Caja Ashcroft's Nissan pickup truck overturned about 10 a.m. Wednesday morning on County Road 24A, just south of Dallas Creek. Ouray County EMS transported her to the fairgrounds, where a CareFlight helicopter picked her up. The 23-year old mother of two died from her injuries. Photo by Beecher Threatt.
  By Bill Tiedje bill@ouraynews.com       The driver involved in a rollover accident that occurred July 30 on County Road 24A west of Ridgway has passed away from her injuries.         A mother of two, Caja Ashcroft, 23, of Montrose was headed... + continue reading

The San Juan Skyway, a Colorado Historic and Scenic Byway, turns 25 this year. Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje
By Bill Tiedje bill@ouraynews.com This year the San Juan Skyway celebrates its 25th anniversary as a Colorado Historic and Scenic Byway, and a series of meetings is planned to discuss the future of the iconic Southwest Colorado loop. From Ridgway, the Skyway heads south on US 550 to... + continue reading
By Beecher Threatt beecher@ouraynews.com A Nissan pickup truck overturned about 10 a.m. Wednesday morning on County Road 24A, just south of Dallas Creek. Ouray County EMS transported the female driver, 23-year-old Caja Ashcroft, to the fairgrounds, where a CareFlight helicopter picked her up... + continue reading
By Sheridan Block sheridan@ouraynews.com Following two and a half years of work with Ouray's city administration, Community Development Coordinator Ann Morgenthaler will be pursuing other opportunities in the Town of Telluride. Morgenthaler will take the role of "Planner II" for... + continue reading

Road Runner Stage Lines will make daily stops at the Ridgway Visitor’s Center. Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje
By Bill Tiedje bill@ouraynews.com With an official ribbon-cutting event on July 23, Road Runner Stage Lines' bus service began a daily route passing through Ridgway in route from Durango to Grand Junction. The bus will stop in Ridgway at the Visitor's Center. Clayton Richter... + continue reading

Caja Ashcroft's Nissan pickup truck overturned about 10 a.m. Wednesday morning on County Road 24A, just south of Dallas Creek. Ouray County EMS transported her to the fairgrounds, where a CareFlight helicopter picked her up. The 23-year old mother of two died from her injuries. Photo by Beecher Threatt.

The San Juan Skyway, a Colorado Historic and Scenic Byway, turns 25 this year. Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje

Road Runner Stage Lines will make daily stops at the Ridgway Visitor’s Center. Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje

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08/01/2014
Ridgway State Park's 25th anniversary celebration will take place on Saturday, Aug. 8 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., including live music, historical displays of the Dallas Creek Project, pre-and-post construction photographs and land and water tours of the park each hour. + continue reading
07/31/2014
By Sheridan Block sheridan@ouraynews.com One hundred miles. That’s roughly 250,000 steps that runners will take throughout their journey this weekend through the San Juans, during the first-ever Ouray 100 ultramarathon. Early Saturday morning endurance runners from all over the... + continue reading

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07/23/2014
By Sheridan Block sheridan@ouraynews.com After nearly 50 years without an update, a new county road map was finally adopted by the Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday. The BOCC had continued the public hearing for adoption of the proposed map and resolution, having extended the public... + continue reading

Shane Jordan snapped this photo of Mt. Kilimanjaro as the duo flew out of Tanzania from aboard their world-rounding Pilatus PC-12 aircraft. Courtesy photo
07/18/2014
By Bill Tiedje bill@ouraynews.com Thousands of miles from the nearest continent, pilots Amelia Rose Earhart and Shane Jordan looked down upon Howland Island, the mid-Pacific landing strip that their predecessor, Amelia Earhart, never reached in her round-the-world flight attempt. The... + continue reading

This eagle sculpture, located near an inspirational eagle poem by Dennis Weaver, was created by Zimbabwean artist Bongo Love. Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje
07/17/2014
By Bill Tiedje bill@ouraynews.com Seven years after its dedication, Dennis Weaver Memorial Park has emerged as a crown jewel of the town of Ridgway, and its amenities continue to grow, including art sculptures and events, more trails and perhaps soon a welcome center for Ridgway. The... + continue reading
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