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Fri
25
Jul

CITY OF OURAY: Morgenthaler says goodbye to city

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Following two and a half years of work with Ouray's city administration, Community Development Coordinator Ann Morgenthaler will be pursuing other opportunities in the Town of Telluride.
Morgenthaler will take the role of "Planner II" for the town, working primarily in planning and zoning with Telluride's building director and architectural review staff.

Fri
25
Jul

TOWN OF RIDGWAY Bus service returns


Road Runner Stage Lines will make daily stops at the Ridgway Visitor’s Center. Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

With an official ribbon-cutting event on July 23, Road Runner Stage Lines' bus service began a daily route passing through Ridgway in route from Durango to Grand Junction.

Thu
24
Jul

CITY OF OURAY: DOLA grants funds for pool project

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Major renovations are coming soon to the Ouray Hot Springs Pool, as the city was awarded a substantial grant from the Colorado Department of Local Affairs to pursue new designs for the pool.

Wed
23
Jul

OURAY COUNTY: County road map adopted despite USFS claims

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

After nearly 50 years without an update, a new county road map was finally adopted by the Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday.

Mon
21
Jul

OURAY COUNTY: Local volunteerism steady despite nationwide decline

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Despite the troubling trend nationwide showing a decline in volunteerism, the spirit of serving remains consistent in Ouray County.

Sun
20
Jul

TOWN OF RIDGWAY Commercial marijuana cultivation regs tabled

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

The Ridgway Town Council tabled a proposed ordinance that would have limited commercial marijuana cultivation in the town to using agricultural irrigation water, after hearing strong opposition from potential growers during the council's regular meeting on July 9.

Fri
18
Jul

OURAY COUNTY Earhart's journey symbolically completed


Shane Jordan snapped this photo of Mt. Kilimanjaro as the duo flew out of Tanzania from aboard their world-rounding Pilatus PC-12 aircraft. Courtesy photo

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

Thousands of miles from the nearest continent, pilots Amelia Rose Earhart and Shane Jordan looked down upon Howland Island, the mid-Pacific landing strip that their predecessor, Amelia Earhart, never reached in her round-the-world flight attempt.

Fri
18
Jul

CITY OF OURAY: Water Efficiency Plan to give insight to city's water usage

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Taking the first step to fully understanding our water system, the City of Ouray has drafted a Water Efficiency Plan which will help the community maximize water usage.

Thu
17
Jul

CITY OF OURAY: Planning commission talks marijuana odors and security

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Pot shops are not yet a reality in Ouray, but the city planning commission continues its discussions on possible regulations. At the instruction of city council, the planning commission will organize a set of broad-brushed regulations to help manage the potentially budding industry in town, should voters in November approve allowing marijuana businesses within the community.

Thu
17
Jul

TOWN OF RIDGWAY Weaver Memorial Park adds art and trails


This eagle sculpture, located near an inspirational eagle poem by Dennis Weaver, was created by Zimbabwean artist Bongo Love. Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

Seven years after its dedication, Dennis Weaver Memorial Park has emerged as a crown jewel of the town of Ridgway, and its amenities continue to grow, including art sculptures and events, more trails and perhaps soon a welcome center for Ridgway.

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