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Vol. 13, N o. 48 | THURSday, December 3 - WEDNESday, December 9, 2009 | Three Young People, All Drinking, Fall From Building

Cops Helping First caught him, and he was hanging upside down.” Two Victims Saw As rescue workers warned him Third Victim Fall not to move, Drown “started to jerk around” to get free, and said By Beverly Corbell he would jump, Lillard said. “They advised it was not a MONTROSE – As police and good thing to do because he was fire department medics helped two still 15 to 20 feet off the ground young victims who fell from the and still hung up by his backpack catwalk of an abandoned Montrose at the time,” Lillard said. building on Friday, Nov. 27, they Just then, Drown broke free watched in horror as a third person and started falling again, this time fell from the same spot. landing on a steel beam, where he Montrose Police Cmdr. Gene stayed put until rescuers reached HOLIDAY WORKSHOP – Members of Cub Scout Pack No. 500 helped Angel Baskets volunteers make Christmas cards and wrapping paper for distribution to families in Montrose, Ouray and San Lillard said that several young him by ladder. Miguel counties. Pictured, left to right: Max Gorraiz, Christian Betz and Kaizer Gorraiz. For information people had trespassed into the old “Once they got him down, he about joining the Cub Scouts, call Janet Kask at 970/708-1264. To reach Angel Baskets, call 970/729- building, a onetime electric plant was thankful,” Lillard said. 1899. (Photo by Brett Schreckengost) that had been shut down for years. Drown and at least one of the Two Montrose women, Steph- women smelled heavily of alcohol, anie Pickett, 19, and Rebecca Lillard said. Miller, 23, fell 20-25 feet from a The area around the old plant hole approximately four feet in is fenced off and surrounded by a diameter cut out of the metal-floor six-foot chain link fence and four USFWS Seeks Gunnison elevated walkway. or five inches of barbed wire. The Both women survived the fall. barbed wire is missing, in sections; Miller, who reportedly suffered in other areas, the chain link has Sage-Grouse Comment several broken bones, was flown to been pulled up from the ground by Denver for treatment. Pickett was about a foot. taken first to Montrose Hospital, The sides of the building, ac- Period Open Until It is also seeking specific in- copies of any pertinent publications, and then to St. Mary’s Hospital, cessible from South Fourth and formation on threats to the species reports, or letters by knowledgeable Dec. 23 in Grand Junction, where she was Water streets just west of the rail- including: present or threatened sources,” the USFWS stated in a re- treated and released. road tracks, are not marked with destruction, modification or curtail- cent volume of the Federal Register Joshua Drown, 21, of Delta, “no trespassing” signs. By karen james ment of its habitat or range; overuse noticing its intent to conduct the sta- fell through the walkway, as well, According to Lillard, part for commercial, recreation, scientif- tus review. but was not seriously injured, Lil- of the catwalk inside the build- TELLURIDE – The U.S. Fish ic or educational purposes; disease Based upon its analysis of this lard said. ing was cut away, presumably to and Wildlife Service has begun a or predation; inadequate existing information, the agency will make Drown fell off the scaffolding discourage trespassers, but the new status review of the Gunnison regulations; and other natural or a new determination whether to after emergency responders had ar- victims, he explained, would not Sage-grouse to determine whether manmade factors affecting its con- propose adding the Gunnison Sage- rived and the two women were be- have been able to see the hole, in it should be protected under the fed- tinued existence. grouse to the federal list of threat- ing stabilized, Lillard said. Upon the dark. eral Endangered Species Act and Finally, the USFWS is seeking ened and endangered species. hearing a noise overhead, officers Both women who fell hit other will accept comments on the matter information regarding conservation “Anyone who has any in- beamed a light upward, just in time objects in their path, which could until Dec. 23, 2009, the agency an- actions designed to improve Gun- formation about Gunnison to see Drown’s fall. have either broken their falls or in- nounced last week. nison sage-grouse habitat or reduce Sage-grouse and their habitat, As he fell, Drown’s backpack jured them futher, Lillard said. As it prepares its finding, threats to the bird and its habitat. especially if it’s observations or caught on the steel framework, and “They ended up free-falling the USFWS is seeking informa- “If you submit information, we data, should submit that to the broke his fall, Lillard said. through girders and pipes,” he said. tion about the bird’s taxonomy, request you support it with docu- Fish and Wildlife Service,” said “They actually saw him cart- “There was quite a bit of blood at biology, ecology and genetics, mentation such as data, maps, bib- Leigh Robertson, coordinator of wheeling through this steel maze the scene.” and its distribution, abundance liographic references, methods used and then abruptly stop,” he said. and population trends. to gather and analyze the data, or see grouse on page 19 “It appeared his leg or backpack see fall on page 26


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Youth Gingerbread House Workshops Return The popular annual program is limited to 25 families per community and reservations are required. Page 11

Commentary High Altitude Diversion Dam Will Protect An Exclusive Report on Ouray’s Pool, Highway Tiger’s Thanksgiving According to the Colorado Wreck Geological Survey, the City News flash! Maybe the guy just of Ouray is one of 49 ‘most doesn’t like onions. Gus Jarvis serious landslide risk’ locations comes up with a convincing in the state. Page 8 story for Tiger Woods. Page 14

We all know the world’s best golfer, who can hit a par-4 green on his second shot, didn’t just drive over a hydrant and crash into a tree.”

– Gus Jarvis weighs in on the rapidly morphing story being spun by golf ace Tiger Woods and his handlers about what might have been a simple case of indigestion. PAGE 14 4 | THURSDAY, December 3, 2009 the watch commentary

Yes, We Can Go It Alone on Wind, Sun In Aspen, the And Water Without Coal or Nuclear Snow Watch quantum particle physics may ergy sources like coal, natural Publisher Seth Cagin Editor Marta Tarbell apply to the macro- as well as gas and maybe even nuclear. Played the micro-level, like shamans Wrong! … Perhaps there are e D i t o r i a l and new-agers have been say- some coal gasification propos- The Associate Publisher ing for years. Or to see the or- als that might work while we Patrick Nicklaus bital shape of atoms in newly make the big transition. But, Special Projects Editor pioneered images using a clearly, the future is not coal or Villain Elizabeth Covington field-emission microscope … nuclear (and only to a limited Ouray County Editor Imagine my surprise in com- extent natural gas) … If Nucla Gus Jarvis Up Be a r Cr e e k Montrose County Editor By Art Goodtimes ing upon an article entitled, were smart, it would at least Beverly Corbell “A Path to Sustainable Energy embrace solar concentrating Senior Reporter Karen James SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN by 2030: Wind, Water and So- plants and conversion of the Copy Editor Jessica Newens … My friend Rick Hollin- lar Technologies can Provide Tri-State power plant to biofu- Online Editor Barbara Kondracki beck’s been taking this pres- 100% of the World’s Energy, els as potential future backups, tigious intellectual review of Eliminating All Fossil Fuels” instead of locking itself into PRODUCTION American technical advances by Mark Z. Jacobson and Mark a recurring extractive boom/ Creative Director/Production Manager forever. But, being in politics, A. Delucchi. Here I’d been ar- bust scenario … If you can be- Anne Reeser Vi e w t o t h e We s t Art Director Cecily Bryson I tend to depend on staff brief- guing back and forth with the lieve Scientific American, we By Peter Shelton Graphic Designer ings and partisan info sheets for editors of the San Miguel Basin really could run our economy Barbara Kondracki my scientia (L> “knowledge”). Forum about energy – think- exclusively on wind, solar and The play-by-play guy at Sun- Photo Editor Brett Schreckengost But, finally, brow-beaten into ing that we needed to take the water by 2030, if we had the Photo Intern Dale Kondracki day’s World Cup ski race in Aspen Norwegian submission on a traditional middle path (both a political will . nounce their name “Reesh.” The Advertising Associates an eye-opener! To find out taining a transitional foot in rules of “ie” and “ei” in German are Christen McCabe that “phase entanglement” in the old carbon-intensive en- see ubc on page 27 unambiguous. But the P.A. guy kept Ouray and Montrose Counties saying it with a long “i” sound, so Peggy Kiniston that it rimed with Third Reich. c o n tr i b ut o rs For Now, All She Wants for The real villain of the weekend, Jeb Berrier, Martinique Davis, though, if you listened to disappoint- Art Goodtimes, Sue Hobby, ed Americans, was the snow. Rob Schultheis, Christmas Is – Nothing. The snow? The snow was the Peter Shelton, Caitlin Switzer, bad guy on an otherwise perfect, ANDY SAWYER 1965–2008 GRACE HERNDON 1924-2009 Less than a month until Santa mained my excuse for not purchas- fusion they convey. “So, this pig… blue-sky, banner-waving, stadium- comes, and all my family wants to ing gifts for parents, siblings, etc. If is a gift from you… which is a gift stomping, live-broadcasting, best-in- c i r c u l at i o n know is what they should buy Elle truly necessary, my past given gifts from me…to a family in Asia? Um, the-world slalom race? Circulation Director for Christmas. have included teddy bears for or- cool.” Confounding your loved But back to getting the names Scott Nuechterlein phans in India or a share of a pig for ones with abnormal gifts on Christ- right for just a minute. Our dis- Circulation provided by Ra i s i n g El l e a village in Cambodia. You know, mas: PRICELESS.) embodied, amplified cheerleader Telluride Delivers By Martinique Davis the kind of gifts that make you ap- So instead of telling my family also botched the name of the even- offices pear wholly philanthropic, rather what Elle really needs this Christ- tual winner, Sarka Zahrobska, from Czech Republic. He kept calling her Telluride The answer I really want to than simply cheap or lazy. Coinci- mas (a yearning to use the potty? 125 W. Pacific Ave. in the give is, “Nothing.” dentally, purchasing those kinds of A desire to share? ) I must, to keep “Zahbroska.” Diamondtooth Building Ah-ha! It has been revealed! I gifts require only a few moments up proper motherly appearances, These are not mortal sins. But Phone: (970) 728-4496. have Scrooge-ish inclinations. Deep on a computer, a credit card, and tell them she needs things. Some- they did make me cringe, and they Fax: (970) 728-9066 down, I despise hanging Christmas a printer – my kind of Christmas what practical things like books and no doubt grated the ears of the hun- Ridgway lights. I don’t care to pick pine nee- shopping. crayons and new pajamas. Because dreds of Europeans, the coaches and 171 N. Cora Ave. dles out of my carpet for the next My brazen lack of remorse re- telling them not to buy her anything technicians, the media and the rac- Phone: (970) 626-6839 Fax: (970) 626-3147 three months, or search for small, garding my mostly self-centered would mean we would end up with ers themselves who travel with and mostly useless items that can fit rather than truly altruistic reasons a baby doll stroller, a miniature make up the core of the White Cir- ADDITIONAL inside a hung stocking. And no, I for not giving Christmas gifts (No shopping cart, a plastic tea set, a cus. And it must have reinforced for CONTACT don’t really want Santa to bring my shopping! No deliberating! No fake pet hamster, or any number some of these people the notion that INFORMATION daughter any more junk this Christ- spending!) has taken some heat of truly unnecessary items that will the United States, still, is not ready to Advertising: mas. since I’ve become a parent, though. only clutter my house and make take an equal place beside the Alpine [emailprotected] I stopped giving Christmas gifts Denying your child presents on me ever more frustrated about the skiing nations. Editorial: years ago, and the decision has been Christmas is akin to withholding already massive mound of toys my I say still because we have on [emailprotected] Classifieds: deliciously liberating. No more candy on Halloween, or dyed eggs daughter never plays with. our side of the ledger, Lindsey Vonn, [emailprotected] clearly the best lady skier in the senseless shopping. No more pain- on Easter. It’s downright criminal. (As I write, Elle is entertain- or phone (970) 626-6839 ful deliberating about what so-and- And if I were to purchase Elle a ing herself with three folded paper world for the last two seasons. Vonn Circulation and Subscriptions: so, whom I haven’t seen in a year goat to be given to an impoverished napkins and the plastic plate from has captured the World Cup over- [emailprotected] and rarely ever talk to, could want village in a third world country, my which she just ate oranges. Proof all title, plus a handful of discipline or phone (970) 626-6839 or might actually use this year. family may very well decide I need that toddlers really don’t need much crystal globes, two years running, Calendar: Bucking the consumerist agen- therapy. (Those pig and goat gifts to be happy.) edging her good friend Maria Riesch [emailprotected] da that so insidiously permeates always raise a few eyebrows, but I both times. or fax (970) 728-9066 our spending-happy culture has re- see elle on page 27 Positive and pretty and press- secretly enjoy witnessing the con- Various editions of The Watch are friendly, Vonn has become a star – published on Thursdays by she even has a “Vonntourage.” And The Slope, LLC, P.O. Box 2042, letters to the editor Codes. While the intent of this code foot, and this Article will drive it up she was the big draw at Aspen, the Telluride, CO 81435. is admirable, the way they want to another 5-10 percent. only alpine World Cup races in the The Watch is a tradename of The Slope, do it is wrong and overly compli- The amount of paperwork and U.S. this year. (Telluride, of course, LLC. All rights reserved. No New Energy cated. Right now is not the time documentation required to comply is looking forward to its snowboard- to make it more onerous to build will be excessive. Article 9 requires cross World Cup Dec. 17-20.) So Codes, Please in the Town of Telluride. The town the hiring of several more engineers there was much disappointment should be encouraging work here and “experts” to fill out paperwork when in the giant slalom on Saturday Editor: rather than taxing it even more. Ar- and charge exorbitant fees. It will Lindsey clipped a rock mid-turn and Our Telluride planning depart- ticle 9 Energy Codes will make it require the hiring of more town staff skidded in to 39th place. ment is currently trying to push substantially more expensive to to handle the ever-increasing flood Oh well. There was always through legal changes to Town Land build here. I feel we have already Use Code by means of new Energy reached the limits of cost per square see letters on page 25 see vttw on page 27

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By Karen James envisioned as the region’s main constructed Telluride Regional Air- The organization also receives tain destination guests and advance marketing group. port runway timed to coincide with some revenue from Telluride and reservation patterns to MTI, will TELLURIDE – As Marketing “It’s going to be a challenge try- the Visa U.S. Snowboardcross World Mountain Village business license speak about the trends he has been Telluride Inc. reviews the region’s ing to drive a $150 million economy Cup later this month also presents a fees, charged to businesses on a slid- watching and what he expects might tourist economy for the past year and on one percent,” McQuade said. unique opportunity to capitalize on ing scale depending on the number unfold this season. looks to the year ahead at its annual MTI has already reduced its staff the presence of international press of workers they employ. “There are some signs of opti- meeting next week, the organiza- by one and one-half positions and is here covering the Olympic qualifier As a result, the impact of empty mism out there,” McQuade said. tion charged with priming the tourist looking to other cost savings mea- event. storefronts reaches farther than aes- “We’re holding our own,” he economy is finding itself short on the sures from the mundane – turning “We really hope to highlight the thetics alone. continued. “There’s definitely some cash it needs to do it. off lights – to the material – driving airport,” said McQuade. “It’s one of “When someone reduces staff or positive indicators on the horizon.” “We’re responsible for driving traffic to its website in order to save our best competitive advantages.” goes out of business as a result of the McQuade recommended that the economy and we don’t have the on visitor mailing costs – according But are all these enough? downturn it directly impacts the MTI anyone who is interested in learning ability to as effectively as we would to McQuade. With such a tight budget, “We budget,” McQuade explained. more about Telluride’s visitor econ- like,” MTI Chief Executive Officer “We’re cutting it every place we can still be effective…it’s a matter of But as anyone who attends omy and where it’s headed attend Scott McQuade said at a recent San can,” he said. how effective,” McQuade said. MTI’s annual meeting next week MTI’s annual meeting, particularly Miguel Lodging Tax Panel meeting. The lion’s share of next year’s “Certainly not as effective as will learn, there may be some good those with related businesses. “We have never been in such budget – about 70 percent – will be many of our competitors.” news around the corner. “They should certainly be aware a weak place as far as budgeting is allocated to marketing and sales ef- As local merchants coming out For example, Ralf Garrison, of what’s happening, of what makes concerned.” forts. of the normally slow off-season a destination tourism “supply side Telluride tick or not tick,” he said. MTI, which is also known as the “The last thing going from our struggle with recession-induced expert” and president of the Advi- “This is the culmination of Telluride Tourism Board, will hold budget is our media buy,” said Mc- sales shortfalls and look to increased sory Group of Denver, Inc., which where all that information comes its annual meeting at the Telluride Quade. “We need to keep majority visitor traffic in 2010 to help improve provides aggregate data on moun- together.” Conference Center in Mountain Vil- of our dollars in sales and marketing their bottom lines – or perhaps even lage on Thursday, Dec. 10 from 3 to and that won’t change.” stay in business – the timing couldn’t 5 p.m. The public is welcome to at- With the money it does have be worse. tend. available MTI plans to focus on its “The need has never been Delmar Leger Invents The organization’s 2010 bud- regional markets in Texas, Phoenix greater for MTI to pull Telluride out get projection is a slim $1.06 and Denver while maintaining a na- of this, but its resources have never million, roughly $400,000 less tional media budget. been less,” said McQuade. Easy-to-Use Golden than it had to work with in 2009, Additionally, it will move away MTI is dependant on lodging tax and just half of the $2 million somewhat from traditional media collections for the bulk of its income, recommended by consultants toward social networking like Face- and year to date that number is down Mean Tool commissioned in 2005 to create book and Twitter. about 30 percent due to decreased Leger’s Golden Mean Find- a blueprint for what was then Affordable Tool Now A celebration of the newly re- occupancy and lower room rates. er tool, now being produced by Available for Artists, Ridgway-based Master’s Tools, Architects, Sculptors is a simple and affordable tool to help locate Golden Mean points And Students as well as three other useful mea- surements. By Gus Jarvis The Golden Mean, or Golden Ratio, is a consistency of design MONTROSE – Thanks to found in almost all creations, in- Montrose artist Delmar Leger’s in- cluding flowers, leaves, fish, ani- genuity, an affordable tool is now mals, and structures of the human available to help artists, architects, body. This design can be identi- sculptors, and students with locating fied in the ratio of 1 to 1.168…, Golden Mean points on paintings, also known as the constant “Phi.” architectural plans, sculptures, and even garden and furniture design. see leger on page 20

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‘Economic Driver’ cision is made on restructuring all assessment by the Montrose son that chamber executive di- they come up with, and I’m kind the four nonprofit agencies that Downtown Development Au- rector Terri Leben was fired last of curious myself,” Spear said. Nonprofits Are receive city money and bring thority. month. Spear said the city had “The whole idea of the process Being Evaluated visitors, cash and economic The exhaustive research into no prior knowledge or input. is that the city didn’t have any growth to Montrose. many aspects of the city began A steering committee of the preconceived notions as to where By Development The four agencies, including in January, and included a re- Montrose Downtown Develop- it could end up. It started with Authority the chamber, are the Montrose cently released report from Na- ment Authority, which includes the desire to make the best use Economic Development Cor- tional Community Development representatives of each of the of our economic driver funding, poration, the Montrose Visitors Services, the company hired by four agencies, will make final and it’s an ongoing process.” By Beverly Corbell and Convention Bureau and the the city to conduct the study. recommendations for changes Once the steering committee Montrose Area Merchants As- Montrose Chamber of Com- to the city council sometime this presents its final recommenda- MONTROSE – It will prob- sociation. Their effectiveness is merce board member Steve Sa- month, he said. tions to the city council, then the ably be next year before any de- being studied as part of an over- voy said the report was the rea- “We are waiting to see what council can act, Spear said. Regional Economic Futures Task Force Meets Dec. 7 MOUNTAIN VILLAGE – Village Market.) The public is committed to lowering carbon from each of the local govern- future in a way that protects the The New Community Coalition encouraged to attend. emissions, it’s essential to exam- ments as well as representatives community and the environment. invites the greater Telluride com- REFTF is working on the ine our values and shape our eco- from Telski, Marketing Tellu- The Dec.9 presentation is just the munity to attend a presentation premise that the Telluride region’s nomic future. ride, Inc., the Telluride Founda- first step, and the task force will about shaping the regional econ- economy has been shaped in large To do this, the task force needs tion, the business community, the hold numerous public workshops omy. To that end, the Regional part by outside market forces, and community participation, solid Commission on Arts and Special in the months to come. Economic Futures Task Force that to move forward, the com- data, knowledge of the region’s Events, TNCC, the U.S. Forest For more information, con- hosts a presentation of goals and munity should take a larger role in baseline parameters, agreement Service and individual citizens. tact San Miguel County Commis- findings at the Monday, Dec. 9, shaping its own future. on our community values and vi- The Regional Economic Fu- sioner Joan May, 970/728-3844 Intergovernmental Meeting, 9 With real-estate sales and sion, and a plan to move forward tures Task force hopes to engage or [emailprotected], a.m. in the Mountain Village construction projects languish- that supports those values. The all members of the regional com- or the New Community Coali- Town Hall (above the Mountain ing, and with our governments group includes representatives munity who care to help shape the tion, 970/728-1340. Activist at Utah Oil Auction to Assert New Defense

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Press. They expect the defense of DeChristopher’s lawyers and The disclosure came out Tues- dollars in higher bids for their The federal government has ac- to exploit this argument, but law- head of the BLM during the ad- day in a hallway after DeChristo- parcels, and DeChristopher ended knowledged it never prosecuted yers have yet to file any papers ministration of President Bill pher, his lawyers and prosecutors up with $1.7 million in leases for anyone who failed to pay a bid asserting it. Clinton. left a private conference with a which he couldn’t pay. He later for drilling rights in Utah until a “There’s people who didn’t There was no immediate ex- federal judge, who set DeChris- offered to cover it with an Inter- college student offered his bogus have the money – but they didn’t planation for the circ*mstances topher’s trial for March 15-17. net fundraising campaign, but the bids in an act of environmental have the intent to disrupt” the of those 25 cases, which were DeChristopher, a Univer- government refused to accept any defiance. auction, assistant U.S. attorney documented in papers the gov- sity of Utah economics major, of the money after the fact. The admission is giving de- John Huber said. ernment gave DeChristopher’s grabbed a bidder’s paddle last DeChristopher has said the fense lawyers for Tim DeChris- The government acknowl- defense team that are not part of December to run up prices for administration of former Presi- topher hope they can get the two edged 25 cases where bidders the public record. others and win 13 leases of his dent George W. Bush violated felony charges against him dis- failed to come up with money Prosecutors, however, said own around Arches and Canyon- environmental laws in holding missed based on an argument of for bids at auctions held by the they were owning up to the fact lands parks. the auction. A federal judge later selective prosecution. Bureau of Land Management and it doesn’t prevent them from His bidding cost angry oil blocked many of the leases from DeChristopher has said he of- in Utah, said Patrick Shea, one prosecuting DeChristopher. men hundreds of thousands of being issued. fered bids last December that he couldn’t cover to protect public lands between Arches and Can- yonlands national parks in Utah, and to draw attention to climate change. Federal prosecutors said Tuesday they had disclosed a number of cases where drilling companies or land agents made bids at Utah auctions they didn’t cover financially. The reasons WE’RE HERE TO HELP! weren’t immediately clear. Defense lawyers said that shows the government is unfairly Lot financing available with little down payment singling out DeChristopher for *with approved credit and acceptable platted subdivision lot prosecution. Government lawyers Financing Available for Primary and Secondary Lots dispute that and said DeChris- topher – unlike other bidders – Fixed Rates showed intent to violate the law. Still, defense lawyers are No Balloon Payments to worry about expected to use the admission to ask a federal judge to toss out two felony charges against DeChris- topher, who was indicted in April Josh Applegate, for interfering with a government Production Manager auction and making false repre- Direct 970.252.4641 I Cell 970.250.3877 sentations. 1832 S. Townsend Ave I Montrose, CO 81401 It was the only time anybody © 2009 PrimeLending, A PlainsCapital Company. Trade/service marks are the property of PlainsCapital Corporation, was ever charged with failing PlainsCapital Bank, or their respective affiliates and/or subsidiaries. Some products may not be available in all states. This is not a commitment to lend. Restrictions apply. All rights reserved. PrimeLending, a PlainsCapital Company is a wholly-owned to make good on bids at a lease subsidiary of a state-chartered bank and is an exempt lender in the following states: CO, KS, NE, OK, TX, UT. Licensed by the auction of public lands in Utah, Arizona Dept. of Financial Institutions-license #BK 0907334; New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Dept., Financial Institutions Division-license #01890; Texas Regulated Loan License-license #7293. NMLS 185449 prosecutors told The Associated 8 | THURSDAY, December 3, 2009 the watch region Workshop to Discuss Abandoned High Altitude Diversion Mine Reclamation Set for Dec. 11 Dam Will Protect

By Gus Jarvis According to Madison, region- different groups are doing a lot of ally abandoned mines can pose haz- different things in different areas Ouray’s Pool, Highway OURAY – The Uncompahgre ards to both people and the environ- and we are trying to put that all to- Watershed Planning Partnership ment due to unsafe mine openings gether under one report.” will be hosting a daylong work- and structures, as well as soils and According to Madison, through- shop titled “Examining Abandoned surface water contamination from out the day the different groups will Mine Lands in the Uncompahgre acid mine drainage and abandoned be making presentations. Afterward, Watershed” on Friday, Dec. 11 mine waste. But these sites also rep- a discussion on remediation prioriti- from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the resent an important part of the cul- zation and project funding will take Ouray Community Center. Various ture and heritage of Ouray County place, and the group will begin to representatives from state and local and provide a unique glimpse into determine which historic structures organizations will be attending the the past for tourists and younger and trails need to be preserved. workshop, which will focus on rec- generations. Through proper man- The Uncompahgre Watershed lamation activities and abandoned agement, reclamation, and by safe- Planning Partnership is a volunteer mine lands in the upper Uncompah- guarding existing hazards, these group seeking to involve citizens gre watershed. sites can be remediated while pre- and organizations in the Uncompah- The workshop’s organizer, serving their cultural aspects. gre watershed. Its mission is to pro- Andrew Madison, who is an Participants in the workshop tect and restore water quality in the AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers will include the U.S. Forest Ser- Uncompahgre River through coor- in Service to America) volunteer vice, Bureau of Land Management, dinated community and agency ef- working in Ridgway to develop Division of Reclamation and Min- forts. a mine reclamation strategy for ing Safety, Trust for Land Restora- “I am really looking forward abandoned mine lands in the wa- tion, Trout Unlimited, and the Red to the workshop,” Madison said. tershed, said that while there has Mountain Project, among others. “I have had a great response so far already been a lot of mine rec- “What we are trying to do is get and I am looking forward to getting lamation work completed in the the different government agencies people to talk to each other on these area, much more work remains. and non-government organizations issues.” HIGH RISE WORKERS – Ouray city employees pour concrete into “There are over 350 abandoned talking about what they are doing For more information about forms to create the recently completed Skyrocket Creek diversion dam mines in the watershed,” Madison in terms of remediating abandoned “Examining Abandoned Mine Lands overlooking the city. (Photo courtesy of Patrick Rondinelli) said in an interview on Tuesday. mine lands to get more collabora- in the Uncompahgre Watershed” “There is a lot of work that needs tion and cooperation between the contact Madison at 413/297-7232 or By Beverly Corbell bris flow will be diverted toward to be done.” groups,” Madison said. “A lot of at [emailprotected]. the north, away from the Ouray Hot OURAY – The City of Ouray is Springs pool to the west, and away one of the 49 most dangerous places from the city, situated mostly south in the state, as far as landslides, mud of the pool. and debris flows go. Sounds bad, but According to Ouray County’s the city has been working on that 2008 mitigation plan, the history of problem since 1909 when the first fighting debris-laden floods goes flumes were built. back to flumes built in 1909 to route To continue that effort, the city debris and water from Portland and recently completed construction of Cascade creeks through the city. the new Skyrocket Creek diversion While the Portland and Cas- Come and Enjoy the dam, to replace a former structure, cade flows are considered “high that failed a few years back. hazard” by the Colorado Geologi- The diversion dam will ensure 20th Anniversary of the that any unusual water, mud or de- see skyrocket on page 26 Parade of Lights Main Street, Cortez Colorado December 5, 2009 | 6 p.m.

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But ‘Affordability unit, those familiar with the lo- “There’s things we could do Greve said that while banks In addition to higher credit cal affordable housing market if we want to ignore regulations traditionally calculate afford- scores (think 780 with little Isn’t Just the Price’ believe they will deliver what that everybody else can’t ignore ability based upon a loan appli- debt), banks want to see more they promise – the opportunity when they build in Telluride,” cant’s gross earnings, she rec- evidence of stability like longer By Karen James for Telluride’s workers to own said Telluride Mayor Stu Fraser ommends a more conservative residence in a given location homes where they work. referring to the town’s manda- approach to more accurately and have added new documen- TELLURIDE – The Gold “That’s the most affordable tory Green Building Code. ascertain what homeowners can tation requirements. Run affordable housing devel- thing around for a house,” said “The minute you go to green comfortably pay. “They’re verifying ev- opment being constructed at Ginger Perkins, who has han- building standards you’re not “That number that they’ll let ery step of the way, there’s no the east end of town has come dled a number of loans on other going to be cheaper.” you borrow is very different than trust,” said Perkins. under a spate of criticism re- price-capped, deed restricted Still, the extra costs at the what I’m going to calculate; I Still, obtaining a loan is not cently for being at once too ex- affordable housing units built outset for the high-efficiency have expenses that come out of impossible. pensive, unnecessary, wasteful by the Town of Telluride as boiler systems and heavily in- my net that I’m going to take “We are able to get them and generally ill-conceived, but underwriting administrator for sulated roofs being incorpo- into consideration,” she said – done, it just takes a really, re- perhaps the most pervasive is The Mortgage Store. rated into Gold Run will pay like utility bills, car payments, ally long time,” said Tom Byrne the idea that the project will be A recent check of free mar- for themselves in the form of property tax and insurance. of Telluride Mortgage Co. exactly the opposite of what it ket real estate listings con- energy savings for the purchas- Yet even by figuring afford- Despite these factors inter- says it is. firmed Perkins’s conclusion. ers, according to Town Program ability using the most cautious est in Gold Run remains high. The fear is that it will be un- The least expensive three- Manager Lance McDonald. hand, potential buyers also face “The calls haven’t stopped,” affordable. bedroom single-family home “You could make it cheap- the hurdle of obtaining a loan – said Greve, recommending that But with the earliest price within town boundaries asked er to lower the [construction] a near Herculean task in today’s those who are interested attend estimates on the 12 single- $900,000, while $360,000 was price, but then their energy bills tough credit market. a homebuyers education class if family homes and three duplex akin to a one-bedroom condo- go up,” he explained. “What I see is that the lend- it’s their first purchase and start buildings that will be targeted minium unit. And when it comes to true ing market has tightened up to seeking financing now. for those who earn between Admittedly, the town could affordability, energy bills mat- the point where someone who “It used to be that you didn’t 80 and 120 percent of the av- have shaved a small percentage ter – a lot. would have had no problem have to talk to a lender until erage median income for San off Gold Run’s $194 per square “Affordability isn’t just qualifying a few years ago… you were ready to buy,” she Miguel County coming in at foot hard construction costs the price,” said Shirley Greve, now [qualification] is margin- said. “Now lenders are saying, approximately $191,000 for had it opted away from envi- executive director of the San al,” said Greve. ‘Send them to us now and let us a one-bedroom unit and up to ronmentally friendlier building Miguel Regional Housing Au- “Two years ago they would find out what they need to do to $357,000 for a three-bedroom techniques. thority. have had no problem.” close a loan.’”

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do some holiday shopping. During “This is a great social event. It’s nie Hooper (fiber art), Jen Riley the celebration, Lane and Carrie a chance to get the local commu- (handmade lotions and candles), Lynn will be performing their music nity out to support the local art- Sally Whitehead (pottery), Gay at the new Schoolhouse Emporium, ists.” Leachman (handmade dolls), and with refreshments being served there Local artists who participat- Diane Larking (fiber arts). as well. ing in Saturday’s show include Greene also said there will be To cap the evening, the annual Susan Maybach (Christmas dec- a weaving demonstration along holiday concert performed by the orations), Nina Rea (jewelry), with food and refreshments. Ouray County Chorus will begin at 7 Peg Wood (fiber arts), Greene “There are so many artists p.m. at the Ouray County 4-H Event (paintings), Rose Walsh (paint- in our area,” Greene said. “We Center in Ridgway. For more infor- ings and glass art) Joyce With- mation on Friday’s celebration in row (Norwegian folk art), Jean- see holiday on page 26 Hartwell Park, call RACC Admin- istrator Linda Lysaght at 970/626- 5181.

Two Holiday Craft Shows Bright Futures Awards THE GAZEBO at Ridgway’s Hartwell Park will be home to This Weekend Santa Claus Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. (File photo) $7,464 for Education For those looking for the perfect gift this season that will By Gus Jarvis pita’s Bizarre Bazaar where Santa also support local artists, there will climb aboard a Ridgway Vol- are two different arts and crafts OURAY COUNTY – With unteer Fire Department truck for the opportunities. The sixth annual Santa Claus stopping in Ridgway parade. There is no pre-registration Art and Gift Show will be held on Friday night to collect wish required to be a part of the Christmas at the Ridgway Community Cen- lists from eager children dur- in the Park parade, just show up and ter on Saturday from 10 a.m. to ing the annual “Christmas in the join Santa in parading the streets of 4 p.m. and the Ouray Elks will, Park” celebration and holiday arts Ridgway. once again, present its holiday and crafts shows in both Ouray Santa will arrive at the Hartwell Arts, Crafts and Food Sale in the and Ridgway, this weekend is sure Park gazebo at approximately 6 lodge room at 421 Main Street in to provide a dose of Ho! Ho! Ho!- p.m., where children will have the Ouray from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on holiday cheer while giving shop- opportunity to share their wish lists Saturday and from noon to 4 p.m. CHILDHOOD EDUCATION – Over $4,000 was earmarked for toys, pers an opportunity to purchase and have their photos taken with the on Sunday. books and equipment necessary for a childhood care center. Pictured, left to right: Jill Burchmore, Bright Futures program manager; TC Wag- gifts locally. big guy. There will be hot chocolate, According to Art and Gift Show ner; Mary Alice Wagner; Cathy James, Bright Futures executive direc- The festivities kick off in Ridg- coffee, cookies and a special toy for organizer Ilene Greene, the event tor; and Elizabeth Tracy, youth services director at Wilkinson Public way on Friday, Dec. 4 when the Ridg- each child. at the Ridgway Community Center Library. (Courtesy photo) way Area Chamber of Commerce To keep the hands warm and the will showcase almost a dozen local will hold its annual “Christmas in the toes toasty, the traditional bonfire artists’ work. Park” celebration in Hartwell Park will be roaring in the adjacent park- “There will be everything WESTERN SLOPE – The has awarded $7,464 to 19 regional from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. ing lot. And, as usual, a number of from pottery to Christmas deco- four-county Bright Futures Early childcare providers, to go toward im- The parade lineup will begin at Ridgway retail stores will be staying rations, paintings, fiber arts, and Childhood Regional Council (San proving early childhood education in 5:30 p.m. in the lot just east of Lu- open extra-late for those looking to handmade lotions,” Green said. Miguel, Ouray, Montrose and Delta) licensed facilities. Well over half of the money awarded – $4,838 – was earmarked for purchasing the toys, books and equipment necessary to run a child- care center. Most of the coming-online pro- viders, explained Cathy James, exec- utive director of Bright Futures, “are opening their personal homes to the public and they may not have items like playground equipment, security systems, fences or sun shade. “Finding the funds to start any business is hard,” she added. Bright Futures awarded $659 toward education and training re- quired of licensees, and approxi- mately $1,900 towards the purchase of evidence-based curriculums. “It is the Regional Council’s goal for all licensed childcare providers in our area to have access to an evidence based curriculum in their program,” James added. The Bright Futures Regional Council covers over 300 square miles, from Telluride to Nucla/Naturita and from Paradox to Paonia/Cedaredge. James and Burchmore have visited over 25 facilities in Mon- trose and Delta counties over the last month, and pronounced them- selves pleased, James said, “at the quality of early childhood facilities in our area.” For childcare in your area, visit or call 877/728- 5613 (locally, 970/728-5613) or visit the watch THURSDAY, December 3, 2009 | 11 community MAMA Selects Parade of Lights’ Grand Marshals MONTROSE – The Mon- them is “Home Is Where the dation Board, San Juan Health- still coaches youth soccer and Montrose Animal Shelter. They trose Area Merchants Associa- Heart Is.” care Foundation, Black Canyon basketball teams. also underwrite local music per- tion (MAMA) is pleased to an- The Benzigers are being Boys and Girls Club, and the Although the Benziger’s son formances and events. nounce that Mike and Phoebe honored as dedicated supporters Montrose Medical Alliance. and four daughters have grown At Saturday’s Parade of Benziger have been chosen as the of the Montrose community. Mike Benziger has been a and left the area for college, Lights, the Benzigers will be es- 2009 Holiday Parade of Lights Phoebe Benziger has been pathologist at the Montrose Me- the couple remains entrenched corted in a 1962 Ford Galaxy 500 grand marshals. This Saturday, the office nurse for Dr. Van Ge- morial Hospital since 1978. He in supporting youth activities. convertible courtesy of The Black Dec. 5, they will lead the annual mert for the past 24 years. She currently serves on the Montrose They have been instrumental in Canyon Classics Car Club. The parade through downtown Mon- has also been an aerobics in- RE-1J School Board and the a bevy of community projects parade will head west on Main trose starting at 5 p.m., spread- structor for 23 years. Phoebe Wells Fargo Bank Board. Mike ranging from the construction of Street beginning at Stough Ave- ing holiday spirit to participants Benziger is currently serving on has also been the president of the new track at Montrose High nue and ending at Rio Grande. For and spectators alike. This year’s the Montrose Community Foun- the Montrose Soccer Club and School to the expansion of the more information, call 249-6360. Youth Gingerbread House Workshops Return

OURAY COUNTY – Wee- house on, and items to add to their has been working in collaboration hawken Creative Arts and Voyag- house, if desired. with Ouray County schools, com- er Youth Program have joined to- ‘Everyone loves a Reservations can be made munity leaders and parents. gether once again with the gener- only at Weehawken Creative Weehawken Creative Arts is ous assistance of the Box Canyon gingerbread house.’ Arts, either online or by phone. a local nonprofit organization that Lodge to offer the annual Ginger- Online reservations can be made began in 2004 with the purpose of bread House Workshops in Ouray – Weehawken Creative Arts Executive Director Ashley King at and providing the highest quality arts and in Ridgway, Dec. 12 and 13. phone reservations can be made at and cultural education to Ouray There is still room in Satur- 970/318-0150. County’s community and visitors. day’s Gingerbread House Work- Voyager Youth Program is a Since 2004, WCA has coordinated shop held from 10 a.m. until noon and these workshops are a fun Arts, with the assistance of sev- nonprofit organization that began and provided over 530 classes and at the Ouray Community Cen- holiday activity for parents and eral generous local contributors, in 1997 when a group of con- has enjoyed the participation of ter. Sunday’s workshop in Ridg- children to work on together.” will be providing the gingerbread cerned local mothers recognized over 3,000 registrants, including way is now full. This free annual program is house forms, icing and many fun a need for organized activities to over 1400 children. “We get a lot of interest in our limited to 25 families per com- items for decoration. Families are keep children safe and occupied For more information, visit Gingerbread Workshops,” said munity; one house per family and encouraged to bring additional during the hours school was not or call Ashley King, executive director a pre-registration or reservation candy, box forms to decorate the in session. Since then, Voyager King at 970/318-0150. of Weehawken Creative Arts. “Ev- is required. Voyager Youth Pro- eryone loves a gingerbread house, gram and Weehawken Creative


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FAB FIVE – Toto (Sarah Fulton), Dorothy (Jessica Nelson), Scarecrow (Erin Kean) Tinman (Sam Demas), and Lion (Malcolm Major) go off on an adventure to Oz. (Photo by Dale Kondracki) We’re Off to See the Wizard at the Opera House ‘The Wizard of Oz’ lia coaches a quintet of teenage the original 1939 film score clas- largest cast ever, 34 students in YPT program, which is now in its witches through their mischie- sics like “If I Only Had a Brain,” grades 6-8, more robust roles. 11th year. Opens Friday vous paces as they break into the “Ding-Dong the Witch is Dead” The new witches and other In addition to the well-known bluesy song “No Bad News” dur- and “Somewhere Over the Rain- characters in the Emerald City of characters of Dorothy (Jessica By Watch Staff ing a dress rehearsal of The Wiz- bow” – is taken from The Wiz, the Oz are an effort to provide “more Nelson), the Scarecrow (Erin ard of Oz. It is three days before 1970s-era retelling of 12-year- meaningful, meaty rolls for kids Kean), the Tinman (Sam Demas), TELLURIDE – “Be sassy! the show opens for a three-night old Dorothy Gale’s adventures in to play,” said Julia, adding that the Cowardly Lion (Malcolm You are sassy!” Sheridan Arts run at the Sheridan Opera House Oz. It is one of a number of aug- most plays are written for only Major), the Wicked Witch of the Foundation Young People’s The- starting Friday. mentations to the original version nine to 12 characters – far fewer ater Artistic Director Jennifer Ju- “No Bad News”– not among incorporated by Julia to give her than the number enrolled in the see oz on page 18 Nugget Nights Next Week Free Screenings of Astro Boy, PG, Wed.-Thurs, at 4, 6 and 8 p.m.

TELLURIDE – Nugget Nights, Telluride’s traditional run of a free hit movie in the pre-Christmas shopping season, presents Astro Boy, Thursday and Friday at the Nugget The- ater, with free screenings next week, Wednesday and Thursday, at 4, 6 and 8 p.m. fraternizing with the household Early in the film, its main mechanical help, and angrily character, Toby (voiced by Fred- sends him away. die Highmore), a child prodigy Toby comes down to earth, who lives in Metro City, a ro- where he teams up with a gang bot-controlled utopia orbiting a of orphans scavenging for scrap planet earth that is all but oblit- metal on the ruined planet’s sur- erated by garbage, is acciden- face. Calling himself Astro, Toby tally killed. His grieving father, fits right in – and soon discovers Dr. Tenma (Nicolas Cage) cre- his ability to revive dead robots ates an identical-looking android from the junkyard. WORLD CUP IS WHERE IT’S AT – Telluride Ski and Snowboard Club J3 athletes hooked up with replacement for Toby, complete According to Variety, the U.S. Ski Team’s Sarah Schleper at last weekend’s Aspen World Cup ski races. Six Telluride skiers with his memories and con- script by director David Bow- and a coach worked course crew at the event and had an amazing experience. Pictured, left to sciousness – and with the added ers and Timothy Hyde Harris ability to fly. is “streamlined in its storytell- right, are Hayden Fake, Hannah Watt-Sax, Sarah Schleper, Lawson Omer, Jayleen Troutwin, and But androids are treated like ing,” and, for the most part, Mikaela Balkind. The racers also got to spend some time with super skier Lindsey Vonn of Vail (see slaves by Metro City’s ruling ro- “refrains from aiming too many photo page 16). The weekend helped them get psyched for Telluride to host World Cup snowboard- bots, so Dr. Tenma goes to great jokes above its target audience’s ing events later this month. (Photo courtesy of Aaron Strubel) lengths to hide the truth about Toby – until he catches Toby see nugget on page 24 14 | THURSDAY, December 3, 2009 the watch THIS WEEKEND IN sports An Exclusive Report on Tiger’s Thanksgiving Wreck we all are? Of course there was a fight between Woods and his wife. She chased him out of the house with a ‘I’m Tiger Woods, damn it ... if I don’t like onions, three iron. But what the fight was don’t serve me onions. Is that too much to ask?’ about, we just don’t know. And the law says we don’t need to know. So as Americans, we must tell the Sp o r t s Wa t c h story he won’t. Here is exactly By Gus Jarvis what happened early that morning – you can call this a Watch exclu- Does this whole Tiger Woods For this column’s purpose, I will window with a golf club to extri- other reputable news sources to get sive report, by yours truly. thing get any better? Talk about the choose the latter, and report not cate Woods from the vehicle. the scoop. Tiger told Elin over the course perfect mix of sports, stardom and only what I know, but what I think Police, as of Monday, are not According to TMZ, it was not of their marriage that he doesn’t gossip. Let’s begin by touching on I know, even though I have never going to charge Woods with any- the crash that caused Tiger’s lacera- like onions. Especially their slimy how our national media is cover- met the man and live thousands of thing other than a citation for care- tions on his face, it was Elin. “We’re texture when cooked. To his dis- ing this spectacle. There are many miles away. less driving. Cops say drugs and told he said his wife had confronted may, he found his turkey stuffing columnists, radio broadcasters and Here is what our more repu- alcohol were not involved. End of him about reports that he was see- loaded with slimy cooked onions. TV pundits who are taking the high table sources are saying about story. There’s nothing more to say ing another woman,” TMZ reported Then Tiger noticed that his dinner road in speculating on and report- what happened late last week as about this incident, according to the day after the accident. “The ar- salad was laced with red onions. ing on the Tiger Woods Thanks- told by Woods and his neighbors. Woods. gument got heated and, according And of course what did he find giving accident. They say he has According to The New York Times, But Tiger, there are so many to our source, she scratched his face atop his green bean casserole? no legal obligation to disclose any Woods’ neighbors heard a crash unanswered questions about the in- up. We’re told it was then Woods French-fried onions. This was the further information than what he at about 2:25 a.m. the morning cident. What were you doing up at beat a hasty retreat for his SUV – last straw for Tiger. already has and we, as proper re- after Thanksgiving. Outside the 2:30 a.m.? Where were you going? but according to our source, Woods “I’m Tiger Woods, damn it,” porters, can leave it at that – it’s neighbors’ house, it appeared that How is it that your wife was imme- says his wife followed behind with he said in utter disgust. “If I don’t just a minor traffic accident. Woods had driven his Escalade diately at the crash scene? How did a golf club. As Tiger drove away, like onions, don’t serve me onions. And then there are those well- SUV over a fire hydrant and then you sustain those injuries? Why is she struck the vehicle several times Is that too much to ask?” mannered reporters and columnists crashed into a tree. The neighbors the back window broken? And with the club.” Elin began to sob. “But I like who strive to take things a step fur- ran outside, and Woods’ wife, Elin, most importantly, how in the hell OK, that seems more believ- onions,” she said. “They are good ther in reporting what really hap- told them to call 911, while she did you drive over a fire hydrant able. But is Tiger really cheating for the blood and they flavor the pened in those early morning hours tended to Woods, who was lying and crash straight into a tree in a on Elin with New York City night- food so well.” in that chic Orlando neighborhood on the ground with blood pouring residential neighborhood? How club manager Rachel Uchitel? Re- The two argued late into the – even if they can only specu- from scrapes on his face. Elin told did that happen? Well, if Woods ports are affirmative – and suggest night but both finally settled down late because Tiger remains silent. police she had smashed the rear doesn’t want to talk, we must go to that maybe there’s more. Accord- to rest. At about 2:15 a.m., Tiger ing to Us Weekly, a Los Angeles awoke with some extremely bad co*cktail waitress too has said she heartburn. “Damn onions,” he said has had a 31-month fling with Ti- as he stumbled to find some Ro- ger and has the voicemail record- laids. “Honey, did you get more ings and text messages to prove it. Rolaids like I told you?” “Jaimee Grubbs, now 24, tells Us “You were supposed to get Weekly she began an affair with them,” she said. “It’s your heart- Woods, 33, in April 2007” – 20 burn; you buy them!” “sexual encounters” with Woods, So the two fought until Tiger to be specific. couldn’t take his heartburn any Wow, this just keeps getting longer and she couldn’t take his juicier. I had no idea that he was pettiness any longer. He went out this kind of man. Maybe he’s not, the door to get the Rolaids and she but he remains silent and refuses to followed in anger with a golf club. talk, so he must be. Right? Where He tripped on a tricycle in the front there’s smoke, there’s fire. yard and fell head first onto the OK, so maybe there’s no real pavement. smoke on the alleged cheating. I As he escaped, she threw the mean, it’s Us Weekly and TMZ. three iron and blasted it through But there is real smoke bellow- the rear view window causing him ing out of the car-wreck incident to swerve, over the hydrant and and there is certainly a fire. We all into the tree. know the world’s best golfer, who In all, it amounts to one bad can hit a par-4 green on his second case of heartburn and an utter dis- shot, didn’t just drive over a hy- like for onions. (Tiger, you are drant and crash into a tree. Come welcome to use this explanation on, Tiger! How stupid do you think for a cool $350 million).

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Montrose Norwood Dec. 3-5 Dec.4-5 Girls Varsity Basketball – Basketball – @ San Juan Basin @ Shiprock Tournament, TBA. League Tournament, Ouray, Boys Varsity Basketball – @ 3:30 p.m. D’Evelyn Tournament, TBA. Friday, Dec.4 Saturday, Dec. 5 Varsity Wrestling – @ HANGIN’ WITH THE BEST – Telluride Ski and Snowboard Club athletes got to meet U.S. Ski Team’s Lind- Girls Varsity Swimming – Cedaredge Dual, 6 p.m. sey Vonn, the best American Female Ski Racer of all time, at the Aspen World Cup last weekend. Pictured @ League Relays, OMMS, Saturday, Dec. 5 are (left to right) Hayden Fake, Hannah Watt-Sax, Jayleen Troutwin, Lindsey Vonn, Lawson Omer, and their 10 a.m. Varsity Wrestling – @ coach. (Photo courtesy Aaron Strubel) Boys Freshman Basketball – Hotchkiss Tournament, All Day @ Ouray H.S., 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 7 Monday, Dec. 7 H.S./M.S. Knowledge Bowl – Boys Freshman Basketball – @ Ignacio H.S., 3 p.m. Telluride World Cup Events @ Grand Junction Central H.S., TBA. Ouray Schools Tuesday, Dec. 8 Dec.4-5 Will Rev Up One Day Early Girls JV Basketball – Delta H.S. Girls and Boys Basketball Vonn Accepts NASJA H.S. @ Home, 4:30 p.m. – San Juan Basin League Poor Snow Conditions could simply not happen,” said Jus- tin Chandler of the Telluride Ski Awards in Aspen Boys JV Basketball – Delta Tournament @ Ouray, 3:30, 5, Force Rescheduling H.S. @ Home, 4:30 p.m. 6:30, and 8 p.m. each day. and Snowboard Club, who is chief ASPEN – Two-time World Girls Varsity Basketball – Delta Saturday, Dec. 5 Of Limone Piemonte, of volunteers for the event. Cup overall champion Lindsey H.S. @ Home, 6 p.m. M.S. Girls Basketball – Meehan Fee, chief of lodg- Italy Opening PGS Vonn (Vail) was presented with Boys Varsity Basketball – Delta Ridgway and Mancos @ ing for the World Cup, reports that the 2008 and 2009 Paul Robbins H.S. @ Home, 7:30 p.m. Ridgway, 9 a.m. hotel rooms and condos are filling TELLURIDE – The World Outstanding Athlete of the Year by Wednesday, Dec. 9 J.V. Boys Basketball – up. “We have had an overwhelming Cup comes to Telluride the week of the North American Snowsports Girls C Team Basketball – Montrose H.S. Freshmen @ booking response from the interna- Dec. 14, when the Visa U.S. Snow- Journalists Association (NASJA) Hotchkiss H.S.@ Home, 4:30 Home, 10:30 a.m. tional teams” and from the U.S. Ski p.m. boardcross Cup makes its sole U.S. and Snowboarding Assn., said Fee, in Aspen on Saturday, Nov. 28. Boys Freshman Basketball – Ridgway Schools stop on the LG sponsored FIS (In- who went on to thank “our lodging Vonn was selected for this ternational Ski Federation) Snow- partners Capella, The Peaks Resort year’s award at the 2009 annual Hotchkiss H.S. @ Home, Dec. 4-5 board World Cup. and Mountain Lodge” for donat- NASJA meeting at Lutsen Moun- 6 p.m. H.S. Girls and Boys Basketball ­ The Telluride event, featuring ing “over half of their available bed tains in northern Minnesota, in – @ San Juan Basin League both SBX (snowboardcross) and base to fulfill this event’s needs.” March. The award has been pre- Telluride Tournament, Ouray. H.S. PGS (parallel giant slalom) compe- Athletes and coaches and their sented by NASJA for many years, Dec. 3-5 Saturday, Dec. 5 titions, was to have been the second families and friends from more than but was renamed in honor of Paul H.S. Girls Basketball – @ M.S. Girls Basketball – Ouray, in a series of five Olympic qualifica- 35 countries are expected to attend. Robbins, noted U.S. Ski Team Meeker Tournament, TBA Dove Creek @ Home, 9 a.m. tion events for the two disciplines. The Telluride World Cup Planning press officer and journalist for But the Telluride Ski and Golf Committee recently announced the three decades, who died in 2008. Co. announced Wednesday that the addition of emerging heavy hitter “I’m honored to receive this 2009 Visa Snowboardcross Cup electro band Savoy, from, Boulder. award,” said Vonn. “Paul Robbins will start one day ahead of schedule, Savoy, according to Denver’s was a good friend of mine and to one region on Wednesday, Dec. 16. Westword magazine, most recently have his award means so much to The change comes as the result performed live at major music festi- me. No-one loved ski racing as of poor snow conditions in Limone vals including Monolith Music Fes- much as he did, and he gave so Piemonte, Italy, that forced the can- tival and Wakarusa. much to the sport.” cellation of the Snowboardcross Savoy plays on Friday, Dec. 18, Robbins’ son, David, who Cup’s scheduled Dec. 6 opening at the Telluride Conference Center; gave Vonn the award, said that parallel giant slalom. tickets are $15. shortly before his father died, he “This is obviously a very im- For more information, please had organized a press conference portant event for our U.S. riders,” visit with Vonn and Picabo Street fol- one paper said U.S. Snowboarding Director lowing Vonn’s win of her World Jeremy Forster. World Cup Briefs Cup downhill title, pronouncing The FIS had the opportunity to it “the highlight of his career. reschedule the competition in con- Zahrobska Repeats “He would have wanted Lind- junction with the Telluride World Aspen Slalom Win sey to have it,” Collins said. Cup PGS or with one of the early Vonn has accumulated the January World Cups in Austria or ASPEN – The Czech Repub- most World Cup wins of any Switzerland. lic’s Sarka Zahrobska took her first American female skier, surpass- U.S. Snowboarding’s men’s run lead and parlayed it into the ing U.S. great Tamara McKin- SBX roster includes Olympic cham- second World Cup slalom win in ney’s previous high mark of 18 pion Seth Wescott, snowboarding as many years at the Aspen Winter- established in the 1980s with legend Shaun Palmer (South Lake national Sunday. No U.S. Women 22 wins. Vonn also swept the Tahoe, Calif.), and Olympic silver qualified for the second run. women’s speed events at World medalist Lindsey Jacobellis (Strat- Championships for two gold ton Mountain, Vt.). medals and finished out the sea- More than 200 volunteers from U.S. Ski Team’s Ski Cross son with back-to-back World Cup throughout the region have signed Athletes Arrive downhill and overall titles as well on, to date, for duties that range from Dec. 5-11 Training as the first super G title awarded course and timing volunteer work, to a U.S. woman. ASPEN, CO VIP-hosted events, athlete lunches, TELLURIDE – (Dec. 1) - (Dec. 1) - Standing atop a stage Rev. Patrick Bailey co*cktail receptions and dinners. With their World Cup season just flanked by fans on Saturday night “Thank you to all of our vol- around the corner, the U.S. Ski in Aspen, two time World Cup unteer coordinators including Alex Team’s Ski Cross athletes are overall champion Lindsey Vonn Goodwin, Monica Carey, Jane about to land back in Telluride (Vail, CO) was presented both Miller, Pam Bennett and Jenny Pat- Dec. 5-11 for its second training the 2008 and 2009 Paul Robbins 970.728.4536 terson – the glue who has kept this camp there in as many years and, Outstanding Athlete of the Year volunteer program together. And by the North American Snow- 434 West Columbia Ave. [emailprotected] according to Head Coach Tyler a big ‘thank you’ to all who have Shepherd, nothing is better than sports Journalists Association volunteered, without you this event training at Telluride. (NASJA). the watch THURSDAY, December 3, 2009 | 17 music

on the bryan beat eyster’s sheet iPod ASPEN The Railbenders Telluride Bluegrass Fes- Fri. Dec. 4, Belly Up tival music programmer Bri- Bruce Hornsby an Eyster sent in this week’s Sat. Dec. 5, Belly Up list of the nine most-played Head for the Hills songs on his iPod. He also Wed. Dec. 9, Belly Up announced that Telluride Bluegrass 2010 will fea- CRESTED BUTTE ANGEL SCOUTS – Telluride’s Cub Scout Pack #500 planted themselves at Angel Baskets headquar- ture Edward Sharpe and the Finn Riggins Magnetic Zeros, in the 10 ters above Clark’s Market Tuesday to help make Christmas cards and wrapping paper. Pictured, left to right, are Owen Destefano, Samuel Potterton, Christian Betz, Aidan Kask, Kaden Katz, Ryan Byrne, Wed. Dec. 9, The Eldo p.m. slot on Saturday night, Kaizer Gorraiz, and Max Gorraiz. (Photo by Brett Schreckengost) Leftover Salmon after Sam Bush. Mon., Dec. 28, The Eldo

1. Fun, “Aim and Ig- DENVER nite.” Former frontman for Electro-Pop Band Savoy Comes to Grace Potter and The The Format’s latest power Nocturnals pop masterpiece is larger Thurs. Dec. 3, Ogden Theatre Cheryl Wheeler than life, giddy, and beauti- Telluride Conference Center Fri. Dec. 4, Swallow Hill fully honest. One of the TELLURIDE – Savoy, the The band performs as part recently, including Monolith Bebel Gilberto year’s best. Sat. Dec. 5, Ogden Theatre Boulder-based electronic band of the whirlwind of festivities Music Festival and Wakarusa. John Wayne and the Pain influenced by a wide range of surrounding the Telluride World Grounded in its own “distinc- Sun. Dec. 6, Quixote’s True 2. Mumford and Sons, “Sigh musical styles, from rock to pop, Cup, it was announced this week tively powerful brand of elec- Blue No More.” London quartet’s French house, German minimal by the World Cup Planning Com- tro,” according to Denver’s debut is a total “arena folk” techno, hip-hop, 70s funk, and mittee; World Cup qualification Westword, “Savoy bridges the DURANGO knockout. Stunning. 80s dance classics comes to the races take place Dec. 16-20. gap between high-quality studio Greg Brown Telluride Conference Center Fri- The trio has performed live production and dominating live Thurs. Dec. 17, Smiley day, Dec. 18. at multiple major music festivals performances.” 3. Joy Kills Sorrow, “Dark- Auditorium ness Sure Becomes This Reverend Horton Heat City.” An understated acous- Sat. Jan. 2, Abbey Theatre tic gem from Boston-area Robert Earl Keen youngsters who let songs Sun. Jan. 10, Community and voice speak louder than Concert Hall instrumental chops. GRAND JUNCTION 4. David Grier, “Evoca- Mesa State Players tive.” Flatpicking guitar ge- Wed. Dec. 9, Mesa Theatre Big Head Todd & The nius plugs in, adding drums Monsters and pedal steel to a wonder- Sat., Dec. 19, Mesa Theater ful collection of melodies. Reverend Horton Heat Sun. Jan. 3, Mesa Theater 5. The XX, “xx.” Sparse rock foursome makes hip MONTROSE sound so easy. Open Mic Poetry Night 2nd Wed. of every month, Jovis Coffee, 6:30 p.m. The Spring Standards, “No One Will Know.” Three PAONIA distinct voices, hooky pop Sweet Sunny South songs, and a drum-kit spread Fri. Dec. 12, Paradise Theatre across the stage. RIDGWAY 6. Mike Marshall, “Brasil Christmas in the Park with (Duets).” Intricate choros Music by Lane and Carrie pairing mandolin with pia- Fri. Dec. 4, Ridgway Town no, sax, bass. Park, 6:30 p.m. Joint Point Fri. Dec. 11, Sherbino Theatre 7. Breathe Owl Breathe, Living Spirit “Ghost Glacier.” Witty and Sat. Dec. 19, Sherbino Theatre weird Michigan folk duo share surprises around every SANTA FE, NM frozen corner. Coco Montoya Sun. Dec. 13, Evangelo’s 8. Bela Fleck, Zakir Hus- sain and Edgar Meyer, TELLURIDE “The Melody of Rhythm.” Finn Riggins To be studied and admired. Fri., Dec. 11, Fly Me to the 12 listens is not enough. Moon Saloon J. Wail Thur. Dec. 31, Fly Me to the 9. Parlour Steps, “Ambigu- Moon Saloon oso.” The spirit of surf rock Justin Townes Earle and sea monsters was never Sat. Feb. 20, Sheridan Opera so inviting. House 18 | THURSDAY, December 3, 2009 the watch

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West (Scarlet Holvenstot), the Wiz- ard (Jackson Blanks), and Glinda the Good Witch (Clara Brown), a seventh grade chorus plays trees, flying monkeys and the citizens of Oz, and Toto (Sarah Fulton) takes on a new, more human form. “I think the relationship be- tween [Dorothy] and Toto is really nice to watch,” said Julia. For Julia, the Munchkinland scene stands out in the show for its complexity and scenery (de- signed by Nicole Finger and built by Paul Jones and Jake Reuter) and features well-known numbers like “The Lollypop Guild.” “It’s a huge scene and they play it beautifully,” she said. The Wizard of Oz musical is so challenging, in fact, that Ju- lia said she originally considered having older students undertake the production. “I toyed with the idea of hav- ing my high school students do it because it’s such a huge piece,” she said. The Sheridan Arts Foundation’s ‘BECAUSE, BECAUSE, BECAUSE, BECAUSE, BECAUSE…’ – Young People’s Theater presents The Wizard of Oz at the Sheridan Scenes from the Wizard of Oz dress rehearsal. (Clockwise from Opera House this weekend, Dec. top) Witch Hazel (Emma Gerona, left) and Witch Bubonia (Jessica 4-6, at 6 p.m. Reserved seat tickets Velasco, right) beat the Tinman (Sam Demas) with broomsticks; are $12 for adults, $10 for children 12 and under, and lap children are Wicked Witch of the West, Scarlet Holvenstot; Emerald City kids free. Tickets may be purchased at (left to right) Devon McHugh, TJ Fulton and Kennia Nieto. (Photos the Sheridan Opera House Box Office, by phone at 728-6363 or at by Dale Kondracki) the watch THURSDAY, December 3, 2009 | 19 region San Miguel Power Association Buys Local Hydro Power

RIDGWAY –Last October, their total load,” said SMPA Gen- power directly to our local co-op tionally, SMPA has signed a 10-year members according to the follow- San Miguel Power Association be- eral Manager Kevin Ritter. “It was and community members,” said agreement with Tri-State, which ing timeline: came the primary power purchaser more natural and beneficial to our Shawna. allows SMPA to purchase locally • 1 percent of its retail electric- of the electricity produced by Coal members for SMPA to step in and Since start up, Coal Creek generated renewable electricity ity sales in Colorado for the years Creek Hydro-Electric LLC. Coal set up a purchasing contract with Hydro has averaged a production under their Policy 115. This policy 2009-2011; Creek Hydro previously sold elec- Coal Creek Hydro. It’s a great ex- of 340,000-kilowatt hours per year, authorizes SMPA to purchase up to • 3 perent of its retail electric- tricity to Tri-State Generation and ample of local renewable power but has peaked at 550,000 kilowatt 5 percent of their electricity from ity sales in Colorado for the years Transmission Association – SM- production by our members, for hours in the past. Factors surround- local renewable sources. 2012-2015; PA’s wholesale power provider. our members.” ing the intake valve play a role in SMPA will receive posses- • 6 percent of its retail electric- The contract between Coal Coal Creek Hydro began pro- production. Recent upgrades to the sion of all the Renewable Energy ity sales in Colorado for the years Creek Hydro and Tri-State ended duction in 2000, putting locally intake system are expected to boost Credits (RECs) produced by the 2016-2020; and Sept. 30. All parties agreed it just generated renewable energy onto production. It is estimated that the Coal Creek facility. SMPA will • 10 percent of its retail elec- made sense to eliminate the mid- the grid for SMPA members for power received from Coal Creek apply the RECs to their Colorado tricity sales in Colorado for the year dleman and set up a power pur- the past nine years. It is a privately will make up about 0.169 percent Renewable Energy Portfolio Stan- 2021 and each following year. chase agreement directly between owned hydro-electricity plant just of SMPA’s yearly load. dard (RPS) requirements. The SMPA serves approximately SMPA and Coal Creek Hydro. north of Ouray. Telluride residents, The contract between SMPA RPS for all Colorado cooperatives 9,600 members and 13,000 meters “Coal Creek Hydro was a Shawna and Trevor LaBorde own and Coal Creek Hydro designates requires the utilities to provide a and supports local communities fairly small electricity producer and operate the plant. SMPA as the primary power pur- specific percentage of renewable with $200,000 annually in prop- for Tri-State when compared to “We are pleased to provide chaser for the next 10 years. Addi- energy and/or recycled energy to erty taxes. grouse from page 1 of the Interior filed a report conclud- confirmed USFWS Western Colo- include: the Gunnison Basin, San USFWS until Dec. 23, 2009. They ing that the former Deputy Assis- rado Field Supervisor Al Pfister. Miguel Basin, Monticello-Dove can be submitted electronically the San Miguel Basin Gunnison tant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife Gunnison Sage-grouse habitat Creek, Piñon Mesa, Crawford, Cerro via the Federal eRulemaking Por- Sage-grouse Working Group. and Parks, Julie MacDonald, and is estimated to be about 90 percent Summit-Cimarron-Sims Mesa, and tal at:, “The more information they other Bush administration officials smaller than its native range that Poncha Pass populations. or can be mailed or hand delivered have, the better decision they can interfered with federal biologists’ once spread throughout New Mex- Among these the Gunnison to Public Comments Processing, make,” she said. decision-making for multiple endan- ico, northeastern Arizona, Colorado Basin population is the largest and Attn: FWS-R6-ES-2009-0080; The review comes after San gered species, including the Gunni- and Utah, and an estimated 4,000 represents the best opportunity for Division of Policy and Direc- Miguel County, joined by local con- son Sage-grouse. breeding individuals are known to long-term conservation of the spe- tives Management; U.S. Fish and servation group Sheep Mountain Al- A few months later in March exist. cies, according to the USFWS. Wildlife Service, 4401 N. Fairfax liance and a coalition of seven other 2009, the USFWS filed notice in It currently exists in seven popu- Comments and information Drive, Suite 222; Arlington, VA concerned environmental organiza- federal court that it would recon- lations, six in Colorado and one regarding the Gunnison Sage- 22203. Faxed comments will not tions, settled a lawsuit against the sider its decision in response to the in both Colorado and Utah. They grouse will be accepted by the be accepted. agency this past August that chal- Interior Department report. The San lenged its April 2006 decision not Miguel County lawsuit settlement to list the bird as an endangered spe- agreement committed the agency to cies. a court-ordered deadline to prepare At that time the USFWS deter- a new listing decision by June 30, mined that the range-wide popula- 2010. tion of the Gunnison Sage-grouse Earlier USFWS biologists had was stable and that threats to the spe- found that the Gunnison Sage-grouse cies were not significant to its - cur was warranted for federal protection rent, known populations. and drafted a proposed rule to that As a result it concluded that it effect, however it changed that find- was not warranted for listing under ing as a result of MacDonald-era po- the ESA. litical interference. However, in December 2008 the “There was a draft that we had Inspector General of the Department put together close to five years ago,”




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For more information or to With Love, Janie and Bob, The Golden Mean Finder book a reservation, visit www. Hoot, Kitty Cat Trenary can be purchased online at www. or call 970/ 728-9606. Free Movie at NUGGET NiGhTs Please be our Guests to FREE screenings of the exciting new animated adventure “ASTRO BOY” for our Fifth Annual Nugget Nights, Wednesday, December 9 and Thursday, December 10 at 4, 6 and 8 PM each night. Attendees of all ages are FREE and asked to arrive early to guarantee a seat, which will be available on a first come, first served basis.

Katrine and Bill Formby (owners of the Nugget Building), Marta Tarbell and Seth Cagin (owners of the Telluride Watch) and Luci Reeve and Jim Bedford (owners of the Nugget Theatre business), want to treat you to a neat new movie. So come on down to Telluride’s Magical Colorado Avenue, stroll the streets and sidestreets, shop, go out to dinner, toast the Holidays, visit with your friends and top off the afternoon or evening with a great family movie for free!

HELP THE ANgEL BASKET PROgRAM -- BuY POPCORN DuRiNg NuggET NigHTS! Katrine and Bill Formby will make a $10 (!!) donation to Angel Baskets for each bag of popcorn sold during Nugget Nights (any size bag). This will mean a bundle for Angel Baskets, so the more popcorn you eat, the more Angel Baskets gets. So be an Angel and indulge in some popcorn; with Luci’s real butter included, of course!

The FREE 2009 Nugget Nights film is “ASTRO BOY,” the new animated feature from the smart and funny team who brought you “SHARK TALE” and “BALTO,” led by director David Bowers.

Set in futuristic Metro City, ASTRO BOY is about a young robot with incred- ible powers created by a brilliant scientist named Dr. Tenma. Powered by posi- tive “blue” energy, ASTRO BOY is endowed with super strength, x-ray vision, unbelievable speed and the ability to fly. Embarking on a journey in search of acceptance, ASTRO BOY encounters many other colorful characters along the way. Through his adventures, he learns the joys and emotions of being human, and gains the strength to find his destiny. Ultimately learning his friends and family are in danger, ASTRO BOY marshals his awesome super powers and returns to Metro City in a valiant effort to save everything he cares about and to understand what it means to be a hero.

Americans first spotted ASTRO BOY on TV in 1963 after he’d made the jump from Japanese Manga comics from the 1950’s. This film has Freddie Highmore voicing ASTRO BOY as well as the voices of Kristen Bell, Charlize Theron, Don- ald Sutherland, Nicholas Cage, Bill Nighy, Matt Lucas, Samuel L. Jackson, Na- than Lane and Eugene Levy.

ASTRO BOY wants to fit in and find a purpose in his life. He must battle the gigantic, morphing Peace Keeper, which absorbs and integrates objects around it (including other robots, humans and parts of buildings), yet the portrayals are about as graphic as an after-school cartoon. Children will likely be engaged by this high-flying superhero as he discovers and flexes his unique set of super pow- ers. And, given his ability to break down barriers between humans and robots as well as burrow through solid rock, ASTRO BOY is a champion parents can approve of too.

ASTRO BOY is rated PG for some action and peril in the story, as well as brief mild language, and runs about 1:34 long. It plays Wednesday and Thursday, De- cember 9 and 10, both nights at 4, 6 and 8 PM. And it’s FREE!!

This is Katrine and Bill’s, Marta and Seth’s, and REmEmbER Luci and Jim’s way of saying: that’s Free shows of ASTRO BOY “Come out to the free Nugget Nights and support Wednesday, December 9 and Angel Baskets! We love movies, we love downtown Thursday, December 10 and we love Telluride! Merry Christmas and Happy at 4, 6 and 8 p.m. each night. Holidays! Enjoy the shows!”

Visit the Nugget Theatre Website at for Telluride’s movie schedule all year long. 22 | THURSDAY, December 3, 2009 the watch calendar listings for 12/3 through 12/9

MONTROSE COUNTY WEDNESDAY, DEC. 9- Family Stewardship Project – SUNDAY, DEC. 20 Youth 10 and above, along with THURSDAY, DEC. 3 A Yuletide Celebration with the their families or other adult men- Land Uses in the Watershed: Ag- Mesa State Players – A fun-filled tors, are invited to participate in riculture – The Uncompahgre Wa- hour-long musical performance the Family Stewardship Project tershed Planning Partnership and featuring twelve talented theatre through San Juan Mountains As- the Shavano Conservation District, majors. Pieces to include: We sociation. Contact Diane McBride is hosting the third of a series of Need A Little Christmas, White at 970/560-1643 or trowelgal_1@ six workshops on water quality in Christmas, Jingle Bells, Java pick the Uncompahgre River by exam- Jive, Moonshine Lullaby, Never- •peanuts •miracles • oz ining the impacts of agriculture on land, and It Must Have Been the COMMUNITY the watershed, 5:45-8:15 p.m., at Mistletoe. Mesa State Players are INFORMATION: Montrose the Holiday Inn Express in Mon- available for on- or off-campus Eating Disorders Support Group trose. Presentations by Marc Catlin performances between Dec. 9 and – 970/249-5034. thursday, december 3 of the Uncompahgre Valley Water Dec.20 for a small fee. Reserva- Heirlooms for Hospice – 254- saturday, december 5 Users Association, the Gunnison tions can be made through the pub- 8556. Basin Selenium Taskforce, CSU licist, Jessica Cowden by calling Mending Hearts Grief Support Extension Service, and a local Groups – Two weekly meetings Celebrate the holidays with Snoopy and your favorite 970/ 248-1954. ranching historian. For more info, in Montrose provided by Hospice Peanuts characters. The Magic Circle Players Community contact Sarah Sauter, sarah@colo- THROUGH SUNDAY, JAN. 3 & Palliative Care; free. Call Don Theatre is putting on the holiday favorite You’re a Good or 303/408-1312. Montrose Memorial Hospital Barr, 240-7734.

Man, Charlie Brown this Thursday through Saturday. Pro- Love Light Wreath – The Love Montrose Breast Cancer Sup- duced by the Montrose High School Choral Department THURSDAY, DEC. 3- Light Wreath is once again on dis- port Group – Call 970/728-4104 and featuring 17 Montrose High School students, the show SATURDAY, DEC. 5 play for the holiday season in the for info. is sure to get you into a festive mood. On Thursday and You’re a Good Man, Charlie Gallery Lobby at Montrose Me- Montrose Recreation District – Friday, curtain time is 7 p.m. Saturday brings a matinee at Brown, presented the Magic Circle morial Hospital. Persons wishing 252-4884 2 p.m. and an evening performance at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are Players Community Theatre and to remember a friend or loved one Regional Medical Shuttle Avail- available at the MHS office at S. th5 St. Prices are $8 for produced by the Montrose High may sponsor a light on the wreath able through San Miguel, Ouray adults, $4 for seniors, and $2 for MHS School Choral Department; fea- for a $5 donation. The names and West Montrose Local Health- activity card-carrying students. The turing 17 Montrose High School of those being remembered are care Initiative for non-emergency Magic Circle Theatre is located at students. Curtain time: 7 p.m. on displayed beside the wreath. Con- appointments in Montrose or 420 S. 12th St. Dec. 3 and 4, and 2 p.m. and 7:30 tributions will be accepted through Grand Junction. Call 728-3848 for p.m. on Dec. 5. Tickets available at Wednesday, Dec. 23, and will be pickup from Telluride; 327-0509 MHS office (S. 5th Street), adults used to benefit patients at the hos- from Norwood; 865-2665 from $8, seniors $4, and students with pital. Interested persons may stop Nucla/Naturita/Paradox; 626-5160 MHS activity card, $2. The theatre by the MMH Golden Leaf Gift, or from Ouray/Ridgway. is located at 420 S. 12th Street. mail a check to Montrose Memo- Small Business Development rial Hospital Volunteer Services, Center – 240-1109 FRIDAY, DEC. 4 800 South Third Street, Montrose, Walk-In Immunization Clin- First Friday Art Walk – 6-8:30 CO 81401. ics – Montrose County Health and p.m., downtown Montrose. Wan- Human Services, 252-5000. ANNOUNCEMENTS: der through shops, enjoy refresh- Women’s Resource Center – ments, chat with artists. Art Walk Pennies for Peace Drive –, 247-1242 maps available at Around the Cor- Sponsored by Altrusa, which will Ouray ner Art Galler, Belly, Cazwellas, provide collection jars for school OURAY COUNTY classrooms and buildings. Penny Coffee Trader, Garlic Mike’s, Jovis THURSDAY, DEC. 3 saturday, december 5 Coffee, Imagine That (studio), jars will be collected on Dec. 18. Business After Hours – sunday, december 6 Malcolm Bryan Studio, Pollux, Contact Jana Ackerman at Mon- Stop by Sheshe Boutique, Simpson Art trose Regional Library for more Ouray Alpine Bank, 5:30-7:30 Gallery, Sweet Bites, Tiffany Etc. info, jackerman@montroseli- p.m., open to Ouray Chamber It’s holiday craft season, and the Resort Association Chamber busi- Ouray Elks Lodge is putting on ness and citizen members. Citizen SATURDAY, DEC. 5 Zona Open Mic with Special a sale this weekend, featuring lo- Guest – Thursdays, 7 p.m., Belly membership includes a discount 2009 Holiday Parade of Lights – cally created arts, crafts and food. (309 E. Main St.) All ages; signups with Hometown Propane. Call Theme: Home Is Where the Heart Exhibit space is still available for start at 6 p.m. 325-4746 for more information. Is. Visit $35. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Visitor Restrictions at Montrose or call 249-6360 for more infor- Saturday and noon-4 p.m. on Sunday, Hospital – Montrose Memorial FRIDAY, DEC. 4 mation. and admission is free. While you’re in Ouray, take in the Hospital is temporarily restrict- Christmas in the Park – Spon- Montrose Meth Coalition Drug Ouray County Players’ third annual Christmas Radio ing visitors 12 and under from sored by Ridgway Chamber of Endangered Children Food the hospital in an effort to protect Commerce, 5:30-8 p.m., Hartwell Show at the Wright Opera House. Performances of Mir- Drive – 9 a.m.-1 p.m. th patients, visitors and employees Park. Participants sought for pa- acle on 34 Street take place Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and at Montrose Safeway Stores. Help from H1N1 and seasonal flu. Any- rade. Parade line-up is at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at 3 p.m. This version of the Christmas classic is with holiday food baskets for folks one planning to visit the hospital and the fire truck bring Santa to the the LUX Radio Theater version from 1948, based on the raising children whose homes are should call MMH at 249-2211 or park. Contact Kris 626-4383 for 1947 film by Valentine Davies. Tickets are $10 per person affected by meth addiction. For check www.MontroseHospital. more info. or $25 per family. For more information, contact Dee Wil- more information, call Theresa com prior to visiting. Ouray County Chorus Pres- liams, 325-4932. Harris at 250-7414. Montrose/Olathe School Dis- ents Sounds of Christmas – 7 trict Parent Satisfaction Survey p.m. at the Ridgway 4-H Event TUESDAY, DEC. 8 – Available through October. Center; sponsored by the Ouray Telluride MHS Football Recognition Cel- Provide anonymous feedback on County Performing Arts Guild. friday, december 4 ebration – For all levels of Mon- school programs and services. “Candlelight Carol,” “Light One trose Football, coaches, managers Complete results will be provided Candle,” and more. Accompanied sunday, december 6 and trainers, as well as their fami- Dec. 8 with an executive summary Montrose Jazz Ensemble. Free; lies, 5:45 p.m. at Grace Commu- presentation to the school board. donations are gratefully accepted The fabulous Telluride Artisans Guild Holiday Bazaar nity Church, 16731 Woodgate Rd. To take the survey online, visit the for Ridgway Cares. is back, with over 30 local artisans selling their wares at Admission for all players is free. district’s web site: Shed Nuisance, Sherbino Theatre, the Telluride High School Cafeteria. A true “shop local” Additional tickets are $6, available Paper copies are available at all 8 p.m.; $5. Free for children with experience, you’ll find jewelry, sculpture, clothing, toys, at the MHS Activities Office. Call schools or by calling 252-7901. a donation of a can of food for the gourmet foods, housewares, and holiday decorations, as Kristy Duffle, 970/209-8527. Funding Available for Water food bank. well as Bazaar stalwarts Telluride Truffle, Tomboy Soap Conservation – The U.S. Dept. of WEDNESDAY, DEC. 9 SATURDAY, DEC. 5 Company, July 5, and MoMo Designs. Hours are Friday, Agriculture’s Natural Resources Make Magical Fairy & Pixie 5-8 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 1st Hispanic Christmas Festival Conservation Service will provide Ornaments – With Stephanie p.m. Then grab your family for a Sheridan Arts Founda- – Hosted by the Montrose High nearly $58,000 for water conser- School League of United Latin Morgan Rogers, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. tion Young People’s Theatre performance of The Wizard vation and quality improvements American Council, 6-9 p.m., MHS on working agricultural lands, in Ridgway; for grade school age of Oz, featuring students in grades 6-8 onstage at the Op- cafeteria. Traditional food, music, including more than $300,000 in and up; supplies included. Cost: era House, 6 p.m. each night. Tickets are $13 for adults folkloric dance, games, prizes and Colorado in partnership with the $15-$18. Visit and $11 for children 12 and under (lap children are free). more. $5 for adults, $2.50 for chil- Republican River Water Conserva- 6th Annual Holiday Art and Gift There’s no place like Telluride! dren 12 and under, children 5 and tion District. Call 720/544-2863 Sale – Local artists selling jewelry, under are free. for more info. pottery, paintings, fiber arts, sculp- the watch THURSDAY, December 3, 2009 | 23

for more detailed event listings or to post your event online, please visit FRIDAY - TUESDAY AT 5:30 • 1 HR 36 MIN • PG ture, glass art, handmade dolls, have helped mankind for thousands Ridgway Railroad Museum – wreaths, folk art, aromatherapy of years, pulling our plows, carry- Museum is adjacent to Ridgway A CHRISTMAS CAROL FRIDAY - TUESDAY AT 7:30 • 1 HR 55 MIN • R products and more, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., ing our loads...even helping to heal Chamber of Commerce, Colo. Ridgway Community Center. our broken bodies and wounded Hwy. 62 in Ridgway. For further PIRATE RADIO Refreshments will be served. Call souls. They are horses, and many info call 626-4373. WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY AT 4:00, 6:00 & 8:00 • 1 HR 54MIN • PG FREE! Need a tax credit? 626-2323. are now being abused, abandoned Second Chance Humane Society Up to 30% Federal ASTRO BOY Wildlife Photography With and neglected. For $500, you can – 626-2273 Income Tax Credit WWW.NUGGETTHEATRE.COM Richard Durnan – 1-5 p.m., Wee- sponsor a horse for a year. For more for converting to TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL, TELLURIDE FOUNDATION, TOWN OF TELLURIDE SOLAR! hawken Ridgway, $48-$53. Visit information, call 323-5400 or visit TELLURIDE REGION 207 W COLORADO AVENUE 728-3030 Trakker Band, White Horse, Christmas Tree Permits on Sale THURSDAY, DEC. 3 Ridgway – $8/permit, available through Na- Telluride Unearthed Lecture tional Forest/BLM offices and se- Series – Dr. Laurie Webster, “The Need a tax credit? SATURDAY, DEC. 5- lected retail outlets in southwestern Telluride Blanket in Context: An SUNDAY, DEC. 6 Up to 30% Federal Income Tax Credit Colorado. Cut your own tree up to Overview of Prehistoric Weaving in for converting to SOLAR! Ouray Holiday Crafts Show, 20 feet tall. Permits expire Dec.31, the Southwest,” 6-8 p.m., Telluride Ouray Elks Lodge, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 2009. Call the San Juan Public Historical Museum. Saturday; noon-4 p.m. Sunday. Lands Center at 970/247-4874 for AlternAtive Power enterPrises, inc. Arts, crafts and food; open to pub- up-to-date information on road con- FRIDAY, DEC. 4 lic. Exhibit space is available for ditions or go to Systems Thinking of Building changing the way we get our power since 1992. $35 per table. Call 626-4239. sanjuan/conditions. Design – An integrated design 970.626.9842 609 clinton street ridgway, colorado “Miracle on 34th Street” – Pre- Kids Afterschool & Saturday workshop sponsored by The New CoSEIA Approved • NABCEP Certified sented by the Ouray County Play- Arts Enrichment in Ouray – With Community Coalition. Continuing ers for their third annual Christmas Tracy Imhoff at The Painting Mar- Education credits are available. Radio Show in the Wright Opera mot. Mon., 3:40 - 5 p.m., kids 1st Guest presenters will include James suMMer iteMs: House in Ouray. Performances grade & up; Wed.: 2:40 - 4 p.m., Pittman and Eugene Wowk. 8 a.m.- will take place Saturday at 7:30 kids 1st grade & up; Sat., 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. at the Wilkinson Library. new p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. The 12:15 p.m., ages 4-6. Cost: $13-$15 Cost is $20, including lunch. For • Seared Tuna Wrap performances are sponsored by or $72-$78 for six-week punch more info and to register, contact MERLE’S • Herbed Salmon Salad Alpine Bank as a fundraiser for the pass. Visit or Kim Wheels, 728-5208 or energy. It’s in the bag. BROWN • Egg Sandwiches Friends of the Wright Opera House call 318-0150. [emailprotected]. BAG 9:00 - 4:00 M-f purchase fund. This version of the Ouray Elks Lodge 492 Legacy Parent Networking on Aggressive 10:00 - 3:00 s-s • Hot Grilled Paninis Christmas classic is the LUX Radio Awards – Available to children or Behaviors in Children – 9:30- ...and more... Theater version from 1948 which grandchildren of active Elks. Appli- 10:30 a.m., Wilkinson Library, free. was based on the 1947 film by cations are due Jan. 8, and should Facilitator: Selena Sermeno, Ph.D. Valentine Davies. Advance tickets be sent directly to the Elks National Childcare available; all ages wel- 126 W. Colorado • 728-5556 are for sale at Cimarron Coffee Foundation office. Go to www. come. For more information con- & Books in Ridgway, Buckskin or cal Jim Pettengil at tact Bright Futures at 728-5613. Booksellers and Khristopher’s Cu- 626-4239. The Met: Live in HD Presents linaire in Ouray, and the Montrose Women’s Club of Ouray Ac- Verdi’s AIDA – Enjoy an evening location of Ouray Silversmith. cepting Grant Applications from of opera on the big screen, 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person and $25 Ouray County non-profit organiza- at the Palm Theatre. Tickets, $22 per family. For more information, tions. Contact Vicki Caldwell at adults, $20 seniors, $15 students. contact Dee Williams, 325-4932. [emailprotected]. Norwood Noel Night – Communi- ty holiday celebration, downtown. SUNDAY, DEC. 6 COMMUNITY Festival of Trees (fundraiser for Ouray Elks Memorial Service – INFORMATION: Prime Time) at Two Candles; many Help remember departed members, Cub Scouts Pack #503 Meet- other events throughout town. 7 p.m., Ouray Elks Lodge; open to ings (1st-5th grade), meetings each the public. week; pack meetings, last Wed. FRIDAY, DEC. 4- each month, Ridgway Community SUNDAY, DEC. 6 MONDAY, DEC. 7 Church. Contact Sharon Sherwood, Telluride Artisans Guild Holiday NOW Festive Holiday Dinner Cook- 626-4264, or Dan Wessling, 729- Bazaar – Over 30 booths featuring ing Class – At Weehawken Arts 1174. local artisans at the Telluride High serving beer with Sara Sharpe. Menu: Corn and Cub Scout Troop #500 Meet- School cafeteria. Jewelry, sculp- Oyster Chowder; Garlic and Mus- ings – Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m., Elks ture, clothing, toys, gourmet foods, Panny’s tard Roasted Duck with Port Wine Club, 708-1264. housewares, holiday decorations, Pizza, Soups, Salads Sauce; Boy Scouts Meetings – Mondays, Telluride Truffles, Tomboy Soaps, Voted Orange Phyllo Napoleons with St. Daniel’s Catholic Church, 6:30 Nine Telluride, July 5, MoMo BEST PIZZA & Ice Cream Cranberry Sauce. Recipes for p.m., 325-0068. Designs and more. Hours: Friday, & ICE CREAM in Ouray Noodle Kugel and Cranberry Apple Ouray County Historical Mu- 5-8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; County (970) 626-2122 Bake. 6-9 p.m., A Secret Garden seum – Fall/Winter Hours: Thurs.- Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 250 Palomino Trail • Ridgway, Colorado B&B, Ouray. Cost: $52-$58. Go to Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 420 6th Av- The Wizard of Oz – Performed by enue, Ouray, 325-4576. Sheridan Arts Foundation’s Young Ouray Hot Springs Pool – Hours: People’s Theater, featuring students WEDNESDAY, DEC. 9 Monday through Friday, 12-8:45 in grades 6-8, Sheridan Opera Fort Lewis College Theatre p.m.; Saturday/Sunday, 11 a.m.-9 House, 6 p.m. Tickets: $13 adults, Presents Déjà Vu – Free Durango p.m. Info: 970/325-7073. $11 children 12 and under, lap chil- performances of the original pro- Ouray Public Library – Hours: dren free.www.sheridanoperahouse. duction followed by a Q&A, 11 Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., 10 com. If every household in the U.S. replaced just one roll a.m. Teachers must arrange for their a.m.-1 p.m. Info: 970/325-4616. of 1,000 sheet virgin fiber bathroom tissues with student’s transportation and meals. Ouray Visitor Center – Hours: SATURDAY, DEC. 5 100% recycled ones, we could save: 373,000 trees, rd For more information, contact Scott Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun., 10 3 TASP Special Olympic Fam- 1.48 million cubic feet of landfill space, ily Day – Kadera at [emailprotected] a.m.-3 p.m. Info: 970/325-4746. A Telluride Adaptive and 155 million gallons of water. or call 970-247-7089. Regional Medical Shuttle Avail- Sports event to celebrate hard work Weehawken Pottery Painting able through San Miguel, Ouray and accomplishments achieved by Class – For all ages, with Robbie and West Montrose Local Health- regional Special Olympics partici- Stellmacher in Ridgway, 4:30-5:30 care Initiative for non-emergency pants. Skiing, on-mountain scav- p.m. or 6 p.m. Visit weehawke- appointments in Montrose or Grand enger hunt, luncheon, games and Junction. Call 728-3848 for pickup prizes, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Telluride from Telluride; 327-0509 from Ski Resort. Sponsored by Mountain THURSDAY, DEC. 10 Norwood; 865-2665 from Nucla/ Village Owners Association, Tel- Ouray School Band and Choir Naturita/Paradox; 626-5160 from luride Sports and the Telluride Ski Holiday Concert, 7 p.m., Ouray Ouray/Ridgway. and Golf Company. School. Ridgway Public Library – Mon., Tues., Thurs., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Wed., SUNDAY, DEC. 6 ANNOUNCEMENTS: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; TASP Strength and Conditioning Dream Catcher Therapy Center/ Sat., Sun., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Story Workout Session – With “Coach” End of the Trail Horse Rescue Time, Thurs., 11 a.m.-noon. Info: Sanctuary Sponsorships – They 970/626-5252. see calendar on page 24 24 | THURSDAY, December 3, 2009 the watch telluride New Schedule.... New claSSeS! yoga center for more detailed event listings or to post your event online, please visit Youth Gung Fu/Chinese Excersie w/Jason Mondays @ 5:15p calendar from page 23 Community Center. Presentation ral, 877/728-5613. Includes San Intro to Ashtanga from Colorado Water Conserva- Miguel, Ouray, Montrose, Delta, w/Sharon Wednesdays @ 9:00a Miller, 4-5:30 p.m. at Telluride tion Board/Colorado Division of Gunnison and Hinsdale counties. Viniyoga Adaptive Sports office in Mountain Wildlife/BLM and Bikis Water Galloping Goose –728-5700 w/Susan Fridays @ 9:00a Village. Open to the public for Consultants. Norwood Cancer Support Group An Introduction to Yoga suggested donation of $10. Please Telluride Planning & Zoning – Call 327-4873 or 729-2143. w/Robyn Sundays @ 4:00p call 728-3865 to RSVP at least 24 Meeting, 6 p.m., Rebekah Hall Mountain Village Guest Services Check out our NEW schedule online at hours in advance of your workout Center – Open daily 9 a.m.-6 p.m. or for more information. THURSDAY, DEC. 10- in the Franz Klammer building and FRIDAY, DEC. 11 both gondola stations; 728-5424. MONDAY, DEC. 7 Inaccurate Reenactments – Nugget Theatre – www.nuggetthe- Regional Economic Futures Telluride History You Don’t Know,, 728-3030. 201 W. Colorado Ave (upstairs) 970-729-1673 Discussion – The Regional presented by SquidShow Theatre Regional Medical Shuttle Avail- Economic Futures Task Force and the Telluride Historical Mu- able through San Miguel, Ouray (REFTF) will present its findings seum. Thursday, 8 p.m., Fly Me to and West Montrose Local Health- to date and its future goals at the the Moon Saloon; free. Friday, 8 care Initiative for non-emergency next Intergovernmental Meeting, 9 p.m., museum; $15. appointments in Montrose or Grand Junction. Call 728-3848 for 335 W. Colorado Ave. a.m. in the Mountain Village Town Hall (above the Mountain Village ANNOUNCEMENTS: pickup from Telluride; 327-0509 Angel BAskets Market.) The public is encouraged Early Childhood Education 101 from Norwood; 865-2665 from Nucla/Naturita/Paradox; 626-5160 Would like to thAnk the neW donors to attend. REFTF is based on the and 102 Classes – To be offered this winter by UC San Miguel from Ouray/Ridgway. to the sAn Miguel regionAl Food BAnk premise that in recent history, the Telluride region’s economy has with credit through Colorado San Miguel County Website – BAked in telluride been shaped in large part by outside Northwestern Community College. el PoMAr FoundAtion market forces, and that as we move Numbers and interest will deter- San Miguel Resource Center – FAr-AWAy FoundAtion forward, the community should mine if classes may be offered in Call 728-5842 x 3#. tAr (telluride AssociAtion oF reAltors) take a larger role in shaping its own both Norwood and Telluride. Con- Second Chance Humane Society for cash donations: future. Numerous public work- tact UCSM to declare your interest – Call 626-CARE (2273) or visit P.O. Box 22000, PMB 180, Telluride, CO 81435 shops will follow in the months and find out more information. A Director’s Certification class may Telluride/Mountain Village Gon- for food donations: to come. For more information, contact San Miguel County Com- also be offered. Visit www.ucsan- dola –www.townofmountainvil- please call 970/729-1899. missioner, Joan May, 728-3844 or or call 369-5255. [emailprotected], or Celebrate the Holidays With Telluride Parks & Recreation The New Community Coalition, Ah Haa – Wine glass painting Activity Info: Ice skating, hockey, & 728-1340. class, Dec. 5; Collage Art Mail open-gym basketball, volleyball earth sky Telluride Open Space Commis- with Sally Davis and Nancy Craft, and soccer, broomball, and cross- presence and inspiration while on vacation sion, 4 p.m., Rebekah Hall Dec. 8-9; Watercolor Postcards country skiing for youth and adults. For a complete schedule and spe- Join us in beautiful Todos Santos, Baja California for a vacation retreat in Winter of 2010. with Meredith Nemirov, Dec, 10; Nourish your spirit and body in the warmth of the sun, and in a context of personal evolution. TUESDAY, DEC. 8 Holiday Hors D’oeuvres class, cific information, go to Telluride Elementary School Dec. 10; Holiday Shibori silks with, email cdidkinson@ Building a Supportive Internal Mother Winter Concert – Featuring kinder- Kathy Green, Dec. 14-16; Elegant, or call 728-2173. Jan 25-29, 2010 • Ruby Jo Walker, LCSW & Nancy Funk, MS garten through third grade, 9 a.m., Holiday Cooking, Dec. 16; Create Reach Youth Link at 728-0140. Body as Music Michael D. Palm Theatre; free ad- a Killer Cycling Vest with Steve Telluride Visitors Center – Open Feb 7-13, 2010 • Dr. Clayton Sullwold, DC mission. For more info, call Robin Fassbinder, Dec. 19. Call 728-3886 daily 9 a.m.-8 p.m., 630 W. Colo- Riding the Waves, Finding Our Way Closson at 728-6615 ext. 959. or visit rado Ave., 728-3041 x 1 or www. Feb 15-19, 2010 • Heather Laurie & Marina Muzzell Archaeology, Oral Tradition, and Ah Haa Kids’ Classes – Flying the Mesa Verde Migration – Tellu- Things with Paint and Clay, Sally Town of Mountain Village Web- Beyond Surviving: Thriving with Cancer ride Unearthed Lecture Series pre- Davis, Dec. 1-22; ARTrageous site – Mar 8-13, 2010 • Dr. Nasha Winters, ND, LAc, DOM sentation by Dr. Scott Ortman, 6-8 After School Days, Mondays and Town of Norwood Website – & Marina Muzzell p.m., Telluride Historical Museum. Wednesdays; Holiday Art Break [emailprotected] 970-259-9205 Camps, Dec. 21-23 and 28-30; Town of Telluride Website – WEDNESDAY, DEC. 9 Noel Night Secret Santa Workshop, CCAASE Meeting, noon, Re- Dec. 2. Call 728-3886 or visit University Centers of the San Miguel – accredited courses, con- the CHOCOLATE SHOP by ® bekah Hall Ecology Commission Meeting, 4 Mountain Village Public Trans- tinuing education classes, and ca- Telluride Truffle p.m., Rebekah Hall portation – Gondola Hours: reer counseling, 369-5255 or www. Historic and Architectural Re- daily service, 7 a.m.-midnight. view Commission, 6 p.m., Re- Dial-A-Ride operates on the same Wilkinson Public Library – bekah Hall schedule. Chondola runs daily, 7 , 728- Telluride School District Winter a.m.-midnight. 4519 Drop by Band Concert – Featuring the in- StrongHouse Studios has indi- Women’s Cancer Support Group termediate, middle vidual artist studio space and a – Call 970/728-4547. and see school and high school bands darkroom for rent. Wright Stuff Community Foun- (grades 4 through 12), 6 p.m., Contact Sasha at 728-8959 or dation – www.wrightstufffounda- what’s new. Michael D. Palm Theatre; free [emailprotected]., 327-0555. admission. For more info, call Pete Closson at 728-4377 ext. 112. COMMUNITY INFORMATION: TO HAVE YOUR EVENT LISTED… Listings for the calendar may be submitted to our web THURSDAY, DEC. 10 12-Step Meetings Hotline – 728- calendar at anytime by going to www.tellu- Lower San Miguel River In-; click on calendar and follow Visit the new in-town shop in the Nugget Building on Fir Street. 7270, Telluride; 970/864-7124, stream Flow Appropriation (IFA) West End the prompts. Dated events for the print ver- Proposal Meeting – Special meet- sion of the calendar may be emailed to cal- Kassy is not only beautiful, Free Childcare Info/Referrals [emailprotected]. Deadline for Kassy but one of the sweetest ing with San Miguel County Com- – Call Bright Futures for Early Thursday publication is Monday at noon. No and most loving dogs in the missioners, 6-7:30 p.m., Norwood Childcare Resource and Refer- phone calls, please. world! She is 6 months old, spayed, vaccinated, and micro-chipped. nugget from page 13 all around, with some excellent so many story elements before Visiting Hours: visual effects and sound design brightly colored objects distract Daily 10 am-4 pm heads. “Supporting characters are giving the action scenes extra them with deafening combat?” 121 Sherman St. Ridgway well drawn, particularly a band of punch.” before going on to pronounce As- (Near Citizens State Bank) robot revolutionaries plotting to The Los Angeles Times re- tro Boy “better than most of its overthrow their human overlords viewer says: “The soft colors and recent competitors.” but hopelessly hampered by Asi- shiny surfaces help mitigate a sto- Nugget Building owners Ka- mov’s first law of robotics. ry that’s at its best when it lets its trine and Bill Formby will donate “Animation is topnotch yet images do the talking.” And critic $10 for every bag of popcorn sold stylistically inconsistent, veering Robert Ebert wonders: “Has mar- during Nugget Nights to Angel 970-626-CARE from bubbly and Wii-like to pho- ket research discovered our chil- Baskets. Meet all of our adoptable pets at torealistic from scene to scene. dren are all laboring with atten- Astro Boy is rated PG. Run- Other tech contributions are solid tion deficits and can only absorb ning time is 94 minutes. the watch THURSDAY, December 3, 2009 | 25 TAR FIRST TIME HOME letters from page 4 is only very recently that due to major airlines changes in operating partners BUYER RECIPIENT! of reports and verifications. I believe and industry consolidation that a few our town government is bloated qualified aircraft (Dash 8) have pos- enough. Perhaps they should con- sibly become available. (Many of sider a diet! the communities who have lost ser- “WELCOME HOME” I would venture a guess that vice will be vying for these aircraft). more than 50 percent of our resi- Dash 8 aircraft are the 37 passenger dents are involved in some way, turbo props used by US Airways for shape or form in the development their flights from Phoenix. TMRAO of this community. The majority of acquired this service in 2004 via guar- us were committed to “Green Build- antee agreements which will operate ing” before it became a fashionable again this winter. The Dash 7 aircraft term. I always have, and will con- which flew many of the seats into Tel- tinue to, recycle reuse and reclaim. luride in the 1990’s doesn’t even fly My employees have called me Fred commercially anymore. Sanford for years. I think most of Great Lakes operating as Fron- us are always looking for new and tier and United Express provide our more energy efficient ways to build Denver service. Great Lakes in the the homes our clients want. We al- past three years took on many gov- ways strive to improve products and ernments subsidized and mandated reduce our waste. We don’t need to Essential Air Service markets. Due be forced into this because “Aspen to the number of these markets does this.” I thought we were try- Great Lakes has pulled aircraft ing not to be like Aspen! The town (Beachcraft 1900) from Telluride should be rewarding good ecological to meet its government contract choices instead of threatening fines flying obligations. Great Lakes and penalties. Their motto seems to has committed to adding equip- be, “The beatings will continue until ment in the next one to three years morale improves.” to bring back up the level of ser- Wake up, everyone. We need to vice to Telluride, however it may stand up and tell whoever is behind be a gradual rebuilding. With this this that we don’t want it! Please, less than desirable environment, please, please go to Town Hall, get TMRAO is proactively searching Article 9, and read it thoroughly. It’s for other alternatives to improve CONGRATULATIONS! 15 pages long. Then, show up at the the capacity and frequency for the P and Z meeting on Dec. 10 at 7:30 Telluride to Denver route. JEFF HASKELL p.m. and tell them what you think. TMRAO is excited about the It’s your last chance. improvements at the Telluride Air- port. When the work is complete FTHBAF Award Presented by Asa Van Gelder – Kevin Croke the runways design category will Past T.A.R. FTHBAF Committee Member & Jeff’s REALTOR® change from a B-III to a D-III. This TMRAO Has increases the types of aircraft that qualify to fly to Telluride and there- ‘Multiple Strategies fore improves TMRAO’s chances of acquiring additional service to Tellu- In Place’ for TEX ride. Until that time the region’s air organization will continue with its Editor: priority of aggressively pursuing all A recent Letter to the Editor economically feasible opportunities commented on the need to increase to improve our air service. commercial air service into Telluride. TMRAO is an economic de- The Telluride Montrose Regional velopment organization focused WinterCatCh Air Organization (TMRAO) agrees on bringing in visiting guests to and has diligently pursued all air- the region. Both the service to the You BY lines that have equipment qualified Telluride and Montrose Airports to fly scheduled commercial service are successful with this as 82 per- into the Telluride Airport. Increas- cent and 80 percent of its winter SurpriSe? ing air service into Telluride is a top passengers respectively are over- priority for our organization. The night visitors who are not full- great news is that with the continued time locals or part-time residents. airport improvements and advances Seventy percent and 75 percent in technology we will soon be able of Telluride and Montrose Air- to better court airlines to provide this port winter flyers are coming for service. Convincing the airlines to downhill skiing/snowboarding. operate in this environment is a chal- Contrary to the perception of some lenging task but TMRAO has mul- in the public only a small portion tiple strategies in place to lure more of visitors using the flights are go- service to Telluride. ing to Crested Butte, 1 percent of For the last five years, very few Telluride guests and 4 percent of airlines have had aircraft qualified Montrose guest flyers. to fly into the Telluride Airport. For TMRAO is an organization that those airlines that do have qualified acts publicly and encourages public aircraft most of their planes were attendance at our regular monthly The best thing you can do to protect you committed to other more depend- meetings. We believe strongly in and your family during an emergency is prepare! able and profitable markets. Reason- sharing whatever information is able revenue guarantees have been not classified as confidential in our offered and in some cases accepted airline agreements with the public PACK A KIT with essentials... to gain service to Telluride but dur- and deeply desires to keep our com- ing these challenging times many of munities informed of our priorities, * At Home to ‘Shelter in Place’ the airlines are cutting back and re- strategies and results. TMRAO At Your Workplace ducing service and using the aircraft posts meeting date/time and loca- * qualified for Telluride for what they tion information in the local papers * On the Road perceive as more profitable routes. and welcomes the community’s Over the last three years over 100 participation. Visit for detailed small communities, most with a Emergency Preparedness Info population much larger than Telluride – Tom Hess, President, Tellu- have lost air service. Many have lost ride/Montrose Regional Air Orga- CAll JEnnIfER AT 728-9546 fOR mORE InfORmATIOn ALL their commercial air service. It nization. 26 | THURSDAY, December 3, 2009 the watch holiday from page 10 New to the sale this year skyrocket from page 8 notch was also carved in the hillside der the $50,000 allocated by the is food. “This year we decided to direct flow to the present -catch city council for construction. people will shop for holiday gifts to open it up for food and we cal survey, the flow from Skyrock- ment basin to the north and along a Besides protecting the pool with them rather than Wal-Mart.” will see what happens,” he said. et Creek is considered “very high drainage out to the Uncompahgre and city structures, the diver- Holiday shoppers will have “The turnout is entirely depen- hazard.” River. sion dam will provide protection two days to get what they need dent on the weather and, so far, Very high hazard, according The notch is still there, but over since a major slide could also cut at the Ouray Elks Arts Crafts the weather looks good for this to the county report “could include the years, the old cable and timber off U.S. Highway 550, the ma- and Food Sale. According to weekend. We are hoping to have structural damage…large accumu- diversion dam deteriorated and fi- jor route in and out of town, said organizer Jim Pettengill, the a good turnout on both vendors lations of debris being piled in and nally was completely destroyed in Rondinelli. event is an opportunity for any and purchasers.” around buildings, trees being toppled August of 2005. According to the “In the event of a major catas- local crafters to sell their unique Pettengill said space is still or severely damaged and severe mud report, the new diversion dam will trophe, it is important to keep the goods and gifts before the available for vendors, who can rent and water damage…and loss of life function much as the old one, but highway open to support emergency Christmas holiday arrives. tables for $35. It is open to anybody is possible.” is made of poured concrete and was response as well as a critical evacua- “So far the list of folks at- who wants to display his or her arts Luckily, it doesn’t happen very given a new design by McMillon tion route,” he said. tending include photography, fi- and crafts. Pettengill said those often. The first diversion on Sky- Engineering of Ridgway. Shortly after the first diversion ber arts, clothing and soft goods, wishing to be a vendor should show rocket Creek was built in 1929 after City workers and a few tem- dam was built in 1929, it had to be jewelry, and oil paintings,” up no later than 8 a.m. on Saturday the pool was wiped out – for the sec- porary employees did the actual replaced because it failed and “a drift Pettengill said. “In past years we morning for set up. For more infor- ond time – by debris flows. work, Ouray City Manager Pat- of debris 40 feet high” was deposited have had everything from natural mation or to reserve a spac,e call According to the county’s Multi- rick Rondinelli said, and it ap- on the highway below, according to wreaths to sheepskin slippers.” Pettengill at 970/626-4239. Hazard Mitigation Plan, at the time a pears the project has come in un- the county report. fall from page 1 as do city-installed signs warning ible, except for a badly faded, il- of toxic levels of raccoon feces. legible sign that appeared to be an Arrests and citations were is- Starling, who has found evidence electrical hazard warning. sued to the victims and others at the of kids onsite drinking and doing The fence surrounding the old scene, Lillard said. drugs, said warning signs are com- building can be breached from Late-night and weekend visits monly stolen. many places, explained Starling, to the old plant are nothing new, Starling theorized that the three and it sits right next to a path that said caretaker Gunther Starling, who fell from the catwalk Friday goes from the high school, about pointing to several large graffiti night climbed over a concrete fence a block away, and north along the paintings on the building, which on the south side of the property, railroad tracks. towers over an industrial zone just where a nearby yurt and teepee According to Lillard, charges a few blocks west of main street. manufacturer keeps stacks of mate- filed against the victims and- oth Broken windows and rusted metal rial, and that the victims were ap- ers at the scene included unlawful mark the building as an eyesore. parently running over the catwalk consumption of alcohol by persons Whether it qualifies an attrac- when they fell through the hole that under the age of 21, unlawful entry, tive nuisance is up for debate. was cut into it. and unlawful provision of alcohol Starling said it is pointless to There were “no trespassing” to persons under 21. put up “no trespassing” signs, be- signs posted along the property, Charges were filed against cause they immediately disappear, although this week, none were vis- Miller, Pickett and Drown. Charges

THREE INJURED IN FALL — Three young people were injured, one seriously, when they fell from a defective catwalk (center) at this aban- doned electric plant in Montrose. They and others with them are facing trespassing and alcohol-related charges. (Photo by Beverly Corbell)

were also filed against husband and cal personnel arrived on scene with wife, Ricky Mitchell, 26, and Sarah bolt cutters, he said. Mitchell, 20, both of Montrose. The building is owned by Eric Also charged was Sean Gaetz, 23, Jacobson, who owns hydroelec- of Montrose. tric plants in Ouray and Telluride. When police arrived at the Jacobson is currently out of town, scene, Lillard said, they couldn’t said Starling said, but plans to meet open the locked gate but could hear with police about the incident upon “the faint voice of a girl yelling, his return. ‘We’re in here!’” Police were only Initial written reports of the able to get onto the property after incident were not released to the fire department emergency -medi press. the watch THURSDAY, December 3, 2009 | 27 vttw from page 4 stand up). For only the second time Lindsey blame the snow – every- telluride Wilkinson in recent memory, no Americans body had to ski the same conditions. Sunday’s slalom, an even stronger made the second-run cut. Especially disappointing since Vonn discipline for Vonn. I watched from The snow was undeniably had trained all week on a private library corner skier’s right of the finish line as one- hard and slick. It had been injected slope in Vail (her home town) that By Barbara Brattin, Library Director by-one the top seeds sliced around the with water in the days leading up had been injected just for her. And, red and blue gates. Austrian Kathrin to the races, an increasingly com- to top it off, this is what she Tweeted Zettel, who came second the day be- mon practice on both the men’s her fans on Saturday night: “Just fin- Staff Picks for Holiday Giving fore, looked solid despite the brutally and women’s tours. The idea is to ished freeskiing on the race hill. It’s hard surface underfoot. Maria Riesch This is our favorite time of the year terrific holiday gifts. This week we’re guarantee a “fair racing surface.” In pretty icy but thankfully I had great at the library. We each get to look back highlighting adult titles, next week we’ll bobbled a bit but kept it together. snow that is too soft, the early run- grip! Excited to see the Vonntourage on a year’s worth of reading and share suggest for teens, and mid-December Zahrobska came down fourth with ners carve ruts around the gates that @ the race 2morrow!” our best experiences with our commu- we’ll offer you a list for the wee ones a smoothly controlled run, making make it difficult for later starters to The World Cup has iced itself nity. Over the next three weeks, we’ll in your lives. All descriptions are taken it look easy. Marlies Schild, an Aus- notch a good time. into a corner. In its drive for “fair- be listing titles we think would make from publisher reviews. trian returning after a year off with a (In one of the happiest stories ness,” for perfectly consistent con- broken leg, put in a time just behind from Sunday, French skier Anne- ditions from first racer to last, it has Favorite Fiction for Adults Zahrobska’s. Vonn started seventh. Sophie Barthet came all the way up harnessed technologies that are still Netherland by Joseph O’Neill She looked good in her white to sixth place, from the 58th start more art than science. With occa- In a New York City made phantasmagorical by the events of 9/11, Hans – a banker and pink suit, until half-way along position, and did a little dance in the sionally aberrant results. originally from the Netherlands – finds himself marooned among the strange occu- she got sideways, missed a gate and finish area much to the delight of the Lindsey’s right about one thing: pants of the Chelsea Hotel after his English wife and son return to London. that was that, it was over. DNF: did crowd. Especially sweet for Barthet Ski racing is not the same game it The Art Of Racing In The Rain by Garth Stein not finish. No time for the first run. was the fact that she had broken her used to be. (You and I would barely Nearing the end of his life, Enzo, a dog with a philosopher’s soul, tries to bring to- No chance for a second run. leg in the 2007 Aspen races, on snow be able to stand up on one of those gether the family, pulled apart by a three year custody battle between daughter Zoe’s Afterwards Vonn told the press that was belatedly deemed too soft.) bulletproof tracks.) If the women maternal grandparents and her father Denny, a race car driver. that the snow was too difficult, that So, injection became the big want to get together and protest The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins In a future North America, where the rulers of Panem maintain control through an it was “essentially like pond ice.” It’s story, in Aspen and in the blogo- courses that have almost nothing to annual televised survival competition pitting young people from each of the twelve not ski racing anymore when it’s like sphere afterward. Should all courses do with cloud-given crystals, with districts against one another, sixteen-year-old Katniss’s skills are put to the test when that, she said, “it’s ice skating… It be injected? Or should it be a last re- what we know as snow, then they she voluntarily takes her younger sister’s place. doesn’t look good on TV.” sort when Mother Nature (or global should do that. In the meantime, Sar- Baking Cakes In Kigali by Gaile Parkin Nobody likes to see their heroes warming) isn’t cooperating? Should ka Zahrobska had it right after her Rendered a confidant and supportive friend for her willingness to listen to her neigh- bors in genocide-stricken Rwanda, baker Angel Tungaraza provides decadent confec- look bad. Sometimes the wind comes the fairer sex be spared injection impressive victory: “If you want to tions and transforming counsel to a series of troubled customers. up at the British Open and Tiger where the heavier, stronger men win you have to know how to ski on In Other Rooms, Other Wonders by Daniyal Mueenuddin Woods turns into a hacker. At Aspen, really need it to keep things fair? every snow on every course.” A volume of linked stories describes the intertwined lives of landowners and their 24 of the 73 starters either fell or slid Shouldn’t regular-old high-density retainers on the Gurmani family farm in Pakistan, in a collection that explores such off the first-run course (though all man-made snow be hard enough? – Peter Shelton’s blog is peterh- themes as culture, class power, and desire. 30 second-run racers did manage to It was disappointing to hear Favorite Nonfiction for Adults The Golden Spruce: A True Story of Myth, Madness, and Greed by John Vaillant ubc from page 4 The Talking Gourd come give a sermon. As an ex- Traces the political, religious, and scientific factors that contributed to the seemingly seminarian, it was one of those inexplicable decision of logger-turned-activist Grant Hadwin to destroy the world’s WEEKLY QUOTA … “What The Day We life goals I finally had a chance only giant golden spruce tree. is the beauty in leaves falling? / to fulfill – standing at the pulpit Superfreakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes, And Why Suicide To whom are we beautiful as we Said Goodbye and preaching. And together we Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance by Steven D. Levitt Whether investigating a solution to global warming or explaining why the price of go?” – David Ignatow to Gracie ended up doing several UU ser- oral sex has fallen so drastically, Levitt and Dubner mix smart thinking and great vices over the years for the con- storytelling to show how people respond to incentives. RANDY RUSSELL … Gosh, gregation there, even after Ran- Super Natural Cooking: Five Delicious Ways To Incorporate Whole And Natural this season of losses just doesn’t Dog walking 44ZN dy moved away from Garfield Ingredients Into Your Cooking by Heidi Swanson end … Randy passed away this towards the gravel pit County … There are few people A stylish and creative introduction to cooking with nutritional superfoods features 80 healthful and delicious recipes that emphasize whole grains, natural sweeteners, week. Some locals may re- after the wake’s applause. who could spin ideas into a lat- healthy oils, and phytonutrient-packed ingredients. member him when he ran the tice of argument as deftly or as All Cakes Considered: A Year’s Worth Of Weekly Recipes Tested, Tasted, And Ap- Telluride Institute and lived in A horizon of clouds convincingly as Randy Russell. proved By The Staff Of NPR’s All Things Considered by Melissa Gray Norwood. Those of us “elders” His loss leaves those that knew Melissa Gray is National Public Radio’s Cake Lady. Every Monday she brings a cake at the annual Headwaters Con- backlit & for a moment him sad and grieving. to the office for her colleagues at NPR to enjoy. Hundreds of Mondays (and cakes) illuminated later, Melissa has lots of cake-making tips to share. ference at Gunnison’s Western Shopping For Porcupine: A Life In Arctic Alaska by Seth Kantner State treasured his brilliant WORLD TRADE CENTER … The author of Ordinary Wolves presents a series of essays that traces his childhood in mind, acerbic wit and great gen- like Mind Dwain Deets, director of research a sod igloo in Alaska, work as trapper and fisherman, and perspectives on the rapidly erosity. He was a Colorado boy finding the right engineering at NASA’s Dryden disappearing community of his youth. – loved the mountains and es- Flight Research Center for 37 pecially the rivers. Every year Word. years, gave a multimedia presen- he’d sketch some iconic slick- tation in San Diego last month rock landscape, print up cards, Watching our maverick Star on behalf of nearly one thousand watercolor them by hand, and take her leave architects and engineers who cite snail-mail a batch out to his mé- behind the Henrys. evidence of explosive demolition nage of friends. I have one above in all three World Trade Center my desk … When he worked in skyscrapers on 9/11 and are call- Glenwood Springs as a planner Going pink. Going ing for a new, independent in- for the county, he got involved fierce rosé vestigation into their destruction with the Unitarian Universal- & gone starry black. … The vat of truth appears to be ists, and one year invited me to coming to a boil. elle from page 4 Christmas with pretty twinkling gift unwrapping frenzy; perhaps it lights, instead of pot-bellied men is this, the gratification of giving, The thing is, what is Christmas squeezing down chimneys to de- that lies at the heart of why we without Santa Claus, stockings, and liver mounds of the season’s hot- buy gifts at Christmas. So despite pretty boxes wrapped beneath the test toys. Toys that require parents my intentions to create a fam- tree? Aside, of course, from spend- to stand in line outside of big box ily holiday tradition that doesn’t ing time with family, not punching a stores at five in the morning. wholly revolve around shopping time clock, and celebrating the birth I realize, however, that I – like or spending money, I have to ad- of Jesus (if you’re so inclined). any parent – will ultimately cave. I mit – I have already caved. I have At not quite two years old, Elle will want my daughter to have the purchased a baby doll, complete is still somewhat clueless about Christmas she hopes for; and if that with bib and bottle and baby bed, Santa Claus and pretty wrapped means standing in line outside of a for Elle this Christmas. And since presents; Christmas, to her, is all big box store at five in the morning I don’t want to be that lame aunt about the sparkling lights strung to buy a fake pet hamster, well… who never has gifts for her niece like twinkle, twinkle little stars on we’ll see about that. and nephews on Christmas, I’ve trees and houses around town. I This Christmas, it will give begged my sister-in-law to tell me selfishly wish it could remain that my family members immense what to buy her kids. way, that in the years to come my joy to watch Elle and her cousins I bet she, too, secretly wants to daughter will continue to associate delight in the Christmas morning tell me, “Nothing.” Real Estate Directory . . . . 29.

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SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. incorrigible lying. From a metaphori- intensity. I have rarely seen you offer- always bubbling below the surface but VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): In 21): “Dear Rob: I love to be proven cal perspective, Capricorn, a compa- ing so much bang for the buck. You that is usually not visible. one of his short poems, John Averill wrong. That's not an ironic statement. rable development may soon occur in are as flavorful as chocolate mousse, GEMINI (May 21-June 20): The ( describes a your own life. A benevolent (if some- as piercing as the scent of eucalyptus, week ahead will be a ripe time to pull scene that I think captures the essence Fr e e Wi l l As t r o l o g y what rough) intervention akin to the as lustrous as a fireworks display on a off magic reversals. May I suggest that of your current astrological omens: By Rob Brezsny woodpeckers' assistance will shrink an moonless night. Personally, I'm quite you try to transform dishwater greys “Today is the day of the photo of moon- overgrown, top-heavy part of your at- attracted to your saucy and zesty ema- into sparkling golds? Or how about re- rise over Havana in a book on a shelf I actually get excited and feel creative titude, allowing you to proceed to the nations, and I think most people with cycling the dead energy of a lost cause in the snowbound cabin.” Here's a clue when I acquire new information that next chapter of your story with stream- strong egos will be. But some under- in such a way as to generate raw fuel about what it means: The snowbound shows me I've been operating under a lined grace. achievers with lower self-esteem may for a fresh start? I'm confident, Gemini, cabin is where you are right now in misunderstanding. One of my very fa- AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): regard you as being more like astrin- that you'll be able to discover treasure your life. The moonrise over Havana vorite life moments occurs when I am “There is light enough for those who gent medicine. My advice: Gravitate hidden in the trash, and that you'll find is where you could be early in 2010. convincingly liberated from a nega- wish to see,” wrote French philosopher toward those who like you to be pow- a way to unleash the creative zeal that How do you get there from here? tive opinion I've been harboring about Blaise Pascal, “and darkness enough erful. has been trapped inside polite numb- LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): An someone. As you can tell, I'm quite for those of the opposite disposition.” ARIES (March 21-April 19): ness. Now ponder this riddle, please: estuary is a bay where the salt water proud of this quality. The way I see it, I'm hoping you will align yourself with When Carolee Schneeman was a kid, Do you think there's any mystical of a sea mixes with the fresh water of emotional wealth and psychological the first group in the coming week, her extravagant adoration of nature significance in the fact that the word rivers. These days you remind me of health involve having so much self- Aquarius. More than ever before, what earned her the nickname “mad panthe- “stressed” is “desserts” spelled back- such a place. You are two-toned, Li- respect that I don't need to be right all you choose to focus on will come rush- ist.” Later, during her career as a visual wards? bra. You're dual-purpose and double- the time. – Sagittarian Freedom Fight- ing in to meet you, touch you, teach artist, she described her relationship CANCER (June 21-July 22): tracked. You're a hybrid blend of the er.” Dear Freedom Fighter: Thanks you, and prompt you to respond. Even with the world this way: “I assume Lately you remind me of the person yes and the no, the give and the take, for your testimony. The capacity you if all the smart people you know seem the senses crave sources of maximum Robert Hass describes in his poem the extravagant and the traditional. described is one that many Sagittarians to be drunk on the darkness, I encour- information, that the eye benefits by “Time and Materials”: “someone fall- And somehow this has been working will be poised to expand in 2010. And age you to be a brave rebel who insists exercise, stretch, and expansion to- ing down and getting up and running out pretty well for you. You're not so this is an excellent week for them to on equal time for the light. wards materials of complexity and and falling and getting up.” I'm sending much a dysfunctional contradiction start getting the hang of it. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): substance.” I hope that you're attracted you my compassion for the times you as an interesting juxtaposition. You're CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. White dwarfs are small and extremely to that perspective right now, Aries. To fall down, and my admiration for the not being crushed by a squeeze of 19): In an early version of the tale of dense stars. They're typically no bigger be in most productive alignment with times you get up, and my excitement opposites so much as you're getting Pinocchio, friendly woodpeckers chis- than the Earth but as heavy as the sun. the cosmic rhythms, you should be for the times you run. It has probably massaged by the oscillating throbs eled his nose back to its original size You currently have a resemblance to in a state of nearly ecstatic openness, become clear to you by now that the of complementary influences. Keep after it had grown enormous from his one of those concentrated balls of pure hungry to be stretched – like a mad falling down isn't a shameful thing to doing what you've been doing, only pantheist. be cursed, but rather is an instrumen- more so. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): tal part of the learning process that is SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): “Dear Rob: Last night my son and I teaching you marvelous secrets about Big shiny egos with flashy tricks may were star-gazing. When we focused getting back up and running. be mucking around in everyone's busi- on the constellation Cassiopeia, an LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): “I burn ness, calling narcissistic attention to owl started hooting. Then a brilliant for no reason, like a lantern in day- themselves as they pretend to do noble shooting star zipped by as a huge bat light,” writes poet Joseph Lease. I deeds. Meanwhile, I hope you'll be do- flew right over our heads. Was this a think that's a succinct formulation of ing the hard, detailed work that must bad omen? Bats are creepy – associ- one of your central issues, Leo. Burn- be done to serve the greater good – ated with vampires. And in Greek ing for no reason, like a lantern in the quietly and unpretentiously improving mythology Cassiopeia got divine pun- daylight, can be the cause of either people's lives without demanding ma- ishment because she bragged that she failure or success for you, depending jor tribute. That approach will stir up and her daughter were more beauti- on subtle differences of emphasis. This some sleek, silky karma that will come ful than the sea god's daughters. But is how it can be failure: When you're in handy when you undertake the I don't know, maybe this blast of odd mindlessly and wastefully burning building of your masterpiece in 2010. events was a good omen. Owls are through your prodigious reserves of symbols of wisdom and shooting stars fuel without any concern for the ben- © 2009 Rob Brezsny are lucky, right? What do you think? efits it may provide you and others. You can call Rob Brezsny, day or night Are we blessed or cursed? – Spooked This is how it can be success: When f o r y o u r e x p a n d e d Taurus.” Dear Spooked: The question you are exuberant and self-disciplined w e e k l y h o r o s c o p e of whether it's good or bad luck is ir- in shining your light and radiating 1-900-950-7700 relevant. Here's what's important: You your warmth just because it feels so $1.99 per minute. 18 and over. Tauruses are in a phase when the hid- good and so right and so healthy, and Touchtone Phone required. den workings of things will be shown without any thought about whether it's C/S 612/373-9785 Rob’s Website: to you – the mysterious magic that's “useful” to anyone.


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Around The region: Today ToMoRRoW saTuRday sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Dry weather will be experienced in the immediate area on Thursday while snow showers and flurries will be possible along the front range of the Colorado Rockies. Highs will range from the teens to the 30s. Dry weather will continue on Friday, as Partly cloudy skies Partly cloudy and cold Sunny to partly cloudy Partly sunny and Mostly cloudy, chance of Windy with a chance of Morning sun, then skies will remain partly cloudy. Highs will skies seasonable light snow snow increasing clouds range from the teens to the 30s. The dry weather will linger trough the weekend as 24° -3° 27° 4° 37° 13° 37° 17° 34° 19° 28° 25 10° 32° 15° a mix of sun and clouds will be seen. Highs sKI RePoRT will range from the 20s to the 40s. Area map tem- Oak Creek Kremmling Grand Lake Meeker Location new Snow Base Surface peratures shown are 21°/4° 25°/-7° 23°/-4° today’s highs and 25°/5° Yampa Arapahoe Basin 0” 18” PP TelluRIde alManaC tonight’s lows. Rangely 21°/-1° Aspen Highlands 0” NA NA Last seven days high Low Precip. 31°/10° Aspen Mountain 0” 10-12” LSGR Monday 11/30 43° 23° 0.00” Beaver Creek 0” 18” LSGR • national Weather Vail Big Sky 0” 22-35” PP Sunday 11/29 37° 25° 0.00” Glenwood Service: 970-243-7007 17°/0° Breckenridge 0” 20” LSGR Saturday 11/28 43° 32° trace” Rifle Springs • road conditions: Buttermilk 0” 70 NA NA Friday 11/27 50° 32° 0.00” 32°/10° 31°/8° 877-315-7623 70 Copper Mountain 0” 20” VC Thursday 11/26 54° 30° 0.00” Breckenridge Crested Butte 0” 17” PP Wednesday 11/25 45° 23° 0.00” 26°/1° Durango 0” 11-15” NA Tuesday 11/24 37° 14° 0.00” 24 Echo 0” NA NA Snowmass Aspen Fruita Eldora 0” 24” PP 70 Village 20°/-1° Leadville RIdgWay alManaC 38°/13° 21°/6° Jackson Hole 0” 10-23” PP 23°/2° Keystone 0” 18” LSGR Last seven days high Low Precip. 285 Monday 11/30 42° 17° 0.00” Loveland 0” 18” PP Monarch 0” 24” PP Sunday 11/29 37° 23° 0.00” Buena Vista Saturday 11/28 45° 31° 0.00” Grand Junction Powderhorn 0” NA NA 28°/17° Friday 11/27 51° 25° 700.00” 37°/15° 50 Crawford Ski Cooper 0” NA NA Thursday 11/26 49° 20° 0.00” 31°/8° Snowmass 0” 13-26” PP Wednesday 11/25 43° 13° 0.00” Delta Steamboat 0” 13” PP Sun Valley 0” 26-33” HP Tuesday 11/24 34° 8° 0.00” Moab 37°/13° Gunnison Salida Sunlight Mountain 0” NA NA 43°/18° 34°/13° 22°/0° Telluride 0” 20” PP Montrose noRWood alManaC 50 Vail 0” 18” LSGR 32°/10° 50 Last seven days high Low Precip. Winter Park 0” 18” PP Wolf Creek 0” 27-32” PDR Monday 11/30 47° 19° 0.00” 191 Snow depth in inches. Conditions key: PDR-powder; PDR-powder; WETGR-wet Sunday 11/29 41° 20° 0.08” granular; PP-Packed powder; WETSN-wet snow; HP-hard pack; WETPS-wet Saturday 11/28 47° 30° 0.00” Norwood Ridgway Crestone packed snow; MGS-machine groomed; SC-spring conditions; LSGR-loose granular; CORN-corn snow; FRGR-frozen granular; VC-variable conditions; Friday 11/27 54° 25° 0.01” Monticello 33°/8° 32°/6° 27°/14° WBLN-windblown; ICY-icy; GRMG-grooming Lake City Snow conditions provided by SnoCountry Mountain Resorts™ Thursday 11/26 60° 26° 0.00” 33°/12° Wednesday 11/25 54° 19° 0.04” Telluride 26°/2° 285 noRMals Tuesday 11/24 45° 13° 0.00” Dove Creek Source: 36°/11° 24°/-3° Center Next seven days high Low rainfall normal weekly 39.1° 5.1° 0.35” 31°/5° sun & Moon normal monthly 37.8° 3.1° 1.49” Sunrise/Sunset Moonrise/Moonset 666 normal year to date 22.03” Blanding Monte Vista Thursday 7:10 a.m./4:52 p.m. 6:21 p.m./8:46 a.m. 41°/15° 550 Friday 7:11 a.m./4:52 p.m. 7:35 p.m./9:40 a.m. 160 32°/5° TRends Cortez Saturday 7:12 a.m./4:52 p.m. 8:50 p.m./10:24 a.m. Durango Alamosa Temperature Precipitation Sunday 7:13 a.m./4:52 p.m. 10:03 p.m./11:01 a.m. 36°/12° 160 36°/8° Pagosa Springs 32°/1° Monday 7:14 a.m./4:52 p.m. 11:13 p.m./11:33 a.m. 15 day — — 33°/6° 285 Tuesday 7:15 a.m./4:52 p.m. None/12:02 p.m. Four Corners 30 day s — Wednesday 7:16 a.m./4:52 p.m. 12:22 a.m./12:30 p.m. 46°/19° 90 day s — Last New First Full Trends are indications compared25 to normal conditions 180 Farmington 41°/14° Red River Forecasts, graphs and data 84 20°/0° provided by Weather Central, Dec. 8 Dec. 16 Dec. 24 Dec. 31 Inc., Madison, WI. © 2009

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The Work shall be completed and ready for final payment within 365 calendar days. The work will be awarded based on available funding by the Town of Ophir. Only parts of the work may be awarded depending on funding available.

Location: Ophir, Colorado in Southwest Colorado Contact: Scott Stevens, P.E., [emailprotected], Phone (970) 257-1350, fax (970) 257-1066 Pre-bid meeting: Non-Mandatory, 1:00 pm Tuesday November 24, 2009 at Ophir Town Hall, 36 Porphyry Street Bid Opening: 2:00 p.m. on December 11, 2009 Final Completion: 365 calendar days

A large part of the communication regarding this procurement will be conducted by electronic mail (e-mail). Bidder must have a valid e-mail address to receive this correspondence.

All questions must be made in writing, preferably via email or fax. Engineers will not be available to answer questions on the phone.

All Bids that have been duly received will be opened publicly and read aloud. All interested parties are invited to attend. The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all Bids and to waive irregularities or informalities in any bid, and all Bidders shall agree that such rejection shall be without liability on the part of the Owner for any damage or claim brought by any Bidder because of such rejection, nor shall the Bidders seek any recourse of any kind against the Owner because of such rejections. No bid may be withdrawn within a period of 60 days. The filing of any Bid in response to this invitation shall constitute an agreement of the Bidder to these conditions.

Bids will then be reviewed by the Engineer and the Owner. The award will be made prior to December 30, 2009 and the Contractor must be under Contract with the Town of Ophir by December 30, 2009. The successful contractor will be awarded the contract based on price, qualifications, and schedule. The Owner retains the right to reject any and all proposals submitted on behalf of this project.

Bids shall include Bid Security in the form of a certified or bank cashier’s check or a Bid Bond in the amount of 5% of total Bid price. The Bidder to whom a Contract is awarded will be required to furnish Performance, Payment and Warranty Bonds.

Bidders are advised, this project is funded in part with funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

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Taylor Swift and Twilight's Werewolf – Taking a Big Bite Out of Romance

“Remind Me to tell you about Rumor: Angelina Jolie demands Villa Blanca restaurant in Beverly more than 4 million albums and her the U.S. media in such an intimate the time I looked into the heart of an that Brad Pitt never talk to his ex, Hills. The ladies sat at an inconspic- success has vaulted her to the spot surrounding – two feet away – is artichoke,” said Bette Davis in All Jennifer Aniston. But she sees noth- uous table, but ... it was Janet Jack- of “Second Richest Young Person still pretty daunting!” At that, the About Eve. ing wrong with chatting up her ex, son and Tyra Banks. Do you think in Britain.” She is so popular that gorgeous Miss Jenkins was almost Billy Bob Thornton. Chatting to the nobody noticed? she felt compelled to write her au- literally lifted off her stilettos, and St a r d u s t point of possibly working together. Miss Jackson had the grilled tobiography, Time to Say Hello. guided to the elevators. Liz Smith Brad says, “It's not fair!” (Does chicken salad and Miss Banks the Yet, she is only 29. But, everybody Her beaming rep, Miss Rosen- he hold his breath till he turns blue, Tiger Prawn salad. It came to $30 wants to make it big in the good old berg, looked as if she'd never even SPEAKING OF hearts, Taylor too?) bucks. They left a hefty $20 tip. U.S. of A. heard the name Madonna. Swift's own heart was broken last I will bet dollars to donuts that We love generous stars. At the Warner Records' of- year when – in a 27-second phone Brad has very little interest in talk- fice event, Miss Jenkins wore a GOOD DEEDS in Blighty. call – her beau, Joe Jonas, of Jonas ing to Miss Aniston (and vice ver- WHAT'S A PR woman to do skin-tight black co*cktail dress On Dec. 13, Elton John throws his Brothers fame – broke up with her. sa!) and that Miss Jolie can hardly when she has a client who looks and gravity-defying heels. Her annual Winter Ball to benefit the (At least he didn't do it by email.) remember the blood-vial-around- like Marilyn Monroe and sings like curves have curves. With nothing Elton John AIDS Foundation. This Well, Miss Swift is singing the the-neck days of Billy Bob. But, Maria Callas? but piano accompaniment, jaws is a whopping event. It happens at old revenge anthem, “Who's Sorry such is what makes the world turn If you are Liz Rosenberg, of dropped when she opened her Grosvenor House in plush Mayfair. Now?” Her new album is number on the L.A. gossip vine. Warner Records, you invite several mouth. Although she is a certi- Nobody who is anybody in Europe one, she walked away with mul- dozen music types, put your girl in a fied big deal in England, Kather- or the UK misses it. tiple awards at the CMA's and OPPOSITES ATTRACT! Ja- tiny, glamorously draped, exquisite- ine seems sweetly unsure of how Chanteuse Lily Allen and su- AMA's, hosted Saturday Night net Jackson and Tyra Banks – very ly flowered room, and let her sing. she'll be greeted here. Her first permodel Lily Cole will provide Live to excellent reviews and will good friends. Miss Jackson is one of Allow everybody to be blown away. words after performing were to a some of the amusem*nt. Arrivals: be forever remembered as the win- the most soft-spoken, shy, modest (They didn't even need to serve the friend, “Was I OK?” (Uh, honey, 6:30. Carriages: Midnight. (Love ning waif done wrong by Kanye and hubbub-resistant of stars. She delectable mini turkey burgers or you are so OK!) that!) Click Fundraising@EJAF. West at the MTV Awards. is nothing like her occasionally racy the atmosphere-enhancing martinis, Katherine was rushed out in a com if you think you'll get onto a Not to mention, she is now sup- videos, the most recent of which is but ... we won't complain.) frenzy of people grabbing and yell- plane and into black tie. Or, maybe posedly dating Twilight's Taylor distractingly Michael-referential. This “little” event happened ing compliments, but I did man- just to donate a few bucks? Lautner, the hottest, best-built were- But never mind that critique, last week. The artist was Britain's age to get this from her: “I studied wolf of all time. He is 17. She is 19. back to Janet and Tyra. Miss Banks sensation, Katherine Jenkins. Kath- at the Royal Academy of Music. (Email Liz Smith at MES3838@ But she finds him quite mature. Take is ... just as you see her on TV. Not erine, born in Wales, is an operatic I learned Italian, French, German, or write to her c/o Tribune that, Mr. Teeny Bop Joe Jonas! soft-spoken, not shy, and for sure mezzo-soprano who can tackle and Russian. And I've performed Media Services, 2225 Kenmore not modest. any genre of music – pop, country, for thousands of people in big Ave., Suite 114, Buffalo, NY 14207. OK, HERE'S one for the grain But indeed, they are friends, hymns, jazz and Martian music for arenas but I never thought I'd be © 2009 TRIBUNE MEDIA SER- of salt category. and the other day there they were at all we know! She has already sold lost for words in English. Facing VICES, INC.)

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