From left: Connor Alvarez, Porter Waggoner, Levi Iversen, Michael Messer Benjamin Taylor, Bridger Anderson, Brayden Brown, Jack Sitlington and Vincent Schierenberg ended their spring soccer season 11-4-1. The new Ridgway Ouray United Raptors are looking forward to summer tournaments and expanding their club next fall.

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by Dalton Carver
dalton@ouraynews.comEven with branching out and starting their own club this season, the Ridgway Raptors Under-10 boys have continued to find success on the soccer pitch.Originally part of the Ouray County Soccer Association, the Raptors have set off on their own, as well as... + continue reading

The Rio Grande Southern 252 passenger car was hauled into Ridgway Monday morning from Monte Vista. The car is one of only two surviving passenger coaches that ran out of Ridgway.

Plaindealer photo by Dalton Carver

by Dalton Carver
dalton@ouraynews.comCommuters may have seen a strange sight at the Ridgway Railroad museum Monday morning. A 12-ton piece of Ridgway railroad history was out of its traditional element — suspended in midair.The Rio Grande Southern 252, a passenger car from Ridgway’s historic past,... + continue reading
by Tori Sheetstori@ouraynews.comCitizens attempting to chip seal County Road 1 faced several rounds of opposition from residents at the informational meeting in Colona on Thursday. This meeting was more one-sided against the proposition than the meeting in Ridgway last Tuesday to discuss the same... + continue reading

Mick Graff, Ouray County representative for Western Colorado Community Foundation, and Sue Hillhouse, former Ouray County representative for WCCF, present information about the organization at last week's community trust meeting at Ridgway Community Center. Telluride Foundation also provided some potential pathways for Ouray County to create its own community trust vehicle.

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by Dalton Carverdalton@ouraynews.comCommunity members and nonprofit organizations got the opportunity to contemplate creating a community trust organization for Ouray County last Wednesday at Ridgway Community Center.Nonprofits such as Voyager Youth Programs and Second Chance Humane Society sat... + continue reading

John Peters, county planning commissioner, announces his intent to run for county commissioner in District 1 last Thursday at Taco del Gnar. Peters, unaffiliated, will run against Democratic candidate Amy McBride. Either McBride or Peters will replace the vacancy resulting in Lynn Padgett, Board of County Commissioners chair, stepping down due to term limits.

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by Dalton Carverdalton@ouraynews.comDistrict 1 received a new county commissioner candidate last Thursday. John Peters, Ouray County Planning Commission member, announced his campaign challenging Democratic candidate Amy McBride in front of friends and supporters at Taco del Gnar.Peters, who... + continue reading

From left: Connor Alvarez, Porter Waggoner, Levi Iversen, Michael Messer Benjamin Taylor, Bridger Anderson, Brayden Brown, Jack Sitlington and Vincent Schierenberg ended their spring soccer season 11-4-1. The new Ridgway Ouray United Raptors are looking forward to summer tournaments and expanding their club next fall.

Courtesy photo

The Rio Grande Southern 252 passenger car was hauled into Ridgway Monday morning from Monte Vista. The car is one of only two surviving passenger coaches that ran out of Ridgway.

Plaindealer photo by Dalton Carver

Mick Graff, Ouray County representative for Western Colorado Community Foundation, and Sue Hillhouse, former Ouray County representative for WCCF, present information about the organization at last week's community trust meeting at Ridgway Community Center. Telluride Foundation also provided some potential pathways for Ouray County to create its own community trust vehicle.

Plaindealer photo by Dalton Carver

John Peters, county planning commissioner, announces his intent to run for county commissioner in District 1 last Thursday at Taco del Gnar. Peters, unaffiliated, will run against Democratic candidate Amy McBride. Either McBride or Peters will replace the vacancy resulting in Lynn Padgett, Board of County Commissioners chair, stepping down due to term limits.

Plaindealer photo by Dalton Carver

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05/28/2016

by Tori Sheets
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Any voters who want to participate in the June 28 state primary election must be affiliated with a party. Colorado does not have a presidential primary. The June primary vote will cover candidates for the U... + continue reading

05/27/2016

by Dalton Carver

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About 16 years ago, Pat Willits recognized an issue that wasn’t receiving nearly as much attention as it truly deserved. That realization sprouted into the Trust for Land Restoration, an... + continue reading

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03/16/2016

By Tori Sheets
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Ouray lost a beloved officer, husband and friend on Monday.
Sergeant Neil Scott Mills, age 51, was off-duty and driving his Honda motorcycle north on US 550 between Ridgway and Ouray. According... + continue reading

03/14/2016

By Dalton Carver
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A two-vehicle collision has prompted emergency services to block off the entirety of US 550 a bit past Orvis Hot Springs. According to Ruth Stewart, county paramedic, there is one fatality. Updates to... + continue reading

03/10/2016

By Tori Sheets
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The Ouray Varsity Boy's basketball team and the Knowledge Bowl team are both headed to state.
The Trojans secured a spot in the state basketball tournament with a 69-40 win over the Flagler High School... + continue reading

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As February rolled into March, Bobbie and I rolled homeward. We paused about 20 miles north of Moab for one last back-road boondock on an elevated campsite that afforded views of russet fins and “... + continue reading

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