Courthouse Security Officer Warren Waterman said the county is now educating the public about new security procedures to be implemented at the Ouray County Courthouse. Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje
By Bill Tiedjebill@ouraynews.comThe Ouray County Courthouse may be more than a century old, but that doesn't mean people shouldn't feel safe inside.Thanks to a grant from the Colorado Court Security Commission, Ouray County is in the process of implementing a new security system, including a single... + continue reading

Over 40,000 honeybees live in this bee hive. Bee enthusiast Fred Boyle has found that honey bees "thrive on neglect,” hence his hands-off approach to beekeeping. Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje
By Bill Tiedjebill@ouraynews.comIf you've walked through Hartwell Park in Ridgway lately, you might have noticed a buzzing noise coming from one of the cottonwood trees in the park.In a hollowed-out nook in the tall tree, a colony of honeybees has found a new home.Rather than poison the honeybees... + continue reading

Ernest House Jr., executive director of the Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs, said the expansion and support of the Ute Indian Museum renovation project "hits home."
By Sheridan Blocksheridan@ouraynews.comThe Utes are people of the present, not just of the past. That's the message Regina Lopez-Whiteskunk hopes to deliver with renovations to Montrose's Ute Indian Museum.Whiteskunk was one of three representatives from the three Ute tribes — Southern Ute Indian... + continue reading

Ouray donkey Silverjack races with Nathalie Eddy of Leadville during the July 26 Pack Burro World Championship in Fairplay. Courtesy photo by Claudia Smith
By Sheridan Blocksheridan@ouraynews.comGrazing in a field at the Jossi Ranch north of Ouray, Maple Taylor's donkeys Silverjack and Bella are unfazed by the traffic whizzing by. It's not until you get them on the race track that their competitive spirit kicks in and their focus is on the finish line... + continue reading
By Sheridan Blocksheridan@ouraynews.comMorgan Walker, the man who attacked a Ouray police officer and Ouray County deputy earlier this month, was arrested in Montrose on Monday night, July 27.According to Sergeant Scott Mills with the Ouray Police Department, the 39-year-old turned himself into the... + continue reading

Courthouse Security Officer Warren Waterman said the county is now educating the public about new security procedures to be implemented at the Ouray County Courthouse. Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje

Over 40,000 honeybees live in this bee hive. Bee enthusiast Fred Boyle has found that honey bees "thrive on neglect,” hence his hands-off approach to beekeeping. Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje

Ernest House Jr., executive director of the Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs, said the expansion and support of the Ute Indian Museum renovation project "hits home."

Ouray donkey Silverjack races with Nathalie Eddy of Leadville during the July 26 Pack Burro World Championship in Fairplay. Courtesy photo by Claudia Smith

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08/27/2015

By Sheridan Block
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Let the campaigning begin! Monday afternoon marked the deadline to submit petitions for city council and mayor in the upcoming election, and while only two individuals are in the running for the... + continue reading

08/27/2015

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The deadline for applying for Woman’s Club of Ouray County grants is Sept. 30. Non-profit organizations may apply for funding for special community projects.

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Clinton Street is one of the streets to be addressed in Ridgway's Streetscape project next year. Heart and Sleeve Boutique is located on Clinton Street and owner Karli Whiteman is one of several business owners in the area concerned how construction might affect their business.
07/24/2015

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Heart and Sleeve Boutique has been open for only a year, but owner Karli Whiteman fears for the fate of her shop. In a work session between Ridgway Town Council and Ridgway Area Chamber of Commerce... + continue reading


DHM Design presented its latest design to city council during a work session on Tuesday.
07/23/2015

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Pool renovations are not cheap. City council quickly remembered this fact as it continued to pick apart the latest design proposal, trying to find the right balance between wants and can-affords... + continue reading


Tuesday's meeting regarding dispatch fees was well attended by members of user agencies as well as the public.
07/17/2015

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

It seemed like an awkward family dinner as Ouray County agencies — along with other smaller user groups of the Montrose Regional Dispatch Center — sat silently while Montrose County entities and... + continue reading

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Dear Editor,I was somewhat perplexed by the recent letter from John W. Nelson about his view of the political stance of the Plaindealer over the last 20 years. I have been a subscriber to the... + continue reading

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