by Tori Sheetstori@ouraynews.com A special project is crusading for apples on the Western Slope. The Apple Core Project is a team of two passionate apple advocates from Norwood who are mapping and documenting the history of heirloom fruit trees in the area. According to project founder... + continue reading

County Commissioner Ben Tisdel (center, with microphone) speaks during the Board of County Commissioners deliberation at the high alpine residential development hearing at the 4-H Event Center on Thursday, Sept. 22. The hearing, which had been continued from Sept. 13, was continued again to Oct. 6.
 

Plaindealer photo by Dalton Carver
 

By Dalton Carverdalton@ouraynews.comStrongly considering previous public comment, the Board of County Commissioners selected 35 acres as the parcel minimum for high alpine residential development on patented mining claims and mill sites above 9,480 feet. The board reached consensus at the Sept. 22... + continue reading

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 Carverdalton@ouraynews.comSome local youth will have new opportunities to enroll in Voyager Youth Program thanks to a recent donation from the Montrose Association of Realtors.Newly inducted MAR chair Judi Snelling and MAR CEO Modene Gaulke visited the Voyager headquarters in Ridgway the... + continue reading

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 Carverdalton@ouraynews.comCounty 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.During... + continue reading
Travelers to Encounter Brief Delayson US 550 Red Mt. Pass TodaySOUTHWEST 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... + continue reading

County Commissioner Ben Tisdel (center, with microphone) speaks during the Board of County Commissioners deliberation at the high alpine residential development hearing at the 4-H Event Center on Thursday, Sept. 22. The hearing, which had been continued from Sept. 13, was continued again to Oct. 6.
 

Plaindealer photo by Dalton Carver
 

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
 

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

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09/30/2016

by Dalton Carver

dalton@ouraynews.com


The District Attorney’s Office had a specific request for Ridgway resident and former assistant fire chief Travis Buck at his arraignment appearance on a charge of sexual assault with a 10-... + continue reading

09/16/2016

By Dalton Carver
dalton@ouraynews.com


RAMP project contractor American Civil Constructors hosted a public meeting the evening of Sept. 7 to discuss winding down the construction season, as well as plans for the remainder of it.... + continue reading

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John Billings greets guests Thursday at the Sherbino Theater prior to the private screening of a documentary about his craft.
 

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06/24/2016

By Alan Todd
alan@ouraynews.com



John Billings was presented as "just an ordinary guy in a small town in Colorado," but after an intimate group watched a private screening of a new documentary Thursday night at Ridgway's... + continue reading

06/03/2016

by Tori Sheets
tori@ouraynews.com

Markus Van Meter will ski 1,000,000 vertical feet over the course of the 2016-17 ski season for the first year of the Telluride Gravity Project. His goal is to raise one penny per foot to benefit Ouray... + continue reading

05/26/2016

by Tori Sheets
tori@ouraynews.com


The boys and girls relay teams set new school records during the state track meet this weekend in Lakewood.
The boys 4 x 800 relay team of Martin Torres, Eli Hagemeyer, Joey Fedel and Nate Fedel... + continue reading

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09/22/2016
More money. More money. More money.Some of the amendments on this November's Colorado ballot are just going to reach into your pocket and pull out whatever's there.No sense keeping it stashed under... + continue reading

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