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Sun
17
Aug

CITY OF OURAY: Filling council vacancies: Here's how it works...

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

City council will appoint two new members during its regular meeting on Monday, Aug. 18. This will be the second time this year and the third time since last summer that council has had to fill vacancies on the board.

Fri
15
Aug

CITY OF OURAY: Who's applying for city council?

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

With six hopefuls applying for the two city council vacancies, the Plaindealer interviewed each of the candidates to give the community an idea of their qualifications and stances on local issues. At the time of press, candidate Kevin Koprek did not return calls requesting comment. Each applicant submitted a letter of intent to the city explaining their interest and qualifications for city council. Those letters are available to review by clicking on this link.

Fri
15
Aug

TOWN OF RIDGWAY Improvement project materials, timing and construction discussed

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

Preliminary designs for Ridgway's downtown and SH 62 improvement project were unveiled during a meeting hosted by the Colorado Department of Transportation and the town on Tuesday night.

Fri
15
Aug

OURAY COUNTY Camping amendment considered

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

The Board of Ouray County Commissioners discussed possible sanitation and screening amendments to the county's long-term camping permit regulations after hearing complaints from several members of the Dallas Meadows Homeowners Association on Tuesday.

Thu
14
Aug

OURAY COUNTY: Funding granted for Sawtooth Ranch reservation

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Preservation of Sawtooth Mountain Ranch was secured last week with $3 million in funding through the U.S. Forest Service’s Forest Legacy Program.

Thu
14
Aug

TOWN OF RIDGWAY Riding in for the Axel Project

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

Bicyclists from across the country will visit Ridgway on Aug. 30 to participate in the Axel Project Bicycle Classic, including 80-mile, 40-mile and kids' routes, plus live music and a post-ride celebration in Hartwell Park.

Mon
11
Aug

OURAY COUNTY Ridgway Fire offers option agreement


Construction crews cleared the future site of the new Ridgway Volunteer Fire Department building, located off Hunter Parkway, on Tuesday, Aug. 5. Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

Rather than wait for a decision from the county, the Ridgway Volunteer Fire Department will seek lease-purchase financing to begin construction of its new facility.

Fri
08
Aug

OURAY COUNTY: Bennet announces Sawtooth Mountain Ranch funding

Special to the Plaindealer
plaindealer@ouraynews.com

Colorado U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet announced that the Sawtooth Mountain Ranch has received the necessary funds through the Forest Legacy Project to be protected from future development.

Fri
08
Aug

OURAY SCHOOL: New assistant principal looking forward to meeting students and community

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

School is just around the corner, and Ouray students have many changes to look forward to in the upcoming year. With the retirement of three loved and respected instructors, new members have joined the staff in an effort to continue the school’s streak of excellence, including Ken Nelson, Ouray’s brand new assistant principal.

Fri
08
Aug

OURAY COUNTY TOP mistletoe mitigation to proceed

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

The Board of Ouray County Commissioners reached an agreement with the Bureau of Land Management to allow the clearing of mistletoe-infected trees on the county-owned Top Of The Pines forest preserve during its regular meeting on Aug. 5.

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