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Tag: San Miguel County

Fish and Wildlife takes up another rare bird

12/03/14 | By | 118 More
Fish and Wildlife takes up  another rare bird

In the aftermath of the heated debate surrounding the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s decision in November to list the Gunnison sage-grouse as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, another rare bird native to southwestern Colorado is the subject of FWS scrutiny. FWS announced Monday they were extending the public comment period for their proposed […]

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Green Ambitions

12/03/14 | By | 58 More
Green Ambitions

In 2009, the mayors of Telluride and Mountain Village pledged to run their towns off of completely renewable sources of energy by 2020. It was called Telluride Renewed. Seven years later, that ambitious goal seems like a long-shot, with officials coming to terms with the fact that they bit off more than they can chew. […]

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San Miguel County Social Services Director to Retire After 33 Years

11/29/14 | By | 191 More
San Miguel County Social Services Director to Retire After 33 Years

There is not a doubt that Gerstle’s shoes are going to be hard to fill, but he is confident his replacement has what it takes to continue in his footsteps successfully.

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Two Bus Routes Cut in January Due to Falling Funds

10/29/14 | By | 134 More

The San Miguel County Transit Committee says it must cut two existing bus routes and modify existing routes.

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Two Bad Ideas

10/28/14 | By | 78 More

Term limits and voting for commissioners by district are two very bad ideas.

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Forest Service Seeks Public Comment on Wilson Peak Land Exchange EA

10/23/14 | By | 77 More

The exchange would involve exchanging a Wilson Peak property for private parcels, including several near Alta Lakes and the Skyline Ranch,

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ʻI Bring a Willingness to Listen and a Willingness to Work Hard,ʼ Says May

10/17/14 | By | 53 More
ʻI Bring a Willingness to Listen and a Willingness to Work Hard,ʼ Says May

District 2 incumbent candidate Joan May is determined to continue bringing experience, commitment and integrity to the San Miguel County Board of Commissioners.

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Greenspan to Give San Miguel a Balanced Board of Commissioners

10/17/14 | By | 83 More
Greenspan to Give San Miguel a Balanced Board of Commissioners

Jonathan Greenspan believes that the San Miguel County Board of Commissioners is suffering from a lack of fresh ideas.

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San Miguel County Preparing for Possibility of Ebola

10/16/14 | By | More

County officials are closely monitoring national developments and implementing the resources necessary to achieve appropriate levels of preparedness.

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Former San Miguel County Commissioner Vern Ebert Dies at 80

09/24/14 | By | 289 More
Former San Miguel County Commissioner Vern Ebert Dies at 80

Career military man found a home in Telluride’s outdoors and with its people.

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UP BEAR CREEK | Sitting at the Feet of the Master

09/22/14 | By | 61 More

Goodtimes felt feel like he was ‘floating on a magic carpet poetry cloud.’

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BOCC Will Consider Using Cannabis Tax for Youth Treatment and Prevention

09/22/14 | By | More

Commissioners will consider using cannabis tax for youth education and prevention, but only if the program addresses the harmful effects of alcohol and tobacco.

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Lt. Gov. Garcia Appoints Judges in 7th Judicial District

09/05/14 | By | 68 More

Steven Schultz has been in private practice and David Westfall currently serves as Ouray County Court Judge.

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Black Bear Pass Closed Sept. 3 and 4

08/28/14 | By | 119 More

Due to heavy rock fall there will be no access for vehicles, bikers or hikers to Bridal Veil Falls, Via Ferrata, Ajax Peak Trail, Wasatch Trail Loop.

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Survey Aims to Find Gaps in Region’s Health Care Needs

08/26/14 | By | 57 More

Make sure to have your say when it comes to the health care needs in the region by participating Tri-County Health Network’s community survey available now until Sept. 15.

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Greenspan Ready to Serve

I think it’s time for new leaders that bring constructive action that solve our problems rather than over analyze.

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Greenspan to Run for County Commissioner

08/20/14 | By | 124 More
Greenspan to Run for County Commissioner

An unaffiliated candidate, Greenspan will challenge Democratic incumbent candidate Joan May in the Nov. 4 election.

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Woman Stalked by Mountain Lion Near Placerville

08/05/14 | By | More

Masters says in the last 34 years there have been dozens of mountain lion sightings, but this is only the second stalking incident reported.

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San Miguel Sheriff’s Blotter: Forgotten Chores, Jesus Returns, Text Threats…

07/27/14 | By | More

San Miguel County Sheriff’s blotter for July 14-July 19.

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Telluride Volunteer Fire Department and the San Miguel County Sheriff’s Office Save the Day

On behalf of the residents of Lizard Head Land Company and Trout Lake Land Company, we would like to express our sincere appreciation to the Telluride Volunteer Fire Department and the San Miguel County Sheriff’s Department.

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Flammable Gas THC Extract Prohibited in Residential Settings

07/10/14 | By | More

Both County Attorney Steve Zwick and County Planning Director Mike Rozycki made it clear that the blanket prohibition in the ordinance would only apply to residential areas.

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Broadband for Ophir Residents Might Finally Become a Reality

07/10/14 | By | More
Broadband for Ophir Residents Might Finally Become a Reality

Voters will decide in November whether to allow San Miguel County to get into the business of providing broadband services.

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Short-Term Rentals in San Miguel County Given Green Light

07/09/14 | By | More

San Miguel County’s Land Use Code now has language that both permits and regulates short-term rentals of single-family residences.

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UP BEAR CREEK | Stalking the Wild Carnotite

07/02/14 | By | More

While I’m personally opposed to America’s pursuit of nuclear power, as is the Green Party I belong to, I’m also a realist.

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Ophir Valley Mining Claims Protected

07/01/14 | By | More
Ophir Valley Mining Claims Protected

The acquisition of the seventh and final phase of the Ophir Valley project this month marks the culmination of a land protection effort lasting over a decade.

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County Switches to CodeRED for Emergency Notifications

06/26/14 | By | More
County Switches to CodeRED for Emergency Notifications

The system is a high-speed telephone emergency notification system that allows public safety personnel to send messages directly to residents, whether they are home or away.

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UP BEAR CREEK | Ute Elder to Speak at Library on June 27

06/25/14 | By | More

The apology has been a long time coming. About 133 years to be exact.

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Ute Elder Roland McCook to Speak on Apology Resolution

06/24/14 | By | More

San Miguel County is hoping to dedicate a plaque in the Placerville Park in remembrance of the Ute removal from the region.

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Celebrate Land Conservation Week With Black Canyon Land Trust

06/15/14 | By | More
Celebrate Land Conservation Week With Black Canyon Land Trust

For the BCRLT, there’s plenty to celebrate next week including a new office location, new executive director and a history of conservation.

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Chapman Loses Access Battle on Gold Hill Road, Bear Creek

05/22/14 | By | 42 More
Chapman Loses Access Battle on Gold Hill Road, Bear Creek

Judge rules that historic access to upper Bear Creek came from Wasatch Trail, not Gold Hill Road.

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RTA Dead for 2014

05/22/14 | By | More

A decision by the Telluride Town Council on May 13 not to continue to participate in countywide planning to create a Regional Transportation District has effectively killed the effort, at least for this year.

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Telluride Steps Back From a Regional Transit Authority

05/13/14 | By | More

The effort by San Miguel County and Mountain Village will continue, partly in the hope that Telluride will decide to join in later.

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Sarah Landeryou Takes Reins at Wilkinson Public Library

05/03/14 | By | More
Sarah Landeryou Takes Reins at Wilkinson Public Library

With the library now stabilized following a period of turmoil, Interim Library Director Brenda Carns is passing the baton to a new library director.

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Big Hair, Bouffants and Lots of Polyester at the Big Night

05/02/14 | By | More

The Big Night is an exciting event to launch next year’s fall musical Hairspray.

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Rescue at 12,500 Feet

05/01/14 | By | More

Joe Ryan was rescued, treated, released after 1,800-Ft. fall on Mt. Wilson.

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Down-Climbing Wilson Peak, Fully Gripped

05/01/14 | By | 67 More
Down-Climbing Wilson Peak, Fully Gripped

“The first responder scenarios we practiced outside in the autumn weather were now happening for real.”

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County Moves Forward With Envisioned Transit Authority

04/10/14 | By | More

In a unanimous vote, the San Miguel County Commissioners last week became the first local government to move forward with the creation of a regional transit authority.

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