Ridgway and Ouray are part of the San Juan Skyway, a nationally-designated scenic and historic byway.

Plaindealer photo by Dalton Carver

By Dalton Carver
dalton@ouraynews.comTravelers of Colorado’s scenic byways have been treated to spectacular views and historic site exploration opportunities for years, but recent legislation has eliminated much of the grant funding for the maintenance, improvement and preservation of these scenic... + continue reading

Chris Kennedy is the new Region 10 regional broadband director.

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by Dalton Carver
dalton@ouraynews.comRegion 10’s broadband efforts have a new, experienced face and Chris Kennedy is ready to bring an affordable and reliable product to the Western Slope.Kennedy, a cable television veteran and current Grand Junction city council member, has joined the Region 10... + continue reading

Reggie Bicha, Colorado Department of Human Services executive director, speaks during the department’s visit to Ouray County. Ouray was one of several stops along the CDHS tour which is gathering input from citizens around Colorado.

Plaindealer photo by Dalton Carver

 by Dalton Carver
dalton@ouraynews.comColorado Department of Human Services staff made a stop at the 4-H Center in Ridgway Aug. 9 to discuss their priorities and hear input from local communities on challenges they’re facing regarding human services.CDHS is on a statewide tour with the goal of... + continue reading

Ridgway Fire Department and Ridgway Fire Protection District board break ground outside the station on Monday, Aug. 8. Ken Charles (far left), representing the Department of Local Affairs, and Ridgway Mayor John Clark (fourth from left), also contributed to the groundbreaking.

Plaindealer photo by Dalton Carver

by Dalton Carver
dalton@ouraynews.comDespite a rainy afternoon, the Ridgway Fire District board of directors broke ground on the long awaited station improvement project on Aug. 8. Firefighters, EMS workers, fire district board members and Town of Ridgway officials and employees gathered at the... + continue reading

Ridgway Lodge and Suites is restricted to an attached sign due to the plat restrictions on the east side of US 550. However, owner John Foy’s representative came before the council July 13 to request a more visible sign, whether it be a pole sign or monument sign. The town council denied Foy's request.

Plaindealer photo by Dalton Carver

Still no signs east of US 550
by Dalton Carver
dalton@ouraynews.comAfter a continuation and two meetings lacking a quorum, Ridgway Town Council denied Ridgway Lodge and Suites’ request to remove an eastside plat restriction on signs along US 550 at the July 13 regular meeting.Brian Kidnay,... + continue reading

Ridgway and Ouray are part of the San Juan Skyway, a nationally-designated scenic and historic byway.

Plaindealer photo by Dalton Carver

Chris Kennedy is the new Region 10 regional broadband director.

Courtesy photo
 

Reggie Bicha, Colorado Department of Human Services executive director, speaks during the department’s visit to Ouray County. Ouray was one of several stops along the CDHS tour which is gathering input from citizens around Colorado.

Plaindealer photo by Dalton Carver

Ridgway Fire Department and Ridgway Fire Protection District board break ground outside the station on Monday, Aug. 8. Ken Charles (far left), representing the Department of Local Affairs, and Ridgway Mayor John Clark (fourth from left), also contributed to the groundbreaking.

Plaindealer photo by Dalton Carver

Ridgway Lodge and Suites is restricted to an attached sign due to the plat restrictions on the east side of US 550. However, owner John Foy’s representative came before the council July 13 to request a more visible sign, whether it be a pole sign or monument sign. The town council denied Foy's request.

Plaindealer photo by Dalton Carver

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08/18/2016

by Dalton Carver
dalton@ouraynews.com

The public land management of San Juan County will soon be housed out of the Bureau of Land Management’s Rocky Mountain District in Cañon City, but Western Slope counties are none too happy about it.  ... + continue reading

08/15/2016

By Dalton Carver

dalton@ouraynews.com


The Board of County Commissioners did not take action at an Aug. 3 hearing on a request by Adobe Property LLC to extend a property tax abatement, deciding it didn't have the authority to do... + continue reading

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05/26/2016

by Tori Sheets
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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

05/04/2016

by Tori Sheets
tori@ouraynews.com


Now that a group of citizens on County Road 1 have proposed raising property taxes to fund chip sealing of the troubled road, residents have rallied on both sides of the issue. More than 50 people... + continue reading

04/02/2016

By Tori Sheets
tori@ouraynews.com

The Library of Congress has an impressive online collection of Ouray County historical photos.
Some were taken by photographer Russell Lee during a visit to Ouray in September 1940 at the end of the... + continue reading

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08/23/2016
It seems like every time a Presidential election year rolls around I get an irresistible urge to put a bullet through the TV. Blue-sky promises reverberate from podiums across America; babies are... + continue reading

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