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Wed
17
Sep

OURAY COUNTY: Black Hawk responds in rescue at Sneffels


A Black Hawk helicopter airlifts the injured hiker from near the summit of Mt. Sneffels of Saturday morning. Plaindealer photo by Sheridan Block

Ouray Mountain Rescue responder and paramedic Ruth Stewart monitors the hiker as they wait for helicopter response. Courtesy photo

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

A military helicopter was summoned in a Ouray Mountain Rescue Team operation this weekend at Mt. Sneffels.

Mon
15
Sep

COLORADO Gubernatorial candidates offer differing perspectives

 

By Bill Tiedje

bill@ouraynews.com

 

Gov. John Hickenlooper and Republican challenger Rep. Bob Beauprez offered differing appraisals of Colorado's economy, resource issues and leadership during the Club 20 Debate held in Grand Junction on Saturday.

Fri
12
Sep

CITY OF OURAY: Figuring marijuana tax revenue

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Last week, city council passed a resolution to submit a marijuana sales tax question to voters this November.

Fri
12
Sep

OURAY COUNTY Social media policy

 

By Bill Tiedje

bill@ouraynews.com

 

Ouray County Emergency Medical Services Medic Captain Randy Cassingham argued that the recently approved county social media policy infringed upon his right to free speech, during the public comment portion of the Board of Ouray County Commissioners meeting on Sept. 9.

Thu
11
Sep

WESTERN SLOPE USFS seeks flexibilty in spruce and aspen management


USFS Gunnison Service Center Scientist Jim Worrall discusses Sudden Aspen Decline during a USFS field trip east of Lake City on Sept. 4. Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje

 

By Bill Tiedje

bill@ouraynews.com

 

Faced with the continued expansion of bark beetle and aspen decline on the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests, the U.S. Forest Service is proposing to adapt its forest management and timber sale procedures to keep pace with the rapid tree loss.

Thu
11
Sep

WESTERN SLOPE: Region 10 partners with NEO Fiber for broadband plan

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Stakeholders and community members met at Montrose City Hall on Monday to learn more about Region 10's recent partnership with consultant NEO Fiber and its efforts to improve broadband among the six counties served by Region 10.

Thu
11
Sep

2014 Ouray County Fair Results

2014 Ouray County Fair Results - Ribbon and Award Placing

August 30 - September 1

 

Results courtesy Colorado State University Extension

Wed
10
Sep

WESTERN SLOPE: McLachlan and Brown talk water and highways at debate

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

In a repeat battle for the District 59 Colorado House seat, incumbent Rep. Mike McLachlan (D-Durango) and challenger J. Paul Brown (R-Ignacio) highlighted their differences on economic and environmental issues including funding and maintenance of state highways and water storage on the Front Range.
The debate was hosted by Club 20 on Saturday at the Two Rivers Convention Center in Grand Junction.

Mon
08
Sep

CITY OF OURAY: Voters will decide on de-Brucing property tax

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Along with the series of retail marijuana questions on the ballot this November, Ouray voters will be asked to approve a "de-Brucing" of city property tax.

Mon
08
Sep

OURAY COUNTY A community celebration to fight local hunger

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

In celebration of one year of services from the Ouray County Food Pantry at its new home, 257 Sherman St. in Ridgway, a local community food and fundraising event will be held at the Sherbino Theater and adjacent Clinton Street block.

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