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

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By Alan Toddalan@ouraynews.comJohn 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 Sherbino Theater, few were left with ordinary thoughts.Billings, a Ridgway... + continue reading

Chris Scott, right, of Ouray won the grand prize, a 15-foot fishing boat and trailer, at the smallmouth bass tournament June 4-12 at Ridgway State Park. Also pictured is Eric Gardunio, aquatic biologist for Colorado Parks and Wildlife in Montrose. Colorado Parks and Wildlife sponsored the tournament.

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by Dalton Carver
dalton@ouraynews.comOuray resident Chris Scott won a 15-foot boat and trailer in the recent Colorado Parks and Wildlife smallmouth bass fishing tournament. Nearly 150 anglers participated.Running from June 4 through June 12, the tournament invited anglers to take as many smallmouth... + continue reading

Eric Gardunio, Colorado Parks and Wildlife fish biologist, plants a PIT tag into a smallmouth bass Tuesday evening at the Ridgway Reservoir. Gardunio and a small crew journeyed to the lake to tag fish for the upcoming tournament June 4-12.

Plaindealer photo by Dalton Carver

by Dalton Carverdalton@ouraynews.comColorado Parks and Wildlife personnel hope that an upcoming fishing tournament will help curb some of the issues that have been introduced to the Ridgway Reservoir.This weekend, anglers will have the opportunity to win fishing prize packages as well as a brand... + 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.

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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

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

Plaindealer photo by Alan Todd

Chris Scott, right, of Ouray won the grand prize, a 15-foot fishing boat and trailer, at the smallmouth bass tournament June 4-12 at Ridgway State Park. Also pictured is Eric Gardunio, aquatic biologist for Colorado Parks and Wildlife in Montrose. Colorado Parks and Wildlife sponsored the tournament.

Courtesy photo
 

Eric Gardunio, Colorado Parks and Wildlife fish biologist, plants a PIT tag into a smallmouth bass Tuesday evening at the Ridgway Reservoir. Gardunio and a small crew journeyed to the lake to tag fish for the upcoming tournament June 4-12.

Plaindealer photo by Dalton Carver

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

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06/26/2016

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As summer arrives and boaters and anglers take to the water, they need to remember fish aren’t the only aquatic species to be aware of. Depending where users recreate, several unwanted... + continue reading

06/26/2016

by Dalton Carver

dalton@ouraynews.com


Two controversial county topics were the focus of Tuesday’s Board of County Commissioners' public comment segment: the County Road 1 public improvement district paving initiative and the... + continue reading

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Casey Welch, a local dental hygienist, arrived in Kathmandu, Nepal for a dental care trip three days before the earthquake claiming more than 8,000 lives and causing 17,000 injuries struck on April 25, 2015... + continue reading

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Lady bikers will thunder through Ouray this summer for the first Steel Horse Sisterhood Women's Motorcycle Summit June 7-9. The Summit is a three day motorcycle challenge designed to bring women... + continue reading

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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

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