman Schwarzkopf and it made me wonder.

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BUSINESS BRIEFS | Ouray Practice to Be Consolidated in Montrose

12/01/13 | By | More
BUSINESS BRIEFS | Ouray Practice to Be Consolidated in Montrose

Ouray Family Medicine to Close… Montrose Hospital CEO Retires..

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Telluride Library Starts Search for Permanent Director

12/01/13 | By | More
Telluride Library Starts Search for Permanent Director

The position has been advertised and the Wilkinson Board hopes to fill the position in the early spring.

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Mayflower Mill Project First in Colo. to Benefit from Small Hydro Reform

12/01/13 | By | More
Mayflower Mill Project First in Colo. to Benefit from Small Hydro Reform

Small hydro projects in Telluride and Orchard City have also applied to FERC requesting exemption under the new law.

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Ouray Mourns the Loss of a ‘Beautiful Soul’

11/30/13 | By | More
Ouray Mourns the Loss of a ‘Beautiful Soul’

Brilliant, spiritual, and exceptionally creative, Lahr touched the hearts of many people during her brief lifetime.

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FBO Review Process Stirs Questions at Airport Advisory Board Meeting

11/28/13 | By | More
FBO Review Process Stirs Questions at Airport Advisory Board Meeting

County officials want to assure the public that once the county is able to publically vet and possibly make a decision on a new FBO, it will be done in a public arena.

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Ridgway Town Council Considers New Ballot Question for RAMP Cash Match

11/28/13 | By | More
Ridgway Town Council Considers New Ballot Question for RAMP Cash Match

The main issue up for discussion was whether the town should ask the community to approve a bond initiative in its regular election next spring, and if so, how much money the town should ask for.

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Early Snow Builds Advance Bookings and Optimism in Telluride

11/28/13 | By | More
Early Snow Builds Advance Bookings and Optimism in Telluride

With a 39-inch base and thanks in part to a newly coordinated marketing effort, hotel and air reservations are up over last year.

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Henderson Recovering, Moving Forward After Heart Surgery

11/28/13 | By | More
Henderson Recovering, Moving Forward After Heart Surgery

Montrose County Commissioner Ron Henderson and his wife, Diane, share their experience just six months after Ron underwent a quadruple bypass surgery.

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MSHA Seeks Information From Mine Employees, Public About Fatal Accident

11/28/13 | By | More
MSHA Seeks Information From Mine Employees, Public About Fatal Accident

The federal Mine Safety and Health Administration has launched a fatality investigation into the accident that killed two miners last week, and seeks the public’s help.

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Telluride Town Clerk Retires After 24 Years on the Job

11/28/13 | By | More
Telluride Town Clerk Retires After 24 Years on the Job

In her 24 years, she’s resolved runoff elections, survived breast cancer and recovered from a recent heart attack.
The key to her success? Taking her roles of wife, mother and Telluride Town Clerk one day at a time.

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Telluride Moves to Future With New Snowmaking Infrastructure, Technology

11/28/13 | By | More
Telluride Moves to Future With New Snowmaking Infrastructure, Technology

In a perfect world, all 280 acres of Telluride’s terrain served by snowmaking would be open by Christmas. Thanks to Brandon Green’s work, that goal is now a step closer.

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The Old Dogs Who Were Young Then

11/28/13 | By | More
The Old Dogs Who Were Young Then

A look back at the history of Montrose state championship games while the 2013 team looks forward to Saturday’s state championship against Pine Creek.

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ELEVATED | Wordwoman and the National Theatre

11/28/13 | By | More
ELEVATED | Wordwoman and the National Theatre

Rosemerry Trommer at the Sherbino, and a National Theatre tribute in Telluride in the arts this week.

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Service, Reception and Open House Planned for Zina Lahr

11/26/13 | By | More
Service, Reception and Open House Planned for Zina Lahr

An open house celebrating Lahr’s life and creativity is also planned on Saturday, Nov. 30, at the Wright Opera House in Ouray from 1-3 p.m.

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MONTROSE BRIEFS | Payment Doubles for Recycled Materials Transport

11/26/13 | By | More
MONTROSE BRIEFS | Payment Doubles for Recycled Materials Transport

Negotiations continue over Black Canyon Golf Club…City Council Hears Complaints Over Water Late Fees.

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GUEST COMMENTARY | The Wildfire Games

11/26/13 | By | More
GUEST COMMENTARY | The Wildfire Games

This is the start of the race to save our precious water, air and land so that “Catching-Fire” is fiction only on Colorado movie screens and not life and death reality on the evening news.  

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Officers chasing suspect in Walmart #scanner

11/25/13 | By | More
Officers chasing suspect in Walmart #scanner

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Decoys Stolen Before Youth Hunting Seminar

11/25/13 | By | More
Decoys Stolen Before Youth Hunting Seminar

Many of the items stolen were the personal hunting equipment of a Ducks Unlimited member who was volunteering to teach the seminar.

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DMEA Officials Pronounce South Canal Hydro-Generation a Success

11/25/13 | By | More
DMEA Officials Pronounce South Canal Hydro-Generation a Success

When water returns to the Gunnison Tunnel, its force will generate even more hydroelectricity to the DMEA grid than it did this year.

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Six Candidates, Two Seats in TMVOA Election

11/25/13 | By | More
Six Candidates, Two Seats in TMVOA Election

The Telluride Mountain Village Owner’s Association will fill two open seats on its Board of Directors in its 2013 annual election.

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Telluride Burpee Challenge

11/25/13 | By | More
Telluride Burpee Challenge

The participants also surpassed the fundraising goal. Altogether,everyone raised over $26,000 for SMRC. The Roufa family, Lee, Sheliah and Kendahl, alone raised $20,000.

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GUEST COMMENTARY | Regional Service Authority Health Tips on Cardiovascular Disease

11/25/13 | By | More
GUEST COMMENTARY | Regional Service Authority Health Tips on Cardiovascular Disease

Half of all people will die of heart disease or stroke (collectively, cardiovascular disease).

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Montrose search posse alerted to stranded motorist off Divide RD on Uncompahgre Plateau, snow is getting really deep #scanner

11/24/13 | By | More
Montrose search posse alerted to stranded motorist off Divide RD on Uncompahgre Plateau, snow is getting really deep #scanner

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Thank You for Supporting Our Businesses

11/23/13 | By | More
Thank You for Supporting Our Businesses

On behalf of Telluride’s business community, thank you.

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Sheriff Masters Proposes New Detox Center

11/23/13 | By | More
Sheriff Masters Proposes New Detox Center

San Miguel County could build a purpose-built facility in the proposed Telluride Medical Clinic on the Pearl Property, Masters suggested.

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Cottonwood Second Graders Fundraise for Typhoon Victims

11/22/13 | By | More
Cottonwood Second Graders Fundraise for Typhoon Victims

After the early-November landfall of typhoon Haiyan on the Philippine islands, a group of Montrose second graders began fundraising for its victims.

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Wilkinson Library Board Works Toward December Budget Approval

11/22/13 | By | More
Wilkinson Library Board Works Toward December Budget Approval

A survey reveals that salaries and benefits are In line with other local public employees.

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Woman Falls to Death in Ouray

11/22/13 | By | More
Woman Falls to Death in Ouray

Zina Lahr’s body was discovered by hikers assisting in a search effort on Thursday morning, Nov. 21, said Ouray Police Chief Justin Perry.

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Say Yes to CDOT $11M

11/22/13 | By | More
Say Yes to CDOT $11M

I urge all property owners to consider the extent to which the proposed improvements will increase your property values.

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Delta county resident wants officers to make sure bones “in the roadway are animal not human”

11/21/13 | By | More
Delta county resident wants officers to make sure bones “in the roadway are animal not human”

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Energy Saving Light Plow in Operation at TEX

11/21/13 | By | More
Energy Saving Light Plow in Operation at TEX

Created specifically for airport use, the new light plow in operation at TEX saves both time and money by reducing the number of hours it takes to remove snow around runway lights.

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Soda Tax Fizzles?

11/21/13 | By | More
Soda Tax Fizzles?

So, just when you thought there was nothing more to say about the recently defeated 2A Tax on Sugary Drinks, Watch reporter Samuel Adams penned yet another article which was placed on the front page of the newspaper.

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Miners Risked Death in Efforts to Save Two Who Died

11/21/13 | By | More
Miners Risked Death in Efforts to Save Two Who Died

Miners at the Revenue-Virginius Mine risked their own lives in a desperate and futile effort to save their shift boss and a fellow miner from carbon monoxide poisoning on the morning of Sunday, Nov. 17.

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Telluride Sees a Surprisingly-Scarce Supply of Seasonal Housing

11/21/13 | By | 29 More
Telluride Sees a Surprisingly-Scarce Supply of Seasonal Housing

For the 2013-2014 ski season, affordable housing in the Telluride region for seasonal employees is increasingly scarce.

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R&R | A Rare Colorado Appearance From Hip-Hop Trio CunninLynguists

11/21/13 | By | More
R&R | A Rare Colorado Appearance From Hip-Hop Trio CunninLynguists

A Saturday night of CunninLynguists at the Mesa Theater in Grand Junction.

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Remembering the Fallen Miners

11/21/13 | By | More
Remembering the Fallen Miners

Family members remember Nicholas Cappanno and Rick Williams, who died in the Sunday-morning accident at the Ouray County Revenue-Virginius Mine.

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Immigration Reform Now, Supporters Say at Montrose Rally

11/21/13 | By | More
Immigration Reform Now, Supporters Say at Montrose Rally

This activity was to send a message, a very strong message, to our Congressman, Scott Tipton.’

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Residents Want Montrose County to Fight Cushman Creek Road Closure

11/21/13 | By | More
Residents Want Montrose County to Fight Cushman Creek Road Closure

At issue: Did the county relinquish its rights to the road in 2007? Is the BLM barricade legal?

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TELLURIDE TOWN BRIEFS | Council Appoints Ann Brady Mayor Pro Tem

11/21/13 | By | More
TELLURIDE TOWN BRIEFS | Council Appoints Ann Brady Mayor Pro Tem

Tuesday marked the birth of a new Town of Telluride Council.

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Indians Advance to Semifinals

11/21/13 | By | More
Indians Advance to Semifinals

“It was as good as our defense has played all year,” MHS head Coach Todd Casebeir said of Saturday’s game. Next stop for the Indians: State semifinals!

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Prosecutor Arrested on Suspicion of DUI

11/21/13 | By | More
Prosecutor Arrested on Suspicion of DUI

John Mehlig, 60, deputy district attorney in the Seventh Judicial District, was arrested on Nov. 17 on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and careless driving.

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ELEVATED | Peaks and Valleys, in Photos and Paint

11/21/13 | By | More
ELEVATED | Peaks and Valleys, in Photos and Paint

The peaks of Telluride, and Art on Trout Road in Montrose, in the arts this week.

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Ridgway Council Faces Tough Choices in RAMP Debate

11/20/13 | By | More
Ridgway Council Faces Tough Choices in RAMP Debate

As Mayor, I would like to say that the Ridgway Town Council should think long and hard about several of these options.

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Pilot Killed in Cessna Plane Crash Near Cedaredge

11/20/13 | By | More
Pilot Killed in Cessna Plane Crash Near Cedaredge

Investigators were on the scene Wednesday in Cedaredge plane crash, in which the pilot was killed.

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Shift Boss Died Attempting to Rescue Miner In Revenue-Virginius Tragedy

11/20/13 | By | More
Shift Boss Died Attempting to Rescue Miner In Revenue-Virginius Tragedy

One miner entered an area in the Ouray-Virginius Mine where carbon monoxide from a previously detonated explosive overcame and quickly killed him; his shift boss died trying to revive the affected miner. Twenty more miners on the early-morning shift were sent via ambulance and helicopter to regional hospitals for emergency medical treatment.

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Rename Telluride Post Office in Honor of General H. Norman Schwarzkopf

11/18/13 | By | More
Rename Telluride Post Office in Honor of General H. Norman Schwarzkopf

The Telluride Austin Hiett American Legion Post #12 is seeking assistance and support in renaming the Telluride Post Office in honor of the late General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, who died on Dec. 27, 2012.

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Kick the Can Kudos

11/17/13 | By | More
Kick the Can Kudos

It wasn’t long ago that I never spent a single moment thinking about childhood obesity.

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Indians Beat Denver South, Head to Semifinals

11/17/13 | By | More
Indians Beat Denver South, Head to Semifinals

The Indians won in Montrose 47-27 on Saturday to advance to the state 4A semi-finals against Pueblo South next weekend.

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Two Open Seats in TMVOA Board Election

11/16/13 | By | More
Two Open Seats in TMVOA Board Election

Election ballots will be mailed out to TMVOA members on Nov. 25, and are due back in on Dec. 23 by 5 p.m.

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Kudos to Michelle Nauer

11/16/13 | By | More
Kudos to Michelle Nauer

Ouray County Clerk, an election “rock star.” Well, that is how a top official from the Co. Secretary of State’s office referred to Michelle Nauer.

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Public Input on Funding of New Rec Center Sought

11/16/13 | By | More
Public Input on Funding of New Rec Center Sought

MRD officials and board members will unveil a final project, site and facility plan for a new Community Recreation Center, to be built off Woodgate Road at a cost “modestly” close to the 2011 plan.

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Eldon Ray Hurst | Nov. 26, 1954-Oct. 14, 2013

11/15/13 | By | More
Eldon Ray Hurst | Nov. 26, 1954-Oct. 14, 2013

Eldon Ray Hurst, 58, of Telluride, died Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, in Colorado Springs. He was born on Nov. 26, 1954, to Joseph and Sylvia (Biggs) Hurst in Goodland, Colo.

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Tipton, Keep Us All in Mind

11/15/13 | By | More
Tipton, Keep Us All in Mind

Mr. Tipton needs to keep in mind that he represents ALL of the people in Congressional District 3, not just those who may have voted for him.

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BUSINESS BRIEFS | Former Employee Takes Helm of Elevation Vacations, Telluride Property Services

11/14/13 | By | More
BUSINESS BRIEFS | Former Employee Takes Helm of Elevation Vacations, Telluride Property Services

Longtime local Peter McGinty recently acquired sole ownership of Elevation Vacations…’Conde Nast Traveller’ Recognizes Klammer Lodge.

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‘Bag It’ Screens in Ridgway

11/14/13 | By | More
‘Bag It’ Screens in Ridgway

I would like to give a big thank you to all the people who helped me put on the film Bag It at my school last week.

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Thank You, Telluride

11/14/13 | By | More
Thank You, Telluride

I want to thank everyone who voted and to thank all the candidates who ran.Although gratifying, serving on Town Council is not an easy job.

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Question 2A Campaigns Raised $142K in Contributions

11/14/13 | By | More
Question 2A Campaigns Raised $142K in Contributions

Corporate interest groups and a billionaire philanthropist together contributed an estimated $81.30 per registered voter in the fight over ballot question 2A, commonly known as the soda tax.

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Calling All Skis: Viditz-Ward to Build Holiday Prelude ‘Ski Tree’

11/14/13 | By | More
Calling All Skis: Viditz-Ward to Build Holiday Prelude ‘Ski Tree’

Telluride Holiday Prelude will feature the lighting of the Telluride Ski Tree on Dec. 6, a new “tradition,” debuting this holiday season.

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COMMUNITY BRIEFS | Greg Walcher Speaks in Montrose on Friday

11/14/13 | By | More
COMMUNITY BRIEFS | Greg Walcher Speaks in Montrose on Friday

Honor Graduate finished in the top 10 percent of his company of 230 soldiers. Emergency Fish Salvage Authorized for South Canal…Harvest Dinner to Showcase Chefs, Products…Thanksgiving Friends Celebration…

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Weehawken Throws Speakeasy Fundraiser on Nov. 15

11/14/13 | By | More
Weehawken Throws Speakeasy Fundraiser on Nov. 15

This event will include live music by the “Take 5” jazz ensemble, delicious appetizers by Sara Sharpe, drink specials, a fun photo booth, dance-lessons and more.

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UCSM Offers Courses On Computers, Social Media and Local Lore

11/14/13 | By | More
UCSM Offers Courses On Computers, Social Media and Local Lore

In November and December, UCSM is offering a number of courses that are short and savory – with an incredible amount of information jam-packed into just two to three classes.

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Lady Demons Close Impressive Season at State Tournament

11/14/13 | By | More
Lady Demons Close Impressive Season at State Tournament

The Ridgway Demons volleyball squad put up a great fight but lost to Meeker High School and Resurrection Christian in the Class 2A State Tournament at the Denver Coliseum last weekend, dashing their hopes for a state title in the double elimination tournament.

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Montrose County Unveils New Logo

11/14/13 | By | More
Montrose County Unveils New Logo

The mountains in the logo’s background highlight the stunning vistas and recreational opportunities that many enjoy, while the winding river signifies the importance of water within the county.

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AH CHIHUAHUA!

11/14/13 | By | More
AH CHIHUAHUA!

Authentic and flavorful dishes, fast and friendly service, drinks, seafood, and a lunch special that is growing in popularity have all made Ah Chihuahua, along with 2 Rascals Brewing Co., one of the cornerstones of the LoMo area in Montrose.

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Telluride Ski Patroller Sterbenz Wins Lifetime Achievement Award for Snow Safety

11/14/13 | By | More
Telluride Ski Patroller Sterbenz Wins Lifetime Achievement Award for Snow Safety

The coveted award, reserved for industry professionals, highlights the contributions four-decade ski patroller Craig “Sterbie” Sterbenz has made in the study of snow and avalanches.

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Ueli Steck Booked for 19th Annual Ouray Ice Festival

11/14/13 | By | More
Ueli Steck Booked for 19th Annual Ouray Ice Festival

In the world of alpine climbing where amazing feats are being accomplished on a regular basis, Ueli Steck, 38, is still in a league of his own.

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New School Board Seated; Davis Thanked for Service

11/14/13 | By | More
New School Board Seated; Davis Thanked for Service

It was a bittersweet ending for Kjersten Davis’ long tenure on the Montrose County School Board Tuesday evening.

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Efforts Underway to Rename Telluride Post Office for Schwarzkopf

11/14/13 | By | More
Efforts Underway to Rename Telluride Post Office for Schwarzkopf

The Telluride Foundation announced this week it will attempt to rename the Telluride Post Office after Norman Schwarzkopf, the late four-star general who was a part-time Telluride resident.

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ELEVATED | Iconic Peak and Alley Poetry

11/14/13 | By | More
ELEVATED | Iconic Peak and Alley Poetry

Alley art and poetry in Ridgway, and Twelve Views of Lone Cone in Telluride, in the arts this week.

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Brown Seeks to Take Back HD-59 in 2014

11/14/13 | By | More
Brown Seeks to Take Back HD-59 in 2014

Brown disparaged Colorado’s new health insurance exchange, created in anticipation of the new federal Affordable Care Act, and said that while the jury is still out, he would probably dismantle the exchange if he had the choice.

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Clinic Registration for Ouray Ice Festival Opens Thursday, Nov. 14

11/13/13 | By | More
Clinic Registration for Ouray Ice Festival Opens Thursday, Nov. 14

The Ouray Ice Park is again partnering with San Juan Mountain Guides to provide interactive climbing clinics and seminars for the 2014 Ouray Ice Festival, scheduled for Jan. 9-12, 2014.

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Memorial Celebration of Janet Jacobs to Be Held on Saturday in Telluride

11/13/13 | By | More
Memorial Celebration of Janet Jacobs to Be Held on Saturday in Telluride

Jacobs, a longtime resident of Mancos and Telluride, died at the age of 66 on Wednesday, Nov. 6, after a long fight with thyroid cancer.

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Emotion Runs Deep in Football Playoffs

11/12/13 | By | More
Emotion Runs Deep in Football Playoffs

Montrose Indians win first game of playoff run, host second round Saturday at MHS.

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Fish Restocked in Miramonte; Reservoir Open Again for Fishing

11/11/13 | By | More
Fish Restocked in Miramonte; Reservoir Open Again for Fishing

Nearly 100,000 trout were stocked into the lake on Oct. 17-18 by Colorado Parks and Wildlife, completing a critical aquatic reclamation project that cost more than $100,000.

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HopeWest Enters Final Fundraising Phase for New Hospice Center

11/11/13 | By | More
HopeWest Enters Final Fundraising Phase for New Hospice Center

Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado, now known as HopeWest, is very close to breaking ground on a new facility serving Montrose, Olathe, Ouray and Ridgway.

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City of Montrose Suing to Recoup Costs of Water Company’s Mistakes

11/10/13 | By | More
City of Montrose Suing to Recoup Costs of Water Company’s Mistakes

The city council voted unanimously to seek a total of $38,000 through a delayed construction claim for losses in time, man hours, and equipment usage following the repeated incidents.

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Residents Want All 18 Holes of Black Canyon Golf Course Preserved

11/10/13 | By | More
Residents Want All 18 Holes of Black Canyon Golf Course Preserved

Montrose residents discuss options about the fate of preserving the entire 18 holes of the Black Canyon Golf Course during a special meeting Monday evening at the Montrose Pavilion.

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Montrose Resident to Serve in Federal Prison for Possession of Child Pornography

11/09/13 | By | More
Montrose Resident to Serve in Federal Prison for Possession of Child Pornography

Among the material seized were various images and videos of unclothed male children bound and gagged, taped to walls, and performing sex acts on adult males and other children.

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Congressman Tipton Pressed at SMC Town Hall Forum

11/09/13 | By | More
Congressman Tipton Pressed at SMC Town Hall Forum

Republican Congressman Scott Tipton visited the mostly liberal San Miguel County on Friday, and was met with tough questions on his often polarizing stances and votes.

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Skiing On A Budget? KOTO’s Got You Covered

11/08/13 | By | More
Skiing On A Budget? KOTO’s Got You Covered

Saturday brings KOTO’s annual ski swap, Saturday in the Wilkinson Public Library parking garage, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

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VIR Saga ‘to Be Continued’ as Commissioners Commit to Revamping

11/08/13 | By | More
VIR Saga ‘to Be Continued’ as Commissioners Commit to Revamping

The Ouray Board of County Commissioners committed itself to “fixing many perceived problems” with the draft revisions, eventually incorporating at least some of them into the existing code.

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‘Nutcracker Sweets’ Comes to Wright Opera House This Sunday

11/08/13 | By | More
‘Nutcracker Sweets’ Comes to Wright Opera House This Sunday

Journey with an adorable and talented cast of 40 dancers, ages 3-16, to the Land of the Snow and the Kingdom of the Sweets as Weehawken Dance presents an abbreviated version of Tchaikovsky’s beloved ballet, The Nutcracker, in Ouray this weekend.

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Jen Karcsinski Treats Animals Large and Small

11/07/13 | By | More
Jen Karcsinski Treats Animals Large and Small

From professional snowboarder to earning three college degrees to veterinarian – and now, Jen Karcsinski owns and operates Mobile Unit 1 Veterinary Services, mobile veterinary care for animals large and small.

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Mountain Air Music Series Presents Miss Emily at O’Brien’s Pub

11/07/13 | By | More
Mountain Air Music Series Presents Miss Emily at O’Brien’s Pub

Miss Emily appeared as an opener for the extremely popular March Fourth Marching Band the opening week of the 2013 Mountain Air Music Series. She wowed the crowds in the park and rocked the post show at O’Brien’s afterwards.

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Ridgway Volleyball Team Heads to State

11/07/13 | By | More
Ridgway Volleyball Team Heads to State

Seeded eighth out of 12 teams in the 2A bracket, the Lady Demons earned the a spot in the tourney as the Class 2A Wild Card team.

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Uphill Access Prohibited Due to Opening Day Prep at Telluride Ski Resort

11/07/13 | By | More
Uphill Access Prohibited Due to Opening Day Prep at Telluride Ski Resort

With operations ongoing to prepare for opening day, uphill access will be prohibited beginning Thursday, Nov. 7.

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Review of Airport Gun Incident Transferred to Mesa County

11/07/13 | By | More
Review of Airport Gun Incident Transferred to Mesa County

Montrose City Councilor Kathy Ellis was charged for mistakenly bringing a semi-automatic pistol through security at the Montrose Airport last month.

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Montrose: Dodgeball Mecca of the World?

11/07/13 | By | More
Montrose: Dodgeball Mecca of the World?

CASA of the 7th Judicial District (Court Appointed Special Advocates) for abused and neglected children held its second annual dodgeball tournament this weekend.

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New Leadership Taking Helm at Telluride Ski and Golf

11/07/13 | By | More
New Leadership Taking Helm at Telluride Ski and Golf

Four industry professionals joining team as ski season approaches.

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Growing Up, Not Giving Up

11/07/13 | By | More
Growing Up, Not Giving Up

Hanna Starling and Carmen Rodriguez were typical high school teenagers before their unexpected pregnancies.

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In Telluride, Soda Tax Fizzes Out, New Councilors and Pearl Property Passes

11/07/13 | By | More
In Telluride, Soda Tax Fizzes Out, New Councilors and Pearl Property Passes

Town councilor incumbents Ann Brady and ‘Glider’ Bob Saunders won their reelection bids and local business consultant Todd Brown and longtime local Jenny Patterson also won.

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Ouray County Voters: ‘Yes’ to Incumbents, ‘No’ to Sales Tax Hike

11/07/13 | By | More
Ouray County Voters: ‘Yes’ to Incumbents, ‘No’ to Sales Tax Hike

Incumbent candidates sailed to victory across the board in races for Ouray City Council, Ouray School Board and Ridgway School Board, while a county-wide sales tax question went down in flames.

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R&R | One-on-One With Tyler Kellogg of You, Me & Apollo

11/07/13 | By | More
R&R | One-on-One With Tyler Kellogg of You, Me & Apollo

Front range indie rock comes to the Moon with You Me & Apollo’s Telluride live debut, and they want to meet you after the show.

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ELEVATED | Uranium Drive-In and Macbeth

11/07/13 | By | More
ELEVATED | Uranium Drive-In and Macbeth

Uranium Drive-In and Shakespeare’s Macbeth, both in Telluride in the arts this week.

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Bray, Johnson Win Montrose School Board Seats

11/07/13 | By | More
Bray, Johnson Win Montrose School Board Seats

District A representative Stu Tolen and  Leann Tobin of District G ran unopposed to retain their seats.

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FBI Conducting Fraud Investigation at Grand Junction Airport

11/06/13 | By | More
FBI Conducting Fraud Investigation at Grand Junction Airport

Investigators will be traveling in and around the airport’s terminal.

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State Says ‘Yes’ to Pot Tax, ‘No’ to Education Tax Increase

11/06/13 | By | More
State Says ‘Yes’ to Pot Tax, ‘No’ to Education Tax Increase

Voters across Colorado said ‘yes’ to taxing recreational marijuana in Tuesday’s election, while saying ‘no’ to tax increases for education. It was no different in Montrose, Ouray and San Miguel counties as well.

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Hotchkiss Man Sentenced in Theft of Detective’s Assault Rifle

11/05/13 | By | More
Hotchkiss Man Sentenced in Theft of Detective’s Assault Rifle

Keaton Bell of Hotchkiss was sentenced to five years’ probation (with the first year in community corrections) for possession of stolen firearms and ammunition and possession of machine gun.

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Building for a Digital Future

11/04/13 | By | More
Building for a Digital Future

By May 2014, all Montrose County District schools will have the capability for integrating technology into the curriculum.

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GUEST COMMENTARY | ‘Economics Alone’ Should Carry Telluride’s Proposition 2a

11/01/13 | By | More
GUEST COMMENTARY | ‘Economics Alone’ Should Carry Telluride’s Proposition 2a

Telluride restaurant owner Lucas Price clarifies “why I have been so vocal in my support of Proposition 2a”

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Celebrating Sally Siegel

11/01/13 | By | More
Celebrating Sally Siegel

Longtime Telluride region resident Sally Siegel died unexpectedly on Sunday, Oct. 24, in Pine Island, Fla.

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Get Your Dodgeball on for a Good Cause

10/31/13 | By | More
Get Your Dodgeball on for a Good Cause

The tournament is a benefit for the Seventh Judicial District’s CASA program.

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LeBron James Marks 10th Triumphant Year in the NBA

10/31/13 | By | More
LeBron James Marks 10th Triumphant Year in the NBA

Turning Up the Heat for a Run at a Threepeat

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PAID ELECTION LETTER | Dangerous Misstatements From Town Council Candidates

10/31/13 | By | More
PAID ELECTION LETTER | Dangerous Misstatements From Town Council Candidates

Editor: I attended the Town Council Candidate Forum last Thursday evening which was sponsored by the Rotary Club and the Telluride Association of REALTORS.  At the event, several anti-REALTOR comments were made by two of the candidates, namely, Bob Saunders and Chance Leoff.  While hearing such comments from Bob Saunders is nothing new (which included […]

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Getting in Touch With a Unique Study

10/31/13 | By | More
Getting in Touch With a Unique Study

Come join us for the Talking Gourds Poetry Club at Arroyo Telluride at 6 p.m. this first Tuesday in November (Nov. 5) and hear our visiting guest poet from Superior, Colorado, Uche Ogbuji.

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ELEVATED | Words & Deeds

10/31/13 | By | More
ELEVATED | Words & Deeds

Poetry Reading in Ridgway, Artistic Gifts in Telluride

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Tipton Town Hall Gets Heated Over Immigration, Health Care

10/31/13 | By | More
Tipton Town Hall Gets Heated Over Immigration, Health Care

“Why can’t you even get a bill to the floor and do your job,” one woman shouted about the political stalemate. “That’s the game you’re playing with people’s lives.”

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TSRC Considers Mountain Village Site for New Facility

10/31/13 | By | More
TSRC Considers Mountain Village Site for New Facility

Frustrated by stalled negotiations over a land and structure ownership dispute with the Town of Telluride, the Telluride Science Research Center is trying its luck a gondola ride away.

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Pinhead Internships Can Change Students’ Lives

10/31/13 | By | More
Pinhead Internships Can Change Students’ Lives

“These internships are life-changing,” said Director Sonchia Jilek. “I’m so thrilled to have the opportunity to work with these kids and scientists to make these internships happen.”

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R&R | The Best of the Western Slope Halloween Shows

10/31/13 | By | More
R&R | The Best of the Western  Slope Halloween Shows

Halloween fever sweeps the Western Slope music scene. Find out where to be seen in your costume this weekend.

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Section 9 Saga to Continue Next Week

10/31/13 | By | More
Section 9 Saga to Continue Next Week

The VIR brouhaha has consumed many Ouray County residents over the past three years, with crowds of up to 200 people packing into various public hearings.

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Montrose DDA Names New Director

10/31/13 | By | More
Montrose DDA Names New Director

Thomas Wade Nichols, from North Carolina, was selected from a pool of 38 applicants.

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GUEST COMMENTARY | There’s a Ghost in Town Named Charlie

10/29/13 | By | More
GUEST COMMENTARY | There’s a Ghost in Town Named Charlie

Kick the Can Telluride has found itself wading through an eerie Halloween fog.

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Deja Vu All Over Again

10/29/13 | By | More
Deja Vu All Over Again

Editor: After Thursday night’s candidate forum at Christ Church I have decided how I will vote and why.  A couple of our candidates remind me of Ted Cruz, the Tea Party member from Texas.  It is just that they are Tea Party members from the left. They create a non-real crisis in order to have a […]

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Million Dollar Highway Rated ‘Most Dangerous’

10/28/13 | By | More
Million Dollar Highway Rated ‘Most Dangerous’

The “Most Dangerous” designation of the so-called Million Dollar Highway has stirred up a flurry of comments in the social media.

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Telluride Man Arrested Outside Phoenix

10/28/13 | By | More
Telluride Man Arrested Outside Phoenix

Robert Barragan was arrested last week in Arizona on felony charges of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon and misconduct.

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Water Rights Powwow Probes Ouray’s Re-Tabulation Request

10/27/13 | By | More
Water Rights Powwow Probes Ouray’s Re-Tabulation Request

Colorado Division of Water Resources has told the City of Ouray that it can’t re-tabulate the city’s water rights statutorily, because the tabulation has been correctly executed, based on decree.

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TEQUILAS

10/24/13 | By | More
TEQUILAS

Your senses are filled with the welcoming sounds, sights and smells of traditional, feel-good Mexican cuisine that makes Tequilas one of the best choices on a cold day in Telluride.

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PAID ELECTION LETTER | Vote ‘Yes’ on Amendment 66

10/24/13 | By | More
PAID ELECTION LETTER | Vote ‘Yes’ on Amendment 66

Editor: I have had the privilege of living in Telluride since 1994. When I moved to town two weeks after my college graduation, I never imagined that almost 20 years later I would be raising my own family in this special place. The fact that our children have access to an incredible education through the […]

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GUEST COMMENTARY | Why Proposition 2D Can’t Fail

10/24/13 | By | More
GUEST COMMENTARY | Why Proposition 2D Can’t Fail

TMC is currently located in such an old building (500 W. Pacific Ave.) that our property and casualty insurance carrier has served notice that they will not renew next year’s policy and our broker can’t find another carrier to quote us on a new policy.

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GUEST COMMENTARY | The War on Sugar: ‘Yes’ on 2A’

10/24/13 | By | More
GUEST COMMENTARY | The War on Sugar: ‘Yes’ on 2A’

‘Sugary beverages contribute more to the problem than donuts or chocolate croissants. They screw up a body physiologically designed to process water as our liquid, and illnesses that result are overrunning health care systems.’

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GUEST COMMENTARY | Reasons to Vote ‘No’ on ‘Soda Tax’

10/24/13 | By | More
GUEST COMMENTARY | Reasons to Vote ‘No’ on ‘Soda Tax’

‘Country Time Lemonade at Village Market … costs $4.29 but the sugar tax alone will be $2.56, because the tax is calculated on the total ounces once the product is mixed with water.’

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Understand 2D!

10/24/13 | By | More
Understand 2D!

Editor: The Pearl Property has been a challenging issue for many years.  The main conflict was the community didn›t want the Pearl to be used for a parking lot, even though it had been purchased by the town for that use.  While previous ballot measures have precluded specific development proposals related to the Pearl, the […]

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Letter From Bedrock

10/24/13 | By | More
Letter From Bedrock

Editor: Hello, many of you know me as the former owner of the Bedrock Store. In regards to your sugar tax, I have been reading these stories and I finally have decided to weigh in. Montrose County implemented a similar tax while I was still running the store. In our case, I was not aware of any […]

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LOCAL PERSPECTIVE | A Chance to Resolve 20 Years Of Pearl Property Debates

10/24/13 | By | More
LOCAL PERSPECTIVE | A Chance to Resolve 20 Years Of Pearl Property Debates

Since 1993, the Pearl Property has been a political football in Telluride

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WORLDVIEW | JP Morgan Stays True to Form

10/24/13 | By | More
WORLDVIEW | JP Morgan Stays True to Form

Same as it ever was: During the Gilded Age, J.P. Morgan cornered U.S. financial markets, gained monopoly ownership of railroads, amassed a vast supply of the nation’s gold and used his investment power to create U.S. Steel and take control of that market.

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A Farm for the Pearl

10/24/13 | By | More
A Farm for the Pearl

Editor:I think Steve Cieciuch and Kris Holstrom’s proposal for a farm on the Pearl Property is really good planning. Right idea, right time, right place. – Jim Burleigh

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COMMUNITY BRIEFS | Region 10 Hosts Constant Contact Marketing Seminar Tuesday

10/24/13 | By | More
COMMUNITY BRIEFS | Region 10 Hosts Constant Contact Marketing Seminar Tuesday

Silverton school rehabilitation project earns Leed designation… Woman’s Club of Ouray County Awards $9K in grants…CASA Dodgeball Fundraiser (With Visit From Mrs. International, Nov. 1-2)…Western Colorado Hospitality Summit Oct. 24-25 in Montrose…TOP launches raffle to raise funds for outdoor education facility

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School District Officials Weigh in on Amendment 66

10/24/13 | By | More
School District Officials Weigh in on Amendment 66

School district officials differ, regarding local versus state control of funding for public education, as Amendment 66 heads to the polls.

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VOTE NO ON 1A

10/24/13 | By | More
VOTE NO ON 1A

Editor: It is true we have to take serious measures to combat climate change. The major challenge is weaning ourselves off of fossil fuels. Unfortunately, our economy demands more growth, and our world runs on carbon. I agree small actions are cumulative and can make a difference, but only as long as they have a […]

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Yes on 1A

10/24/13 | By | More
Yes on 1A

Editor: What will it take to make the change needed in our community to reduce green house gas emissions?   I see no other option than to vote for Ballot Measure 1A (The Energy Fund Initiative), which is a 1% tax on monthly energy bills that would collect money to be used to directly address energy […]

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CDOT Earmarks $11.1 Million For Ouray County Projects

10/24/13 | By | More
CDOT Earmarks $11.1 Million For Ouray County Projects

While Ouray’s RAMP-funded CDOT project is dialed in, the fate of Ridgway’s $13.3 million CDOT project remains unclear.

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Educational Session on Amendment 66

10/24/13 | By | More
Educational Session on Amendment 66

Editor: Bright Futures is hosting Dan Snowberger, the Superintendent for Durango Schools, to present an educational and informational talk on Senate Bill 66.  Amendment 66 as Governor Hickenlooper says will establish a “level of reform that other states can only imagine.” Hickenlooper adds, “No one’s ever taken all these reforms and integrated them into a […]

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Rock Legend Dave Mason, Unplugged, Sunday at CMU

10/24/13 | By | More
Rock Legend Dave Mason, Unplugged, Sunday at CMU

Catch iconic Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Dave Mason at the Moss Center for the Performing Arts Recital Hall this Sunday at 7:30 pm.

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ELEVATED | Ghost Spotting at the Telluride Historical Museum, in downtown Montrose, and at the Beaumont

10/24/13 | By | More
ELEVATED | Ghost Spotting at the Telluride Historical Museum, in downtown Montrose, and at the Beaumont

A regional Halloween roundup in the arts this week.

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2D or Not To Be!

10/24/13 | By | More
2D or Not To Be!

Editor Town of Telluride Ballot Issue 2D is important for the residents of the Town of Telluride for many reasons. In particular it is of interest to those who support keeping the Telluride Medical Center in the town of Telluride. This is it! The RV lot is the only parcel of land left in the […]

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Education Organizations Unite to Create We R-1

10/24/13 | By | More
Education Organizations Unite to Create We R-1

We R-1 kicks off community events with the Fall Harvest Festival, Oct. 25 at Telluride Elementary School Gym

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Western Colorado Hospitality Summit Oct. 24-25 at Pavilion

10/24/13 | By | More
Western Colorado Hospitality Summit Oct. 24-25 at Pavilion

The Western Business Alliance and the Montrose Office of Business and Tourism host the Western Colorado Hospitality Summit Thursday, Oct. 24-Friday, Oct. 25, at the Montrose Pavilion Events Center.

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Montrose Council Member Charged With Carrying a Gun Through Montrose Airport Security

10/23/13 | By | More
Montrose Council Member Charged With Carrying a Gun Through Montrose Airport Security

Former Montrose Mayor Kathy Ellis: “I just forgot it was in my purse.”

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PAHGRE’S

10/21/13 | By | More
PAHGRE’S

Pahgre’s has developed relationships with local farmers and food producers for the freshest ingredients possible, a concept exemplifying Pahgre’s constant attention to detail, which is quickly apparent when ordering one of the many dishes offered.

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RIDGWAY BRIEFS | Montrose-based Telecom Unveils Plan to Deliver Broadband to Ridgway

10/21/13 | By | More
RIDGWAY BRIEFS | Montrose-based Telecom Unveils Plan to Deliver Broadband to Ridgway

Mayor John Clark calls the plan ‘huge for economic development.’

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Seeking Input to Improve Citizen-Government Communication

10/21/13 | By | More
Seeking Input to Improve Citizen-Government Communication

How would citizens prefer to hear from the city? How would they like to offer feedback?

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Shooting Range

10/21/13 | By | More
Shooting Range

Howling Coyote Archery in Colona

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PAID ELECTION LETTER |Vote Yes on Ballot Measure 1A.

10/20/13 | By | More
PAID ELECTION LETTER |Vote Yes on Ballot Measure 1A.

Editor: This year’s Moving Mountains Symposium at Mountainfilm focused on climate solutions. Over the past several months we have heard from a lot of people that it inspired them to think of ways to combat climate change in their own homes and hometowns. They are mostly small measures and mostly symbolic.  But they are nonetheless […]

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Thank You, Wise

10/20/13 | By | More
Thank You, Wise

Editor: We all should thank the Women In Support of Education for organizing the Ridgway School Board candidate forum. While some submitted questions were not asked, and some asked questions may not have shed much light, overall the forum provided a glimpse of the candidates that may not be available otherwise. Thank you.A major disappointment […]

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‘Time to Stand Firm’ Against ObamaCare

10/20/13 | By | More
‘Time to Stand Firm’ Against ObamaCare

Editor: The October 16th issue of The Watch granted approximately 20 column inches to a letter titled “Attn. Scott Tipton: We Need the BLM” citing in the authors words, “the supreme stupidity” for not voting for a clean CR.  In my opinion the stupidity is misplaced.  In view of what is now known about ObamaCare, […]

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Telluride Ski Patrol Gives Kids a Huge Boost

10/20/13 | By | More
Telluride Ski  Patrol Gives Kids a Huge Boost

Editor: Thanks to the generosity of the Telluride Ski Patrol, many students at Telluride Schools receive assistance to participate in the Ski PE program. They donated $500 to the Ski PE scholarship program. It is great that all kids who want to participate in the Ski PE program can get out on the slopes.  This […]

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‘Property Rights Do not Stop at the Edge of Your Property’

10/20/13 | By | More
‘Property Rights Do not Stop at the Edge of Your Property’

Editor: Thank you to Montrose County Commissioners David White and Gary Ellis in regard to the Uncompahgre Pit denial on Oct. 7 (and a quick return to good health for Mr. Henderson). There was some concern among South Valley residents that the applicant and his associates may have undue influence on our local government officials.  […]

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COMMUNITY BRIEFS | DMEA General Manager Announces Retirement

10/20/13 | By | More
COMMUNITY BRIEFS | DMEA General Manager Announces Retirement

DMEA General Manager Announces Retirement…MMHI Board Members Elected…an elevated chlorine level…Region 10 Teams Up With Networks Unlimited…Eldon Hurst Dies in Colorado Springs

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R&R | Euforquestra Runs Afrobeat Jams Through the Slope

10/20/13 | By | More
R&R | Euforquestra Runs Afrobeat Jams Through the Slope

Progressive afro-funk and old school hip-hop end the music hiatus in the Western Slope.

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GUEST COMMENTARY | Explaining the Affordable Health Care Act

10/19/13 | By | More
GUEST COMMENTARY | Explaining the Affordable Health Care Act

Love it or hate it, the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) is now the law of the land.

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WORLD VIEW | The Plot Against Pensions

10/19/13 | By | More
WORLD VIEW | The Plot Against Pensions

As state legislatures prepare for their upcoming sessions, you will no doubt hear a lot about public pensions. As the National Association of State Retirement Administrators, says: “The idea of imminent [public pension] insolvency is a gross distortion.”

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CDOT Earmarks $11.1 Million to Ouray County Projects

10/18/13 | By | More
CDOT Earmarks $11.1 Million to Ouray County Projects

But can Ridgway come up with its share of matching funds?

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Elevated | Moonwalk, Music and Tales of the Night

10/17/13 | By | More
Elevated | Moonwalk, Music and Tales of the Night

A moonlight walk in Ridgway, a musical quartet in Montrose and Grand Junction, and a beautifully scary movie in Telluride, all in the arts this week.

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WPL Drafts Budget, Board to Vote on Sunday Re-opening

10/17/13 | By | More
WPL Drafts Budget, Board to Vote on Sunday Re-opening

The library could reopen on Sundays as early as December 1.

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Sugary Beverage Tax Strikes a Nerve

10/17/13 | By | More
Sugary Beverage Tax Strikes a Nerve

With both sides funded by outside interests, the battle in Telluride continues over how to vote on the upcoming ‘Soda Tax.’

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Montrose Residents Tell Council: ‘Save the Back Nine’

10/17/13 | By | More
Montrose Residents Tell Council: ‘Save the Back Nine’

Discussing the Black Canyon course wasn’t on council’s agenda, but that did not stop residents from making their voices heard on the matter.

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A Haven for Whiz Kids

10/17/13 | By | More
A Haven for Whiz Kids

The Whiz Kids Tutoring program at the Haven House, near Olathe, offers a one-on-one adult/child mentorship program. Volunteers are needed.

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COMMUNITY BRIEFS | DMEA General Manager Announces Retirement…MMHI Board Members Elected…

10/17/13 | By | More
COMMUNITY BRIEFS | DMEA General Manager Announces Retirement…MMHI Board Members Elected…

Plus: An elevated chlorine level…Region 10 Teams Up With Networks Unlimited…Eldon Hurst Dies in Colorado Springs.

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Telluride Venture Accelerator Announces New Director

10/16/13 | By | More
Telluride Venture Accelerator Announces New Director

Thea Chase will be responsible for running the day-to-day operations of the accelerator program and will play an instrumental role in further growing Telluride’s budding entrepreneurial ecosystem.

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Ouray Ice Park, Inc. Gears Up For Winter Season

10/16/13 | By | More
Ouray Ice Park, Inc. Gears Up For Winter Season

Although the Ouray Ice Park won’t open until December, staff comes onboard at the end of October.

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No Injuries in TEX Plane Crash

10/16/13 | By | More
No Injuries in TEX Plane Crash

“The winds were pretty strong Sunday,” TEX Manager Rich Nuttall said the morning after the Oct. 14 crash of a single-engine aircraft.

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River’s Got Talent

10/15/13 | By | More
River’s Got Talent

At 9 years old, River was the youngest of 73 kids across the state to make it to finals, out of thousands who auditioned.

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Weed Control

10/15/13 | By | More
Weed Control

We invite you to attend a seminar on weed management in livestock and agricultural areas to be presented on Thursday, Oct. 24, between the hours of 5 and 6 pm at the Redvale Community Center.

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GUEST COMMENTARY | Vote Yes on 2D for the Telluride Medical Center

10/15/13 | By | More
GUEST COMMENTARY | Vote Yes on 2D for the Telluride Medical Center

For years, the Telluride Medical Center has been searching for a permanent home.

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Mr. Ouray Pageant Offers Hilarious Evening of Entertainment

10/15/13 | By | More
Mr. Ouray Pageant Offers Hilarious Evening of Entertainment

High school boys who sign up will compete in formal wear, resort wear, and a talent competition.

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ROCC Talk Examines Gas and Oil Drilling at the Community Level

10/15/13 | By | More
ROCC Talk Examines Gas and Oil Drilling at the Community Level

Experts will speak on the medical and environmental effects of fracking at Ridgway Town Hall Thursday, Oct. 17.

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Ouray School Board Candidates Sound Off On Amendment 66

10/15/13 | By | More
Ouray School Board Candidates Sound Off On Amendment 66

Three of four candidates expressed concern that the proposed Amendment 66 could result in a decrease in per-pupil funding in Ouray.

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The Pressure’s On for Soda Tax

10/14/13 | By | More
The Pressure’s On for Soda Tax

With less than a month before Election Day, proponents and opponents for the soda tax are digging in their heels to persuade voters to pass or knock down the controversial ballot question.

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Unique Museums That You and Your Kids Will Love

10/14/13 | By | More
Unique Museums That You and Your Kids Will Love

Experience History in the San Juans

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School Board Approves More Technology, Hears New Survey Results

10/14/13 | By | More
School Board Approves More Technology, Hears New Survey Results

The Montrose School Board also recognized the Montrose Academic Booster Club’s 30th anniversary.

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Vote ‘No’ on the Telluride Beverage Tax

10/13/13 | By | More
Vote ‘No’ on the Telluride Beverage Tax

The people behind this tax claim it is necessary to fight childhood obesity – but a lot of those people aren’t even from Telluride.

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All Fired Up Again

10/13/13 | By | More
All Fired Up Again

Weehawken Arts opened its All Fired Up Clay Center in March of last year. Now it is opening again.

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OURAY BRIEFS | Jeep Raffle Winner Is Ouray Local Don Morris

10/13/13 | By | More
OURAY BRIEFS | Jeep Raffle Winner Is Ouray Local Don Morris

Papenbrock said that she had to call him back three times with the good news, because he kept thinking it was a crank call.

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LOCAL PERSPECTIVE | Should Local Voters Try to Regulate Fuels That Make Us Sick?

10/12/13 | By | More

Society has the right to regulate dangerous substances. But do sugar and carbon qualify? And can it be done locally?

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Arrest Warrant Issued for Shandoka Resident Robert Barragan

10/12/13 | By | More
Arrest Warrant Issued for Shandoka Resident Robert Barragan

Telluride Chief Marshal James Kolar reported Saturday morning that his office assisted the United States Marshal’s Service on a Thursday, Oct. 10, raid of the town’s Shandoka Apartment complex.

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National Merit Scholarship Program Commends Two Outstanding OHS Students

10/12/13 | By | More
National Merit Scholarship Program Commends Two Outstanding OHS Students

Ouray High School students Bonnie Hansen and Nicholas Pieper have been named Commended Students in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program.

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Marijuana Tops List of Issues Discussed at Ouray City Council Candidate Forum

10/12/13 | By | More
Marijuana Tops List of Issues Discussed at Ouray City Council Candidate Forum

Five candidates running for two open seats on the Ouray City Council staked out their positions on marijuana, home rule, gravel augmentation, the Ouray Police Department, the local economy and a variety of other topics.

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Don’t Tax Sugar

10/11/13 | By | More
Don’t Tax Sugar

Do we really need a tax on sugary drinks? Is this really the best way to elevate the health level of our community’s kids? I don’t think so.

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BUSINESS BRIEFS | Design, Gelato and Now, Coffee, at A + Y Gallery

10/10/13 | By | More
BUSINESS BRIEFS | Design, Gelato and Now, Coffee, at A + Y Gallery

Tickets on Sale for Western Colorado Hospitality Summit…Black Canyon Jet Center Personnel Complete NATA Fire Safety Training Session

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Attn., Scott Tipton: We Need the BLM

10/10/13 | By | More
Attn., Scott Tipton: We Need the BLM

Our very own Congress Critter, Representative Scott Tipton, says on his website that he has voted to shutter the federal government because his constituents don’t want Obamacare.

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Ouray County Braces for More Belt-Tightening in 2014

10/10/13 | By | More
Ouray County Braces for More Belt-Tightening in 2014

The preliminary budget projects a $302,000 deficit for the coming year.

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Hospital Trustees May Sue County Over Social Security Number

10/10/13 | By | More
Hospital Trustees May Sue County Over Social Security Number

The Montrose Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees may sue the county if Trustee Richard Harding’s refusal to provide a social security number for a background check remains unresolved.

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‘Lake O’ Project Postponed Until 2014

10/10/13 | By | More
‘Lake O’ Project Postponed Until 2014

Hoping to attract more bidders, town officials have decided to broaden the scope of the contract to encompass both the tunnel restoration phase and lake excavation phase in a single package, and will send it to bid in early 2014.

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Haven House Hosts Harvest Prosperity Fundraiser Sunday

10/10/13 | By | More
Haven House Hosts Harvest Prosperity Fundraiser Sunday

Haven House is hosting a Harvest Property fundraiser Sunday, Oct. 13, 1-4 p.m., at the Montrose Manor, on 60169 LaSalle Rd.

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White, Ellis Deny Special Use Permit for Gravel Pit

10/10/13 | By | More
White, Ellis Deny Special Use Permit for Gravel Pit

Ultimately the commissioners believed the adverse effects the operation would have on nearby residents was too great for approval.

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Trekking to Everest Base Camp

10/10/13 | By | More
Trekking to Everest Base Camp

Father-and-son team Alan and Adam Truitt will travel to Nepal to climb to the base camp of Mt. Everest to help raise money for Parkinson’s research. (Courtesy Photo, Adam Truitt)

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Upcoming Winter Sports Swap Benefits George Gardner Scholarship Fund

10/10/13 | By | 42 More
Upcoming Winter Sports Swap Benefits George Gardner Scholarship Fund

The swap features screaming deals on last year’s equipment and clothing from area shops such as Boot Doctors and Ouray Mountain Sports, as well as a deal section for locals’ used goods.

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Counseling More Children Toward Success

10/10/13 | By | More
Counseling More Children Toward Success

The Montrose School District program provides counseling for all elementary students, identifying problems that can interfere with schoolwork.

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Telluride Horror Show Hits the Big-Time

10/10/13 | By | More
Telluride Horror Show Hits the Big-Time

Two legendary guest directors, a major studio sneak and a closing night treat.

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ELEVATED | Ridgway Library art exhibit, and the Ballad of Fiji & Jasmine

10/10/13 | By | More
ELEVATED | Ridgway Library art exhibit, and the Ballad of Fiji & Jasmine

An art exhibit at the Ridgway Library, and a woman, her dog and her violin head west, all in the arts this week.

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New Construction on the Uptick in Montrose, County

10/08/13 | By | More
New Construction on the Uptick in Montrose, County

The improvment offers hope that the region’s economy is on the rebound.

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GUEST COMMENTARY | Vote Yes on 1A – People Have the Power

10/08/13 | By | More
GUEST COMMENTARY | Vote Yes on 1A – People Have the Power

San Miguel County is putting forth ballot question 1A, the Energy Fund question, on November 5; Commissioner Joan May wants everyone to vote for it.

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Montrose Police Turn to Facebook in Missing Persons Case

10/08/13 | By | More
Montrose Police Turn to Facebook in Missing Persons Case

When the Montrose Police Dept. turned to Facebook for help in a missing persons case, it got 7,440 hits in 12 hours.

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Alpine Bank Helps Furloughed Employees

10/07/13 | By | More
Alpine Bank Helps Furloughed Employees

In the wake of the first government shutdown in nearly twenty years, Alpine Bank is offering some relief to Western Slope federal employees directly affected by the Washington budget crisis.

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Norwood Park and Rec District Wants to Lift Term Limits

10/07/13 | By | More
Norwood Park and Rec District Wants to Lift Term Limits

In recent years NPRD has struggled to keep board seats filled.

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District Eyes $2 Million Downpayment for New Rec Center

10/07/13 | By | More
District Eyes $2 Million Downpayment for New Rec Center

Montrose Recreation District officials say that with an aggressive savings campaign, and doing more with less staffing, they can deliver a $2 million cash downpayment for a new community recreation center by 2015.

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GUEST COMMENTARY | The Courage to Lead

10/07/13 | By | More
GUEST COMMENTARY | The Courage to Lead

Dr. Jeff Ritterman is a special guest at the Sugary Drink Tax Forum, moderated by David Holbrooke, to be held Thursday, Oct. 10, at the Sheridan Opera House at 6p.m. For more information about the local sugary drink tax, visit www.kickthecantelluride.com.

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Ouray’s Fir Forest Infestation Is Here to Stay

10/07/13 | By | More
Ouray’s Fir Forest Infestation Is Here to Stay

Barring dramatic cooling of the climate, the infestation will likely continue unchecked in the coming years.

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Tipton Introduces Bill to Protect Water Rights From Feds

10/07/13 | By | More
Tipton Introduces Bill to Protect Water Rights From Feds

The bill comes as the U.S. Forest Service works to update a clause on its ski area special permits that would tie water rights to the land ski areas are on.

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Montrose COG Looks to Improve, Make Progress

10/07/13 | By | More
Montrose COG Looks to Improve, Make Progress

Without a set agenda at its last meeting the group collectively agreed to do a better job formalizing meetings with an eye toward more collaboration in the future.

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Montrose’s Connor King Shows His Stuff in the Open Water

10/07/13 | By | More
Montrose’s Connor King Shows His Stuff in the Open Water

King, in just his second over-water swim (first without a wetsuit) finished fifth in his age group of boys, ages 13-18, with a time of just over 30 minutes.

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Sad to Lose Black Canyon Golf Course

10/06/13 | By | More
Sad to Lose  Black Canyon Golf Course

I was disappointed but not surprised to learn the Black Canyon Golf Course is ceasing operations as an 18-hole course.

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Thank You Ramble at the Reservoir Volunteers

10/04/13 | By | More
Thank You Ramble at the Reservoir Volunteers

The Ouray, Ridgway and Silverton Schools thank the numerous volunteers who assisted at the 15th annual Ramble at the Reservoir high school and middle school cross country competition at Ridgway State Park on Friday, Sept. 20.

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Ridgway Rhythm Run Wraps Up Race Season in Ouray County

10/03/13 | By | More
Ridgway Rhythm Run Wraps Up Race Season in Ouray County

The race is a fundraiser for outstanding student musicians from Ridgway, Ouray and Telluride who have been invited to participate in the 2014 Colorado Ambassadors of Music European Tour.

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No Term Limits for Norwood Park and Recreation District Boardmembers

10/03/13 | By | More
No Term Limits for Norwood Park and Recreation District Boardmembers

I am writing in support of eliminating term limits for Norwood Park and Recreation District board members.

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COSMOPOLITAN

10/03/13 | By | More
COSMOPOLITAN

This is the restaurant’s pièce de résistance; no matter where you sit and what you order, you’ll walk away from Cosmo happier and fuller than when you arrived.

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Ink or Piercing, Ken Rommel Does it All

10/03/13 | By | More
Ink or Piercing, Ken Rommel Does it All

Telluride Tattoo & Piercing’s Ken Rommel offers body art consultations and a wide breadth of tattoo and piercing services, full sleeves to children’s ear piercings.

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October Is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

10/03/13 | By | More
October Is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

The San Miguel Resource Center began life 20 years ago as a domestic violence and sexual-assault resource center, with emergency shelter services for a few clients; today, it fields roughly 1,300 in-person counseling sessions and 2,000 callers.

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Counties, State Clash Over Funding for Alpine Ranger Program

10/03/13 | By | More
Counties, State Clash Over Funding for Alpine Ranger Program

Officials from San Miguel, San Juan, Hinsdale and Ouray counties are looking to the Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife to help fund their modest Alpine Ranger Program.

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Council Votes for Increase in Monthly Compensation

10/03/13 | By | More
Council Votes for Increase in Monthly Compensation

Arguing that an increase in monthly compensation for Montrose City Council members would incentivize more candidates for council seats earned a tight 3-2 vote Tuesday evening.

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Tourism Industry Professionals to Convene in Telluride

10/03/13 | By | More
Tourism Industry Professionals to Convene in Telluride

Two consecutive conferences bring an off-season boost and give the region a chance to show off its ability to host events.

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Wild at Heart: Spring Creek Mustang ‘Liberty’ Thrives in Adopted Home

10/03/13 | By | More
Wild at Heart: Spring Creek Mustang ‘Liberty’ Thrives in Adopted Home

Today, Billings envisions Liberty as an ambassador for wild mustangs. The adoption and training process has not dampened her wild spirit. Instead, that spirit has simply been channeled, and refined.

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Black Canyon Golf Club Cuts to Nine Holes Next Year

10/03/13 | By | More
Black Canyon Golf Club Cuts to Nine Holes Next Year

Barring financial assistance from the City of Montrose, the 18-hole Black Canyon Golf Club will close briefly this winter and reopen in February as a nine-hole course.

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City of Ouray Eyes Rotary Park as Gravel Augmentation Site

10/03/13 | By | More
City of Ouray Eyes Rotary Park as Gravel Augmentation Site

The City of Ouray’s rustic, largely undeveloped Rotary Park along Highway 550 in the North Ouray Corridor could be transformed into a gravel processing and storage site under a proposed new plan being.

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Black Canyon Closed as Washington Shutdown Continues

10/03/13 | By | More
Black Canyon Closed as Washington Shutdown Continues

When Zach and Audrey Barton of New York awoke Tuesday morning in the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, they were trespassing in a closed federal property, thanks to the Washington stalemate.

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In Montrose This Weekend: A Fall Feast for the Senses

10/03/13 | By | More
In Montrose This Weekend: A Fall Feast for the Senses

The first annual FreshFest takes over downtown, beginning with a local breakfast at the Farmers Market, and concluding with Oktoberfest.

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ELEVATED | Art From Page to Stage

10/03/13 | By | More
ELEVATED | Art From Page to Stage

Art From Page to Stage

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Tony Award-Winning Comedy ‘Art’ Comes to Wright Opera House

10/02/13 | By | More
Tony Award-Winning Comedy ‘Art’ Comes to Wright Opera House

The Moving Target Theater Company of Kansas City presents the comedy, Art, at the Wright Opera House on Friday Oct. 11-Saturday, Oct. 12.

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Oktoberfest and Jeep Raffle On Tap in Ouray

10/02/13 | By | More
Oktoberfest and Jeep Raffle On Tap in Ouray

Tickets still available for Ouray’s Saturday, Oct. 5 Oktoberfest Celebration and 49th Annual Jeep Raffle.

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GUEST COMMENTARY | Take Action Now to Protect Your Fir Trees

10/01/13 | By | More
GUEST COMMENTARY | Take Action Now to Protect Your Fir Trees

Ouray residents with Douglas and white fir trees need to act now to protect their trees.

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Wilderness First Responder Five-Day Course

09/30/13 | By | More
Wilderness First Responder Five-Day Course

Kevin Dunkak of CPR World teaches a five-day Wilderness First Responder class next month.

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Full Closures at Lizard Head Pass Tuesday Night/Wednesday Morning

09/30/13 | By | More
Full Closures at Lizard Head Pass Tuesday Night/Wednesday Morning

Work to install one-half of the new concrete box culvert under SH 145 on Lizard Head Pass will require a full closure of both lanes Tuesday, Oct. 1, starting at 10 p.m. and ending at 4 a.m. Wednesday morning.

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Lamplight’s Warm Glow at the Ridgway Library

09/30/13 | By | More
Lamplight’s Warm Glow at the Ridgway Library

Thank you so much to the 110 people who came to our opening exhibition and sale on Saturday at the Ridgway Library.

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