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Mon
29
Jun

CITY OF OURAY: New RV park owners in it for the long haul

By Sheridan Block

sheridan@ouraynews.com

Not so long ago, Jason and Amber Perkins were living out of their 2012 Airstream travel trailer packed tightly with all their belongings, two dogs, a cat and a baby on the way. One year later the growing family is on the other side of the camper, building a business and a legacy as the new owners of the Ouray RV Park.


For the Perkins family, RV-ing is more than a hobby — it's a lifestyle. In 2013, the couple had sold their home and many possessions and took an 18-month vacation across the country. They traveled from coast to coast twice, visiting 35 states in nearly two years while maintaining their careers — Jason as a computer specialist with Microsoft for 16 years and Amber as a traveling ICU nurse. 

Thu
25
Jun

CITY OF OURAY: Country rockers return with new sounds


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By Sheridan Block

sheridan@ouraynews.com

Laser lights bouncing off the canyon walls with fireworks bursting in the night sky above made for an “epic, lifetime moment” when front man Cruz Contreras and the Black Lillies took the stage at last year’s Fourth of July concert. Contreras is expecting another memorable night as the Knoxville, Tennessee band heads back to Ouray this week to play the final concert of June’s Mountain Air Music Series.

“It was almost like a dream. One where there should be cupcakes for everybody,” Contreras said, reminiscing about the band’s last visit to Ouray. “It was just amazing. Any time you want us there, we’re ready.”

Wed
24
Jun

CITY OF OURAY Community meeting on beetle kill set

Plaindealer Staff Report
plaindealer@ouraynews.com

Experts will be on hand June 29 in an outreach meeting to provide information and answer questions with regard to the multi-agency strategy being developed to deal with the white fir engraver beetle infestation occurring in the Ouray area.

Tue
23
Jun

OURAY COUNTY Calling compassionate volunteers

Plaindealer Staff Report
plaindealer@ouraynews.com

Continuing the tradition of helping neighbors in need, local volunteers are gearing up for this year's Compassion Weekend projects.

Tue
23
Jun

CITY OF OURAY Popular piano trio returns

Plaindealer Staff Report
plaindealer@ouraynews.com


The popular Trio Solisti returns to Ouray on June 26, and a sold-out performance at Wright Opera House is expected. The New York group’s program will include a Beethoven trio, a Brahms trio and a Brahms piano quartet.

Mon
22
Jun

TOWN OF RIDGWAY Downtown construction likely to continue into 2017

By Bill Tiedje

bill@ouraynews.com

With final designs nearing completion for the downtown infrastructure, three-lane highway expansion and paving projects, construction timelines rose to the attention of Ridgway’s town council on Wednesday, June 10.

Sat
20
Jun

OURAY COUNTY Annual rummage sale to benefit non-profits

Plaindealer Staff Report
plaindealer@ouraynews.com


Members of the Woman’s Club of Ouray County have been busy gathering, moving, organizing, tagging and displaying donations for their annual two-day rummage sale this Friday and Saturday. The sale is the major fundraiser for the group, which donates proceeds to many Ouray County non-profit organizations.

Sat
20
Jun

OURAY COUNTY Make a difference at holiday time

Plaindealer Staff Report
plaindealer@ouraynews.com


Ouray County Cares is seeking volunteers who want to make a difference in the lives of those in need over the holiday season.

Fri
19
Jun

TOWN OF RIDGWAY: Billings recovering after injury

By Beecher Threatt
beecher@ouraynews.com

Alice Billings is recovering in a Grand Junction hospital after suffering injury in an unusual accident at her property in Ridgway on Sunday.

Fri
19
Jun

OURAY COUNTY Hydropower pioneer is subject of history lecture

Plaindealer Staff Report
plaindealer@ouraynews.com


The fascinating life of Lucien L. Nunn, the man who financed the Ames Hydroelectric Generating Plant near Ophir, will be the subject of the next Evening of History on Tuesday, June 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the Ouray Community Center.

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