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Mon
26
Sep

OURAY COUNTY
 Realtors present $1000 check to Voyager

From left: Danelle Hughes Norman, Voyager program director; Modene Gaulke, Montrose Association of Realtors CEO; Lisa Thomason, Voyager executive director; and Judi Snelling, Montrose Association of Realtors chair, hold the $1,000 check presented to Voyager Youth Program on the morning of Sept. 19. The money was a result of a MAR gambling night fundraising event earlier in September.

Plaindealer photo by Dalton Carver
 


By Dalton Carver
dalton@ouraynews.com


Some local youth will have new opportunities to enroll in Voyager Youth Program thanks to a recent donation from the Montrose Association of Realtors.

Fri
23
Sep

TOWN OF RIDGWAY 
Fire department conducts live training

Having broken ground Aug. 8, construction contractor Stryker continues work on the Ridgway Fire Department improvement project. The new additions will include an extended Emergency Medical Services bay, bunk rooms, a meeting room and training opportunities.

Plaindealer photo by Dalton Carver


By Dalton Carver
dalton@ouraynews.com


County Road 12 travelers may have been alarmed by the amount of smoke billowing from an old farmhouse in the area on Saturday, Sept. 17. However, it was just the Ridgway Fire Department conducting some training exercises to better protect the fire district.

Thu
22
Sep
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US 550 Travel Alert

Travelers to Encounter Brief Delays
on US 550 Red Mt. Pass Today

SOUTHWEST CO – Motorists traveling on US Highway 550, Red Mt. Pass will encounter single-lane alternating traffic today, Thurs. Sept. 22. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will be repairing a portion of the road just south of Ouray near Bear Creek (mile post 91). Brief delays can be expected.

Red Mt. Pass was closed intermittently yesterday, Wed. Sept. 21, while crews recovered a piece of heavy equipment which fell off the roadway during a milling and patching operation. No one was injured.

Thu
22
Sep

TOWN OF RIDGWAY 
Dog discussion focuses on leash law enforcement

Ruth Stewart (far right) presents dog-related requests at the Sept. 14 town council meeting while council members listen. Stewart was representing a concerned citizens group which came to consensus on the requests during a meeting in August.

Plaindealer photo by Dalton Carver


By Dalton Carver
dalton@ouraynews.com


Marshal’s Office enforcement of dog ordinances may soon be enhanced after town council listened to a concerned citizens group at its Sept. 14 regular meeting at the Ridgway Community Center. Council members directed town staff to start working on expanding the leash boundaries and clarifying where those borders are located.

Fri
26
Aug

RIDGWAY SCHOOLS
 Player development key to soccer postseason success

The Demon soccer squad gathers around Trevor Peterson, head coach, before breaking out into a scrimmage at the team’s practice session on Aug. 22. Ridgway has its first game of the season against Alamosa at home this Saturday, Aug. 27 at 11 a.m.

Plaindealer photo by Dalton Carver


by Dalton Carver

dalton@ouraynews.com


Finishing fourth in the San Juan Basin League last year, the Ridgway Secondary School soccer team has goals that could lead to the squad scoring goals this season.

Thu
25
Aug

TOWN OF RIDGWAY
 Ridgway scores Space to Create housing program

Ridgway Mayor John Clark speaks on how proud he is of the town and the monumental opportunity the Space to Create announcement has for Ridgway at the town community center the evening of Aug. 23.

Plaindealer photo by Dalton Carver


by Dalton Carver

dalton@ouraynews.com

Fri
19
Aug

COLORADO
 New guidelines created to maintain scenic byways

Ridgway and Ouray are part of the San Juan Skyway, a nationally-designated scenic and historic byway.

Plaindealer photo by Dalton Carver


By Dalton Carver

dalton@ouraynews.com


Travelers of Colorado’s scenic byways have been treated to spectacular views and historic site exploration opportunities for years, but recent legislation has eliminated much of the grant funding for the maintenance, improvement and preservation of these scenic passages. A new set of guidelines outlined by the Colorado Scenic and Historic Byways Commission hopes to reignite the backing behind these roads.

Fri
12
Aug

WESTERN SLOPE
 Region 10 hires regional broadband director

Chris Kennedy is the new Region 10 regional broadband director.

Courtesy photo
 


by Dalton Carver

dalton@ouraynews.com


Region 10’s broadband efforts have a new, experienced face and Chris Kennedy is ready to bring an affordable and reliable product to the Western Slope.

Thu
11
Aug

OURAY COUNTY
 Top of the Pines ready to head in new direction


by Dalton Carver

dalton@ouraynews.com


Having welcomed four new board members within the last year, Top of the Pines is ready to depart from its past and head in a new direction, with new projects and ideas.

Sat
30
Jul

No PID for CR 1

by Tori Sheets

tori@ouraynews.com

 

No public improvement district will be formed to chip seal County Road 1. On Tuesday during the conclusion of a public hearing, county commissioners voted 2-1 not to send the question of formation of a PID to voters in November. 

Commissioners Lynn Padgett and Ben Tisdel decided one of the requirements in the state statute governing PID formation had not been met. 

Commissioners were in agreement that the first three requirements of the statute had been met. Those are: were there a sufficient number of valid signatures on the petition, will chip sealing of CR 1 confer a general benefit on the district and is the cost of chip sealing going to be excessive compared to the value of all properties within the district. 

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