SALLY JOHNSON-DIGGING IN THE DIRT…DIGGING THROUGH HISTORY!

By Liesl Greathouse MONTROSE—(February 18, 2014)  Sally Johnson is a busy woman.  In addition to working as the coordinator at the Montrose County Historical Museum, she is also a Weed Warrior and a former board member for the Montrose Botanical Society.  While history and gardening may seem very distinctive from one another, Johnson works to combine those two passions into …

1918 Colorado Flu Pandemic

WHEN THE FLU CAME TO COLORADO…AND THE WORLD

By Caitlin Switzer REGIONAL—(March 16) From the viewpoint of history, all’s well that ends well—and indeed, those who did not die eventually got well. For those who lived through it, however, there was only darkness and fear. When people around the world began falling ill in 1918 with what became known as “Spanish Flu,” nobody knew when or how it …

NO BARRIERS IN TELLURIDE!

By Caitlin Switzer TELLURIDE—(February 19)  According to information provided by the Veterans Administration, Colorado had approximately 395,613 military veterans as of Sept. 2012.  For those returning from the service with disabilities, the challenges of returning to civilian life can seem overwhelming—and the barriers to success formidable. This summer, a non-profit organization dedicated to erasing those obstacles will host the Annual …

PET PROJECTS: LOCAL NO-KILL SHELTERS AT A GLANCE

With 2011 Revenues of $684, 245, Second Chance Among State’s “most solvent” By Caitlin Switzer REGIONAL—(February 19)  When it comes to making charitable donations, it is no secret that many people prefer to support organizations that promote animal welfare.  Here in Western Colorado, animal lovers may choose from not one but three local, no-kill animal shelters—The Montrose Animal Shelter, Grand …

COLORADO BOY TO OPEN DOWNTOWN!

MONTROSE—(February 19)  They are known throughout Colorado for great pizza and for a tradition of brewing excellent craft beer. But when Tom and Sandy Hennessey bring their Colorado Boy Pizzeria to Montrose later this year, the emphasis will not be on brewing, but on delicious, Neopolitan-style pizza made fast and fresh. “We are definitely not opening a brewery,” Tom Hennessey …

Re-Emergence of Mining in Ouray County Sparks Excitement Among Local Business Owners

By Caitlin Switzer REGIONAL—(February 19) As plans move forward to re-open Ouray’s famed camp Bird Mine and move the Revenue Virginius silver mine from exploration into production, many entrepreneurs in other local businesses are grateful for the restoration of one of the region’s most essential industries. According to Samantha Wright of Watch Newspapers, the Camp Bird mine’s new operator, Caldera Mineral …